Which DVD player to use with Panasonic 47WX53

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  1. Beau B

    Beau B Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello to all,

    I just got this TV a few months ago, Panasonic 47WX53, and needed to get a new DVD player to take advantage of the HD power. I currently have the Toshibia 2705, non prog. player.

    I checked the Best Buy ad this week and was looking at a few players. The Pioneer DV563A-S with $25 gift card or the Samsung DVDHD931 with $50 gift card.

    Is the Samsung worth spending the extra $120.00?
    Will I notice that much difference in the 2 players.
    Since I do not have a prog. scan player already will I be blown away by either of these, or is the Samsung the best bet for my money.

    I am not looking for DVD audio or SACD if this will hinder my decision one way or another.


    Thanks, Beau
     
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    The Denon DVD-1600 is the best choice.
     
  3. Beau B

    Beau B Stunt Coordinator

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    I need to get one at BB because I have a lot of Bonus Bucks fron getting my TV there. Of the 2 I mentioned and with this TV which one should I go with?

    Beau
     
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    I'd go with the Pioneer because it it is a universal player (will play SACD/DVD-Audio) and you can't take advantage of the DVI output on the Samsung unit.

    Since you don't have DVI, I would guess (judging by reviews of both players) that the Pioneer will look better than the Samsung. Just my .02
     
  5. Beau B

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    Yes, my TV does have the DVI. I thought that a good player with DVI would beat any great prog. scan player.

    I do not need DVD audio or SACD.


    Beau
     
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    I've read there's no difference in video quality between component and DVI...I thinks it's been talked about in this forum before...[​IMG]
     
  7. adamKI

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    Oops, I read the specs for the wrong model ... in that case I would buy both and see which one looks better then return the one you don't like.

    Another consideration is that you may soon want to use that DVI input for a High Def set top box, so you might switch your DVD back to component anyway.
     

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