Soliciting opinions on the Panny RV31K

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jon D, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Jon D

    Jon D Stunt Coordinator

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    How does this player match up to others in it's price range? Specifically: how good is it's anamorphic downconversion, etc... Inquiring minds (like mine) would like to know. Thanks
     
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    the anamorphic downconversion of panasonics (and pioneers) tend to fall in between the sonys (too soft) and (older) toshibas (too sharp w/artifacts). The RV31 is a solid entry level player (no major flaws), and is a good value for around $150-$170 or so. I'd put its video output (interlaced) near the top, just slightly behind the RP91 and RA60 (both of which have a 10-bit, 54MHz video DAC, whereas the RV31 has a 10-bit, 27Mhz one) but way above the current JVCs using the mediamatics chip
     

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