Marantz DV4300 - can it really do Pal ps out of the box?

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  1. sirjohnofbalham

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    Most of the recent interest in Pal ps has been focussed on the Philips 963 but to my mind the Marantz 4300 is a much better looking machine. Can anyone who's got one confirm that it can do Pal ps out of the box. I have asked a number of dealers and get a different answer everytime. There was a thread some time back which suggested that pal ps was selectable through the menu - is this confirmed? It's £60 less than the Philips - has anyone compared the picture quality?
     
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    bump??
     
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    if you do a search for "marantz dv4300" you'll see a couple of threads that pretty much confirm it's pal prog out the box. Haven't seen any reviews though, which is frustrating as I'm thinking about getting one.

    By the way there's a kiss dvd player going for £229

    here which does prog scan as well as mpeg4, DivX and jpegs. Unfortunately for me it doesn't support DVD+RW. Marantz being closely related to Philips definitely will.

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    calscot

    Can anyone confirm this who owns the Marantz mentioned?


    Thanks,

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  5. bob5

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    gjc,
    I bought a 4300 and mine is pal prog,but the shop had converted it to multi region.It shows 625p on my pioneer 433mxe.hope this is some help.
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    Bob5

    I've also got a 433MXE and was looking for a PAL PS DVD - What's the quality of the Marantz like?

    I currently have a Sony 735 DVD player (non PS) and the PQ on the MXE (via component) IMO is really good - have you noticed a big difference in the PQ now your playing in PScan mode?

    Was it worth the outlay?

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    hi pedromartinez,
    to be honest I dont think the p.q. is much better than w/out prog/scan .I did think about changing again for the denon 3800 or the pio 757ai!!I dont think I'll ever be satisfied with the picture!!
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    cheers Bob5

    As I thought, the PQ on the MXE is great with normal DVD it might be wise for me to get a demo of a PS player before purchasing

    thanks again
     

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