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Panny RP 62 VS RP 82?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom.S, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. Tom.S

    Tom.S Auditioning

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    Hi all,
    Could someone compare and contrast these two players? What are the primary differences and where (audio/video)? How would you rate the players on a scale from 1 - 10. I am trying to choose between these two. Thanks for all help.
     
  2. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    General Panasonic DVD-RP62K Black Panasonic DVD-RP82S Silver
    Built-in Decoder No Yes
    DTS-Capable Yes Yes
    CD-R Capable Yes Yes
    CD-R/W Capable Yes Yes
    MP3 Playback Yes Yes
    SACD Playback No No
    DVD-Audio Playback No Yes
    Multibrand Remote No No
    Display Color Blue Blue
    Bookmarking No Yes
    Virtual Surround Yes Yes
    Zoom Yes Yes
    Bass Management No Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year 1 year
    Labor Warranty 90 Days 90 days
    Outputs Panasonic DVD-RP62K Black Panasonic DVD-RP82S Silver
    Digital Optical Output 1 1
    Digital Coaxial Output None 1
    Composite Video Outputs 1 1
    S-Video Outputs 1 1
    Component Video Outputs 1 1
    Progressive Scan Output Yes Yes
    Specifications Panasonic DVD-RP62K Black Panasonic DVD-RP82S Silver
    CD Frequency Response 4-20kHz 4-20kHz
    CD THD 0.0025% 0.0025%
    CD S/N Ratio 115dB 115dB
    CD Dynamic Range 98dB 98dB
    DVD Video Frequency Response 4-44kHz 4-22kHz
    DVD Video THD 0.0025% N/A
    DVD Video S/N Ratio 115dB N/A
    DVD Video Dynamic Range 102dB 102dB
    DVD Audio Frequency Response Not Compatible 4-88kHz
    DVD Audio THD --- N/A
    DVD Audio S/N Ratio --- N/A
    DVD Audio Dynamic Range --- 102dB
    SACD Audio Frequency Response Not Compatible Not Compatible
    SACD Audio THD --- ---
    SACD Audio S/N Ratio --- ---
    SACD Audio Dynamic Range --- ---
     
  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Well, I think that about covers it. [​IMG]
     
  4. MikeSRC

    MikeSRC Second Unit

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  5. Tom.S

    Tom.S Auditioning

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    From a video standpoint it sounds that they are equal. Is that a safe assumption?
     
  6. Craig W

    Craig W Second Unit

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    The RP62 may still have the flicker bug that mared an otherwise good RP56 player.

    If it were me I would spend the extra $50-70 to get the RP82 or CP72(changer version of the RP82).
     
  7. SeanWillis

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    Both players have a zoom feature but only when set up for a 4:3 television. And no, zoom does not mean scaling. The picture from the 82 is slightly better because of a higher end MPEG decoder.

    Cheers,

    Sean
     
  8. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    Would it be worth selling a RP62(free) to use towards a RP82? I got the 62 when I purchased my Panny 47WX52, but I've heard so many good things about the 82.

    Kevin
     
  9. Gary Grundy

    Gary Grundy Auditioning

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    I can't find the Panasonic 82 in Black. All the salesmaen say it only comes in silver. Is this true?
    I tried ProShow Gold which is a new release to burn an SVCD. It came out fine except the pictures jittered. Is this a combination of my JVCAV-36P902 TV and the Panasonic player or is this a bug in the new software?

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    Gary
     
  10. SeanWillis

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    The 82 only comes in silver, no black. Debating on whether or not to keep the 62 is not a decision someone else can make for you. My advice would be to purchase the 82 from a store that has a good return/refund policy and compare the two players on your television. If the 82's picture is that much better in your eyes to the 62 then keep it. If not, you can always return the 82 and you've lost nothing.

    Cheers,

    Sean
     

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