I took the plunge and bought the Tosh. SD-4700!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Harnish, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    Well, I finally upgraded my DVD player from a Pioneer DV-525. The picture quality of the Tosh is amazing -- the image seems tighter and more film-like than on the DV-525. I know this isn't because of progressive scan as my TV isn't capable of it (it's the Sony WEGA KV-32FV27). From the DVDs I've played I have noticed considerable differences in black area detail. It even improves the quality of 1.33:1 made-for-TV material (such as the Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 2 box set, which was previously unwatchable in daylight conditions). From what I've seen so far, this seems to be a great quality player. I'll write a full review of it within the coming week. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    I know - isn't it good stuff?? [​IMG] I've been amazed at the solidity and the features of this unit - also at the little classy beep. Everything about it is cool!
     
  3. Chris Brunner

    Chris Brunner Second Unit

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    I too have been enjoying mine since December.

    Does anybody know why Best Buy's ad this week has it marked "Clearance"? Is it going out of production already?

    C
     
  4. JohnnyG

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  5. Dave_Olds

    Dave_Olds Stunt Coordinator

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    Does this unit have the "Chroma Bug"? I was under the impression it did....

    nevermind - I found confirmation it does have the Chroma Bug. Great price on a good player though.....
     
  6. Jason Spencer

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    Better yet, will the new model have it?
     
  7. Dave_Olds

    Dave_Olds Stunt Coordinator

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    The Chroma Bug? No, at least it shouldnt. It was the MPEG decoder that caused the problem. All Manufacturers are aware of the problem and should no longer be using the decoder that caused the problem.....
     
  8. ChrisMatson

    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    I have been very happy with this player as well, although I disabled the beep function. The lone beep when it is turned on isn't bad, but a beep with every remote button-push got annoying.
     
  9. PaulKH

    PaulKH Second Unit

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    I love my 4700 for the price. The zoom and 4:3 pillaring are great, and the chroma bug isn't as noticable as my older 2109.
     
  10. KeithH

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    Dave said:

     
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