Which DVD player for 40" Sony Wega?

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  1. Bill Lewis

    Bill Lewis Auditioning

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    After months of research and debate, I finally made the decision to go with the Sony 40XBR700 instead of a plasma or RPTV. It gets here in 4 weeks.

    Do I really need a progressive scan DVD, since the Wega has what appears to be a built in line doubler as well as 3:2 pulldown? Or would a cheaper DVD player yield the same results with the internal scaler in the Sony? I would appreciate the help~ thanks! (for those of you who are tempted to flame the idea of a 4:3 TV in that price range, trust me; it's best for my situation)
     
  2. Tony Meconiates

    Tony Meconiates Stunt Coordinator

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    bump for you.

    I have a 36xbr450 with a cheapo Toshiba SD1600 and it actually looks good. Hope to upgrade to the denon 3800 come summertime.
     
  3. Stephen Houdek

    Stephen Houdek Second Unit

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    That really depends on the sets performance. I've read the Sony's don't have the best performance for 3:2 and line doubling.

    I have a Hitachi RPTV and I can't discern the difference between progressive out and 3:2 mode on my TV. However, I beleive the Hitachi has a better chipset than the Sony's.
     
  4. Masood Ali

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    The price difference between a good interlaced player (Tosh. 2800) and a good progressive player (Tosh. 4700) is less than $50. Unless you have a very good deinterlacing chip in your set (Pioneer Elite comes to mind), you would benefit from the performance of a progressive player.
     
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    I use a Sony 700p with my 36 XBR 400 and think it looks great. IMHO, hard to beat that player at its current price.
     
  6. ChrisMatson

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    I have the 36XBR450 with an nterlaced Pioneer DV-333. IMO, the picture looks great using progressive or 3:2 DRC.

    -Chris
     

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