Help with DVD player selection

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Daniel T, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Daniel T

    Daniel T Stunt Coordinator

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    My Laserdisc player has finally gone caput, so I need to break down and buy a DVD player. I have looked at both the Panasonic RP56 and the Toshiba 3750 or 4700. After reading many other post I was convinced to go with the Panasonic, but then I read other post that convinced me to go with the Toshiba. It is hard to choose which one would be best because there are many people who have said good and bad things about both. The DVD player will be hooked up to a 36" Conventional Panasonic TV and H/K AVR55 with only Dolby Digital. I plan by the end of the year to dive into seperates to drive my system, but do not plan to go with HDTV for a couple more years unless I win the lottery. I would appreciate as much help as possible. I would even consider a JVC or Pioneer if they are highly recommended. Thanks.

    Daniel T.
     
  2. Paul Clarke

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    My $0.02---

    The Panny is a fine choice. I trialed the 4700 and had problems with freezes and minor gripes with the remote layout. Otherwise it and the 3750 (minus DVD-A)represent an excellent picture/sound/feature value.

    I can recommend the JVC 70BK for the same money. I own it and am very pleased.
     
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    Daniel- I've owned my Panasonic A-120 for about 2 1/2 years now, and it has been flawless. It has never had any problems with seamless branching or any of the features that some DVD players have difficulty with. I'm sure other brands are reliable as well, but my Panasonic has been perfect. And believe me, it has gotten a LOT of use.

    Enjoy your new DVD player, whatever brand you may wind up with.

    Steve K.
     

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