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Replacement for RP91

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Jim Williams, May 16, 2004.

  1. Jim Williams

    Jim Williams Second Unit

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    I love my RP91 but I know one day it will bite the dust. What would you recommend for someone who watches 99.9% film based DVDs as a replacement for the RP91?
     
  2. Jay Blair

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    Jim, if you really love your RP91, have you thought about just replacing it with another RP91? Crutchfield still has some for sale in its scratch and dent section for a great price. This player is hard to beat, especially at the Crutchfield price of $255 shipped.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ylKgxqa...&cc=07&search=
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Pray that someday some company has the brains to release a decent alternative. Why is it so hard to get a dvd player with aspect ratio control and rp91 picture quality (farouda deinterlacer, etc.)?
     
  4. Don_Berg

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    The RP91 doesn't have the Faroudja de-interlacer, it does have a great MPEG decoder though.
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    This has frustrated me, too. I still have not found a player that makes me want to upgrade from my RP-91 for these reasons. I sure hope mine does not die before something comparable hits the market. I'm holding out hope for the Momitsu V880N being released soon, even though it lacks DVD-Audio support. I am concerned about build quality with such offbrand equipment, though.
     
  6. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    If you watch mostly film-based dvds, the latest silicon image deinterlacer is supposed to be as good, if not better, than the Faroudja...

    I'm not so lucky - between anime and Babylon 5, I've got lot of video-based material, and anime needs a quality deinterlacer. My CP72 is dead, the Denon dvd-910 jitters. I'm still contemplating replacements. It's hard to find !
     
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    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    DaveGTP, I'd heartily recommend a Panasonic XP30 Faroudja-based model - I got one on EBAY 9months ago and its been perfect. I compared to the Denon DVD-910/1200 and Mitsubishi DD-8040 at that time and the XP30 had several features those others lacked. There are still a few brand new/unopened XP30 units selling on EBAY - I say grab one.
     

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