DVD Player Bang for the Buck!

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  1. Chad Moss

    Chad Moss Auditioning

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    I am just getting started and have gotten some pretty good recommendations from everyone that has responded. But, there is one area that I need to do some more discussion on: DVD Player!

    How important is Progressive Scan? I understand that you will see a clearer picture on a HDTV. Is this correct?

    Which DVD player do you guys think will be the best bang for the buck for around $250? Are the Sony progressive scans a good deal for around $200?

    What else should I look for in a DVD player and is $250 too low to be searching?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chad Moss
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    First off...what TV do you have? A prog scan player may be useless unless you have an HDTV.

    As for prog scan players...everyone one on this board seems to favor the Panasonic RP56 and RP91. I believe newer versions of these models are coming out reletively soon though.
     
  3. Chad Moss

    Chad Moss Auditioning

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    Matt,

    The TV will come later, but not much later and it will be HDTV without question. I think that I am very interested in the SONY models but am not locked in yet. Thanks for the advice on the DVD Player. Do you know if Panasonic makes a progressive scan player that handles multiple discs?

    Thanks for the advice!

    Chad
     
  4. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    chad,
    personally i am pairing a sony hdtv-ready tv (kp-51hw40, 51 inch widescreen) with a sony 5 disk prog scan dvd player (dvp-nc655p).
     
  5. Brad_V

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    Progressive scan... popular opinion seems to be that a progressive DVD player will provide a better picture than by using the TV's built-in line-doubler, but not much better.
     

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