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Will I see a major difference with a newer progressive DVD player?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gruson, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Gruson

    Gruson Second Unit

    Sep 20, 2000
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    Hey all, I am currently using a Toshiba Progressive DVD player, the 6200.
    Now, I have heard a lot about the new players using the Faroudja chip.
    Will I see a big difference if I upgraded to a newer player?
    I love my Toshiba but if there is something out there that will give me better picture I would upgrade in a second.
    I just wish we could have 1080i DVDs [​IMG]
    My specs below....
    Mitsubishi 65907 65" HDTV ISFd Steve Martin
    Yamaha RX-V1000 6.1
    Paradigm PW2200
    Paradigm Studio CC
    Paradigm Studio 40s
    CV LS-15s
    CV LS-8s
    Toshiba 6200 Progressive
    Pioneer CLD704 LD
    Aura Bass Shakers
    1080i DirecTV
  2. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Dec 16, 1998
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    I upgraded from a Toshiba 6200 to a Panasonic RP-91 (both connected to an ISF-calibrated Toshiba 56H80). The RP-91's zoom/scaling feature for non-anamorphic widescreen DVD's is a huge improvement over the zoom viewing mode of my Toshiba TV. So, if you have a large number of non-anamorphic discs, the upgrade could be worthwhile (I have over 80 in my collection).
    For anamorphic material, the RP-91 has a better picture than the 6200, but the differences are more subtle. A sharper image and better defined colors were my observations.
    My DVD Collection
    AFI 100 Films to watch: 40 -> 5

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