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post #91 of 4322 Old 10-28-2004, 11:14 AM
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Isn't the front part of the S97 have the chrome look on the front of the tray loader?

Paul! Change the LCD light to have a red or purple look ahahahah!
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one more q to add - noticed firmware in your checklist - are we 100% sure it's upgradable?
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Sango,

I will do no such thing to this DVD-S97S

hancox,

I know nothing about the 'S97S firmware: version, upgradeable or not. The entry is just a placeholder should the information become available.
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Chipcloseup shot,

JKA/V,

Can you tell me the part number on that large Panasonic/MEI MPEG decoder ship sitting next to the Genesis FLi-2310? I can't tell from your picture. Is it the same MN677531KA, as in the RP-82/XP30/50? This may be one badass player after all!

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When I'm done testing video on it, I'll pull it back apart and take a gander.

If it was the same as the rp91/82/xp30/50 that would be excellent

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Paul - how bad is the macroblocking? Does it appear at all resolutions? I thought the 2910 (same chip) was clear of it at 720p - maybe this one is as well?


Lancestorm - we could just get 2 Bravo D2's and 2 Momitsu's and a Gefen 4 way switcher. I bet that way we would have 1 completely stable, region free DVI Sigma solution at any given time.

Of course - it would be hard to not look at them like a stack of Karate blocks...
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Hope someone can find a way to make this player region-free. Would be nice
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Paul: Based on ur calls to stores, where is it going to appear first? I am on the east coast (VA)
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Todd,

I didn't have long to take a look at it or work with the adjustments. All I can really indicate is that at 1080i HDMI -- I see it. Tonight after working carefully with the player and TV adjustments it might be minimized or go away.

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Some body please kick my butt to calm me down
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The only retailer in my area that indicated for certain that they are going to have it is Ultimate Electronics. This player might be a limited distribution item.
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I'm right with you Todd, this is a big thing for me too!!!


I third that!

I love the v880 dvi PQ, 4x3 handling, region morphing ability. I am SICK of the stupid remote. It's just driving me crazy (and my new Harmony remote didn't fix it).

Seems the Panny does OK with the 4x3. I NEED to know how the HDMI->DVI fares. DVD-A is just a bonus.
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Even if the DVD-S97 uses the FLI-2312 chip, will there be problems? I thought I recalled there were problems with the FLI-2312 in the Secrets web site.

I never heard of the FLI-2312 (must be FLI2310)!! Must be something new!! =) lol!! j/k!
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Can you compare the the RP91's scaler to the DVD-S97's one?

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Hey Paul,

You're not looking so hot. Maybe you should go home early....
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Sango,

I have the Panasonic DVD-XP50, Momitsu V880, Sony DVP-S7000, Terapin TT-1800, Toshiba SD-P1000, SD-P2000, Sony RDR-GX7, Teac 550, Cyberhome CH 320.

I do not have the RP-91.

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Hey Paul,

You're not looking so hot. Maybe you should go home early....

LOL!

If I can survive until tonight I'll be OK.
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Awwwwwwww! bad news!!

I have at home, 3 RP82s (I had 4, sold one), 3 RP56's, and 2 RP91s (bought both of them defective. I fixed one of them, the other can be fixed but didn't bother to repair it yet.).
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Then you need another Panasonic!
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I never heard of the FLI-2312 (must be FLI2310)!! Must be something new!! =) lol!! j/k!

How did the FLI-2312 came to my mind? You are right, there is no chip under that name.
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Awwwwwwww! bad news!!

I have at home, 3 RP82s (I had 4, sold one), 3 RP56's, and 2 RP91s (bought both of them defective. The other can be fixed but didn't bother to repari it yet.).

Sango, you looking for another RP-91 for the spare parts?

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Hi Bytehoven:

Nope, I put a rest to purchasing defective units for now since I'm back to studying. (oh I fixed my post which you quoted). Did your unit break?
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Paul, I'll get the other unit, which most likely is the S97 on the condition it surpasses the RP82 and does well on the shootout.

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Hi Bytehoven:

Nope, I put a rest to purchasing defective units for now since I'm back to studying. (oh I figured my post which you quoted). Did your unit break?

Sango

No, it's in great shape.

I actually have two of them. One I will keep for the studio since the macrovision defeat allows for easy sampling of movie titles and SFX.

It's also a great way to make my kids their own DVD-R copies of movies, so I don't have to worry about the masters getting trashed.

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One thing I noticed on the remote was that I couldn't find an open/close tray button. Maybe it was missed in the rush, but I thought it odd.

Pushing "PLAY" on the remote automatically closes the tray.

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no open/close on the remote paul

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Huh? You have to go to the unit to open the tray?
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Only to open it. Certainly not to take the disk out!
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Yes, ahro, it appears so -- at least with the supplied remote.

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I just noticed it too in the manual it doesn't have one. If I'm not correct, you maybe able to use a different Panasonic remote which does have the open/close and see if the unit responds. Initially I thought you guys were saying, the DVD unit itself has no open/close button hahaahh!!

I did buy 3 RP91 remotes and they are very useful to me.
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Any confirmation on the MPEG decoder part #?
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How does it handle non-anamorphic widescreen DVDs? Any vertical zoom functions for it?

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