Can Progressive hurt?

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  1. Bill Geiger

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    Within the next couple of days, I will be buying a new DVD to replace my world famous Apex AD703. I have seen some good players, that are Progressive , for a decent price. Regardless if I have an HDTV or not, owning one can't hurt in the long run, can it? I mean, if it is priced 20 bucks or so above a regular DVD player, then why not?
    Here is my list of options for a new DVD player, some Progressive some not.
    Toshiba SD4700: 236.92
    JVC Xvs656d: 188.92
    Sony DVPNC600B: 236.92
    Toshiba SD2705: 159.60
    Pioneer DV440 - 169.92 [​IMG]
    Toshiba SD280: 141.92
    Samsung DVDM301: 140.92
    Opinions very much welcome??? By the way, these are all Best Buy prices as of yesterday 2/19/02.
    The TV I have is a Sony 27 inch Trinitron SON KV27S42 with a Sony HTiB.
     
  2. Thomas_Berg

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    add the Panasonic RV31/RV32 (interlaced) and the Panny RP56 (progressive). the RV's go for ~$175 at BB and the RP56 can be had for just above $200. these are the best players for the price IMO.
     
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    Need a Coaxial digital output, not optical.
     
  4. Troy LaMont

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    Bill,

    In answer to your question, if you plan on hopefully upgrading to a TV that is capable of at least SD (480p), then I would say go for the progressive scan player. If you're not planning on upgrading anytime soon (1-2 years), then go for the interlaced player. If your TV isn't capable of processing the progressive signal (480p) then it's just going to be a wasted feature that you paid a little extra for.

    I've had great experience with Toshiba players and they usually offer both coax and digital outputs.

    Troy
     
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    Also include the JVC 70BK/75GD for roughly the same $ as the Tosh 4700.
     

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