- Apr 2, 2003
I have lived with this dvd player for over a year and in my heart i just never felt satisfied. I have tried it on two different sets, Pioneer 533 and now my Toshiba 65H82, and the performance just never blew me away. I admit I let forum users convince me how great this player was by all the attention it recieved at the time. But no more. Sure it does the whole upscale and a plethora of adjustments but I never really liked the picture. You may be thinking, why did you keep it? I truly just came to terms how I felt about this machine in the last month. I somehow felt obligated to like it because of the amount of money I spent on it, $542.00. My XBOX can do somethings better than my RP-91. For instance when I watched the superbit version Panic Room on my RP-91 there is a scene in the beggining of the movie that shows blowing curtins in the wind. On the RP-91 the curtains are all shaky, please forgive me I don't know the proper dvd terminology to describe some of the problems, but on my XBOX the curtains are fine. The interlaced performance on the XBOX is sharper than both proggesive and interlaced on the RP-91. I'm not saying overall the XBOX is better just that it should not out perform the RP-91 at all, IMHO. The best picture I have ever seen, in my short life, is the Sony 9000es in a store playing Lost In Space. I wan't something like that, minus the chroma bug, in my house. I see the Denon 2900 is coming out and maybe I'll jump on that. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.