Panny prog scan...which one ?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Alex-C, May 11, 2002.

  1. Alex-C

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    Now that I am finally getting close to making the upgrade to WS and prog scan, I cannot remember exactly which Panny prog scan dvd player kept getting rave reviews.

    Was it the Rp56 or Rp91 ? Is the 91 $100s better than the 56 ?

    I remember quite a few people gave a lot of praise to one of the Panasonic players, it seemed like very few had qualms with their performance, and the price was really good too.
     
  2. Steve Bjorg

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    It's seems like the general consensus is that the RP-91 has the superior picture quality, whereas the RP-56 possesses the better de-interlacing technology. It's really a compromise and you will have to decide what is more important to you. Due to its very low price point, the RP56 has been received with much enthusiasm.

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    Well if the 91 has superior picture, what could be better than that ?

    A better de-interlacer...doesn't that = better picture.

    hmmm.
     
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    I am not certain that the consensus is emprically with the RP-91 when it comes to picture quality. I think the RP-56 wins in this department in my opinion because of its de-interlacer. Faroudja or Genesis? Many (in fact, most in the business) say that the former is the better chip. The RP-91 does have better build quality than the RP-56 and does DVD audio. However, they both produce beautiful images, and would not give a clear edge to either in the picture department.

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  5. Steve Bjorg

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    I had both the RP91 and RP56 in my HT at one point (but not side-by-side). By picture quality, I meant in particular color saturation. Although, I decided on keeping the RP56, I always feel like the picture is slightly veiled. Simply put, not as rich. However, I do appreciate the DCDi circuitry on a lot of video material and the better de-interlacer was a plus.

    I can only recommend you try them out yourself. Personally, if the RP91 came out with a Sage/SiImg de-interlacer, I would retire the RP56 in a heartbeat.

    Just an opinion, of course.

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