Toshiba SD4960 superlative sound for hi rez and for CD. Check all the favourable reviews at Audioasylum. Built in bass management for SACD and DVD-A. Unbeatable sound for the money. $140. Please note this is a superlative SACD player that processes DSD rather than converting to PCM.
Toshiba SD4960 Progressive Scan DVD Player
This REGION FREE DVD Player has a Hardware Chip Modification that allows it to play Regions 1,2,3,4,5, & 6 discs, PAL discs on any NTSC TV in addition to being able to play REA and RCE Discs!
Toshiba's SD-4960 single-disc DVD player offers near-universal optical-disc compatibility, a huge boon for budget-conscious audio- and videophiles. The player spins DVD-Video movies, of course, but also handles recordable CDs loaded with MP3 or WMA music files and discs filled with JPEG digital photos. But it also plays stereo and multichannel music-based DVD-Audio and SACD (Super Audio CD) media, letting you enjoy high-resolution music in stereo or, depending on the disc, albums specially mixed for surround-sound listening.
The SD-4960 excels in video performance, too. It's outfitted with 10-bit/54 MHz video DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and ultimate-quality Super ColorStream Pro progressive-scan component-video outputs for seamless, flicker-free images when viewed through high-definition and HD-ready TVs. Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SD-4960 will deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.
The SD-4960 also performs 3:2 pulldown reversal. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion. Conventional composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.
Digital picture zoom is an interactive DVD feature that lets you select and magnify an area of a picture you want to zoom in on. Enhanced digital processing during moving video or freeze-frame playback produces high color fidelity and resolution, even when you're zoomed in. You can also use this feature to expand letterbox-only films to full-screen (4:3 aspect ratio) dimension.
DVD-Audio and SACD media both offer super-high-fidelity sound. DVD-Audio discs provide 192 kHz/24-bit multichannel and stereo sound, high storage capacity, and unique bonus materials not available on regular audio CDs. DVD-A discs often have compressed Dolby Digital soundtracks for listening on standard DVD players, but true DVD-A decoding is required for full sonic appreciation. Depending on the disc, Sony's proprietary SACD format provides extended-bandwidth multichannel and/or stereo sound, often presented in a dual-layer format compatible with both standard CD players (at standard resolution) and SACD-equipped players like the SD-4960 (for full-resolution playback).
The player performs bass management, giving you control of independent channel parameters (speaker size, delay time, etc.), including control for bass reproduction. Use this feature to customize the player's multi-channel audio output to your particular home theater.
LG DV7832NXC $125
Upsamples to 720P or 1080i over DVI or Component.
Rated as one of the best up-converting DVD players on the market today, this ultra slim unit plays back regular DVDs in high-definition - that's over 2x clearer then your current progressive scan DVD player (for HD capable TVs only). For the HDTV junkies out there, this player duplicates the same quality picture and sound of movies broadcast in high-definition. The difference is truly amazing!
The DV7832NXC employs Faroudja's de-interlacing technology, up-converting image resolution for crisper, clearer, finely detailed images on screen. Enjoy better picture quality from your DVD movies on any HDTV compatible TV by simply connecting this LG DVD player via DVI or component video output jacks
1080i and 720P Up-Conversion Video Output
DVI & Component Video Output (1080i, 720p)
Universal Remote Control
Playablitiy: DVD-Video, DVD-R/±RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, MP3, VCD, SVCD, WMA, JPEG, Kodak Picture CD
Progressive Scan Video Output
Upsampling through component and DVI on this one. Great Faroudja deinterlacer.
One year old, very lightly used, in mint/excellent condition! Original remote control, owners manual and box included. Retailed new in Canada for $2000.A superb, high end home theater DVD Player! Burr Browns and BM for DVD-A and SACD. $550
Pure Direct Mode The DVD2900 includes two Pure Direct modes that further improves sound quality. For example, during analog audio output, Pure Direct can turn off digital signal outputs, video signal outputs, and the front panel display which can easily influence the sound quality of the analog audio signals. The user can define which operations are to be turned off and store those preferences in memory.
