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#66163 - 03/15/05 04:21 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Mark - all the new "HD Gear" is all modular - ran through the new line of HD switchers and routers from Ross and Talia... swap out a module to change formats.

The broadcasters shout "Hoorah!"... the end user realizes Circuit City is going to own his arse from having to upgrade his television on a monthly basis.

Bren R.

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#66164 - 03/15/05 06:24 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
snakeyes Offline
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Registered: 07/13/04
Posts: 828
Loc: Newburgh, NY
i agreee Mark just like pc's if you keep waiting for the next plateau you will just keep waiting. just pick your spot when you want it or can afford it and go from there.
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#66165 - 03/15/05 07:04 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
I read in the perfect vision that Blu-ray or HD-DVD (I can't remember which one) will replace SACD. So if you haven't jumped in the SACD bandwagon yet, I guess you never are...

I also will not buy until everything is figured out (that includes Blu-ray vs HD-DVD and 720p vs 1080i vs 1080p). Fortunately for me, I won't be out of college and have the funds to make big purchases for another 2-3 yrs. By then, the whole thing should be settled or close to it.

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#66166 - 03/15/05 07:16 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
In reply to:

I read in the perfect vision that Blu-ray or HD-DVD (I can't remember which one) will replace SACD. So if you haven't jumped in the SACD bandwagon yet, I guess you never are...



It is probably Blu-Ray since that is the format backed by Sony. If that is the case, then it looks like Sony is pulling the forced obsolence thing on SACD.

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#66167 - 03/15/05 09:03 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 01/19/04
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You are right sir. The writer said that Sony will push SACD onto the Blu-ray format because it can more easily put all the "hi-rez" info on that disc whilst discontinuing SACD, plus there are apparently more possibilities with this new technology than there are with DSD. This is the only reason I hope Blu-ray wins the format war (because I love my SACDS!). Other than that, I hope HD-DVD wins because it appears there will be a smoother transition from DVD to HD-DVD as well as being cheaper to buy units and discs alike.

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#66168 - 06/22/05 01:27 AM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Just wanted to let anybody know that has been looking for the new Panasonic DVD-S97S HDMI player, it has been hard to find. I just ordered one from http://www.vanns.com as they just got a large shipment. I guessing they won't last to long. I got mine for 279 us $, and free shipping. As most of you know, a lot of the HDMI or DVI upconverting players have had issues with macroblocking, black crush, etc.... So far this player has received rave reviews by many happy owners. Nickbuol on this website owns one and so far is very pleased with the performance.... I luv upgradeitis
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#66169 - 06/22/05 07:31 AM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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sirquack have you heard about the s77? if you did why did you choose the s97?
Jake
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#66170 - 06/22/05 10:27 AM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Hey Jake, I have heard about the S77, but I believe the S97 has some more bells and whistles. It is also the one that is the most talked about on AVSforum and other sites. From memory here are what I think are some of the differences:

s97 has DVD-Audio
s97 has MPEG noise reduction
s97 has Dolby Surround PLII

Other than that, I believe they are very similar. Maybe Nickbuol will jump in here, he did a lot of research before buying his s97 for his Sanyo Z3.

Randy


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#66171 - 06/22/05 10:50 AM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
some more things I just found:

s97 has:
4:4:4 Signal Processing
4:3 Shrink Function with Letterbox Zoom and Shift
Depth Enhancer
Variable and Auto Zoom
Picture Control: Brightness, Color, Contrast, Gamma Correction, Sharpness
Black Level Control

Not sure all of these features would be of use to people, but I've heard for front projection users, these tweaks really help.


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#66172 - 06/22/05 11:57 AM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Does it have SACD?
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