Looking for opinions on Non-Progressive DVD Players

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  1. Kevin Webb

    Kevin Webb Agent

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    Just as the subject says, I am looking for a non-progressive scan DVD player, in the $400 or less range.
    I want to do something nice for my parents for their anniversary and I thought I would get them a DVD player.
    Priority would be picture quality, then ease of use, and then features (zoom, DVD-A, etc.)
    Any help would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. TimG

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    Personally I think any of the around $200 players would be fine. The Pana RV-31, the new Sony's. You won't find any zoom or DVD-A features on a player that is not progressive scan though (I don't think). Just my 2 cents.
    Tim
     
  3. Kendal Kirk

    Kendal Kirk Stunt Coordinator

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    I just receivered a JVC XZ-S45GD and I am very impressed with its built quality, styling, and features. It has a very cool chapter review feature. Also, JVC has no problems with repair if you purchase from dealers that are not authorized.
    Check out DealTime.com if you are looking to purchase anything on the web. They listed a number of companies that were selling as much as $37 below what jandr.com quoted as their cost [​IMG]. Yes, I was sceptical, but took a chance and it worked out.
    If you are looking to adopt a brother, I am available [​IMG].
     
  4. KeithH

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    Kevin, take a look at the Pioneer DV-440 for around $200. It's only 2.25" tall, has a 24/192 Burr-Brown DAC, and plays CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3-encoded CDs. It looks like a very nice player for the price. Here is a link to it on Crutchfield's web site:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...0DV440&o=M&a=0
    Crutchfield usually sells gear for the same prices as brick and mortar stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, and Tweeter. Check Crutchfield's web site for info., but you might be able to get the '440 cheaper from OneCall (1-800-340-4770) or J&R Music World (1-800-221-8180).
    Other than the '440, you should be able to get quality players from Panasonic or Sony for around $200.
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