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post #481 of 4322
I live in manhattan. J&R doesn't have it in stock, with no date for delivery. Doesn't any outfit on the East Coast have this unit IN STOCK?
post #482 of 4322
I received my unit from FedEx a few minutes ago. I will test it on my Samsung 22" LCD TV to see how it fares. The DVDs I will be test it will be: The Passion of the Christ, The Return of the King, Shrek, and Digital Video Essentials.

Since HDMI and DVI are both new to me, I hope that upconversion does not disappoint me.
post #483 of 4322
Highly anticipating our first DLP (Samsung) and S97 match....Desperately holding off on the 1910 until then.

One of the most informative threads to date, with very few off-topic posts (a rarity these days). Thanks Paul and everyone else (as though you needed another pat on the back, you must be raw and chaffing at this point).
post #484 of 4322
Thread Starter 
megamii,

Let us know how it turns out!

Paul
post #485 of 4322
Panasonic web site has MSRP back to $299...
post #486 of 4322
Quote:


Originally posted by Paul Bigelow
megamii,

Let us know how it turns out!

Paul

with pics too if possible please, and maybe comparisons with your old dvd component player if you have one..
post #487 of 4322
It would be nice if someone could test a DVD+R too, if possible. Thanks.
post #488 of 4322
How about people who use DVD+R and want to know if it works with this player send Paul (or anyone who's testing) a DVD+R to test with?

I would send one, but I strictly use DVD-R's and Paul's already confirmed that the player is able to play DVD-R media.

Just a thought.
post #489 of 4322
I have DVD+R's. I'll test tonight and post the results.
post #490 of 4322
Thanks Rich,

You'll make a lot of people waiting for an answer on this happy (hopefully).
post #491 of 4322
Thread Starter 
Since DVD+RW works, I can't imagine a problem -- but you never know....

Paul
post #492 of 4322
For current owners with the DVD-S97... Please post your *full* firmware info in case there are different versions.

To perform version check. Press and hold on unit "PAUSE" + "OPEN" and press 7 on remote. The full version will be displayed on the LCD read out and the last 3 numbers on the right is the version number.

Sango
post #493 of 4322
I am not sure if they ship out though. I am waiting for my Sony XS955...you think the Sony HDMI DVD player will perform better just because it's a sony to sony component...that might be the biggest noob question ever .
Anyone with any insight on this?
post #494 of 4322
Thread Starter 
"Comparisons" section added. Thoughts and observations. No offense intended. First up, Momitsu V880.
post #495 of 4322
Now the icing on the cake would be if someone finds a way to make this player a region-free player..that would be awesome..
post #496 of 4322
L087 85E528 is firmware version on my player.

I'll pull the case and list the mei number tomorrow
post #497 of 4322
Interesting note, Panasonic New Zealand imported a first batch of 20 units - all were pre-sold (thats right, 20 units for the whole country - go figure).
I missed out :-(

Also the S97 will be sold as a region free player (as are all players - local market requirements).
post #498 of 4322
Paul,

From the photos you posted of Willy Wonka, the component (480P and 480i) pictures appear to offer slightly better focus and detail than any of the HDMi photos. Concentrating on the vertical corduroy lines in the shirt, the freckles and the edges of the hair/eyebrows/lashes this is what I see. Color and brightness differences aside I think I prefer the 480i photo.

Is that consistent with your general focus/detail impressions of the different modes or am I simply seeing photo/computer artifacts?

Also I noted earlier a special request asking if you'd be so kind to take photos of the DVE restaurant scene (people), I'd like to second that request if your significant other hasn't grown too tired of it all yet.

Thank-you
post #499 of 4322
Just got my player today (Onecall). I can confirm that DVD+R discs work just fine. I assumed they would since +RW worked. Although I will ultimately control it with a Pronto Pro, at least for the initial few days, I wish the remote had a backlight.

Waiting for my Panny AE700. Using DVDO iScanHD at the moment with AE300. Picture very nice.
post #500 of 4322
Thread Starter 
Hello Hugh2,

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to revisit some of these pictures. They could be better. Color balance, consistency, etc. Might have to experiment a bit.

Paul
post #501 of 4322
Thread Starter 
Hello Radsman,

Thanks for the report. Another item off the list!

Enjoy the player!

Paul
post #502 of 4322
Great, I was waiting for the DVD+R !!!

Now, where to buy ??? Any B&M carrying it ??

Thanks !
post #503 of 4322
Thread Starter 
If you live in Southern California you may be able to get it at Ken Crane's, according to reports. Other than that, I have no idea.

Paul
post #504 of 4322
I first off want to start by saying, thanks Paul, You did a great job with this thread and I have decided to buy this DVD player. I put in a order last friday when it was shown unavailable from ONECALL. I have been anticipating a email saying they have more in and that I was going to be in the first batch of people that get it. I got to impatient and decided to shoot them an email today asking about the availabiliy. This was there response...

"We will have more here on Friday or Monday and will be able to fill
all of our current orders and still have some left over. "

So for all of you that are looking to get one of these like myself, here is your chance.

I hope this was helpful, and keep up the good work, I will be posting my opinion of this player when I get it...
post #505 of 4322
I first off want to start by saying, thanks Paul, You did a great job with this thread and I have decided to buy this DVD player. I put in a order last Friday when it was shown unavailable from ONECALL. I have been anticipating a email saying they have more in and that I was going to be in the first batch of people that get it. I got to impatient and decided to shoot them an email today asking about the availability. This was there response...

"We will have more here on Friday or Monday and will be able to fill
all of our current orders and still have some left over. "

So for all of you that are looking to get one of these like myself, here is your chance.

I hope this was helpful, and keep up the good work, I will be posting my opinion of this player when I get it...
post #506 of 4322
Good to hear about onecall !!

I'll check Ultimate Eletrocnics tomorrow...

Thanks
post #507 of 4322
Thread Starter 
steeevoboy,

You're welcome! Enjoy the player.

I'm in the process of trying to figure out a method to improve my picture taking so that the quality can really be captured by the camera.

Paul
post #508 of 4322
I tried two DVD+Rs too and they worked just fine.
post #509 of 4322
Quote:


Originally posted by steeevoboy
This was there response...

"We will have more here on Friday or Monday and will be able to fill
all of our current orders and still have some left over. "

So for all of you that are looking to get one of these like myself, here is your chance.

That is great news! I called today to find out if they had any status and they told me that they finally had a definite date, Dec 1. I guess that the word hasn't been passed around to the folks on the phones.
post #510 of 4322
I just ordered a S97S direct from Panasonic.com and their price is $299.95. Shipping is free but they add tax to the order. For me this was $22.98 for a grand total of $322.93. Their estimated shippind date is on or before 11/22.

Here's an update!

I received an email from Panasonic that my S97S has a back order date of 11/8! That's only a week! Woo Hoo
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