PAL Progressive Players


I've currently got a Pioneer DV-717, and have been very happy with it for the past 3 years or so. I'm about to get a new Panasonic 42" plasma set though, so ideally I'd want to replace it with a new unit. I supose I ought to get a player capable of outputting PAL progressive to get the most out of my discs.

I was very tempted by the Pioneer 656a powerbuy, but it appears that doesn't have PAL Prog after all.

The Denon's have good reviews, but on reading the threads here, PAL prog requires a firmware update which is currently unavailable. They're also pretty expensive.

I'm confused, what options are there, right now?

Ive just bought a pioneer plasma , and changed my pioneer 717 to a denon 3800 , the pal prog upgrade is available as mines been done. The denon is miles ahead of the 717 in all aspects , I was supprised at the difference even on a crt.


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Where did you get your 3800 from? Very tempted
How long have you had it?

I've a Panasonic 42" panel and looking for a new pal progressive machine.

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