XV-S65GD or DVD-RP56

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  1. Mikey Ber

    Mikey Ber Stunt Coordinator

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    I have read many forum pages, many reviews, my head hurts. I am leaning towards the JVC XV-S65GD now. I have a new Toshiba 50H81 RPTV. Any comments on which one I should BUY? The Panny RP56 or JVC S65. I have started with the Panny, to the JVC, then the Skyworth, then the Malata, back to the Panny, now to the JVC. I have to take some tylenol. I need some more input............. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mikey Ber

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    anybody?
     
  3. Rob Robinson

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    no time to type a big thing-
    basically, i love my new jvc 65.
     
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  5. Mikey Ber

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    thanks, I am getting the jvc!
     
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    I bought the JVC last night. It's my first DVD player so I have nothing to compare it to. I can't tell you exactly why I bought it over the RP56 or the Toshiba 3750, but after hours of reading....there were comments about how the blacks are blacker on the JVC on avsforum that tipped the scale.
     
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    JVC...nuff said!
    Thx......Shawn [​IMG]
     
  9. Mikey Ber

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    Paul read the shoot out, like the rp56 with the sage chip set, but........I just ordered the JVC-S60BK. Like all the extras.
     
  10. PaulKH

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    Mikey - even not having seen the JVC I'd take it over the RP56's inconvenient operation.
     
  11. henning hoffmann

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    I've tried to get rid of that zoom diagram when zoomed in, but with no luck. In another post somewhere, a guy had listed several ways to get rid of the zoom diagram while remaining zoomed, but no luck for me. I have the FA90BK (black version of the FA95GD). Any ideas?
    henning
     
  12. Steve Schaffer

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    Paul,
    The "Auto" setting for pulldown relies on flags on the disc to determing whether or not to engage 3/2 pulldown. Not all discs are correctly flagged.
    In the "Smart" setting the player "guesses" whether the material is video or film based and switches accordingly.
    I've had best luck using "smart."
    If you watch the progressive scan indicator light, it turns red for video, green for film based stuff.
    Henning,
    The method for getting rid of the "Zoom" icon varies from disc to disc. Sometimes entering a non-existent chapter number works, sometimes it doesn't. I've read that hitting anything that will make the "red circle with a slash through it" icon come on during normal play will make the zoom icon go away while you're zoomed. I can't confirm this.
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    Steve S.
    I prefer not to push the subwoofers until they're properly run in.
    [Edited last by Steve Schaffer on November 09, 2001 at 08:05 PM]
     
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    Mikey,
    Hi guy, looks like your getting what you need, so nothing to add.
    Buy the way, ~{You got mail}~ [​IMG]
    Geoff
     
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    I just ordered the S60BK, I hope it's a nice player. I can always go to Sears and buy the RP-56 if needed. [​IMG]
     
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    Damn, I just came across the JVC XV-SA70B that does DVD-A for a few bucks more. Arghhhhhhhhh......
     
  16. PaulKH

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    John, that model isn't even listed on JVC's U.S. web site. Are you in the U.S.?
     
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    I think SA70BK/SA75GD is the one with DAD-A. It also seems to have a Video DAC(?) of 10/54Mhz instead of the 10/27Mhz of the 60BK/65GD. I wonder if the 54Mhz equates to better image?
    Takosan
     
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    Thanks John. Still amazing the 70 isn't on JVC's web site although the gold 75 is. Weird numbering scheme - why do the gold ones sometimes have a number 5 higher?
    Also, on JVC's site, the info on the 75 doesn't say anything about built in DTS/DD decoder that I could find, and DVD-A is buried down in the specs ... incredible.
    Does anyone else find Sony's, JVC's, Toshiba's and Panasonic's web sites AWFUL? For some reason, consumer electronics companies are having a hard time keeping their web sites up to date.
     

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