Toshiba SD4700 vs Panny RP56

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  1. Daniel Mc

    Daniel Mc Agent

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    I know there's already been plenty of discussion about the SD4700 and RP56, but I still can't seem to decide which is better. I was pretty impressed with the SD4700, but then I heard the RP56 has a newer and better graphics chip and no chroma bug. On the downside, many reviewers on Amazon.com complained that their RP56 broke on them within a few weeks or months. I can't really compare them side by side, so does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    I am happy with my Toshiba 4700. I think you will be happy either way.
     
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    I'm very happy with my RP-56 and it has survived six months of heavy use without any problems. No chroma bug and the the Sage/Faroudja chip is great for our usage (we watch a lot of video based material). I tried Toshiba and JVC before getting my Panasonic.

    The 56 is being replaced by the RP-62 next month, so you may be able to get a nice close-out deal on a 56.
     
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    Count me in as another happy 4700 owner.
     
  5. JonBouche

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    I had a 4700 that wouldn't play the first 2 brand new DVD's I put in it. I took it back. End of story.

    Get the rp56.
     
  6. Daniel Mc

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    I've heard others say they have had problems with the SD4700 not playing brand new DVD's. Does this seem to happen often, and is there a fix?
     
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    what are the title of those brand new DVD's? I never had any problem playing any DVD before w/ my 4700. The newest title I played on my 4700 is "Spy Game" I believe.
     
  8. Bobby T

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    I have not had any problems with new titles either.
     
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    I think that the Secrets reviewers strongly recommend the RP56 as the best choice in the $2-300 progressive scan player range.
     
  10. Jed M

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    I am very happy with my 4700. I have not had any problems with any DVDs as well. I am pretty sure you could not go wrong either way. I had to make the same decision around Christmas, good luck and enjoy your new player. I can vouch for the 4700's performance.
     
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    and I can vouch for the 5700 even though HDCD decoding seems to me to be kind of pointless. Excellent player though.
     

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