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Acoustic Solutions and Limit any good?!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by filipe, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. filipe

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    I just spotted these DVD players (Multi Region)for just £210

    Acoustic Solutions DVD551 <br />Limit DVD8080SE

    Are they any good?!<br />Any other sugestions at this sort of price (it would be nice if the DVD was silver to mach my Arcam DiVA Hi-Fi)

    Cheers<br />Fil
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    As in a previous post, the Toshiba SD210E can be had for less than this price & will wipe the floor with the players you have mentioned.

    For the money the Toshiba is the best around.

    cheers
     
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    And its silver!!!
     
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    You wont be getting a Toshiba 210 then!<br /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />
     
  5. Stuart Wright

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    Why on earth would you want a budget DVD player (and REAL budget at that) when you have an Arcam?<br />You should perhaps look at something mid range at least.
     
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    I'm sorry, But i think 'Filipe' is having one!<br />I mean Spectre hit the nail on the head..<br />
     
  7. filipe

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    Oops, I meant £120 not £210 in my initial post...
     
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    Ben,

    No, it wasn't a p1ss take question...<br />Yes I am buying a cheap tv+DVD purely because I need (?!) a TV and buying a VCR would be rather silly.<br />But since home cinema is not my main interest (Music is!) it would be a waste of money (for my personal preferences that is!) to spend (another) small fortune on the maching Arcam DVD, speakers, etc; I much rather spend the same money on upgrades for my hi-fi.

    So all I want is an OK TV+DVD that I could connect to my much loved Hi-Fi. <br />Regards;

    Fil <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

    Ps: if you got the Q55.3 for £850 you've been ripped off. They cost £450...
     
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    I just bought an Acoustic Solutions DVD521 at £99.95. It seems quite solidly built bearing in mind the price, but it died after being turned on for about 10mins. I've arranged a replacement, and we'll see how this goes. Can't comment on performance, 'cause it didn't live long enough.

    Often, a budget machine can make a useful second machine, perhaps providing a desirable feature that's missing on a more expensive machine, but not worth forking out a lot for: such as zoom, mp3, cdrw, svcd/dvcd, etc...
     
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    Got my replacement this morning, and it works! Very well too. One irritating thing though is whoever packs the mains cable, stuffs it between the box wall and player's facia. Even though the mains plug is wrapped in bubble-wrap and foam, the facia has been scratched on both units! Unusually, this model has vent holes on top over the transport. I hate holes, they let in dust. However, they also make this model sound quite loud in use - the LOUDEST I'VE HEARD! Sorry, I have to shout over the noise: well it's not that bad. The flash-screen's nice too: has pictures of dolphins/porpoises! :)
     
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    I bought the Limit 8080se for use as a second machine and find it very acceptable for the price ( £90 ).I did compare it with the Acoustic solutions player but chose the limit due to it's smaller size It plays all my region 1 and 2 discs with no probs and my collection of VCD's.The only naff feature is the display,but I can live with that.Richer's 3 yr warranty seems like a good deal,anyone know different ?.
     
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    Beware of Richer Sounds and the Limit Players, at least in Stoke on Trent. A mate of mine was convinced into buying a Limit when he couldn't get hold of the Toshiba SD210E. He was told the multiregion Limit JDV388 (Limit's flagship apparently) could do everything he wanted it to. However it didn't play R1 titles well, and there was no RGB output as he was told there was. He even rang the store to say there was no RGB output and they lied through their teeth and told him that because it was connected by Scart, it automatically switched to RGB, even when the player said composite video. He then called Richer's technical support who said it did not have RGB output at all, but he didn't really need RGB because apparently it doesn't make much difference, and urged him to keep the Limit. My mate was having none of this and we took it back to the store. Again we were told that RGB wasn't much better than composite. Anyway we persisted and my mate swapped it for the Aiwa XDDV370, which does have RGB and is a much better player all round. So in conclusion Limit players suck and it seems Richer Sounds will pull anything to get rid of them.
     

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