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Looking to upgrade my JVC progressive scan...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Josh Pounds, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. Josh Pounds

    Josh Pounds Stunt Coordinator

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    As the title says, I'm looking to update my JVC XV723GD player. My options are the Toshiba 4800 or the Panasonic RP62. Are either of these players better than what I already have? My JVC has been very good to me...it's a little disappointing on video-based material, but that's about it. Good color, good resolution...functionality...I'm just looking to upgrade.

    Or would either of those models be a downgrade?

    I did a search for info about these players, they seem capable players...but I wonder if what I already have is better.
     
  2. Tom-K

    Tom-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I never compared side by side, but I orignally had purchased the 4800, and then returned it and got the JVC600. Based on video only, don't have a collection of DVD Audio, I thought the 600 had a better picture and no chroma bug. However I must say the chroma bug wasn't that noticeable on the 4800.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Your player will do scaling for non-anomorphic dvds that are properly flagged as such, the others you mention won't.

    The Panny is pretty much acknowledged as doing a better job than the JVC with video based stuff, because it has the Faroudja chip.

    If you're willing to give up the scaling feature for the slight improvement in de-interlacing of video based material, then a swap would be justified.

    There are other makes of players available with the scaling feature, and others that have the Faroudjay chip, but as far as I know there are no players out there that have the Faroudja chip AND the scaling feature.

    Until someone makes a 5 or 7 disc changer with both the scaling feature and the Faroudja chip, I'm keeping what I have.
     

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