Is there ANY DVD player that meets my needs?

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  1. Bill Adlhoch

    Bill Adlhoch Stunt Coordinator

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    MUST have:
    1) Progressive scan
    2) 5-disc carosel
    Would like to have (but not necessary):
    3) HDCD
    4) DVD-A capabilities
    I know the H/K DVD50 had 1-3, but it also seems to have a LOT of bugs in it
    are there any other manufactures that have a progressive/5-disc carosel yet?
     
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    Kenwood Model 5700
    Denon Model 4800
    Both of these will get you DVD-A but as best as I can determine, no HDCD on either.
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  3. Bill Adlhoch

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    according tot he spec sheet, the denon DOEs have HDCD
    not that its that big of a deal.......
     
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    Bill, the Denon DVM-4800 looks to the player to go for. Here is a link to the '4800 at Crutchfield:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...VM4800&o=M&a=0
    According to Crutchfield, the '4800 also plays MP3-encoded CD, although there is no MP3 logo on the front panel.
    The Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700 is available for the same price ($1200) and definitely plays MP3-encoded CDs, as there is an MP3 logo on the front panel. However, it does not appear that the Kenwood unit has an HDCD decoding chip. I agree that HDCD isn't a big deal. One thing that video buffs have been excited about with regards to Kenwood's new Sovereign DVD players is the presence of inclusion of the Faroudja deinterlacer. I don't know if that makes a big difference or not. Other can probably comment. The potential downside of the Kenwood Sovereign '5700 relative to the Denon '4800 is that the quality of Kenwood's Sovereign line is unknown since it was just introduced. I would take Denon products over Kenwood's normal line.
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