Which DVD Player for me? JVC or Panasonic...

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  1. Josh Campbell

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    Hi, I am going to be getting an additional DVD player and I need some advice. My primary purpose for the player is DVD-A discs, VCD's, and MP3 playback. I am interested in a changer for convenience purposes.
    I currently have a Panasonic RV30. Of course if the new player is better, I will move the RV30 to the bedroom, otherwise I will just have both in my main system.
    The DVD player will be connected via S-video as I don't have a component ready TV, so even though the players I have in mind are progressive scan, I do not yet need that and their progressive scan capabilities aren't vital to my decision,
    Here is what I have narrowed my choices down too, keep in mind this is a second player so price is a huge factor. the ones I have chosen are all similar in price.

    Panasonic CP-72S - $220 - $30 mail in rebate
    JVC-FA-95GD - $164 shipped
    JVC-FA-900BK - about $220 shipped

    If anyone has any opinion/experience with these models for a 36" Direct View TV, please let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks!!!
     
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  3. Josh Campbell

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    Thanks, I read that thread before i posted. Nowhere did i see any comments about how they perform on a regular 4:3 TV that isn't progressive scan ready.

    Anyone help on that?
     
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    Josh, the DVD-CP72 has a 4:3 zoom mode for for Non-pressive 4:3 aspect-ratio teles. This player has excellent picture quality. I've reviewed the Toshiba, Sony and JVC FA900BK.
     
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    Josh read my comments on that thread. It tells you exactly how it performs on 4x3 non progressive.
     
  6. Josh Campbell

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    Whoops, you're right. I must have missed your post the first time i read the thread. Don't i feel like a jackass. So you would recommend the JVC then?

    Thanks again!!!
     
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    Definitely Josh!
     
  8. Charlie B. Ch.

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    I bought the CP72 on Tuesday and, already, I am going to return it. I also have a traditional tv set. While the picture of the CP72 is excellent comparing to my old Sony NS315 (already defunct) and my Cyberhome CH500 back up player, the sound was too boomy for my liking. I connect the CH500 and the CP72 to my receiver (playing the same disc) both through optical connection and they sound different. The CH500 sounds smoother and more natural while the CP72 is too electronic (but I could hear more details on the CP72). Theoretically, the sound should be indentical since the players just send zeros and ones to the receiver (maybe someone could correct me). But they do really sound different. I cannot comment on the JVC since I haven't tried one.
     

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