URGENT!!! What's the best DVD player under $300?

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  1. AnitaPeterson

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    Hi there,

    I have a "quick and dirty" question.

    My DVD player (Panasonic RP-56) bought last January was defective, and the store said that, since I had the comprehensive warranty, I can go and get another one tomorrow (February 14) within the same price bracket ($300).

    So, what should I get? The Panasonic RP-82 ? A JVC? A Sony?

    I'm interested in excellent playback quality, known reliability (so it won't break on me again), features like progressive scan, and *maybe*, if the machine is good to begin with, multi-region capability.

    Thanks much!
     
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    If you can find the RP82, yes, go for it.

    Other good players include the CP72 or XP30 (both Panasonic).

    If you want multi-region, JVC is a good choice.
     
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    Thanks! I hope I'll still find the RP82 (in FutureShop).

    Which other players?
     
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    The best player is the one that looks the best to you under $300.

    Aaron
     
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    How sturdy are the JVCs ? Any known playback problems, such as those with Toshiba machines? Which models have the capabilty to "create" anamorphic images on HDTV sets?
     
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    Woohoo! I went to FutureShop today and I got the RP-82 - they have four more in stock... I don't regret getting the extended warranty anymore [​IMG]

    So, for all those in Ottawa, go to FutureShop @ South Keys and get the RP-82 !
     
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    Good for you! If you have an HDTV, use "Auto 1" & "Normal" settings (press Display twice during standby to get to this setting) & enjoy the cleanest, flicker-free 480p picture from any DVD player to date.
     
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    Thanks much!

    Cheers!
     
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