best DVD-player for interlaced output to regular TV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve & Karen, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. Steve & Karen

    Steve & Karen Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 10, 2002
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    I, like many people, still have, and will have for a while, a regular non-HD/non-Digital TV. I've heard that some of the progressive units are not so good for this common scenario.

    For example, I am interested in less DVD player with good audio and HDCD-decoding, so am looking at Toshiba 5700 and Harman Kardon-50?

    Any recomendations?

    P.S.: I plan to get good speakers and receiver, but need to go cheap enough on DVD-player so that when I do get the HD-TV, and DVD player specs. and prices "mature" I can replace it.

  2. Paul Clarke

    Paul Clarke Supporting Actor

    Jan 29, 2002
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    Both players are quite good and highly thought of.

    The 5700 has the 'Bug' but picture quality otherwise is superb...HDCD deoding is very nice if you don't have a CD transport. Downsides for me: remote design and DVD-A interface.

    H/K 50 I am just beginning to become familiar with and have yet to audition so I can't comment. I'm looking at it myself due to my largely H/K system.

    I currently run the JVC70BK and am a very happy camper.

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