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I was asked to research it but I've come up with zero thus far. I was told it is a replacement to the 1500 but I am starting to wonder if someone is mistaken.
 

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There is a DVP-2000, which is basically a DVP-1000 with a DVD player, whereas I believe that the DVP-1500 is a NRS-DVI with a DVD player. Do a search on DVP-1500 or DVP1500 on this forum, as I definitively answered the question at some point before.
 

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The 1500 is spanking brand new and few are available so I cant see them being replaced already. The 1500 is a 1000 with a DVD player and not a NRS with a DVD player
 

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I read the specs some more . . . I think that the 1500 is the 1000 plus DVD but without HDTV cross-conversion, where the 2000 is the 1000 plus DVD and including the HDTV cross-conversion of the 1000. The specs on the 1500 don't appear to say anything about hdtv cross-conversion, whereas the specs on the 2000 do. That's why I initially was thinking the 1500 is an NRS-DVI with DVD -- because the NRS doesn't have cross-conversion.
 

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The 1500 is exactly the same as the 2000 except that the 2000 has a upgraded DVD player built in.
 

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Hmmm. Why doesn't Faroudja then in their specs for the 1500 mention hdtv cross-conversion? I don't doubt you're right, it's just that Faroudja is very confusing in this. So the reason why the 1500 is a special product is that it sounds like they had a lot of the old DVD players laying around from the DCS, and figured that they'd make a new player, the 1500, to get rid of them?


In any case, this is a bit of a moot discussion for me -- I don't see the value in getting a 1500/2000 over getting a 1000 and a DVD player with DVI output, inasmuch as the cost is significantly less. Granted, you're then at the mercy of the DVD player doing de-interlacing to get to 480p, but if you get a DVD player with DVI out and DCDi, then it should be pretty close to the 1500/2000.
 
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