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Video on Panny DVD-RV32 (1 Viewer)


Apr 29, 2002
Heyas, first time posting here :D
Well, anyways, I recently purchased my first DVD player, the Panny R32. Well, when I first played some DVDs on it the picture seemed great. But on closer inspection I could see that often see little black and white spots appear on the picture of certain dvds. These include Gladiator, Office space, and Behind enemy lines. It's most apparent during the 20th century fox intro sequence with the spotlights and everything, in which appears black streaks and dots all over the place.
So, my question is, is this the result of the player? and if so, should I exchange the Panny for another player of the same model or go with a different model/manufacturer, such as the Toshiba SD2800. Any help would be appreciated. Oh, and I normally buy anamorphic dvds, and view them in widescreen, zoom sucks :D. Thanks in advance

Mike Graham

Supporting Actor
Aug 31, 2001
I'm considering buying this player as I've heard good things about it. Does anyone have anything to add to this topic?

Gui A

Supporting Actor
Dec 25, 2000
Hi Trinidad! Welcome to the forum!

I had this player for 30days, and I personally didn't like it.

Anamorphic downcoversion for a 4x3 TV didn't impress me, and I think that's what the problem is here for you...

It creates a lot of sharp jaggies, or stairsteps. It's specially noticeable on angled lines... or circles.

... When I watched the colour bars, there was severe bleeding between some of the colours. This also happened in the player's menu screen... The remote control had small buttons and corners were sharp.

The good thing was this model doesn't suffer from the chroma bug. But, I thought to myself, what's the point when there's a chance the colours will bleed with each other?

The zoom feature on this panasonic is designed for people who don't like 'black bars'. It only works on anamorphic DVDs, and is just 1 step of zooming in. I liked the zoom feature on my old Apex better... it was useful when I needed to read something small on the screen...

I ended up keeping the similarly priced Sony NS400, even though it has a softer picture, and chroma bug. I liked the remote control better, and the colours kept to themselves.

Anyway. I suggest you take advantage of the store's return policy, buy 2 players, and test them out head to head. See which one You like better. Heck. I had 3 at one time. That's when I found out SACD wasn't for me, and saved more than $100.


Stunt Coordinator
May 6, 2002
I also tried a 32 and didn't care for the picture quality-it went back to the store.

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