True representation of Panasonic RP82 found on link

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  1. Thik Nongyow

    Thik Nongyow Stunt Coordinator

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    After being told that images of the Panasonic RP82 from online stores are misleading, I was given a link to show what the DVD player actually look like:

    http://www.hometheatervault.com/brian's%20equip%20rack%201.jpg

    The RP82 is below the Sega Genesis and the Sony Playstation 2, but above what I think is an A/V receiver. It has a knob like the RP62, and a surprise to me, the black area is not black but chrome!
     
  2. Josh Lowe

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    here's another shot of one
    [​IMG]
    and an RP91 for comparison
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  3. Adam Barratt

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    I saw a few of the latest crop of Panasonics a few days ago. I know it's all in the eye of the beholder, but I thought they were some seriously ugly looking critters.

    Adam
     
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    agreed. but what comes out of them looks great.. besides, the lights are turned off anyway so i don't have to look at the player. [​IMG]
     
  5. Brian D Scott

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    Thanks for using my picture, Thik! I was lucky enough to have a dealer in my area right around the corner (literally!) who had them in stock! I'm very happy with my purchase - it is a fine multiplayer!!

    BTW, below the RP82 is an old Pioneer laserdisc player - it still gets a workout!
     
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    Josh, nice to see another use those wire racks (I call them baker's racks) in their HT. The 82 looks flat and sleek, a bit too shiny, though.
     
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    I think the new Pani's look cheap as well.

    (I have that metro shelving as well! I have my 36xbr400 Wega on one as well they hold like 700 pounds!)
     
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    Isn't there some issue with the zooming or scaling on the RP-82?
     
  11. Thik Nongyow

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    Brian, there is a problem with the images on your post. It seems I am getting a message from msnuser.com to login.
     
  12. Brian D Scott

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    Sorry, try it again. I have the images in an MSN group, but the priviliges are open so you should see 'em.
     
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    I also don't like the looks of the RP82, although from what I've read I'm sure picture quality is nice. I much prefer the looks out my RP91.
     
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    The 82 is actually not that bad looking and starts to grow on you after a while. With picture quality this good, I really don't care what it looks like. :wink:
     
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    Does anyone have a pic of the rear of the machine?
     
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    No, but it's pretty straight forward. From left to right looking at the back there's the following connections:

    Coaxial digital, optical digital, 6-channel analog outputs, standard TV audio connections, component video, composite video, S-video, power cord.
     
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    I took a couple pics of the RP82 for those who haven't been able to see it yet.
    This first pic better represents what the front looks like. In most pics it comes out looking black but its really chrome/mirror-like (sorry its blurry, used no flash)
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    This is a close-up of the front-left of the unit
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    This is a close-up of the front-right of the unit.
    [​IMG]
    And this is a shot of the connections on the back.
    [​IMG]
     
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    What chipset does this use? Also, any brick and mortar stores gonna carry this? Like the RP62, but want DVD-A and a coax digital out too.
     
  19. Gregg Z

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    Hi Sean,

    The MPEG decoder in the RP82 is the same MPEG decoder chip found in the much more expensive RP91 player. Its made by Matsushita/Panasonic. It does NOT have the chroma upsample bug.

    The de-interlacer chip is the Sage/Faroudja DCDi FLI2200 chip. This is the same chip that is found in more expensive players like the Kenwood Sovereigns. In the RP82 the CCS flag is set correctly and does not cause the color strobing effect seen on some earlier DCDi-based players.

    SoundTrak and Fry's are retail stores seen to carry the RP82. To date stores like BestBuy, Circuit City, HiFi Buys/Tweeter and Sears are not carrying the RP82. Online, Crutchfield, Amazon, OneCall and several other e-tailers carry the RP82.
     
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    glad to hear the dcdi chipset. Hoping for that. Is the RP62 the same chipset?

    Also, anyone know if best buy and circuit city are going to carry this any time soon, since it is relatively new?
     

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