DVD recorder with best progressive scan picture?

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  1. John Cheng

    John Cheng Auditioning

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    I'm currently in the market for a DVD recorder and would like to know which of the current products have the best picture quality in the progressive scan mode. I would be primarily using it to transfer all my family video into it and using it as a player as well. I really don't want to deal with the chroma bug anymore since I have a Sony dvp9000ES that does exibit the problem on highly saturated reds/oranges. Also, I don't want to spend more than $500 at this time but feel free to give input as well on the more expensive recorders.
    Thank you very much for all your help.
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Keep an eye on the Panasonic DVDRAM units this year since all of the regular line exhibit chroma bug due to their new inhouse chip.

    I know the HS2 unit with the 40gb drive does not exhibit the bug ... and has fairly decent processing.

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    Doesn't Philips make a DVD recorder that uses the Faroudja video chip? I'm not sure of the recording quality, but such a player should provide excellent playback capabilities.
     
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    The top of the line Philips DVDR80 ($699) has the Faroudja chipset for playback but its recording its inferior to the similar priced Panasonic E80 which also has an 80GB hard drive that the Philips lacks.
     
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