Suggestions on new DVD

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by bernard_m, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. bernard_m

    bernard_m Auditioning

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    Hi,

    My 2 year old Panasonic RP91 just crapped out on me. Everytime I put in a DVD, it says "read" for about 2 seconds then goes dark. It won't power up until I unplug it for about 5 minutes.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on a good progressive scan DVD player without the "chroma bug" to replace this one? Don't suggest anything from Panasonic (Fool me twice, shame on me).

    Thanks,

    bernard_m
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Curious as to why a unit of such recent vintage would fail on you. Has the player been used at great length (that is, all day long for several days at a stretch) and has it been allowed to get dirty? Have you jarred the unit when moving it?

    As for a replacement (assuming you don't fix the Panasonic), what price point are you considering? And Panasonic, by the way, manufactures some excellent machines.
     
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    bernard_m Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I have not abused, dropped, or jarred this unit at all since I have owned it. I do tend to watch it 2-3 hours a night, but nothing like what was suggested.

    I know Panasonic makes some pretty good DVD players, but if I have to have them fixed after two years, I am not sure they are worth it. I'll probably take it in to get a quote for having it fixed, but I bet they charge me 50 bucks just to diagnose the problem, then tell me it will be almost as much as a new player to fix it.

    Are there any other manufacturers that make good DVD players. About the only one I have any information on that is available is the Denon 1600. It runs about 500.00 which I could afford, but I wanted to know if anyone out there had a recommendation of something about as good for less. I have heard great things about the Panasonic RP82 and the XP30, but I can't find anyone who has them in stock and I have been burned once by Panasonic.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Well, find out what the deal is with that RP91.

    Lots of terrific DVD player manufacturers out there. Any of the brands you see discussed commonly here are worth checking out.
     

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