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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James St, Jun 5, 2002.
The silver model is in stock now with the black model expected on 07/03/02.
Cool. Thanks for the heads up. I'm still looking for a prog. scan player and I've had good luck with Panny in the past. I'll have to take a closer look at this model.
For anyone who purchases this, could you let me know if it plays SVCDs? I know that my RV-31 could handle VCDs but not SVCDs. I'm also wanting to upgrade to a progressive scan model.
In the specs for this model, it says 4:3 zoom mode, does this mean scaling for only 4:3 material or also non-anamorphic 16:9 material. I am REALLY interested in this player and would like to ask anyone out there who has had experience with the RP62 to please comment on it.
L8rz, Deepak Jr.
Deepak, the 'RP62 is just becoming available, so I don't know if anyone will be able to answer your question. Crutchfield now has the silver version in stock, but not the black version yet. They got the silver version in stock within the past few days.
Crutchfield has put the black and silver versions of the Panasonic DVD-RP62 on its web site. The silver version is in stock, while the black version will supposedly be in stock on July 3rd. I guess it takes awhile for the black paint to dry.
Here is a link:
It was mentioned by someone on the SPot who's already gotten their RP62... The Zoom on this player is only a Joe Six Pack feature. For widescreen movies, the zoom goes into the picture a little so that the black bars are removed on a 4x3 TV. Effectively, it cuts off the sides of a widescreen movie to fit a 4x3 TV. Also, this feature can only be activated if the player is set for 4x3 TVs, so it's not even as flexible as the Malata or Toshiba Zooms.
The RP-82 has this listed on their 'data sheet':
4:3 shrink function
Letterbox zoom and shift
The 62 does NOT list this on their data sheet. I think you get more functionality in this area on the 82.
is the RP82 going to make the RP91 obsolete?
Sean, I still don't think anyone can answer your question. I seem to recall your asking it before. Perhaps it was someone else. Anyway, I suppose the 'RP82 could be the better video player if it is using newer technology than the 'RP91, but the 'RP82 doesn't appear to be a true replacement. It will be much cheaper, which suggests that the overall quality could be inferior relative to the 'RP91. I hope Panasonic either continues manufacturing the 'RP91 or replaces it with an 'RP92 because I am not convinced that the 'RP82 is a real replacement.
screw the PR62, im going with the RP82!!! Its gonna be like 50 bucks more expensive, but at least it will do "scaling" and i beleive it will also do DVD-A. The specs for the RP62 and RP82 are very similar, but the RP82 is the define pick for tvs that lock into "Full" mode while being fed a progressive signal.
I was under the impression that this player will support DVD-A also. But when I read the stats at Crutchfields website, I saw no mention. I know its probably too good to be true, but does anyone know if this player is supposed to support DVD-A?
If not, can anyone recommend a Progressive Scan DVD player that does support DVD-A for around the 300 price range. Thanks!
Is the RP91 the only one that supports DVD-RAM? This would also be an important feature for me because I plan on buying a Panasonic DVD-RAM/-R recorder within the year.
Fortunately, I already have an RP91.
i think you have to wait till august when the RP-82 comes out, im not sure what it will cost however.
Crutchfield is now showing the black model in stock. So much for 07/03/02. Now if only the RP82 would arrive. It's the model I'm most interested in.
Jason, the RP82 adds DVD Audio and should be around $50 more then the RP62.
Will the RP 82 have the same de-interlacer and MPEG chip etc?
heres a picture of the rp82s if anyone is interested: