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I need to buy a progressive DVD player for my new LT-150 and was looking for options as to what the best ones out there, sub $1000, were.


So far, I've come up with:


-Panasonic DVDRP61 for ~$260: Ideal, but not shipping yet I think.


-Panasonic DVDRP91 for ~$450 (Thanks JonMX): Exact same as the RP61 less DVD-RAM support, no? Are there any other differences?


-Skyworth for ~$350: International player with some buggy comments by forum members and lackluster customer support. Good picture though when working. I think I'll pass unless someone vigorously defends it.


Any other top-of-the-line progressive DVD players I'm missing? I'm sure there must be some! If possible, please list each player's strengths and weaknesses.


I can't imagine I'm the only one that is looking at this info given the number of LT150s being bought these days.


Thanks!


[This message has been edited by Don Black (edited 08-01-2001).]


[This message has been edited by Don Black (edited 08-01-2001).]
 

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I still think the RP91 is king of the hill for under $1K. BTW, it can be found several places for about $450. I believe eCosts has then for about $439, but for some reason they are difficult to find on their site.
 

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I just realized that this might be considered the wrong place to put this post. My apologies if it was.
 

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some of us are still waiting for the results of the second progressive scan player shootout. i believe they sent the write-ups over to dell for proof-reading, so it may be delayed a few weeks.
 

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Hey guys, I don't know if the Pioneer DV434 is any good but it claims progressive component output. I saw it at a local Costco (like Sam's Club) for $189. I would like someone to comment on this unit and why it's so much cheaper than other progressive player. I also believe Skyworth can be found for $260 at https://www2.setssl.com/~hivizone/dvdplayer/1050p/1050p.htm


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stay away from the pioneer 434! a very poor unit. also i'd suggest steering clear of the sony 700p, another bargin basement progressive w/ mediocre to sub-par performance.

spend the extra $$ to get something decent like the panasonic rp91, if you can't wait.
 

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Check out the Malata progressive DVD player posts in the DVD Hardware section. Much better than the Skyworth. Almost as good as the RP91 - so they say.
 

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Bob, that APEX unit has alot of features! You really like it? Maybe it's a good next unit for my low budget. I'll need one next time a $2000 projector comes around. I must have the worst deinterlacer in my equipment and I don't see much artifacting. I have a Sharp QA-1650 640x480 LCD panel on an overhead projector. I'm sure the panel has to deinterlace the image, but it looks clean surprisingly. I know my system is laughable to you guys, but it's all I can afford now. It only cost me $500 plus the screen.
 

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I think I'm going to hold off until the latest shootout results come out. Any idea on where they will be posted?


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I'm not laughing, shahram. I've had a lot of fun with LCD panels and overheads. Provides about the most bang for the buck as anything. All I every tried were the standard classroom variety overheads. I always wanted to get my hands on one of the really high light output models.


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I bought the JVC XV-S65GD for $250 at Best Buy, and I'm thrilled with the picture I'm getting through the progressive output. I'm using a cable I bought from a2zcables.com (part #V213-6). The picture is so sharp that the DLP pixel structure is visible at close distances (<1 screen width away). This was not the case with s-video.


The JVC has 3-2 pulldown, and you can manually choose film or video based deinterlacing. I have read in other threads about the "chroma bug", but I'm not sure if the JVC has it -- I carefully watched a bunch of scenes in "Ben Hur" where soldiers wore red capes, and I could not detect any flaws in the picture. Once I even caught a flash of rainbow from subtitles during a dark scene.


Please bear in mind that I'm a film buff, not a videophile, and the JVC could be a piece of junk by more exalted viewing standards. However, it tops the other five non-progressive DVD players I've used by a considerable margin(low-end models from Toshiba, Sony, Apex, and Panasonic).
 
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