Panasonic DVD-S97 shots(from Canada catalog)

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  1. matt-f

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    Looks very promising. Curse you Panasonic for not offering the 97S in a 5 disc carousel version!!
     
  3. Bill Will

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    Anybody know if the new Panasonic Receiver's will have a HDMI Input like it's shown in the drawing. I would think if the DVD Player & TV have it that at least one Panasonic Receiver model should have it to.
     
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    Yes, the upcoming Panasonic SA-XR70 receiver (with digital amps) will have a HDMI input.
     
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    Thanks for posting the pics, Matt--I've been waiting a long time for these units, so I wish they'd hurry up and release them. I'm really curious if the HDMI connection will offer a decided advantage for DVD-A playback.

    DJ
     
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    Np! =)

    Speaking of that, the XR70 pic catalog is now posted at the beginning of the thread.
     
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    The Panasonic S97 sure looks like it could meet alot of needs. De-interlacing, scaling and HDMI (DVI). I wonder if it has the auto-pillar-boxing that the F85/F87 have.
     
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    I wonder if it can scale (to fit a 16x9 display) non-anamorphic DVDs like the RP91.
     
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    It should be able to because if you look at the features listed show it has similar control to the F87 which I think had the full aspect ratio stretch and squeeze control. I know the F85 had auto-pillar boxing, which was nice.
     
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    Does the catalog shows any pricing information?
     
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    It's supposed to be $299(US)--can't say for Canada
     
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    Someone at AVS mentioned that the SRP for Canada was going to be $399 CDN. I don't know where they got that information from.
     
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    Pricing information is unknown for both US and Canada as I already asked them a while back.

    The 399 is a rumor.
     
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    Hope to hear more about this player soon. Possible pricing, some reviews, maybe an earlier release date [​IMG]
     
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    How many TV's have an HDMI connection ?...is there an HDMI to DVI cable ?
     
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    There are HDMI to DVI cables out there.
     
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    I've been wondering when they are gonna release that darn S97? Didn't they give an April date at CES?
     
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    Maybe Panasonic will give some info soon.
     
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    This play is supposed to ship June 21 or so, according to a poster on AVS. Even though the Canadian Catalog states that the player will have faroudja, there is talk that now it WILL NOT have faroudja.
     
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    I could have sworn I walked by a pile of these at CC yesterday. I know it wasnt the lesser models. wondered what it was but just kept walking cause I thought it was a 480p machine. im gonna go back and look today to see if it were my eyes.
     

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