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Panasonic DVD-RP91

DVD/CD/DVD-Audio player with progressive scan (Black)

Item # 133DVDRP91

Take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last! Panasonic designed the DVD-RP91 to satisfy the most...

Take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last! Panasonic designed the DVD-RP91 to satisfy the most...

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Item # 133DVDRP91

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About the Panasonic DVD-RP91

Take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last! Panasonic designed the DVD-RP91 to satisfy the most demanding videophiles and audiophiles. Praise from happy owners, and our own side-by-side comparisons confirm that this is one of the best players you can buy for under $1000! Experience audio/video realism that goes beyond standard DVD picture and CD sound: The DVD-RP91 is your gateway to the high-res worlds of progressive-scan DVD and DVD-Audio music.

Take advantage of this awesome deal while supplies last! Panasonic designed the DVD-RP91 to satisfy the most demanding videophiles and audiophiles. Praise from happy owners, and our own side-by-side comparisons confirm that this is one of the best players you can buy for under $1000! Experience audio/video realism that goes beyond standard DVD picture and CD sound: The DVD-RP91 is your gateway to the high-res worlds of progressive-scan DVD and DVD-Audio music.

To see the benefits of progressive-scan video — more stable images, more fluid motion, and an overall smoother look — connect the DVD-RP91 to an HDTV-ready TV. This is the first DVD player we've seen with image-sizing capability, which means you'll get optimum progressive-scan picture quality with a variety of HDTV-ready sets.

If your current TV isn't progressive-scan-compatible, don't worry, the DVD-RP91 will deliver a great picture through its composite, S-video, or component video jacks. But chances are your next TV will handle progressive, so this is a great time to choose a more "future-ready" player.

The DVD-RP91 includes built-in Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding with 5.1-channel output. That means you can use it with an A/V receiver with a 5.1-channel input, or with a receiver with built-in decoding. In addition to playing DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs, the DVD-RP91 also plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3 CD-R/Ws. Panasonic's Digital Re-Master technology employs upsampling to generate a slightly smoother, more dimensional sound from standard CDs.

Details:

  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, and Video CD
  • plays DVD-Audio, CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 CD-R & CD-RW
  • 54MHz/12-bit video D/A converter
  • selectable interlaced/progressive-scan component video output
    (progressive scan requires an HD-compatible TV)
  • de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing
  • MPEG Digital Noise Reduction
  • image sizing (4:3 Shrink and Letterbox Zoom & Shift)
  • joystick remote with glow-in-the-dark buttons
  • Digital Re-Master processing for CDs (selectable)
  • Virtual Battery operation
  • Audio Only mode (switches off video circuitry)
  • built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoding with 5.1-channel output
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM (96kHz/24-bit-capable)
  • 2 set of A/V outputs (2 composite video, 1 S-video, and 1 480i/480p component video)
  • headphone jack with volume control
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 115 dB
  • 17"W x 3-15/16"H x 12"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
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What's in the box:

  • Single-disc DVD/DVD-Audio/CD player
  • N2QAJB000032 remote
  • Two "AA" batteries
  • 67" AC power cord
  • 55" A/V patch cord (left/right audio and RCA video)
  • Manual
  • Warranty information sheet
  • Customer care plan information (extended warranty offer)
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Features

Compatibility: This unit can play the following discs:

  • DVD: 5" or 3", NTSC, "Region 1" or "All Region" discs
  • DVD-Audio: 5" or 3"
  • DVD-RAM: 5" or 3"
  • Video CD: 5" or 3"
  • Audio CD: 5" or 3"
  • CD-R: 5" or 3"
  • CD-RW: 5" or 3"
  • CD-R/CD-RW with MP3 Files: 5" or 3"

Video D/A Converter: This player uses a 12-bit/54MHz video digital-to-analog converter, which reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.

Audio D/A converter: This unit includes an audio digital-to-analog converter capable of providing 192kHz/24-bit and 96kHz/24-bit resolution. The 192kHz/24-bit and 96kHz/24-bit capabilities of this unit allow it to play DVD Video discs with 96kHz/24-bit audio tracks and DVD-Audio discs with sampling rates as high as 192kHz.

