DVD player with memory buffer for layer change?

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  1. Jeff Brooks

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    I always thought if a DVD player had a memory buffer, it could make a layer change practically unnoticeable to the viewer. Is this possible, and if so, does anyone know of any models?
     
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    I don't know anything about the Sharp but I believe most, if not all Denon's have a memory buffer. I know it works well on the 2800 on up but in testing by Secrets of HT & Hi Fi the 1600 didn't test as if its buffer was working too well. It could also be that the material they use for testing is difficult for units to process.
     
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    Most Denon players do indeed have memory buffer, ranging in size from 2MB on the low-end model to 4MB on high-end:
    • DVD-900 — 2MB
    • DVD-1600 — 3MB
    • DVD-2800II — 4MB
    • DVD-3800 — 4MB
    • DVD-9000 — 4MB
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I've heard people say that X-Box and Playstation2 handle the layer trans. well
     
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    NOt the PS2. I just tried it the other night while doing another test for it. It's not the worst i've seen, but it's no better than either my sony or panasonic players, in fact it's slower than both.
     
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    My experience on my PS2 was that the layer change skipped very noticeably (especially on LOTR:Fellowship).
     

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