DVD Player choice I need help

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  1. Ryan Leemhuis

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    I am looking for a DVD player that does the best job for the money I pay for it. Here's my guidelines-

    -Progressive scan(can't use it now but you never know)
    -SACD(Would be cool, can someone explain this to me better?)
    -SVCD
    -Good Video decoder(what is better?(54 mhz or 108 mhz I would assume 108)
    -Good sound
    -(optical/component/coaxial/S-video out)pretty much a given.
    -1 disc.
    -$200 or so
    -It would be nice if the Chroma bug was non-existant

    So, by following those guidelines as best possible what is my best option?
     
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    And no it does not need to fit all the catagories. Things like SACD would just be nice to have. I was looking at the Panny 82(where is this the cheapest?) and the Sony 715.
     
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    help?
     
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    I really do not follow SACD decks much, so I am not able to think of a model in your guidelines.

    For DVD-Audio (the competing high-rez format), I would get the Toshiba SD-4800.

    As a general guideline, you might find it tough to get a deck with both optical and coaxial digital-audio out. They do exist, but they are hard to find, especially at the lower price ranges.

    It's much more common for a player to have either or (optical or coaxial).

    On the video output side, Composite/S-Video/Component is much easier to find in the under-$200 range.
     

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