Multi-Channel DVD-Audio Playback: DVD-Audio is a new multi-channel format used for high resolution audio recording. This unit can decode and play DVD-Audio discs with a sampling rate up to 192kHz with a 24-bit word length. Note: DVD-Audio recorded with this sampling rate is passed through the analog outputs only.

MP3 Playback: This unit can play MP3 audio that has been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. When playing an MP3 disc, you can use repeat play, however, you cannot use program play or random play. Note: This unit is not compatible with multi-session recordings.

Progressive Scan Output: This DVD player may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced video signal from the component video output. Instead of splitting each video frame into two sequential fields like interlaced scanning, progressive scanning displays the entire frame in a single sweep. Where a standard DVD player's 480i output displays 30 frames (60 fields) per second, a progressive-scan player's 480p output displays 60 full frames per second. Progressive-scan picture quality is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan viewing requires a TV with a progressive scan compatible component video input.

Component Video Output: In addition to the composite video outputs and the S-video output, this unit is equipped with a set of component video outputs. When connected to a television with a component video input, the component video output of this unit will provide picture color and detail that is superior to video from composite and S-video outputs. The component outputs can be set to pass either progressive or interlaced video.

On-Screen Display: The on-screen menu language can be set to English, French, or Spanish.

Subwoofer Output: This unit has a mono RCA subwoofer output that can be connected to an optional powered subwoofer. Note: This is a pre-amp level output with no level control. If a subwoofer is connected using the subwoofer output, you must adjust the subwoofer level with the subwoofer's level control.

Built-In Dolby Digital/DTS Decoder: This unit has a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder with six channel preamp outputs.

Dialogue Enhancer: This feature makes dialogue easier to hear by raising the volume of the center channel. Note: Dialogue Enhancer only works with DVD software that has at least three channels of recorded audio, where the dialogue information is recorded in the center channel.

Audio Only: When playing audio discs, this feature can turn the video section of the DVD player off to improve the audio quality.

MPEG DNR: MPEG Digital Noise Reduction improves picture clarity.

Re-Master: Re-master is a circuit designed for use with the analog outputs when playing a two-channel disc. There are four settings, Pop/Rock (for fast music), Jazz (for music with a variety of tempos), Classical (for slow music), and Off.

Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.): If you are only using two front speakers in your system, this feature simulates a surround-sound environment. If you are playing a disc with surround effects recorded on it, the effects are broadened and the sound seems to come from virtual speakers on either side. You can select "Natural effect", "Emphasized effect", or Off. Note: For use with Dolby Digital DVDs only.

Resume Function: When the Stop button is pressed, that position is stored in the memory. When the Play button is pressed after pressing the Stop button, playback resumes from the position where the disc was stopped. The resume function is canceled if the disc tray is opened or the Stop button is pressed a second time.

Multi-Angle Function: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

Marker: Up to 5 points on a DVD can be stored in memory and easily recalled. Markers are cleared when power is turned off or when the tray is opened.

Repeat Play: You can have the unit repeat a portion of a title or track by selecting the starting and stopping points for the section to be repeated (A-B repeat). When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current title or the current chapter. When playing a Video CD or an audio CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc. In addition, the unit can repeat Program Play.

Program Play: When playing a Video CD or an audio CD, up to 32 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.

Random Play: When playing a Video CD or an audio CD, you can play the tracks in random order.

Karaoke: When playing a karaoke disc, the vocals can be turned off. Note: This unit does not have a microphone jack.

Auto Power-Off: If the unit is in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to standby mode.

