Panasonic DVD-CV51

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob_M, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. Bob_M

    Bob_M Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 3, 2000
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    Hi all,

    I was looking at the Panasonic DVD-CV51. I own the CV50 and want to upgrade for the CDR playback. My brother just purchased the unit and I noticed it does not have a digital coax out. This is really curious, why would they cut this output out? I would think most users would use the coax.

  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    Why use Coax? Coax is just ONE more line to introduce EMI
    Interference into the sound. With Optical you get the same
    digital transfer with no possibility of EMI introduction
    I own the CV51 and I love it.. I would never pass on this
    5 Disk Carousel because it doesn't have Coax, that would be
    P.S has the CV51 for $205.00
  3. Denward

    Denward Supporting Actor

    Feb 26, 2001
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    I bought a Panny 31 and it's basically the same as the 51 but it's single disc instead of carousel. I think they dropped the coax to save a few (I mean VERY FEW) bucks on price. I wonder if Brett had anything to do with that decision [​IMG] . Someone once said that the player's circuit board has a spot to solder in a coax jack but they decided not to do it.
    Brett makes good arguments for optical. I prefer coax because:
    1. Any EMI from coax is unlikely to make any difference
    2. Coax cables are cheaper
    3. Coax allows longer cables (I think)
    4. Coax cables are much sturdier than optical
    Of course, if your receiver or pre-amp only has coax inputs, then you should stay away from these entry level Pannys. Otherwise I would agree with Brett and buy the player you like and buy the cable you need. My Panny is being used in my home gym so I'm just passing the analog audio signal into an old DPL receiver. I will upgrade the gym system later.

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