What instead of the Pioneer 565???


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Was looking to upgrade my Pioneer 545 with a 565 but due to demoing it with a Panny 32PK1 I just cant stand the vertical banding anymore.
So looking for a player with RGB throughput ( 2 scarts) and composite for upgrade scenarios. DVDA and SACD would be nice, any players I should be looking at?


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656 is supposed to be good as well as the Sony 930.
I chose the 565 and sort of regret it as I think now the Sony had more pluses, in my opinion;
Sony= dual prog scan but only SACD, less relliable with -R

565= NTSC prog only but dual audio,more relliable with -R

BUT 565 troublesome with Panasonic NTSC RGB.

I ended up keeping a Sony 900v also for the above reason and the need to play +RW made on a Philips upstairs


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