RP56 vs. RP91

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  1. DavidMich

    DavidMich Stunt Coordinator

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    I have narrowed my choices for a progressive scan DVD to these two based on all the positive reccomendations from each of you.

    I will be pairing it up with a Pioneer SD533HD5 upon delivery. (THANK YOU JASON AT ONECALL!!!)

    What (specifically) are the differences? (I know price is!)

    I am on a budget, so I am trying to justify paying the additional $$$ for the RP91.

    What does it have/do that the RP56 does not?

    What will be the difference when paired with this RPTV, which already has an excellent line doubler?

    Thanks in advance for the time you shall spend anwering my questions!
     
  2. PatrickM

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    There is an excellent comparison made by a member over at the AVSForum under DVD Hardware.

    Patrick
     
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    If that is last year's model Pioneer monitor, then I would highly recommend the RP91 over the RP56. The Pioneer is one of the 16:9 TVs that locks out all screen modes when a progressive signal is input. The scaling feature of the RP91 (not in the RP56) alone is worth the price difference when paired with this TV.

    Of course, it should also be pointed out that these two players are not really competitors, but are designed to appeal to different segments of the market. The RP56 is more of an "entry level" product where the RP91 is more of a "videophile" product.
     
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    surprised noone's said DVD-A yet! i love my RP91's DVD-A playback.
     
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    Thomas said:
     
  7. DavidMich

    DavidMich Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the replies, all of you.
    I read that glowing review, and it confirms what I thought. I guess I'll order from edigitalstop.com. They have the cheapest price I have found. ($415) What a deal.[​IMG]
    On the lock-in-full thing: I read where the newer Pioneer sets do not do this. That would include mine. (I hope!)
    Can anyone confirm or deny this?
    It's got me a little worried......
     
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    David,

    Sorry I can't confirm this but with the RP91 you won't have to worry about it anyway. I have one and love it for its DVD-V and DVD-A playback abilities.

    Enjoy it and your new RPTV.

    Patrick
     

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