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  1. SPURS1882

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    Will the new Pioneer 506XDE Media Box work with the 505XDE Screen.
     
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    Probably, yes, but you'd never get one separately.
     
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    unless it's knocked off on e-bay :rotfl:
     
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    Its a worthy upgrade if you can find one :)
     
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    not being funny but how, apart from the extra hdmi?
     
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    Saw one today and its amazing.

    The new media box has processing on the analogue and freeview which quite frankly beats everything i have seen.

    I had a 505 XDE and sold it because of the "digitised image"

    Not any more, it surely is the the best all in one.

    The panel has benefited from its new technology also!

    Ikon get one ordered and put your's on ebay, and i'm not being funny :)
     
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    the original question was just changing the media box, which i couldn't see the point in as the panel would be the same.

    as for changing I am really happy with my 5 xde and really couldn't be bothered with the upheaval, specially when i'm back to skool on Monday :(
     
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    Trouble is, you don't know how much improvement is down to the box and how much to the panel. I saw one today, very impressive. The only better I've seen so far is a Fuji XHA and scaler, though that was upscaled DVD and euro1080i
     
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    Well it would be worth the upgrade on the media box as it improves the pq on a 435.

    Upheaval? not much i would have thought!

    Anyway if your back to school i can understand, i wish it was me :)
     
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    Don't get me wrong.............I think my 505XDE is fantastic but, when Sky HD comes out, we're stuck.

    I think i might have to purchase the new Gefen 4X1 HDMI switcher.
     
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    sky hd will have component apparently :D
     
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    For anyone with an ageing or insufficient AV amp, several makers, including Poineer and Onkyo, have HDMI switching amps in the immediate pipeline.
     
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    Hmmm.... I am considering replacing my Fuji with a 506 at the moment and this has me really intrigued now. How do you think a 506+scaler would compare? Or would the 506 not really benefit?

    My main gripes with the Fuji are the posterisation and occasional combing but I can't afford to add a scaler to it.

    Also, any ideas on price points on the new Amps? My Denon AVR-3200 is definitely ageing. ;)
     
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    Pioneers dont benefit overly much from scalers, it's hard to stop the media box butting in like some simple minded horse, and screwing up all the good work. Save up for a scaler with what you have, I can't see how flogging the Fuji will help.

    Price points, I've been told the Pio will be 'under £500', the onkyo is 'under £900, and THX select too' to avoid infringement of rule 7 and all that. So one is a 2805 competitor, the other a 3805 competitor. The pio apparently upscales to HDMI with the 868 chipset, though how they do that at that price point beggars belief.
     
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    It will on v1 boxes, if it was all hidef at the moment the 435 would be hard to beat so "being stuck" you wont be.
     
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    Thanks, pretty much what I thought might be the case. My thinking was that a scaler would de-interlace film sources more consistently than my Fuji sans-scaler does at the moment.

    Realistically I won't be able to afford a scaler for a long time now (read: ever ;)) as there are too many other priorities, e.g. house renovations, holidays, nursery fees etc.
    Then at some point I want the screen ISFd, PS3, new snowboard, more photography gear (decent lenses are far from cheap) etc etc.

    As such my upgrade cycles tend to be fairly rare I am afraid, so when I get something I tend to stick with it for a while and when I max my budget out it tends to be a hard ceiling.

    The current Fuji is definitely getting replaced (insurance) so I can either go for another Fuji or consider one of the newer panels. I have always loved the styling of the Pio but wasn't happy with the 505 PQ, however if the new 506 is comparable to the Fuji sans-scaler then it is very appealing as it will leave room for some other upgrade in the budget.

    Thanks, they both sound very appealing and I must admit I actually prefer the Pio's musically over the Denons but am a bit wary of the md-priced amps. The Onkyo could be a cracking piece of kit.

    Cheers,
    Rahmo
     
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    I spoke to Pioneer the other day about different media boxes with screen. They said that they have to be the same generation, but can vary between the xde and fde??..

    They said it may work, bt the signaling may be different if using a 6th generation box on a 5th generation screen, even though the cable and connections are the same.
     

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