Panasonic RP91 or RP62?

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  1. Rick Pay

    Rick Pay Stunt Coordinator

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    Big price difference on these 2 progressive scan units, $300.00 difference. Will the RP62 be sufficient for my new Panny PT47wx49? What is the main difference between these 2 units that a newbie would notice?
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    I'm pretty sure the biggest difference is DVD-Audio...but I could be wrong.
     
  3. Matt DeVillier

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    and the automatic scaling for sets that lock in 16x9 mode when fed a progessive signal
     
  4. Mike Brantley

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    Does anyone know if the RP62 will play DVD-RAM discs? The RP91 will, which is why I've wanted one. I don't yet have a progressive display, but I do make DVD-RAM and DVD-R recordings with the DMR-E20.

    I understand more of the decks in the Panasonic line will offer DVD-RAM playback capability. I just don't know which ones.
     
  5. Ron Reda

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    Mike Brantley,
    It doesn't look like it does...as per the Crutchfield website (http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...0&I=133DVRP62K):
    The DVD-RP62 is your one-stop A/V entertainment source it not only plays DVDs, but also CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and even CD-R/Ws with MP3 or WMA (Windows Media Audio) files burned on them!
     
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    The RP-62 has a better doubler for discs with bad flags.
     
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  10. Mike Brantley

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    Ron, you might be right, but I seem to recall that a Crutchfield description of the RP91's capabilities also didn't mention DVD-RAM playback. And I know that deck plays them.

    I'll keep a watchful eye on the new Panasonic decks.
     
  11. Chris_O

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    I am also interested in these two players. I have read a lot of good things about the RP-91 but I really don't want to spend $500 on a DVD player right now. I am mainly interested in progressive scan picture quality for Film based DVDs. Besides the scaling feature and DVD-A is there any reason to choose the RP-91 over the RP-62. From what I have read about the two chipsets I would think that the RP-62 would have better progressive scan picture quality? Would the RP-62 fit the bill for me? I don't care about DVD-A or auto scaling, I just want the best picture quality for film based DVD's. My TV is a mits 65-908.

    Chris
     

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