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Fix my Panansonic RP91 or Replace? (1 Viewer)

Andrew W

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The Panansonic RP-91 is in the shop and the estimate is $200 to fix it. Should I fork over the money or find something newer?

I want all the basic plus the following:

DVD-A analog output
No chroma bug
must window box 4:3 material with black side bars

Thanks,
Andy
 

Scott Merryfield

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I love my RP-91 with it's scaling functions for viewing non-anamorphic letterboxed material, but if/when it dies there is no way I would spend $200 to have it repaired. You should be able to find a brand new player that meets your criteria for less than that repair cost.
 

Andrew W

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I ended up buying a Panasonic DVD-S97.
Very good scores on Secrets Shootout and seems to do most of what the RP-91 does, only better.
 

greg_t

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The 97 is a good player. At 1080i and 720p it has obvious macroblocking, which personally drives me nuts. I have to run it at 480p. It's non-anamaphoric scaling is not as good as the 91's, and it loses many adjustments that the 91 had, but it has much better deinterlacing no doubt. If they would release one more firmware upgrade to fix some of it's remaining issues it could be one great player.
 

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