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Differences between cheap & expensive DVD's

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by C227, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. C227

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    I have a Panasonic dv75 (i think that the model number!)
    It cost around £180 when it came out.

    Anyway, when buying my 42" plasma I was told that I should use a much better DVD player as the plasma would show it up alot more than my 33" TV.

    Am I really going to gain anything from using a more expensive DVD player?
     
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    i would have thought the dvd player would be more important on larger screens rather than this size. I know when i bought my high end dvd i could not really tell the difference.

    :)
     
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    I might get one on loan and try seeing the difference. I would expect the ound quailty to be better through the higher end DVD players. Especially something like a Cyrus DVD7.
     
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    The important thing with plasma or lcd displays is to get 12 or 14bit DAC (colour sampling/interpolation). The logic is that both plasma and lcd displays have a limited colour range and under certain circumstances you can see colour stepping. A dvd player that creates smoother colour gradience is better for such displays as it helps eliminate such problems as well as giving a more natural image on any display device.
     
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    Price isn't a reliable indicator of quality, there are some damned good quality sub-£200 machines and some that cost several hundred more that are no better.

    Unless money is no object, IMHO your best bet is to get the plasma up and running with the player you have, watch it a bit and then see what (if anything) you're not happy with and then look to see what's available to improve it.

    I've never had a plasma but from my experience with projectors I'd agree with Benoo that the PQ difference between systems is more pronounced with the increase in image size, something that a 92" projectorr may show up may be unnoticeable on a 42" display so per se it'd not be worth paying money to solve sucha non-problem.
     

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