Is it worth me upgrading my Sony 900NV to a Denon 1920?

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  1. tony kop77

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    I am getting a Panasonic 500 soon and was thinking of upgrading my dvd player because my current player does not have DVI and I will be using the component video for my 360.
    Should I upgrade my player now or wait?
     
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    Anyone :(
     
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    Wait for what? HD?
     
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    I dont think there is any HD dvd films so wanted to know if I should wait until companies take advantage of Hd or blueray or will the Denon 1920 connected to a Panasonic 500 give me a better picture than the sony 900NV?
     
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    I think one HD film exists, surprise surprise its a porno, other wise HD won't really come into to force till next year or when ever it is.
    You could argue that the cost of the 1920 is cheap enough to tie you over till HD or Blueray comes along.
     
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    I have a Sony 900V, and I think you should keep it for it's audio performance. This is a fantastic SACD player, better than the 3910 for SACD & CD. However, the pq is probably a bit old now. I know it hasn't got progressive scan for PAL, which may not serve your new Panasonic 500 as well as newer players. Unfortunately, I can't comment on the new 1920 for PQ. Also, see what else there is in this price range to make sure there aren't better alternatives.

    T.
     
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    Do you think I should at least buy a progressive scan dvd player? Most of my films are region 1 so would I need to buy a progressive scan ntsc player ? I dont know if I should wait or buy a new player to go with the panasonic 500.
     
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    The 900 has got a pretty good picture via scart. I know some players did progressive scan on NTSC, but not PAL, so it's worth checking the manual. I will as well.

    The 1920 is a new machine & some people are having some problems, as you do with any model, but it remains to be seen if there are any firmware or specific design faults, although check others posts for this.

    What I would do would be:

    1. See how satisfied, or not, you are with picture from 900 with your Panasonic 500. Try scart & component & check to see if it does prog. scan on NTSC.

    2. If not satisfied. Go & demo a 1920 with a Panasonic 500. I'm sure there must be places that do both. Additionally, check peoples experiences on the forums with the 1920 & see if there are any reocurring problems.

    I know you are probably dying to use the HDMI input on the Panasonic. I have a Denon 3910 going into my pj via HDMI & it's more different than better than the component connection.

    Also, your Pannasonic will do the upscaling to it's hi-definition resolution from any standard source. So, all this stuff about upscaling to hi-res from the DVD player really isn't anything special, since your screen will do it anyway. And, since DVD players won't output the exact resolution of your screen, the screen will have to do some scaling anyway.

    T. :)

    p.s. Why not check out the Oppo OPDV971H. This seems to have had glowing reports from forum members.
     

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