Need a recommendation on a DVD player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Jay_SH, May 28, 2005.

  1. Jay_SH

    Jay_SH Auditioning

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    Hi everyone, new to the forum here. I just got a new HDTV and it's awesome. I want some help in picking out a new DVD player to go with it. Here are the features I want:

    1080i upconversion via component
    Ability to play all regions
    Ability to play PAL DVDs on an NTSC set.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Zenith DVB 318, Momitsu still does it via component and I think Oppo has a model. Do a search on the three names and get the feedback, hope it helps.
     
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    The Oppo is a great player, but it only does upconversion over DVI. Via component it doesn't even do 480p!
     
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    is there a such thing as 1080i or even 480p with component cabels?
     
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    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    The Zenith DVB 318 certainly does, but the you have to get the firmware and install it into a player that has a built date of March 2005 or later. The Firmware is available just by downloading and saving it on a CD and placing it into the player, then you can upscale via component.
     
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    Ok thanks for the recs. I did a search on the DVB 318 and it seems like the right choice. I can't seem to find the firmware all region hack for Mac though as it was stated in the AVS forum to download. (I'm a Mac guy.) Can some Mac user out there send me the fabled disk image that's floating around. Ordering a DVB 318 in about 10 minutes.

    Also, do I have to install the new firmware to get all copy protected DVDs to upscale? I was unclear about this.
     

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