Progressive Scan DVD Player For Xmas

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by LanceR, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. LanceR

    LanceR Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm looking at getting my inlaws a progressive scan DVD player for Christmas. They have a 65" Mitsubishi HDTV Ready TV. I'm wanting one that doesn't have the chroma bug but haven't really kept up with the players. I'm looking to spend
     
  2. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your best bet would be a model with the top-rated Faroudja de-interlacer. The cheapest such model is the Mitsubishi DD-8040 ($250) or the Denon DVD-910 ($299).
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Kenwood 6050 may also be a good choice.

    I want one too.. :)

    So come back and let us know what you bought, and how much ya paid please.
     
  4. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John
    I had the 910, and while it may have a Faroudja chipset, it has other problems in progressive (the one I had would flicker), and I would not recommend it.
     
  5. LanceR

    LanceR Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thank you for the 3 choices. I will start looking at them right away. I will definitely let you know what we end up with.

    John,
    Thanks for the info on the flicker of the Denon 910. Do you think it might have been that specific player and not the model line?

    Lance
     
  6. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My friend actually took back his Denon 910, he didn't like it either, I don't remember the reason now though.
     
  7. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John
    I asked on here about the flicker and I believe it is a problem with the player.
     
  8. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The newly updated big DVD shootout tested the Denon DVD-910 and reported it does not have the color flicker problem, so you might have just had one old or bad unit. Try a new one.
     
  9. ken-m

    ken-m Agent

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    get the onkyo 701 model. it is a changer and has a direct digital path for the audio. also has a very good picture for the money. it is also prog-scan.
     
  10. LanceR

    LanceR Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Don,

    I looked for the new shootout but only found the January 2003 one. I figured the new one wouldn't be out until 2004.

    Ken,
    I don't want a changer for them. We tried a Panny changer and no matter what when you turn the thing off, it never remembers you were watching a movie and you have to find your chapter and wait through all the legal stuff again. So we are going to go with a Single Disk player. I currently have the SD2200 which is a Dual disk player and I wish they would make a dual disk progressive scan like this one. I can keep the kids DVD in the one slot and mine in the top and it remembers that you were watching a disk and therefore can start where you left off and don't have to wait through the legal stuff.

    Lance
     
  11. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John

    It wasn't just a color flicker, the entire screen would twitch very slightly, even in menus. I was not impressed with the 910's build quality anyway, so I replaced it with a 2200.
     
  12. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  13. LanceR

    LanceR Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
     
  14. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    12,308
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Some older Mitsubishi 16x9 models "locked into FULL" viewing mode when presented a 480p video signal. If this is the case with your inlaws' set, you may want to look into the Panasonic RP-91. This player has automatic aspect ratio control and zoom/scaling functions for 1.33:1 and non-anamorphic widescreen material. The player also does not suffer from the chromo bug.

    The RP-91 has been discontinued recently, but it can still be found online.
     
  15. NateB

    NateB Auditioning

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I also have a DVD-910 and am experiencing the same flicker problem John was. I may upgrade to a DVD-2200 if I don't hear back from Denon soon (some punishment that is [​IMG] )
     

Share This Page