Samsung HD931

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  1. MartyF

    MartyF Auditioning

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    I have two questions. First, I just recently purchased the Mitsubishi RPTV WS 48313 and the Sony ProScan DVD NC665p. I have it hooked up using Monster Component, but the picture seems a little blurry. I guess I expected more for my DVDs. I dont' have a lot of first hand experience with this. Is this normal for all 480p, or is it a bad player? Second, I've been trying to research the new Samsung HD931. Would I see a huge difference between my Sony and the Samsung using DVI? It seems that the people that see a considerable difference are using DLP or Plasma monitors. I like the fact that the Sony is a 5 disc changer because I use if for CDs as well, and I'm not sure if I can justify spending an extra $200 dollars for a small difference. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jeremy Little

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    The Mitsubishi's are HDCP compliant, but I've heard of people having trouble linking it up to the DVI port on them and having it sync up.
     
  3. David Susilo

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    Wait for a couple of months for a universal player from Pioneer (Elite series). Yes it's a lot more than the Samsung, but you'll get a much better scaled-up PQ, DVD-A, SACD (with bass management) and iLink output.
     
  4. Rick Anderson

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    I have a 931 hooked up to my Sony RPTV and there is a very noticable difference in picture with it from the regular DVD players.
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    David,

    Has such a player been anounced? If so, what's the model and do you have a link to an article?
     
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    Marty

    I just bought the HD931 last Thursday and I ended up taking it back on Monday evening. The PQ was a noticable improvement over my low end Sony, however, I didnt feel the PQ was such an improvement to warrant the 425.00 I spent on the player and monster DVI cable.

    I have a Mits 55413 and while I was using the DVI input I did notice that the picture was somewhat "grainy". Combine that with a very slow loading/responsive DVD player, common sense just said to wait until something else comes along that is worth dropping the coin on.
     
  7. David Susilo

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    Stephen, the layer was announced during CEDIA and will be available in Fall 2003. MSRP will be US$1600, but considering Pioneer, it usually can be had at a street price much lower than MSRP.

    The full press release can be obtained here
     

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