DVD player overview

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew P, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. Andrew P

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    I decided to put up a quick DVD player overview for everyone. Of course these are my opinions, but I think it helps to have one topic where people can view both positives and negatives of each player.
    My top DVD players (picture quality). I think these are the 4 most talked about DVD players right now. I did not mention any other players because (in my opinion) those players are a level below the ones I mentioned. I have not seen the Denon 4800 so I cannot comment on that, but I have viewed the Sony 700, Onkyo 939, Denon 2800, and the Toshiba 6200.
    1. Philips Q50
    2. Panasonic DVD-RP91
    3. Panasonic DVD-RP56
    4. Kenwood DV-5700 (I haven’t seen the 5900, but im hoping the same video quality will apply)
    Philips Q50 $500 online
    Positives:
    Excellent picture quality
    No chroma bug
    No combing
    Negatives:
    Front display may bother some people
    Remote is not backlit
    Disc access is average
    Image shifted upward(awaiting a fix on this)
    Layer change noticeable
    Panasonic DVD-RP91 $430 online
    Positives:
    Great picture quality
    No chroma bug
    Minimal combing (mostly on special information)
    Ability to scale dvd's
    Negatives:
    No time change display on front of unit
    Pink bug (which is correctable)
    Image shifted to the left
    Disc access is average
    Layer change noticeable
    Remote is ok and not backlit
    Panasonic DVD-RP56 $250 online
    Positives:
    Great picture quality
    No chroma bug
    Very little combing
    Cheap
    Negatives:
    No time change display on front of unit
    Disc access is average
    Layer change noticeable
    Remote is ok and not backlit
    Kenwood DV-5700 $1,199 online
    Positives:
    Great picture quality
    No chroma bug
    No combing
    Negatives:
    Disc access is very slow
    Remote is terrible
    Layer change noticeable
    Very expensive
    Please let me know if I left anything out. And feel free to add, question, or list other players.
    Thanks,
    Andy
    [Edited last by Andrew P on October 04, 2001 at 02:03 PM]
     
  2. John Johnson

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    Man, get the Panny RP56. You can find a way better price than $250 (search for the lowest price on the web, then march into Sears with that price), and it's probably the best DVD player for under $500.
     

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