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what makes a dvd player stand out? (1 Viewer)

allan espinoza

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i just want to know what does everybody look for in a dvd player? what makes it stand out than the rest besides more features such as sacd, dvd audio etc...
what i want to know is what to look for in terms of video and sound processing? i would like to know so that i dont have to keep making mistakes in choosing a dvd player and having to return the unit back and forth. thanks for any replys.
 

Massimo N

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The feature set your looking for is a good spot to start, as it will narrow down the playing field quite a bit. The basics I look for in a DVD player to even consider it are:

No Chroma Bug
No Additional Sharpness/Enhancements
Little to no pixel cropping
Very Good De-interlacing
No roll off on high frequency
No White Crush
No Black Crush

There is a very good article on Secrets of Home Theater ...

DVD Shootout

The other features I look for in a DVD player are:
HDMI or DVI-D output
5ch DVD Audio

I used to have the Panasonic DVD-RP82 which was an awsome player. I'm leaning towards the Panasonic DVD-S97 now as it looks promising.
 

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