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Progressive Scan or player aesthetics?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tommy Haupfear, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. Tommy Haupfear

    Dec 31, 1998
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    I recently purchased a Yamaha DSP-A1 Integrated Amplifier and it's somewhat odd with it's gold color and dark wood side panels.

    Now for a DVD player I would really like one to match the DSP-A1.

    The options I have seen are..

    JVC - Low End Progressive Scan - Cheap under $200
    Panasonic - Semi-pro Progressive Scan DVD-RP91 under $400
    Yamaha - DVD-C900 Interlaced Perfect Match under $200

    I have a 65" Toshiba and I'd really like to keep progressive scan, but will the Yamaha be so much less of a picture that it'll be unbearable to watch? It really sucks that I have no local shops with the Pana or Yamaha (discontinued) to compare.

    Thoughts if you were making this purchase?
  2. Neil Weinstock

    Neil Weinstock Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 28, 2000
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    No brainer: RP-91. Why needlessly compromise on the player when the rest of your electronics are high-quality?
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Jun 3, 1999
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    Very, very much what Neil said, Tommy. Video performance is much more important than some aesthetic consideration.

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