DVD player for HDTV Capable TV

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  1. ChrisWG

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    Hello all, I need a DVD player to hook up to my Onkyo HTs570 and Sylvania HDTV Capable TV. Not looking to spend more than $300. What would yall suggest? Thanks everyone!
     
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    oppo 971H. do a search - lots of great reviews. And so far I'm happy with mine! about $200
     
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    That is, providing your TV has DVI or HDMI connection.
     
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    Do you have HDTV over cable or satellite? If not, then you might consider the LG model that has an OTA hdtv tuner and up-scaling dvd player built-in. I think it's the 3510
     
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    GOOD THought John - what about the Oppo970? any better with the Component connections?
     
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    If you have DVI connection on your TV, I too suggest the older Oppo OPDV971H.

    If you have an HDMI connection, I would go with the Panasonic 97 or 77 with HDMI.

    DVI and HDMI are not created equal and as video processors come out with higher and higher bit depths, HDMI will give you that extra bandwidth to avoid contouring artifacts on most digital displays.


    DVI supports up to 8 bit RGB signals, HDMI supports up to 12 bit RGB.

    And if your using component connections, definately avoid the Oppo as it only supports 480i via component (what a shame). I would get the Panasonic, if this is the case.
     
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    If you could stretch your budget a bit, there is the Denon 1920 at $350, though with the new models announced, I'd expect you'll very soon be able to find these guys at a discount. Some places are discounting them already to make room for the new models.
     
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    Great point, John! I myself am very excited about the new Denon's with the HQV chipset. They should sell for around $1500. This is a bargain if you compare it to the price of a Denon 5900 with the same chipset. This would be the last DVD player I would ever want or need for SD.
     
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    How do I know if my TV has DVI or HDMI connection?
     
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    Pictures of DVI and HDMI/
    HDMI
    DVI
     
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    Seeing that the t.v. does not have HDMI or DVI and it's an EDtv, anything that will convert via component will work for you. However, I'm not sure how it works with an EDtv.
     
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    Do you have more info or more complete product number for the Panasonic 97 or 77?
     
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    S97 and S77. Info here.
     
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    Thanks - what's the difference between the two?
     
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    What about the Panasonic DVD-S52? Progressive-Scan DVD Player with Multi-Format Playback, High Definition (1080i/720p) Up-Conversion, and HDMI Output for $100?
     
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    Considering that the TV is question is an ED display:
    and doesn't look to have either dvi or hdmi, a player with good 480p component connections is all that's really needed.

    The "hdtv capable" is just confusing marketing talk.
     
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    Yeah I looked at the back and there were no HDMI or DVI connections. What would you suggest for the 480p player?
     

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