I too am interested in the Marantz 8300, but none of the available info says anything about progressive scan. They can't be foolish enough to repeat the same mistake and not include progressive scan can they?
I am expecting Rp-82 and 62.. Did not hear anything about 72..
Originally posted by El Pollo Panny RP-72 and JVC 900. Neither, I'm all that excited about, but they're potentially the only ones to fit my needs. Then again, I may skip another round of DVD player releases
RP82 - unless Pany surprises us with an even higher numbered model offering this summer, like say RP9X (X being greater than "1"), that continues to use the Sage/Faroudja deinterlacer chip but offers even more than the RP82.
Sorry, my bad. I've gotten into the habit of writing RP-72 lately instead of CP-72. Anyway, I still haven't seen much preliminary information on this player except for what was in the Panasonic press release and the SMR site's coverage of CES.
I'm with you 100% on the RP82's unknown aspect ratio adjustment capability - this could be the first player out there (with the possible exception of the Philips Q50) to combine no chroma upsampling design error and Faroudja deinterlacing and zooms.
lists a "Variable Zoom" separate, and distinct, from Progressive Scan aspect ratio adjustments.
I'm curious as to whether or not Variable Zoom means that while in progressive mode, you can actually tweak height and width dimensions through a bunch of different values as you please? Most likely far from what the Malata N996 offers using the Mediamatics chip, but at least a little ways down that path?
Of course whatever progressive zoom the RP82 offers, you doggone well better be able to turn any "zoom logo" off from showing on the screen while you are in a zoom mode. A non-removal zoom logo makes a zoom function worthless.
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