Xpost: Faroudja's DCDi de-interlacer?

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  1. Peter_Woo

    Peter_Woo Agent

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    What is Faroudja's DCDi de-interlacer? I have have it on my new Denon DVD900, is it worth the extra $$?
    How does Denon DVD900 compare with Toshiba's SD4800? I am considering an exchange for the Toshiba since it's $110 cheaper. Is Denon DVD900 worth the money? Thanks
     
  2. Brae

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    Peter, there are quite a few inexpensive DVD players that have DCDI but do not or can not advertise DCDI is under the hood. More than a year ago I bought the Panny RP-56 for $189. Nothing relating to DCDI, but its in the player. Do not go thinking that just because its advertised its the reason why the product is higher in price/value.
     
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    Brae,

    Thank you for the advise but how do I find a DVD Player with DCDi if the maker does not advertise it? I went back to the store today and the salesman kept on insisting that Denon DVD900 is better than Toshiba SD4800 because of the better processing chip should I believe him??

    Thanks again
     
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    Peter:

    Unfortunately, that's not an easy question to answer. I got lucky on the AVS forum (DVD Hardware chatroom) and someone had a list of [then] known DVD players with unpublished DCDI included.

    It would hurt to post a question about SD4800 in the AVS forum and see if someone already knows the answer.
     
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    There's a list of some of the players that have DCDi here:

    DCDi Players

    In addition, the Panasonic RP56, CP67, CP72, XP30, XP50, Yamaha 2300 and Philips 963SA all have the DCDi chip.

    That being said, the Denon 900 is not one of the best examples of a DCDi player for other reasons, especially at the price.

    Check most of them out here: DVD Shootout
     

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