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Hello,
I am trying to gather a list of all upconverting DVD players and video projectors with one of the Reon or Realta chips inside. Here is my list so far. You are more than welcome to add to the list if you know of any.

DVD players:

1- Denon DVD-5910 (Realta)
2- Denon DVD-2930CI (Reon)
3- Denon DVD-3930CI (Realta)


Blu-ray and HD DVD Players with one of these chips inside:

1- Samsung BD-P1200 (Reon; Blu-ray)
2- Samsung BD-UP5000 (Reon; Blu-ray/HD-DVD)
3- Toshiba HD-XA2 (Reon; HD-DVD)
4- Denon DVD-3800BDCI (Realta; Blu-ray)
5- Onkyo DV-HD805 (Reon; HD-DVD)

As far as I can tell, Samsung BD-P1200 is the least expensive option among these.



Video Projectors with a Reon or Realta chip inside:


1- BenQ W500 (720p LCD , Reon)
2- BenQ SP830 (720P DLP, Reon)
3- BenQ SP831 (720P DLP, Reon)
4- Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 800 (720p LCD, Realta)
5- Marantz VP12S4 (720p DLP)
6- Marantz VP11S1 (1080p DLP, Realta)
7- Mitsubishi HC5000BL (1080p LCD, Realta)
8- ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 (1080p LCD, Reon)
9- Yamaha DPX-1300 (720p DLP, Realta)


LCD Panels

1- Syntax-Brillian Olevia’s 7 series: 742 & 747 (42” and 47” 1080p LCD, Realta)
2- Syntax-Brillian Olevia 265TFHD, (65" 1080p LCD, Realta)
3- Gateway XHD3000 30-inch widescreen HDTV (1600p LCD, Realta)



Comments on performance, and links to reviews and comparisons are more than welcome.



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The 2930 is a Reon.

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Thanks. Fixed it.

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The 2930 is a Reon.

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The Onkyo DV-HD805 has a Reon. Appears to be a rebadged XA2...
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Comments on performance, and links to reviews and comparisons are more than welcome.

As far as I can tell, Samsung BD-P1200 is the least expensive option among them.

I would advise not buying the Samsung 1200, I did. Too many problems related to FW and Samsuck doesn't seem to be able to fix the problems and is very slow with FW releases. If you can find one for $100 open box or refurbed it makes a good upscaler if it has pre 2.0 FW, but you still have to put up with 4:3 being stretched to 16:9. Find the sticky in the Blu-ray players forum and read the last 4-5 pages.

The XA2 seems pretty good and can be found for around $300 refurbed, but getting a refurb that works can be hit or miss. I've heard of people finding open box at BB or CC for under $250.

Thanks for compiling the list.

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List updated. Thanks for the input.

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The Onkyo DV-HD805 has a Reon. Appears to be a rebadged XA2...


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Yes, I am aware of the BD-P1200 problems. HD-XA2 is the next least expensive option and, it may even rapidly drop in price with the recent demise of HD DVD to become a very attractive option as a great upconverting DVD player. It even seems possible to make it into a region-free DVD player.



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I would advise not buying the Samsung 1200, I did. Too many problems related to FW and Samsuck doesn't seem to be able to fix the problems and is very slow with FW releases. If you can find one for $100 open box or refurbed it makes a good upscaler if it has pre 2.0 FW, but you still have to put up with 4:3 being stretched to 16:9. Find the sticky in the Blu-ray players forum and read the last 4-5 pages.

The XA2 seems pretty good and can be found for around $300 refurbed, but getting a refurb that works can be hit or miss. I've heard of people finding open box at BB or CC for under $250.

Thanks for compiling the list.

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Just wondering if any other CE manufacturer is going to produce a DVD player using the Reon or Realta chip.
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I added a new part to the original message to include a list of video projectors which carry one of these chips inside. I only know of a Yamaha model right now. Please let me know if you know of any other one.

Thanks, Ramin

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I added a new part to the original message to include a list of video projectors which carry one of these chips inside. I only know of a Yamaha model right now. Please let me know if you know of any other one.

Thanks, Ramin

The BenQ W500 has the HQV Reon chip as well.
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Updated. Thanks. Ramin

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The BenQ W500 has the HQV Reon chip as well.


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I believe that the benq w500 projector has the reon chip. It boasts of hqv.
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Here is a list published by HQV of all products using the Reaon or Realta processor. They already did the leg work for you.
http://www.hqv.com/products.cfm
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Thanks for the link. I am going to update the list accordingly. One note: the list in the site is not comprehensive. For example it does not include the Marantz projectors. Moreover, it does not always specify which chip is inside the device. For example Denon DVD-2500BT mentioned there has a HQV chip inside which happens to be neither Reon nor Realta, right?

The HQV processor in the Toshiba TDP-ET20U 480p projector can't be Reon or Realta since it doesn't need ubscaling, right?


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Here is a list published by HQV of all products using the Reaon or Realta processor. They already did the leg work for you.
http://www.hqv.com/products.cfm


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Here is a list published by HQV of all products using the Reaon or Realta processor. They already did the leg work for you.
http://www.hqv.com/products.cfm

While not specifically on this list. Both the Benq W20000 and W5000 (1080p DLP) projectors both have Reon processors though possible not the same one.
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I am wondering if these are confirmed news? I read it might be just an HQV processor but not Reon. What is your source?

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While not specifically on this list. Both the Benq W20000 and W5000 (1080p DLP) projectors both have Reon processors though possible not the same one.


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Why not ask in the PJ forum???

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Hey how about LCD panels?
Olevia 742, 747 and the new 65 incher

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I checked the PJ forum and it seems people aren't still sure about this.

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Why not ask in the PJ forum???

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Added. I wasn't personally concerned about LCD panels (to excuse myself for my negligence). I guess, I should also write down the video processor. I will do it soon.

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Hey how about LCD panels?
Olevia 742, 747 and the new 65 incher


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