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£500 to spend - Any help?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Scotty Boy, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Scotty Boy

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    I'm going from a THX Onkyo, few years old, but the build quality is amazing, original cost is something like £1800. So, audio wise, it's quite frankly amazing.

    Doesn't do progressive scan though. :thumbsdow As i'm getting rid of my scaler and HDTV, i'll need one that does.

    Will be used for DVDs in progressive scan, and lots of CDs.

    Was thinking of maybe the 2910 Denon to match my 2805 Denon Amp.

    Would also consider an arcam of some sort, but i'd need advice on this, as I don't know what ones are highly looked at etc.

    Would happily settle for a second hand player for around the £500 mark, if it means i'm getting more quality for my money.

    What do you think chaps?

    Good Progressive scan through component (HDMI not needed etc) And good stereo playback.

    Cheers

    Scott
     
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    Why do you need one with Prog scan????
    For stereo performance go for an Arcam DV88+ or DV89
     
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    For my new plasma, just a PW6.

    Scott.
     
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    i still think the onkyo will give a better PQ than new DVD player keep the onkyo (put the £500 towards a scaler)
     
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    Spot on mate :smashin:
    Pic quality on the 2910 via component doesn't do the 2910 justice. It really shines with hdmi. Your onkyo will most likely have a better picture than the 2910.
    Put the cash towards a good scaler, you won't go far wrong :smashin:
     
  6. Scotty Boy

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    But, my onkyo only does an interlaced picture. You think that's going to look better than running something else via Progressive Scan?

    At the mo the pic is amazing through the scaler to the TV.

    But, I won't have a higher res panel soon, so the Scaler is going you see, which is why i'm selling the Onkyo aswell and just wanted a DVD Player with progressive scan.

    :)
     
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    talk about cutting off you nose to spite your face scotty (scaler makes a huge difference SD plasma as well as HD plasma) keep the onkyo and the scaler hell keep PHD6 a prog scan player is only any good if its de-interacer is better than the screens and the pany is pretty bloody good hence to better it you need to go to a Scaler.............
     
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    Am I reading this right? You're going from a PHD6 to a PWD6? :confused:
     
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    You see, I don't know about any of this. Which is why I need guiding alot.

    It's all about costs, which is why i'm selling, only being 17 all this is alot of money, and i'm trying to manage my finances more wisely (i.e stop buying stuff I can't afford :p) Plus, I have **** loads of stuff to pay for. Going from a PHD6 to a PW is saving me about £700, with the scaler, thats £1k in my pocket.

    Sell my Onkyo, get a DVD Player with progressive scan to my PW6. Or just pocket the £700 and the PW6, keep the onkyo and the scaler? :(

    I just don't know what to do. I'm trying to think of the future too, just, too confusing at times. I'll probably be selling up in August for when I go to uni. Do I just sell now and get as much money as possible?
     
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    you have already lost money....... selling now will regain some of the investment but not much (17 *** at 17 i didnt have a TV let alone a 42" HD plasma screen) personally i would keep till you go to uni then sell......
    What possesd you to buy it all anyway??????
    another fred123gone i see..........
     

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