Should I jump on the Panny XP30 bandwagon?

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  1. ethan_l

    ethan_l Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently have a JVC XV502S hooked up to a Samsung HCM4215 HDTV
    through component,
    will I see a dramatic increase in PQ if I upgrade to XP30?
    Also if anyone can comment on the PQ between the new S35S model and XP30, that'll be great


    Thanks
     
  2. ethan_l

    ethan_l Stunt Coordinator

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    why all the views and not a single reply
    I did a search on the forum and many ppl have the XP30
    just want an honest opinion
     
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  4. greg_t

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    The thing about the XP30 is that it uses the exact same video compenents as the RP82, which means it has the Farjouda DCDI deinterlacing chip and uses Panasonics chroma bug free MPEG decoder. The S35 uses Panasonics new all in one chip, and does not have the DCDI chip and supposedly now has the chroma bug. I have an XP30 and am very pleased with it. I haven't seen the S35, so I can't comment on it. There is a reason for the price difference between the two, and that's because the xp30 uses better components.
     
  5. Marcel_V

    Marcel_V Stunt Coordinator

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    I suggest you go to the local Sharper Image and buy one, and see for yourself. Its too hard to subjectively say over an internet forum what your eyes may see. I got it for 199 locally there. If you dont like it, return it and its an easy test. [​IMG]

    I just upgraded my old sony interlaced player to an xp30, and saw a noticable improvment on my 47" hd rptv. In that same grain of salt, my girlfriend with less that 20/20 vision like mine didnt notice a difference at all. According to the DVD Shootout ratings, she should have since the xp30 is the highest rated player out there, but real world isnt the same as statistics, too many variables.

    The moral is, I think the best way to find out the answer is to test it yourself. [​IMG]
     
  6. Marcel_V

    Marcel_V Stunt Coordinator

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    double post
     
  7. ethan_l

    ethan_l Stunt Coordinator

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    yeah, a pretty good suggestion, I guess I could do that
    Thanks
     

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