new HD DVD DVI players

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  1. Gareth

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    Does anyone have some advanced info on what is yet to come from the big name mfg's of dvd playes (toshiba/panasonic/etc.) in terms of the DVI output DVD players? The Momitsu, Bravo, and Samsung all seem to have pros and cons, but they most definitely are still in the buggy stages due to software or mfg. issues.

    With CES just down the road I'm sure some new models will be previewed, but I figured this audience might have the advance scoop on some of them. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Gareth
     
  2. Gabriel_Lam

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    The Denon DVD-5900 will have DVI w/HDCP. The Marantz DV-8400 will have DVI as well.
     
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    Don't call those "HD DVD" players they are only scaling DVD players. The true "HD DVD" player would be a blue-ray model that isn't available for years.
     
  4. Gareth

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    agreed Don. the blue laser ones will not be available for a while. I was referring more to HD DVD players in the way the marketing depts refer to them and how they are being advertised.
     
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    Gareth,

    If you are interested in an HD player, you might want to do a search on Samsung and WM9. I believe they anounced plans to release a player the beginning of next year.

    I also believe there were some announcements at CEDIA for DVD players with HDMI.

    Good luck,
    John Flegert
     
  6. Shane Martin

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    I'm in the waiting mode as well for a decent quality name brand dvi output player. I'm waiting until CES to see what is coming out and worthwhile.

    The Samsung is certainly worth thinking about but I haven't had much time to research the quirks of the unit just yet.
     
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    The Pioneer Elite DV-59AVi (Europe: DV-868AVi) will
    scale over HDMI (HDCP):
    • VGA – 640x480 pixel progressive-scan video (NTSC only)
    • 720 x 480 P (NTSC)/ 720 x 576 P (PAL) – 720x480/576 pixel progressive-scan video
    • 720 x 480 I (NTSC)/ 720 x 576 I (PAL) – 720x480/576 pixel interlace video
    • 1280 x 720 P – 1280x720 pixel progressive-scan video
    • 1920 x 1080 I – 1920x1080 pixel interlace video

    Other features: Progressive NTSC/PAL, DVD-Audio/SACD, i.Link, Noise Shaped Video, Hi-Bit(extends the effective dynamic range of the front left/right channels
    from 16 or 20-bit to 24-bit).
     
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    Unfortunately, the Bravo is the only one that will give you custom resolutions, which is a huge benefit for most digital displays.
     
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    Nope, the Momitsu can do custom resolutions through DVI as well.
     
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    we need DVI based players from some of the big boys that aren't top of the line flagship players. Bring the sub-$500 dvi players on. Btw i had a Bravo and while ok for $200 it is buggy as hell and has standard deinterlacing making it poor for many dvds.
     
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    It depends on what your display is. For instance, with the wide array of XGA native projectors (I've personally had 9 of em), having 1024x768 looks much better than 720p.
     
  15. Micheal

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    Also, the less work the PJ has to do the better. The more times the signal gets changed or altered the worse it will get. Sending the native resolution of the PJ through DVI is the cleanest signal you can get.
     
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    Which of the up-convert DVD players will send a 1080i signal (or 720p) out the component outs?

    My Toshiba doesn't have DVI inputs, but it in theory it seems that having a good upconverter on the DVD player may improve PQ.

    Brian G.
     
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    The LiteOn LVD-2001 and Momitsu V880 both output 720p and 1080i via component. However, I've personally found the LiteOn's 720p to have ringing on my RP HDTV. Based on another's comments the LiteOn's hardware can't handle 720p's higher frequency. 1080i over both players looks good.
     

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