What's the best in progressive scan for $350-400 or less?

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  1. Adam Bluhm

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    Guys, I'm near making final decisions for my HT. I'm wondering what you folks consider the best DVD player with progressive scan for this $$$.
    I've had good luck with Panasonic in the past. I can also get Panasonic and Toshiba for wholesale, so the RP91 may not be out of my league. How would an Onkyo or Denon play?
    Thanks for any advice, guys. You've all helped me immensly. This is basically the final link to my HT. [​IMG] If you want me to expand more, just let me know.
     
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    personally im going to go with the sony dvp-nc655p 5 disk progressive scan dvd player. lists for $249 and comes in black and silver.
     
  3. Adam Bluhm

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    I forgot to say that I do not want a changer. I don't think I'll consider Sony either as I've read poor reviews about their low end DVD players.
    Hmm, I just thought.. I've heard good about Pioneer as well. I'll have to check that out. [​IMG]
     
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    i dunno about the pioneer, most people that i know of havent had much good luck with them.
     
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    Hmm. Well, I think the Toshiba SD5700 looks nice. I'll have to find some reviews on that model.
    Any other takers? Anyone? Beuller?
    [​IMG]
     
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    For film based sources, I'm very happy with my JVC player. (JVC SA-XV75GD)
     
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    here's a (not so) short list:
     
  8. Adam Bluhm

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    Hmm, well... I guess they'll all have some bugs, huh. Well, Panasonic or Toshiba will probably be the road I take. Right now it'll most likely be the Toshiba SD5700 or the Panasonic RP-62.
    BTW, any deficincies worth mentioning about the 5700?
    Also, is it okay to say you're being picky about the deficiencies with these players? You seem to rule out everything. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the help, guys. Much appreciated.
     
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    The Denon 1600's video section is based on the Panasonic 56/62. A review from hometheaterhifi:
    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...00-6-2002.html
    Check out the conclusion:
    "The Denon DVD-1600 has excellent DVD-A quality, and our Benchmark tests indicate that it is one of the best DVD Video players on the market. For those of you who have been asking us about which new DVD player has superior performance, and NO chroma bug, your wait is over."
    Test of the 56:
    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...-2-8-2001.html
    The performance of the new 62 is similar to that of the 56.
     

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