SD3750 vs SD4700 vs RP56

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  1. Nathan_F

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    I am in the market for a progressive-scan player and have narrowed down my selections to these 3. I have no need for DVD-Audio, so I wonder if that is the only difference between the 2 Toshiba models. What is the latest and greatest on the chroma bug issue? I seem to recall the Panasonic not being having the problem due to the Sage/Faroudja chip. Is this still accurate. Any help and/or guidance would be appreciated. TV is a Toshiba 56H80 if that matters.

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    The 4700 has DVD-A and aspect ratio control. Both Tosh's have the 'Bug' but it shows up differently on various sets...not sure about yours. The RP56 is highly regarded.
     
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    I found the picture quality between the 3750 and 4700 identical. I haven't noticed the "bug" at all, unless I searched for it.

    The RP-56 also produced a gorgeous image, but the build-quality was a notch below the Toshibas, and I didn't dig the interface at all.
     
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    I agree - Tosh. 3750 and 4700 are same picture output. I called Tosh. b/4 I bought, and they confirmed only difference was DVD-A. I looked in my file to see if I still had the spec. sheets for both that I printed from the Tosh. site, and I did notice Aspect Ratio for the 4700 and not the 3750. But check the Manual, I think it's there. (BTW - you can look at the manuals at their website).
    As of a couple weeks ago, the best prices for the 3750 was $199 to your door. The 4700 was at three places for $224 to your door, although the only one with it in stock was www.onecall.com - and they use FedEx ground (which guarantees a shipping date, although I've heard they sometimes miss by a day. That said, looking at their tracking info, mine came by air in 2 days.)
    The Tosh. has a few features in the detailed specs that are not apparent in the Panny - Zoom (for Basic Instinct), Coax Digital Out, Angle Viewer (not all dvds have this feature), Parental Lock (for Basic Instinct), and some people are into this - Karaoke.
    If you have the speakers and a receiver with 6 channel inputs, it might be worth the extra 25 bucks to get the 4700 if you decide on Tosh. You just might like it.
     
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    You might look at the Mitsubishi 8020 as it looks to me to be the same as the Toshiba 5700 in a different case with a 3750 remote. The operating menus look exactly the same as the 4700/5700, and features match the 5700. I found one at a B&M last week for $229.00. The was a pretty favorable article on the Mits in the lastest Sound and Vision. For what it's worth, they called it a "near perfect cd player".
     
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    I've found the 3750 at under $190 shipped fromwww.buy.com They have the 4700 for 233 shipped. I think for the difference I'm going to go with the 3750. I just don't see the need for DVD-Audio anywhere in the near future. By the time I'm ready for that, it will be time to upgrade everything! [​IMG]
    Thanks for all your input!
     

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