The 2200 doesn't have the CUE issue that you need to worry about. The RP-82 has the same bug the 2200 has, most DVD players do. The 2200 would be a find candidate for SDI modding, but the 82 is a great one too.
"SDI is the best way to transmit digital video data. There is no hazzle with silly encryption schemes, cable length of under one meter (SDI is offering up to 100 meters), video/audio sync problems or incompatible standards. It is a sraight forward unidirectional protocol over one coaxial wire. It has been in use in the broadcast industry for years. It is therefore preferable to other standards like firewire or DVI.
The advantage of using a SDI cable between your playback equipment and your video processor is that there won't be a single bit or pixel lost or altered on it's way. The difference between analog and SDI is immense."
Which will produce a better picture from the SDi output? The RP82 or the Denon 2200. I have an RP82 with the SDi mod and am thinking about getting my Denon 2200 modified if the picture will be just as good or better.
The Panasonic RP91, RP82, XP30, XP50, Denon DVD-1600 and Yamaha 2300 (mkI and mkII) all have the exact same Matsushita (MEI) MPEG decoder. I may have left off a player or two.
Generally, an SDI output (which is digital) from a DVD player is fed to a video processor (check out the Video Processor forum on AVS -- link below) to be deinterlaced (the SDI output is 480i YCbCr) and usually scaled to a display's native (or acceptable) resolution. There are also PC setups that accept SDI signals.
Panasonic's new commercial plasmas (the 7UY series) now have an SDI input board as an option.
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