Panasonic DVD RP91N DVD Players

4.75/5 (12 Reviews) MSRP : $799.95


Product Description

Progressive Scanning (480P) output for true-to-film picture playback of DVD movie discs1
4:3 Shrink Function w/ Letterbox Zoom & Shift lets you watch DVD movie discs in their original aspect ratio on a 16:9 wide screen to preserve the high picture quality of progressive output
54MHz/10-bit Video D/A Converter uses 54MHz oversampling to help bring out the amazing picture quality offered by our progressive-scan DVD players
DVD-RAM Video Playback Capability
MPEG Digital Noise Reduction (Mosquito/Block/3D)
Picture Control (Brightness, Color, Contrast, Sharpness)
Gamma Correction allows a choice of different gamma settings to help bring out detail even in dark scenes
2-Dimensional Sharpening Filter
Monitor Select allows for connection to a standard TV, CRT Projector, LCD Projector or a Projection TV
Switchable Component Video Out (480P/480I)
Advanced Surround (V.S.S.) allows for a remarkable surround sound effect even while only using the front two speakers2
Headphone Surround (V.S.S.) provides great sound even with headphones
Cinema Mode for cinema-like luminance and color with improved detail even in dark scenes
Dialogue Enhancer makes the dialogue channel clearly audible over the other sound channels
Disc Stabilizer for improved playability
Still Picture Display (I/P/B) freezes an image to allow for precise picture quality adjustments
Auto Switching Field/Frame Still for added versatility
Frame Advance (Forward & Reverse) for incredible control
Black Level Control
192kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter provides greater sampling rates and bit depths than standard audio formats for amazing fidelity and sound quality
Built-in DTS3 & Dolby Digital4 5.1 Channel Surround Decoder with Speaker Setting delivers crisp, theater-like sound
3-Mode Digital Re-Master Processing for CD/DA Playback
Virtual Battery Operation
Audio Only Function (Video Circuit OFF)
Dual Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/Optical)
Headphone Jack with Volume Control
Dynamic Range Compression
Illuminated Joystick Remote Control
DVD/CD Text Display
Disc Memory
CD-R/RW Playback5
Twin Laser Pickup for DVD/CD playback
Chapter Preview helps to refresh your memory of a movie by showing you the first 3 seconds of each previously viewed chapter
Hi-Speed Smooth Motion Scan: 5 Speed up to x100 allows crystal clear scan quality while locating desired locations on a disc
On-Screen Menu Icons to help guide operation
Energy Star Compliant for low energy output


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by contractK a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Easy to use dvd player with awsome picture quality. Havent tried the dvd audio yet but thats comming. This dvd is a steal for 345 and ive just seen it for 325 on ebay. GO BUY this dvd player if you are in the market. No need to pay any more then this, it has it ALL.
HD-dvd will be out in 4 years anyhow.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $345.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jay a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Like most equipment with various options, this can be a bear to set up but once done, you forget it's there. It just does it's job, well. This player misses the first split second of play when starting or changing tracks, manually. Most noticable during music. Listening to music is dull. It's fine for background noise, but I'd never just sit and listen to this player. My stand alone pleases me more.

Scan lines appear, for a split second at a time, during fast scenes. I have a Mit WS86955. This has gotten really annoying. I know this was probably a refurb unit but that's no excuse.

I don't use the panny remote. I use the Marantz RP2000. I highly recomment any one looking for a good universal remote. This remote is available alone, easily found on EBay. I shy away from those all digital, no button remotes. They are not as useful as one might think. The RP2000 is half button, half screen. The play button in VCR mode is the play button in DVD mode. How cool is that.

My equipment
Marantz 19EX
Panny DVD
2 Parasound 855 amps
Sony ES CD75
PSB Stratus Gold all around
2 Sunfire Jr subs
MitWS86955
IXOS interconnects

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $429.00

Purchased At:   ecost



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dalancroft a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Almost too many features, stunning picture, smooth sound, great buy for videophiles.

I bought this to replace a Toshiba SD-1200 (a fine basic unit) and feed a Panasonic 47WX49. I immediately noticed a substantial gain in picture quality, but the improvement in sound quality was more subtle -- warmer, perhaps, than the Toshie, and smoother.

I especially like the ability to tone down each individual component color as the Panny RPTV is known for its "red push" problem. Reducing the red setting a couple of clicks brought the colors into better balance.

And the colors are stunning. Very smooth, dimensional, lifelike and reminiscent of film. I went through about 10 DVDs, including Fantasia 2000, The Mask, etc. and the picture was spectacular without a hint of grain or artifact.

I look forward to watching many, many films on such a high-quality source.

P.S. Why haven't they changed the menu so one can click on "2002" for the model year???

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $495.00

Purchased At:   eCost



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NY1PR2002 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After reading many reviews and searching for different DVD players this is the one that i decided to buy and Im so glad for making this choice. In its category and for the price I paid for it this Panasonic its in a league by itself.This DVD Player will perform just as great (if not better) than those units costing over a $1000. I strongly recomend this DVD player. Way to go Panasonic!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $445.00

Purchased At:   Video Direct Distrib



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ken a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Notwithstanding all the barking from other reviewers - I found the manual to be acceptable.

Picture is great - blows away the line doubler in my XBR.

Available control over picture image is almost too broad - I find myself constantly playing with the thing, trying different settings.

I didn't realize how much of a difference progressive scan can make. Colours are much more saturated - image is more clean/crisp.

Downside is that it makes the rest of your video options look pretty lame.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Sound & Video




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