Zenith DVB 318 & LG 7832 DVD Player merged thread

Cave Arnold

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Does anyone here have this DVD player from Zenith. It claims to upconvert DVDs to 1080i and send this out over component video. I am wondering if anyone can tell me how they like the output of this and if it does a good job of upconverting the image.

Thanks for any info,
Cave

P.S. I have googled it already and have the specs from Zenith. None of the local stores are carrying these yet.
 

DavidY

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Anyone have any reviews on the LG DV7832, a DVD player that upconverts to 720p and 1080i through BOTH DVI and component connections?

Features:
1080i Video Output Capability
CDiª Video Processing Chip
Progressive Scan Output
Digital Audio Output DTS/Dolby Digital
MP3 Decoding
JPEG Viewer
Variable Speed Smooth Scan Forward/Reverse (2x/4x/16x/100x)
Zoom - 6-Step Moveable (1.5x up to 4x)
Aspect Ratios - 4:3/16:9/Panscan
Parental Control
Plays DVD-Video, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, WMA, Kodak CD, JPEG, VCD, SVCD, MP3

It has the Faroudja chip for upconversion. This unit has both coaxial and optical outs, S-video out and composite video out.

The manual describes that the DVI output is compliant with HDCP specifications. I understand from another forum that the manual refers to the connection as DVI-D.

Dave
 

NickSo

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Hey david, i just tripped across this player over at AVS, looks interesting as it does 1080i over component.

Do you know any places in vancouver that carry it?
 

John S

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I'm dang interested in the player as well.

I have a 4:3 set, and it's native widescreen is not available to any source other than 1080i.
 

DavidY

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Nick,

Have you tried A&B Sound? I've checked with a local Visions and Sight and Sound....no luck. I have someone on the island checking A&B Sound....no word yet. Supposedly any LG dealer can order this in. There is a dealer locator at the LG Canada site.

If you do get one, let me know how the X1 works with it? Currently, I'm unsure if 720p and 1080i via component are worth it on the X1.

Dave
 

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Yeah, A&BSound i checked is a LG Dealer, but they dont have it at their store.

I can ask them next time i go, prolly this weekend
 

Jim-M

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wildwestelectronics.net says they are available now and will let you order one. It's not on their website yet though. Someone at AVS Forum ordered one there the other day. Their email reply to me when I inquired about it said it was $199.95 including free shipping. It is apparently the same as the LG DV-7832 which has been out in Canada for a couple of months.
 

Gil Jawetz

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Yeah, I read that at AVS. I'm really thinking about ordering one. I'm currently sans DVD player in anticipation of something like this. Hmmm...
 

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If it is the exact same as the LG, then yes, i thas the Faroudja DCDi deiterlacer chip
 
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Yes... it's the exact same unit as the LG.

They are flying off the shelves at Wild West now -- the company's CEO did a post on that AVS thread basically saying "thanks... more are on the way!"
 

Andrew JC

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I have an order in from the "other" place mentioned in that thread for $160 delivered. Can't wait to get it
 

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