Good interlaced DVD player with seamless layer change & minimal pixel cropping

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Richard Paul, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Richard Paul

    Richard Paul Stunt Coordinator

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    I am interested in getting a good, but not necessarily the best DVD player with seamless layer change and minimal pixel cropping. The price has to be below $250 and though I want a great picture from it I would be willing to accept a good one if it could do the other two. I would also like the DVD player to output a true component video signal since I've heard some simply process the S-Video signal for the component output.
    I've read much about the Panasonic RP82, but haven't heard conclusively about its layer change or pixel cropping. I read that all DVD players crop pixels, but some do it more than others. Anamorphic down conversion isn't a deciding factor since my TV has 16:9 squeeze [​IMG]. Also progressive scan isn't a factor since by the time I would need it I'll be buying a HD-DVD player. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Marty M Cinematographer

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    If you are interested in SACD, Sony has just brought out the 755 DVD player with SACD. The list price is $250. This is my second Sony player and have been overall pleased with their performance.
     
  3. Richard Paul

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    I'm not that interested in SACD, but would it be better than the Panasonic RP82? I looked at the Sony 715 DVD player which looked almost identical to the 755 except for no SACD and has the Precision Drive 2 which wasn't really explained. Also on the Sony DVD players how useful are the instant replay and the 40 disc resume features?
     

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