Best Progressive Scan DVD under $350?

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  1. Dirk Grace

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    OK Folks. Lets see what the best progressive scan DVD is for under $350. I want to watch Blade Runner on my big screen and feel as if I am there.

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    How about the Panasonic RP82 which uses the excellent Sage/Faroudja chip. I paid $192 for mine.
     
  3. Dirk Grace

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    Thanks for the input Manny. This one looks promising.
     
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    Samsung's new progressive scan ROCKS.
     
  5. Dirk Grace

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    What about the "Nintaus PDVD-9769"? Anyone using this DVD player?
     
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    It sure does, Dirk. The 'S' stands for silver.. I think.
     
  8. Mike Newmarket

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    When hooked up to my Sony direct widescreen (K34XBR800), my JVC DVD player (xv-d721bk) looks better using the 525i component outputs than with the 525p component outputs.

    Do I need to do some serious tuning?
     
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    Mike, it may mean your TV's internal line doubler is better than the one that the DVD player uses.
     
  10. Mike Newmarket

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    Thanks Mithchell - I think (and hope) that your're right on
     
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    I have been very pleased with my Toshiba SD-4700.

    The new 4800 or 5800 may be even better?
     
  12. Dirk Grace

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    Dirk, the picture of the RP82S on Panasonic's website is incorrect. That's a photo of the prototype. Crutchfield, the link I provided on the first post, has the correct photos of the unit. The RP82 is not available in black, unfortunately. If you can get used to the Chrome/Silver color, then I'd go with the RP82. If you don't care about MP3 playback capability, then you can go with the RP62. It's the same player but without the MP3 playability, and most importantly, at a lower price.
     
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    Thanks Manny. I will likely go with the Panasonic, but would like to get some more information on the Philips.

    Dirk
     

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