Digital Bass Management When playing DVDVideo, DVDAudio or Super Audio CD sources, it is possible to preset speaker configurations. The crossover point is fixed at 80 Hz with 12 dB high and 24 dB low pass filter slopes.
SRS True Surround The DVD2900 is equipped with SRS's True Surround circuit, a highgrade surround virtualizer that lets you enjoy the excitement of 5channel audio with only using 2 speakers.
NewlyDeveloped Loading Mechanism for Suppression of Vibrations The newlydeveloped loading mechanism uses a guide and tray painted with protein material that is highly resistant to vibrations in order to prevent unwanted vibrations to the tray.
Specially Selected Parts for High Sound and Picture Quality
DVDR/RW (DVDVideo Recording Mode) Playback (*1)
CDR/RW (MP3 / JPEG) Playback (*1) The DVD2900 supports the CDR/RW format. It plays finalized CDR/RW discs containing MP3 audio files. It also reads still photos in the JPEG format taken by a digital camera.
Brilliant Black DVD2900 can pass below black video (PLUGE) via the progressive or interlace video outputs for correct monitor setup and optimum picture quality.
A Wealth of Picture Quality Adjustment Functions Contrast, Brightness, Hue, Sharpness, and Gamma can be adjusted as desired by the user.
Kodak Picture CD The DVD2900 also plays Picture CDs (Kodak format only).
On Screen Display
RS232C Port (Thirdparty system controls only) Includes a RS232C port to support an AMX, Crestron integrated control system.
Progressive Scan DVD-Audio/Video Super Audio CD Player
Powered by the Silicon Image/DVDO PureProgressive™ (SiI504) Decoding Engine - highest quality progressive decoding engine available
PureProgressive™ decoding features high speed ultra-resolution DSP at 6 Billion Operations Per Second (6 GOPS) with 64Mb external SDRAM
4 fields (2 frames) digital video processing for optimum motion detection and compensation
Accurate 2:3 pulldown detection and reconstruction, even with inaccurately flagged content
Optimum processing for film content, video content, graphics content and mixed-mode content
12fps (Animation), Video overlay detection and processing
New 'Chroma Bug Free' Mitsubishi MPEG/DVD-Audio Decoder
Sony CXD-2753 Second Generation DSD Decoder
High resolution Analog Devices ADV-7300, 12 bit/108 MHz, 4:4:4, Video D/A Conversion system featuring Noise Shaped Video processing - interlaced and progressive output
4x Oversampling Progressive and 8x Interlace output
2X DVD read speed; 4X CD/CD-R/CD-RW read speed; with 8MB drive buffer memory
Built-in Dolby Digital, dts, DVD-Audio and discrete SACD decoders with 5.1 analog outputs
Custom Built to DENON Specifications - Burr-Brown 24-bit, 192-kHz DSD 1790 Audio DACs that decode PCM and DSD signals discretely with no down-conversion of DSD
Full Digital Bass Management for DVD-Audio, featuring Analog Devices Melody 32-bit processor; 80Hz crossover with 12dB high and 24dB low pass slopes; Adjustable delay time (0-15ms)and Channel Levels
Full Digital Bass Management for SACD; 80Hz crossover with 12/24dB slopes on all channels; Adjustable channel levels
Plays Audio/Video CDs; DVD-Audio/Video; Super Audio CD; DVD-R/RW(conditional); Audio CD-R; Audio CD-RW; MP3 CD-R; MP3 CD-RW
JPEG photo file viewer, Kodak Picture CD and Fujicolor CD compatible
24/96 digital output; optical and coaxial
4:3 Shrink and Zoom Controls
Pure Direct Modes to defeat unneeded portions of player for the ultimate in audio performance
2 box, 5 block internal layout to isolate analog, digital and video circuits
Wideband relay switched component video output
Variable Black Level (Setup): 0 and 7.5 IRE
Passes below-black (PLUGE) on progressive and interlace outputs
5 Picture Memories, with adjustable tint, brightness, contrast, sharpness and Gamma
SuperSub Alias Filter on Progressive and Interlace for Luminance and Chrominance signals
(1)Composite and (1)"S" video outputs
RS-232C and remote in/out ports
Glo-Key remote control
Dimensions: 17.1"w x 5.2"h x 13.0"d