cp72 vs. rp82 help!!!!!!

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  1. pete kw

    pete kw Auditioning

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    Ok, any differences between the two, beside the 5 disk changer? I am probobly getting the cp72, unless i can find a better player for the price. I don't need progressive scan nor any dd or dts since i have a decent receiver. I really want the 5 disk changer for dvds and cds. I greatly appreciate any input on this matter, what are some other players you recommend. thank you.
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Pete,
    The RP82 has coax as well as optical digital outs, CP-72 is optical only. That and some CD sound enhancement feature is the only difference between the 2.
     
  3. JasonLC

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    The CP72 also has a smaller LCD Display then the Rp82 due to the 5 Disc carousel. I went through 2 - CP72s that had rolling horizontal white band flashes caused by poorly grounded component outputs most visible in dark backgrounds, so I gave up on the CP72 and went with the RP82. I am a very happy camper now.
     
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    Jason,
    Did that problem also occur with the S-Video output?
     
  5. JasonLC

    JasonLC Stunt Coordinator

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    Gordon,

    Yes it did but less noticable then through the component in either interlaced or progressive mode. I have only heard of three other people having the same problem, and they went with the RP82 and it was fixed.
     
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    I'm on my 7th day with my 72 and I am elated. Picture quality blows my Tosh 5109 out of the water for starters. I do have a monitor that takes advantage of progressive scan. My 3 year old Onk does not have DTS ( the Panny has a onboard decoder) we just watched the Eagels DVD (which I could only view in PCM stereo)and my wife and I were blown away by the detail. All in all I'm QUITE satisified with this purchase.
    Kevin
     
  7. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone know off the top of their head how much the 72 retails for at Best Buy?

    Thanks

    ~Bert
     
  8. JasonLC

    JasonLC Stunt Coordinator

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    My Best Buys don't even carry the CP72. I know the Circuit Citys do and it is $249 MSRP and they only have the silver model. My local Ultimate Electronics had the CP72 $224.99 ON SALE at one time and had plenty In Stock and in black. I bought my RP82 from them for $206.95 ON SALE a couple of weeks ago and they had 7 In Stock and a few more in their warehouses.
     
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    Panasonic is currently offering a $30 rebate on the CP72. I think it runs through January, but check their website under rebates/promotions to verify.

    I got mine for Christmas. Bought online for $223 including shipping.
     

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