this in uk . SDI Panasonic RP-82: In stock. Upgraded with SDI output. Multi-region, DVD Audio. Onboard DD and DTS. Progressive scan using the highly rated Genesis FLI2200 chipset. Chroma bug free MEI MPEG decoder. The RP-82 produces the most natural looking DVD images we have seen, the progressive output is quite exceptional (480p only from NTSC discs, not 576p PAL progressive capable) £479.00 including VAT and UK delivery http://www.crtprojectors.co.uk/accessories.htm#rp82
I think the crt projectors player is the same as those supplied by pms video.... I could be wrong though. It is a total bargain, no unmodified player within about 5 times the price is going to match its picture
well i'd def go for the panasonic but you need to keep in mind that you would also need to budget for a scaler..... you could do this with the pc for as little as a few hundred but the cheapest hardware solution will be about £1k
At the moment I have the rp82..... simon has bought it of me so I wont have it for much longer. I have an sdi arcam dv27 on order with Elliot to replace it.
I notice your plasma is only on order..... if you only got one of the panasonic plasmas.... you could get the panasonic plasma and the lumagen dvi for the same amount as you'll be paying for the pioneer plasma....
well Ive never thought so much of denon, there always seem to be plenty of denon based issues. Thats maybe unfair, but thats how I read it. Also Arcam being a small company draws me towards them. You can additionally consider it that the arcam dv27 is now a known entity as far as sdi mods go.... there will soon be quite a few people on here with this player...... I havent heard of any with the denon.
The dv27 would be alot more expensive. The new ones are the dv27A which I believe will be somewhere above £1500. On the other hand, they are easier (and I gather cheaper) to modify. Really the guy to talk to about this is Elliot himself since he would know which players are best and which not to modify.
nope..... the mod elliot does is £325 (this is a special price which I cannot discuss) but he has said that it requires additional work for the 88+/89. This entails a new board which basically makes the prog scan output the same as the dv27. Unfortunately it will carry an additional £150 premium.