Patrick, the DVL-90's LD playback is about the same as the 79/704's, which is to say about the same as the DVL-91 too. The 90 has very bad ergonomics for DVD. No DTS for DVD. No component output for DVD. The remote doesn't have the customary shuttle either. The DVL-91 has the shuttle remote, DTS DVD, component out. For LD playback they're cards in the same deck, about the same. Best wishes!
Patrick, what player have you been used to? What ever it is I've proably had it or a comparable model. It's a good time to stock up. I bought a Panasonic LX-1000U recently for peanuts and it's barely used. I lucked out on it. I've seen alot of CLD 95 & 97's for sale lately. Their composite output is better than the 79/704/DVL 90/91 lot. I regrett selling my CLD-95. I might buy another player or two myself. In 2010, the year we may make contact, you'll be glad you stocked up. I know I will. Best wishes!
Is there a remote that will give you more LD functions with the 909? I have one and love it, but CAV discs are pretty much worthless since there's no multi-speed controls like most LD players have, and it can already do freeze and slo-mo on CLV.
Jesse, I'd recommend a OneForAll Cinema 7+, and look up the advanced functions on the Internet. You should be able to get to everything. I got a remote for my CLD-M401 from a local fix-it shop for $10. That may be a good route to go also.
I love the sig!