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by Iamperson / November 30, 2003 12:37 AM PST
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Re:Opinions need between dvd players
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2003 1:18 AM PST

I do not have the DV-363, but at 99USD from Walmart at it seems like a great deal.

I have played with the Pioneer and Panasonic models when and where I could and from memory, the Pioneer seemed to beat the Panasonic in a simple procedure. Power off, press the eject button, pop in a DVD and press the play button. That's all of two button presses and the time to start the movie was many seconds faster on the Pioneer.

A nagging issue is whether you find such models in stock about your part of the world.

It's just my opinion that I'd get the Pioneer because of playing with such in the showrooms and that I'm very pleased with the DV-250 at home.


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Re:Re:Opinions need between dvd players
by Iamperson / November 30, 2003 10:06 AM PST

In the dv-363 product specs link, it says picture zoom "yes" and the model above this one says picture zoom "still picture" do you think since they specified that diffrence that the dv-363 will zoom in while movie is playing. Here a link to want i Really want to have in a dvd player. (scroll down to variable zoom paragraph) Does your model have a zoom feature that is similar to the feature in the link

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Re:Re:Re:Opinions need between dvd players
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2003 11:06 AM PST

"Variable Zoom Function
When watching a widescreen-format DVD movie on a conventional 4:3 aspect ratio TV, this feature allows you to enlarge the screen image in order to eliminate the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen."

That paragraph seems clear to me. I'll have to try the DV-250, just a few minutes....

Ok, Zoom is 2x and some others. Fixed aspect ratios and can pan around the screen while the movie plays. Unsure if such is that much fun, but it does remove the black bars, but you lose part of the image left and right.


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Just looking at the spec.
by Art / November 30, 2003 2:48 AM PST

I would go with the Panasonic.

1. Less expansive.
2. DVD-ram (which may mean you can play mpeg files or put tons of mp3 in a dvd disk.
3. highMAT (whatever that is), it may come in handy someday. hehe (my 2 cents).

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Panasonic S55
by Jay M / December 10, 2003 5:16 AM PST

I just got the Panasonic S55 and it's great. Smooth fast operation. Video looks great, sound is great. And it plays everything but 8-tracks

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by rronr / September 13, 2009 4:40 AM PDT

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