need advice on cd/dvd with mp3 without progressice scan

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  1. Dan Joy

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    I have a sony stre845 receiver (dts), sony kv35v tv(without component vidio), and mirage frx7, mirage center, and infinity inwalls (suurounds). I am loooking to purchase my 1st dvd plaver. I do a lot of downloading with mp3 so I would like to utilize this. I have seen toshiba sd2710 for 179.00 and philips dvd704 for 139.00. Should I look eleswhere. I dont need progressive scan but would like an improvement from my 10 year old jvc cd player. Please limit to under 200.00

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  2. Ron_C

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    Hi,

    I would look at the Panasonic rv31. It does mp3 playing but its feature for it are limited, but has a pretty good audio and video quality. I believe it is around 200.00. Or go with the Pioneer DVD-440 with has been said to be the best mp3 playing dvd player out. Has random play and displays 7 characters of the title of the mp3 among other things. Good video/audio too. I believe its price tag is around 180. Good luck, i would start with these two.
     
  3. Dan Joy

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    thank you for your reply
     
  4. KeithH

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    Dan, I'll second the Pioneer DV-440. It's a well-designed player. Good build quality, and it's very small (only 2.25" tall). People say it handles MP3 CDs very well.
     
  5. Dan Joy

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    will I be able to watch 4:3 ratio on my tv or is everything letterbox?
     
  6. Chris PC

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    And of course there is the Panasonic DVD CV51 which is the 5 disc carousel version of the RV31. I have a CV51 and I like it. Nice picture, good sound. Plays CDRW filled with MP3's.
     
  7. Dan Joy

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    how much of a difference in picture quality vs say a 500.00 machine?
     
  8. Richard Burzynski

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    Dan:

    Get the Toshiba 2710. It has 4 level zoom. 99% of all DVD's are widescreen. With the Toshiba, you can watch full 4:3 tv style.

    Happy Holidays.

    Rich B.
     

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