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Hi,

On the AVSForum, one name keeps popping up all the time, and it is Panasonic RP-82; supposedly one of the best if not "the" best DVD player, in terms of PQ.

Even today, most think the PQ of this player is superior to the new upscaling players....

In reviews it was next to Denon's mighty 5900 (A11), see here....

I was wondering if anyone in Australia ever used them, and if so what is equivalent model (is it the same?)... and what they think of it?

Ritesh

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can it do pal and ntsc progressive scan - this is the one biggest turn of I've found with the panasonic dvd players.

Many have progressive scan plastered on the front of them but then you find out they can only do ntsc - 480p

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Hi,

On the AVSForum, one name keeps popping up all the time, and it is Panasonic RP-82; supposedly one of the best if not "the" best DVD player, in terms of PQ.

Even today, most think the PQ of this player is superior to the new upscaling players....

In reviews it was next to Denon's mighty 5900 (A11), see here....

I was wondering if anyone in Australia ever used them, and if so what is equivalent model (is it the same?)... and what they think of it?

Ritesh

Hi Ritesh...

I am using one, I also bought a Sony 730p so I could get Pal progressive, the change wasn't worth the effort as far as I was concerned. The Panasonic still had a better image on Pal even though it is interlaced.

The RP-82 is NTSC progressive and DVD-A only, when I replace this unit it will be with a universal player. I am currently in the market for a new player, just haven't decided on which one.

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Hi,

On the AVSForum, one name keeps popping up all the time, and it is Panasonic RP-82; supposedly one of the best if not "the" best DVD player, in terms of PQ.

Even today, most think the PQ of this player is superior to the new upscaling players....

In reviews it was next to Denon's mighty 5900 (A11), see here....

I was wondering if anyone in Australia ever used them, and if so what is equivalent model (is it the same?)... and what they think of it?

Ritesh

Hi Ritesh...

I am using one, I also bought a Sony 730p so I could get Pal progressive, the change wasn't worth the effort as far as I was concerned. The Panasonic still had a better image on Pal even though it is interlaced.

The RP-82 is NTSC progressive and DVD-A only, when I replace this unit it will be with a universal player. I am currently in the market for a new player, just haven't decided on which one.

If you don't mind me asking, can I ask how much you paid for it, when it came out? Also have you done some comparisons recently.... it still supposedly has better picture than many on the current market....

cheers,

Ritesh

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can it do pal and ntsc progressive scan - this is the one biggest turn of I've found with the panasonic dvd players.

Many have progressive scan plastered on the front of them but then you find out they can only do ntsc - 480p

I don't think, progressive scan really benefits PAL that much....

Ritesh

Thats quite a nice resource of tests on dvd players Ritesh - will have to go through it a bit more when I have the time.

OK what are you guys saying here. Progressive scan dvd player a waste of time with PAL DVDs. I have a lot of dvds and not one ntsc one in the lot.

Am I wasting my time and money looking to a new progressive scan player to replace my current solidly built (japanese made) toshiba unit from a few years back?

Also is dvi really going to make a difference with a dvd player given its resolution is not high definition.

I'm starting a new thread here on the topic perhaps you can answer there

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Also is dvi really going to make a difference with a dvd player given its resolution is not high definition.

It depends on your display. I have a digital projector so the source goes through no analog conversion whatsoever to get to the display - makes a very big diff.

If you're using an analog display then it's debatable.

I would suggest that plasmas and LCDs will also benefit with a pure digital connection to avoid D/A A/D conversion.

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