Disc Settings:

  • Audio: allows you to select the preferred audio language
  • Subtitle: allows you to select the preferred subtitle language
  • Menus: allows you to select the preferred language for disc menus
  • Ratings: you can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password

Video Settings:

  • TV Aspect: you can choose 4:3 Pan & Scan (the disc may override this setting and show in letterbox), 4:3 Letterbox, or 16:9
  • TV Type: choose the setting best suited to your TV, Standard (direct view), CTR Projector, LCD Projector, Projection TV
  • Still Mode: allows you to specify the type of picture shown when the player is paused. You can select Automatic, Field, or Frame. When Field is selected, still pictures are displayed without blur. Field should be chosen if jittering occurs when Automatic is selected. When Frame is selected, even sharper still pictures are displayed. Frame should be chosen if small text or fine patterns cannot be seen clearly when Automatic is selected.
  • Black Level Control: allows you to select the black level of the picture; you can select Lighter (normally used when the TV is connected through the composite or S-video output) or Darker (normally used when the TV is connected through the Component Video output)
  • Digital Picture Mode: you can select Normal (no affect), Soft (softer picture with fewer artifacts), Fine (for sharper details), or Cinema (lessens glare, giving you colors that are more cinema-like and picture resolution that is gentler to the eyes. Cinema mode also improves the visibility of details in dark scenes by automatically adjusting picture contrast, and helps to suppress color smearing.).
  • Contrast: adjusts the contrast between light and dark parts of the picture
  • Brightness: adjusts the brightness of the picture
  • Sharpness: adjusts the horizontal sharpness of the picture
  • Color: adjusts the shade
  • Gamma: Increases the brightness of the center ranges to improve detail and contrast in dark scenes
  • 3D-NR: reduces overall video noise
  • Block NR: smoothes block noise
  • Mosquito NR: reduces the smudging that appears around contrasting sections of the picture
  • High Sharpness: finely adjusts the horizontal sharpness of the picture
  • V Sharpness: increases the vertical sharpness of the picture
  • Edge: improves the edges in the background to reduce fuzziness and improve the sense of depth
  • Tint: changes the overall tint of the picture
  • Transfer Mode: selects method of conversion for progressive output to suit the material being played (film or video)
  • Output: allows you to change tone of the picture by selecting the following: Normal, Sepia, Mono (black & white), or Negative (brightness and tone are reversed)

Audio Settings:

  • PCM Down Conversion: you can select No or Yes. When Yes is selected and you are playing a DVD recorded in 96kHz, the signal is down converted to 48kHz/16-bit before it is passed through the digital output. When No is selected and the unit is playing a non-copyright protected DVD recorded in 96kHz, a 96kHz/24-bit signal passes through the digital output. If the DVD is copyright-protected or the digital signal on the disc has a sampling frequency higher than 176.4 kHz, the digital signal is automatically down converted.
  • Dolby Digital: determines the type of signal passed through the digital output when a Dolby Digital encoded disc is being played. You may select Bitstream or PCM. When PCM is selected, the digital output passes a two-channel stereo PCM digital signal. When Bitstream is selected, the digital output passes a Dolby Digital signal without down mixing.
  • DTS: determines the type of signal passed through the digital output when a DTS-encoded disc is being played. You may select Bitstream or PCM. When Bitstream is selected, the digital output passes a DTS signal without down mixing. When PCM is selected, the digital output passes a two-channel stereo PCM digital signal. When the digital output of this unit is connected to a component lacking a built-in DTS decoder, this should be set to PCM.
  • Dynamic Range Compression: when playing a Dolby Digital-encoded DVD, you can turn the Dynamic Range Compression On for late night viewing
  • Audio During Search: can select "On" (outputs audio during search) or "Off" (mutes audio during search)

Display Settings:

  • Menu Language: the on-screen menu language can be set to English, French, or Spanish
  • On-Screen Messages: on-screen messages can be turned On or Off

Other Settings:

  • Demo: can be set to On or Off. A demonstration of the unit's on-screen displays starts when you select On.

Remote Control

Multi-Brand TV Control: The remote is pre-coded to operate the basic functions of different brands of TVs, so you can control the DVD player and the basic functions of your television with one remote.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Phones: standard (1/4 inch) headphone jack with volume control

Rear Panel:

  • Audio Out: stereo RCA jacks
  • Multi Channel Out: six-channel RCA output (Left front, Center, Right front, Left rear, Right rear, and Sub) for use with built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder
  • Video Out: two RCA composite video jacks and one S-video jack
  • Component Video Out: component video jacks (3 RCA jacks, Y/Pb/Pr)
  • Digital Audio Out: one standard Toslink digital output with plastic cover and one coaxial digital output
  • AC In: AC input for use with supplied AC power cord

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