Worth it to "upgrade" to a Denon DVD-2800?

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  1. Mark Murphy

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    My friend has a Denon DVD-2800 and wants a DVD-Audio player so he's given me first dibs on it for around $100. Presently, I'm using a Mitsubishi DD-6030(a rebadged Toshiba SD-3800) in progressive scan mode w/a Toshiba 42h82 RPTV. Is the DVD-2800 that much of an improvement? Before my friend made the offer, I was looking to get a Denon DVD-910 or a Mitsubishi dd-8040 (If I can find one). So I guess my question is: Should I grab the DVD-2800 for $100-$125 or spend a little more and get one of the Faroudja players (DVD-910,DD-8040)? Thank you!
     
  2. JeremySt

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    The 2800 is already a couple of years old. Its a great player, but it does exhibit the chroma bug. Still, for under $200, that is a great deal. The DVD 910 is a going to have a better picture simply because its newer, and the quality of MPEG decoders and deinterlacers have improved.
     
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    I think if you can get the 2800 for $100 then that's the way to go. If not the DVD-910 would probably be the one to go with since Denon uses Burr Brown DACS. I'm not sure if Mitsubishi does.
     
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    Mark,
    I just got a similar deal for a Denon 2800, my older Sony S500D was an interlaced unit but a workhorse, 6 years and not a single problem.
    Seeing the progressive scanned image on a 110" front projection screen, the difference is noticeable and yes the sound is definitely better.
    If you are getting it for less than a 100 bucks, just take it!
    Enjoy!
    Rajj
     
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    Its a great CD player at worst, youll love the navigation speed on it.
     
  6. Mark Murphy

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm still on the fence about which direction to go. I'm wondering if an improved deinterlacer will be that much of a difference for film based DVDs. I only own a few video based DVDs.
     

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