Will the Samsung DVD-HD93 be worth it for my RPTV???

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  1. CraigK

    CraigK Stunt Coordinator

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    I went to Future Shop today and looked at this player. The cost was high (499.99 Canadian), but I liked the fact that it could upconvert to HD levels.

    Question: I curently have the JVC I-ARt AV-48Wp30 RPTV hooked up to a nice Panasonic progessive scan DVD player (model - DVD-RP62. I like the picture quality now as it is. Will I notice a HUGE difference with this new Samsung player...its an investment of 500 bucks so I wanna make sure its worth it.

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  2. Skyler

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    No, I would say not. I have a 58" Pioneer Elite W DVI, and a DVD-1600. I tried the HD931 in my setup, and all I got was edge enhancement & a slow to respond machine. The Denon & my RP91 put a much more pleasing picture out. I sold it. Now I wish I hadn't, because I bought a Sony Grand Wega III 42" last night for the bedroom. On a DIGITAL DISPLAY, there will be a difference, just not on a CRT IMHO.
     
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    Thanks Skylar! That dude at Future Shop almost suckered me in...but I told him that I would have to consult with some firends...ON A GREAT FORUM THAT IS!!
     
  4. Mike Boniferro

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    I agree with Skyler, but I would go a little further and say that even on a digital set it may not even be worth it. I did some back to back between the samsung hd player using the DVI that comes in the box on a 50" DLP and compared it to a sony dvps725 using the thx ultra monster comonent cables, and found the sony to be WAY better. Much less background interference and smoother edges.
     
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  6. Mike Boniferro

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    the other thing, your TV has to have DVI-HDMIA since the sammy outputs the encrypted signal in the DVI line (although I've been told that a sammy service person will help you turn it off if it doesn't work with your set)
     

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