DVD player?

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  1. ChadLB

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    Is there a place where I can get a list of DVD players that have the following:

    Progressive scan
    MP3
    DVD-A
    SACD
    DVD-R/RW playback compatible
    Dolby Digital™ and DTS™ outputs
    Component and S-Video output
     
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    I am not sure about the DVD-R/RW but i believe the Marantz 8300 Yamaha S2300, Onkyo 800, Integra 8.1, and Pioneer 45a and 47ai have all those features, as wella s the upcomming denon 2900

    Personally I own the Yamaha model, the marantz was too expensive, the pioneers ahve too many problems ie chroma bug, and i cant gett he Onkyo or Integra ones locally. so the Yamaha was the ebst bet for me, and I love it.
     
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    Too add to the above is there anything in the $500 and less category that meets all the criteria?
     
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    OK so if I am not as concerned about SACD I seem to have the following options < $500:

    Pioneer 45a
    Denon 1600
    Panasonic RP91
    Pioner 563a


    any others that play DVD-A for less than $500?
     
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    The Elite DV45A will play just about anything under the sun. It meets every single requirement you listed in your original post. For $500 or less, you can't beat it. You know, I'm getting a burr under my saddle with all this hoopla that this Secrets of Home Theater test has caused. I posted this once, and I'll post it again. I am extremely happy with the video produced by my DV45A. Just because some people tested these progressive scans every which way, looking for faults, and found a few, doesn't mean that it is a crappy player. I'm really sick of it. People are becoming brainwashed by this stuff, it is not Gospel.
     
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    The pioneer 45a and 47ai meet all of the above criteria. I own a 47ai and I love it. I have seen no evidence of the chroma bug, the picture is outstanding. You want chroma bug, use an XBOX, it's so bad it hurts.
     
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    My local Hi Fi shop has the Pioneer 45a for $399...I am sure I can get them down to somewhere between $300-$350.
    Would this be a good price on this?
     

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