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Upgrading DVD player eliminate flickering?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Scott_L, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Scott_L

    Scott_L Agent

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    I have a Sony NS725P DVD player and a Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-27FS100 (not HD). When watching DVD's I notice that the top edge of the picture (widescreen mode, not full screen)is flickering (looks to be around 60 Hz) which is really annoying. Will upgrading to a higher quality DVD player(ex.Denon 2200) eliminate this or would I have to purchase a HD TV?
    Also, will there be a noticeable improvement in the sound with CD's and/or movies if I went with the Denon 2200 over my Sony DVD player. I'm currently using a Denon 3803 receiver and component cables from the TV to the DVD player.

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    Scott
     
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    That sounds to me like the macrovision signal from the DVD player. Some TVs get flashing at the top of the screen from macrovision. Buy a macrovision eliminator box to eliminate it.
     
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    An HDTV would help, since you are not getting progressive right now, but may not fix the problem if it is the player. Try S-video and see if it goes away.

    A friend of mine has the 725 and it is not as good in progressive as the 2200 is. In interlaced, I think you would not be improving anything. Audio-wise, the SACD section of the 2200 is better than the 725 as well, but redbook cds will probably sound very similar.
     

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