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Pio DV656A - Progressive Scan?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Kuni D, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Kuni D

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    Hey all

    Looking at getting a DVD player which has progressive scan - 90% sure I'll be getting A Toshiba 32ZD26P, which features NTSC Prog Scan (dont think it has PAL?).

    So if I can't get PAL prog scan, I'd at least like to get NTSC prog scan - now the official line is the 656A doesnt have PS, although I've seen it advertised with it in HiFi mags - is this just NTSC?

    Is there any tricks/firmware updates for PAL PS?
     
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    Only the American version has progressive scan.

    I think they lose the SACD play back.
    If you want a progresive player, then you might want to look at the Tosh 520 or the HK 25.

    Unless you want to import a 656 from the states.
     
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    On the richersounds website it shows the player having progressive scan


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    Why not try the Panasonic S75? It does NTSC progressive scan, and has a very detailed picture too.

    Army Bloke brought his one round so that I could see how good it was on my HT1000 projector, and it looks as good as the Pioneer 656 I demo'd the pj on. If I wasn't using HTPC I would have bought one.

    It's only £129 from www.digital-point.co.uk

    HTH

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    Gary would you say the Panny is better than Tosh 520?

    Im wondering which is the best DVD player with NTSC prog scan for my 36ZD26, I always thought it to be the 520.
     
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    I rated the 520 very highly and would have kept the one I had except they suffer from a slight green shift to the left when displaying PAL - I had three of them and they all did it. It's only noticable on a big screen though.

    I tried it on my 32" w/s tv, and had to zoom in as much as possible for it to be barely visible - it helped to know where to look. It's perfect in NTSC outputs though.

    The Panasonic S75 is easily as good, if not better, and had no flaws that I could see. It has some handy blocking and mosquito noise filters which can help reduce the artefacts from a poor signal or poorly mastered DVD. I would buy this player instead of the 520 given the choice, though I don't know if the green shift of the Tosh would be visible on your tv at that size.

    Being £41 cheaper than the 520, I would say the S75 was the best deal all round.

    HTH

    Gary.
     

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