Kenwood DVF-J6050 400+3 DVD Changer: Confilicting info? Need info please!

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  1. Michael D. Bunting

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    Does anyone have this Kenwood?

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    http://www.kenwood.nl/products/homeaudio-list.asp?sif2=2&sif3=6&pid=342#
    ....but on the Kenwood website doesn't mention the FAROUDJA feature at all and the pictures do not have the word SOVEREIGN on them. Can anyone confirm this information for me?
    My new Panasonic RP91 DVD player will be here tomorrow (Yipppeeee!) - but I wouldn't mind adding a DVD changer to my setup. I had a Sony 300+1 changer that I loved - but I sold it once I decided to go with the Rp91 after buying a new PS capable display. I'd probably be using it (the Kenwood) for CD's too, as my old Sony 10 disc changer is on it's last legs.
    Product description
    400 + 3-disc capacity (399-disc changing capability when one plays)
    MP3-encoded CD-R/CD-RW playback ability
    Bitstream digital output for Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS and MPEG Audio
    PC-Link Function by RS-232C Terminal for easy downloading of CD titles and track titles at www.cddb.com
    (For more info, click the PC Link icon on top)
    To download necessary software at the Kenwood USA website, please follow this link.
    Daisy-Chain capability up to 3 units
    Dual side play
    3 additional DVD trays
    8 user custom file settings
    System Section
    CD Text capability
    Kenwood original on-screen display (full interactive GUI)
    15-character dot matrix display
    Disc sensing/Disc naming/Track naming
    Dialogue language function
    Subtitle function
    Parental control
    Slow-motion play
    Repeat play
    Programmable memory/Random play (CD)
    Audio Section
    96kHz 24-bit DAC
    8-times oversampling digital filter
    3rd order noise shaping
    Bitstream digital output for Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS and MPEG Audio
    Precision digital timing
    Picture Section
    10-bit video D/A conversion
    Twin-focus pickup
    Multi aspect TV screen mode (4:3, 16:9)
    Pictures mode: Normal/Soft/Fine/Cinema
    Terminals
    Video terminals
    Composite video output x 2
    S-Video output x 2
    Component video output
    S-Video input for Daisy-Chain
    Component video input for Daisy-Chain
    Scart plug terminal x 2, available RGB signals
    Audio terminals
    Optical/coaxial digital outputs
    RCA output x 2 (L/R)
    Coaxial digital input for Daisy-Chain
    RCA output (L/R, mix-line for Daisy-Chain)
     
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    Michael, I believe the Kenwood changer you are looking at in the BX is NOT progressive scan and therefore dose NOT feature the Faroudja chip. It is likely identical to the Sovereign changer in most other aspects though.
    One thought I just had is that I believe the Sovereign unit also plays DVD Audio. I see no mention of that on the European model.
    This is not unusual as the RP-91 is also sold in European areas without progressive scan but otherwise the same.
    The Sovereign unit is like $1000 so $529 at the BX seems right for the loss of Prog. scan and DVD Audio.
    I miss shoping at the PX [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for your help fellas....
    I guess I'll probably pass on this Kenwood changer after all. I'm sure my wife will be happy about that [​IMG]
    I have been buying waaaaayyyy too much HT gear lately.
    Need to slow down...or "STOP" as my wife says. I don't know what that word means. I still need some new speakers, X-Box, ProntoPro.......Buy the time I get all that I'm sure I'll need a new HDTV, DVD player, speakers.....
    the neverending cycle......
    Thanks again!
     

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