Recommended DVD player $200 and under.

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  1. Tray

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    I am in the process of ordering my HT system. So far I have:

    JBL 2 series for main and front speakers with JBL N series for rear surround. HK AVR-520 receiver with a Toshiba Cinema series 36" TV (36x81).

    What DVD player can you recommend that will also play CD's as well as MP3 cd's?

    I would like to keep this under $200.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Pablo Abularach

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    Tray, Pablo made some very good suggestions. You might also consider the Toshiba SD-4800. Best Buy has it for under $200. Like the 'RP82, the '4800 also plays DVD-Audio discs. Also consider the Pioneer DV-353K for $150. Pioneer makes solid budget players. See www.crutchfield.com for more on the '353K.
     
  4. Manny_S

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    I bought my RP-82 for $191 at Brandsmart, a local warehouse style electronics & appliance store. It's an excellent DVD player, as long as you can tolerate the chrome/silver exterior, which is the only color it's available in. If you don't care about MP3 playback, you can go with the less expensive RP-62. It's exactly the same player except for the lack of this one feature.
     
  5. Tray

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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  7. Tray

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    I bought the Panasonic RP-82 from JandR for 221 shipped.
    Thanks for the suggestions [​IMG]
     
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    Is the RP72 the same as the RP82 except with the changer?
     
  10. KeithH

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    Brian,
    The 'CP72 and 'RP82 are very similar. This was discussed here recently. A search should prove useful.
    Mike,
    You could very well have had a defective 'RP62. Given that the 'RP62 is designed to play DVD-Rs, I wouldn't assume that the problems you experienced are inherent to the model. In any event, you're better off as you have DVD-Audio now. [​IMG]
     
  11. Manny_S

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    Doesn't the RP-91 use the "Genesis" Mpeg decoder? I initially thought the RP91 and RP82 both used the Sage/Faroujda chip, but then I read somewhere that this was not the fact. Now, I did also read that the RP62 also uses the Faroujda.
     
  12. MikeSRC

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    You're confusing deinterlacing chips with MPEG decoders. The RP-91 uses the older model Genesis deinterlacer. The RP-56, 62, 82 and CP-72 all use the Sage/Faroudja deinterlacing chip. They all use Panasonic MPEG decoders, just different ones.
     
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