sony-ns700p, mitsubishi DD-8020 or the panasonic RP-56 ?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ChrisR, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. ChrisR

    ChrisR Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 26, 1999
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am planning on getting a new dvd player. It's about time to upgrade from my 1st generation yamaha DVD-1000. These are the three models I'm looking at right now.

    I'd like to get some feedback on these. From everything I've read I'm kind of leaning towards the sony but I'm not sure yet. Your comments will be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Dan Da Silva

    Dan Da Silva Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2001
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Chris my advice is get the Sony, I've had it for about 4 months now and I absolutly love it. I use it on my 47 inch Panasonic HDTV and the picture quality is amazing. The only thing it doesn't have is the zoom feature that the Panasonic RP-91 has but I can live without it since I don't mind the way 2:35:1 movies look, the black bars aren't as annoying on a widescreen tv as they are on a 4:3 tv. Also this player has the chroma bug but it must be very minimal because I haven't seen it yet. It's a great player. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Alex Prosak

    Alex Prosak Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    1
    Try checking out the new Denon 1600. I haven't seen it yet but from what I've read it's got progressive scan, a memory buffer to reduce layer change times, the Farjouda/Sage chip, and no chroma bug.
     
  4. StevenB

    StevenB Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    I have had the Sony for about 2 months now. Granted, I am only using it on my Sony WEGA 27", but the quality is awesome! Go with the 12 bit video and progressive scan options, go with the Sony. You'll be happy. In all fairness though, I only use the remote control, but I am not fond of the jog control on the unit itself. Seems sorts of cheaply made, I am afraid to touch it in case it falls off. Other than that, seems like a winner so far. And like the other person pointed out, the only thing missing is the zoom feature, but the other video equalizing options and stuff make up more than enough for this. Good luck with whatever you get.

    Steve
     
  5. ChrisR

    ChrisR Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 26, 1999
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think I'll be getting the denon. Sorry, I should have said his before but I'm looking for.something in the $300 range.

    My wife finally let me get a new receiver last weekend (pioneer elite vsx-35tx).

    So I'm not going to push this one too far.

    You married guys know what I'm talking about.
     
  6. DavidVTHokie

    DavidVTHokie Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was choosing between the Panasonic RP56 and Sony NS700P too, and ended up going with the Panasonic. [​IMG]
    I wanted the Sony, because in silver, it does "look cool", it seemed to have the features I needed, etc. However, after reading reviews the panasonic seemed to be better and was $70 less to boot. Apparently the Panasonic has a really good chipset for the price. There was a great article someone included a link to last week that was a great help. It was a progressive-scan DVD shootout done last Aug that included both players which can give you an idea what to look for. I wish I still had the link. This review is what in the end made me go with the Panasonic RP56.
     
  7. DavidVTHokie

    DavidVTHokie Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Craig W

    Craig W Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 1999
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    0
    Go with the RP56 since it has the Sage Faroudja chipset.

    Sony had a lot of problems with their last line of players and I would be hesitant. Panasonics on the other hand have been reasonably reliable the last several generations of players.
     
  9. John B. Holbrook

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2000
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's another vote for the Sony. I've had it for a year and it's great!
     

Share This Page