Sony DVPNC875V/B or Panasonic DVD-F87K

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  1. Dennis_N

    Dennis_N Agent

    Aug 19, 2001
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    YOu can probably tell from the DVD players that I chose, that I really don't know much about video!! [​IMG]

    I have a 27" Sony Wega (non-HD) TV, Denon 1803 receiver, and the assorted speakers. I am looking to replace my Apex 703 (don't laugh) DVD player. I am just looking for an affordable 5 disc DVD player for some movies and music. DVD-A isn't a necessary thing, but I would like to get a progressive scan player (seems like they all are now) for when I get a better TV in the future. The two I listed above seem fine to my uneducated eyes/ears, but I wanted to get the professionals opinions!! The only difference I can see is that the Panasonic uses a 54MHz/10-bit video D/A converter and the sony uses a 108MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion. I also looked at the Yamaha C750 and it used the same as the Sony. Is it necessary to get the better Vid processor? Any ideas or suggestion would be welcome givem my $100-$150 budget! Thanks in advance, sorry for such a newbie and general post!!!
  2. Dennis_N

    Dennis_N Agent

    Aug 19, 2001
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    Maybe a little more information would be helpful? Here are the specs on the DVD players:


    Audio-only function lets you play music while protecting the video circuitry from noise

    4:4:4 signal processing

    4:3 shrink function

    Letterbox zoom, variable zoom, auto zoom, shift

    Depth enhancer for more natural looking picture

    Picture modes: Normal, Cinema1, Cinema2, Animation, Dynamic

    Picture control: brightness, color, contrast, sharpness, gamma correction

    Monitor select for optimum picture quality according to monitor type

    54MHz/10-bit video D/A converter

    8-channel 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter

    Switchable component video out (480p/480i)

    Black level control

    Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoder with speaker settings

    Dolby Pro Logic Surround II

    Dialogue enhancer

    Advanced surround mode creates a surround field from only 2 speakers

    Headphone surround

    High-speed scan (5 speeds up to 200x)

    Quick replay

    Outputs: digital audio (1 coaxial), component video (Y,Pb,Pr), S-video, composite video (RCA), 5.1 audio, subwoofer, 2-channel audio

    Includes remote

    Plays DVD, DVD-RW (video mode), DVD-R, DVD+R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, SACD, MP3 and JPEG formats

    Precision Drive 3 system with dynamic tilt compensation for more reliable playback of warped or damaged discs

    Full reverse 3-2 conversion delivers accurate reproduction of film-based sources

    108MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion; 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion

    Advanced SmoothScan and SmoothSlow modes, custom picture mode, instant replay and instant search functions

    Virtual Surround sound with 4 modes for simulated surround sound effects from stereo sources

    Other convenient features include 40-disc multidisc resume, 40-disc custom parental control, video equalizer, title and chapter viewer and more

    Outputs: 1 component video, 1 composite video, 1 S-video, 1 coaxial digital, 1 optical digital, 1 analog audio, 5.1-channel analog

    RMT remote with TV control is compatible with most major brands

    Hope that helps

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