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Topic: upconverting dvd players - worth it?
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Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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on a panasonic pt-ax200u or sanyo plv-z5 is it really worth it to buy in to the upconverting dvd players?

if so, does anyone have a suggestion as to a brand/model that is reasonable? i hear the oppo's are good?
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Would some of the forum wizards mind responding to this question. I am quite curious myself.
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oppo are great,they play foreign dvd,panasonic 97.
yes it is better to have a upconvert player.
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At this point in time, I say no. Some of the Toshiba HD players are almost as cheap as the Oppos. Plus you get a REAL HD player.
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There are reports of the Toshiba A2 HD-DVD player dropping to $198 real soon now. I think that from that point forward, there will always be a brand name HD-DVD player in the under $200 price point. We may even see $149 by early next year. If the ODM no-name manufacturers get in on the action, we could even see $99 next year. That will make HD-DVD a reasonable upsell from standard DVD even for non-techies.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12003973#post12003973

The A2 is 1080i, but on projectors with good scalers it won't make much difference. And for those of us with 720p projectors it's a very good solution.

On that note, I think that the Oppo was a good deal a year ago, but in today's market it's not a good buy.
[Edited by barleyguy on Oct 25, 2007 at 8:16 AM]
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