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Buying a US DVD player - help!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Captain chaos, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Captain chaos

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    Hello,

    I want to try and get a really great DVD player that does NTSC as I have only a few PAL disks for use on my projector.

    Which US DVD player has the best picture quality for progressive scan?

    Also, another worry; I know some US players CAN play PAL disks, but would they be outputted as 480 rather than 576?

    Im looking at one of the Panasonic Players either the XP30 or the RP82, does anyone know where sells these and will ship to the UK?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Ged

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    Hi,
    I bought a Toshiba SD4700 18 months ago via Z shops at Amazon, against well meaning and sensible advice here. It is a very good player but I never moved upto a suitable display, so to make all things wife friendly i modded my R2 Sony NS900v and retired it to a bin bag under our bed.
    I think you will be best served by a UK sourced machine, even if it only does NTSC prog, but that is changing, remember import tax, VAT and no warranty.
    I did it for novelty value but never got the best out of it.
    Ged
     
  3. Reiner

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    Consider:
    - No Scart/RGB
    - Usually no PAL at all
    - Transformer required (230V > 110V)
    - Warranty issues
    - Import Tax / cost for shipping

    If you ask me you probably do better with a multiregion player sourced locally.
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    I agree with Reiner
     

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