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SDI on DVD players - Your opinions please?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by lscolman, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. lscolman

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    Hi,

    I've got a loan of a Panasonic RP62 with SDI from Nic Rhodes on the forums (Cheers Nic :smashin: ), and I'm going to try that out with my Lumagen HDP which is arriving next week.

    I'm really interested to hear others views on SDI, and which players they are using. Specifically interested to hear about positives and negatives for different players. I was interested in buying a Denon with SDI, but having owned a Denon 2800, I'm a bit wary... Also not sure about the quality of the MPEG decoder in Denon machines?

    I'd prefer a unit with a high build quality, and would consider any brand of DVD player.

    Any advice appreciated...

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Hi Lee

    I have a Denon A11 which is SDI modded feeding a Lumagen HDP & I'm very pleased with it. Picture quality is excellent , if there are any flaws they will be in the encoding of the disc as opposed to what the player is doing.

    The best reccomendation I can give is that I'm sure I won't be buying another DVD player before HD-DVD & Blu-Ray are well established. :smashin:
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    you have PM
     
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    A viable alternative to SDI with a Lumagen (as long as you don't need analog output from the scaler) is a Pioneer 868 or Arcam DV79 sending 480i/576i via HDMI .. the Arcam has a minor benefit of being able to output 4:2:2 colour-space whereas the Pio only outputs 4:4:4.
     
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    I've just sold my SDI Panasonic RP-82 for an SDI Philips DVD963SA... Video wise I don't think there will be a huge difference over SDI, but I'm looking for a big improvement in the audio department...
     
  6. Nic Rhodes

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    My 963 is better than my 82 :)
     
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    Hi guys,

    There does seem to be quite a few people hold the 963 in high regard. I believe I saw it for £600 already modified, and that does seem to be a bargain.

    Are there any companies you guys would recommend?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    www.crtprojectors.co.uk sell them for £599 in VAT & delivery.

    They are good to deal with & extremely helpful.
     

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