Panasonic DVD-S47S Progressive Scan DVD Player

Panasonic DVD-S47S Progressive Scan DVD Player

Break into the world of DVD entertainment with the stylish, powerful–yet affordable–Panasonic DVD-S47S single-disc progressive-scan DVD player. It offers multiformat disc compatibility, enhanced virtual surround sound, as well as built-in decoding for Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound, and a slim profile of just over 2 inches high.

The DVD-S47S plays a variety of audio and video disc formats, including DVD-Audio (two-channel), DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, video CD, audio CD, and CD-R/RW. DVD-Audio discs, the new standard for super high-fidelity sound, provide multiple channel stereo, incredible storage capacity, and unique bonus materials not available on regular audio CDs. This player is also compatible with MP3 and WMA audio files and JPEG image files.

The HighMAT (High-Performance Media Access Technology) feature, codeveloped with Microsoft, is a digital-media standard that provides a dramatically improved method of storing, arranging, and playing back personal digital photo, music, and video collections on recordable discs such as CD-RW media.

Panasonic’s Depth Enhancer noise reduction feature only processes an image’s background, helping to leave the delicate details of the main subject intact and providing sharp images with incredible depth. The DVD-F87K uses a 54 MHz/10-bit video digital-to-analog converter, which helps to reduce digital artifacts to give you a better picture.

When you play DVD movies encoded with DTS or Dolby Digital soundtracks, the built-in decoder processes all six channels of audio information (left front, right front, center, left-surround, right-surround, and low-frequency effects) without the need for an external decoder, and with the right audio components, lets you enjoy the amazing fidelity of discrete 5.1-channel surround sound. The decoder also allows you to control speaker configuration.

Tech Talk
Progressive scan: Progressive scanning, otherwise known as 480p (“p” for “progressive”), creates a picture signal with double the scan lines of a conventional interlaced picture, 480i (“i” for “interlaced”), to create a noticeably sharper image. Standard DVD players use interlaced scanning to produce a picture. Interlaced scanning combines two fields to generate a picture of 525 scan lines (480 of which are displayed). Your television projects an interlaced image by first scanning the 240 odd-numbered lines of one field (in 1/60th of a second), followed by the 240 even-numbered lines of the other field (in 1/60th of a second). A progressive video processor enables all 525 lines (480 of which are displayed) to be scanned at the exact same time. A television with 480p component inputs completely scans the entire image in 1/60th of a second, so it only takes one field to build one frame of video.

What’s in the Box
Panasonic DVD-S47S DVD player, remote control, 2 AA batteries, AC power cord, composite A/V (RCA) cable, and printed operating instructions.

Price: $99.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)