Is the denon 1200 taking the place of the 1600?

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  1. Troy*H

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    I heard the denon 1600 is not being made anymore. Is the 1200 taking over for it? Any major upgrades or is it basically the same player?

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    The 1600 is discontinued, but it can still be found online for about $300 new, a very good price. It is my understanding that the 1200 has an inferior MPEG decoder and will not perform as well overall as the 1600. In fact, many beleive that there is currently no equivalent to the 1600.

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    The picture quality on the DVD-1200 is inferior to the DVD-1600, its softer image and has the color flicker issue. The DVD-1200 does add some zoom (x2,x4) capablity though. I'd say grab a new DVD-1600 now while they are still on sale.
     
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    Great thanks for the info!

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    does anyone know how to get the codes for online coupons for crutchfield?
     
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    I am thinking of getting the 1600 from crutchfield. I can get it for 309.00 which seems like a deal to me. Thing is though am I best off buying a new dvd player ( I have a Toshiba sd-3800) or getting a new tv(in about a month). I just have a 27" sony wega right now.

    And if you don't mind is the 2200 model worth it? Is there a big difference between the two. I don't listen to dvd-a by the way.

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  8. Stephen Hopkins

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    If you don't listen to DVD-A, get the Denon 900. www.ecost.com has it for $99 refurbished, and it can be found new online under $150. It has the same video circuitry as the 1600 but loses DVD-A support and Burr Brown DACs for audio.
     
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    While both the Denon DVD-900 and DVD-1600 use the same excellent Faroudia deinterlacer, they do not use the same MPEG decoder. Because of this, the 900 suffers from the CUE or "Chroma Bug" while the 1600 does not. It is also well documented that the 900 has a severe rolloff in its frequency response resulting in a very soft image. This would be very noticible on larger screens.

    If you are concerned about getting the best overall performance, then the 1600 is your best choice.

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    The 900 is nowhere close to the 1600 - it has terrible frequency response worse than many cheap player. The chroma flicker bug on the 900 is poor too. The newer 910 and 1200 are better than the 900 but the 1600 is still far superior!
     
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    Is there anything else in this price range (other brands) that can compete with the 1600 pq wise? I am also thinking about maybe getting the 2200. I have been hearing some good things about it!

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    Only the discontinued Panasonic models that sell used for high prices on EBAY (RP82,XP30,XP50) compete with the PQ of the Denon DVD-1600 at the $300 level. The new Denon DVD-2200 is pretty good but over $500 - thats a different arena.
     
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    Also the RP62 and CP72 models that have the Faroudja De-Interlacer. They can still be found, but watch out for models w/ the letter B in the serial number, this indicates a later model that uses the Panasonic all-in-one chipset which is still a good performer, but not near the quality of the older models.
     
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    whats the best player in the $500 range (2200 price range)...
     

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