What is the big difference between the Panasonic RP91 and the XP50?

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  1. Jeff Adams

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    Sorry to keep posting new threads but want to make a wise decision in my purchase of a new dvd player. I am almost sold on these two units but want to know what the major difference is. What makes the 91 worth $699.95 compared to the XP50 at $349.95? The video performance looks to be identical. Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

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    You should be able to find an RP-91 for a lot less money than $700. Many places are selling them on closeout for less than $400. You may want to check www.onecall.com (call their toll free number for the best price).

    The RP-91 has a built-in scaler that is very useful if you have a 16x9 TV. This feature will provide superior video quality for non-anamorphic widescreen discs and simplify viewing of supplemental material.

    The XP50 is supposed to be identical in video quality to the discontinued RP-82. The RP-82 handles video-based (as opposed to film-based) material in a superior manner to the RP-81, which can comb more often on such material.

    I own a RP-91 and a 16x9 television. I have grown so fond of the unit's scaler that I will look for this feature in any future player upgrade.
     
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    Scott, thanks for the info. How good is the image on anamorphic dvd's? Most dvd's are anamorphic these days so that is very important.
     
  4. Sebastien David

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    ummm... audio? build quality? durability? looks? "cool factor?

    not sure about the audio part, never played with the XP50.
     

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