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Anyone changed a dv88's cover

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Lennyz, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Lennyz

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    Hi,

    Has anybody changed the colour of a Dv88. I have read that Arcam can supply the fascias and covers.

    I have one in silver and would like to change it to black...

    Also how much were the replacement parts from Arcam?

    Thanks

    Lennyz
     
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    Hi,

    The best thing to do would be to take it to your arcam dealer and ask them to do it, then if they damage it in any way it will not cost
    you any more money.

    But if you did it and scatched it lets say, you would have to buy the spares again, just a thought.

    good luck.
     
  4. Matt Horne

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    I am investigating having mine changed from black to silver to match my dab tuner!

    Matt
     
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    Can I PLEASEEE change my Alpha 9 CD into any other casing. It is ugly as sinn :(
     
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    matt / lennez can you not just swop cases with each other
     
  7. Lennyz

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    How about it Matt..We could swap machines if they are like for like.

    Mine is in perfect condition and has warranty on it

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    Mines a special case.. I had my DV88 upgraded to a 88+ but the front panel still says DV88. So I was sending it back to Arcam for a new faceplate.. and I am enquiring as to how much extra it would cost to get its colour changed. Also my machines warranty expires quite soon.. I've had it since Aug 2001 :)

    Cheers

    Matt
     
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    No sweat Matt. I just thought it might simplify it for us both.

    I did email Arcam and ask about changing the fascia

    Dear Paul,

    I am afraid we do not offer that service and although it is something I can supply you with you would not be able to fit the front panel as most of the electronics are secured to the front.

    Regards
    > Matt Frost
    > Customer Support Co ordinator,


    So it sounds like a no.no anyway...unless anyone knows different?

    Ta

    Lennyz
     
  10. Matt Horne

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    Thats rubbish.. in the other thread one guy has had his DVD and AV8 converted from silver to Black.. and General Skanky got a quote for converting his 88+ before putting it up for sale.. and I have been quoted for having the rest of the unit changed over to silver after they replace my faceplate ??? It seems to depend on who you get to speak to .. though I have dealt wit Matt in the past. Maybe these sort of requests are quite new for them and a official process is not in place yet ? (I also know of another member who bought a spare cover for his DV88 -- cost about £20)

    As to swapping players.. its not a problem so to speak.. but I am sure you wouldnot want one with hardly any warranty and it still saying DV88 on the rather than DV88+ (which I presume yours is)

    Cheers

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    Anyhow.. mines booked in with arcam.. off it goes to them next week!

    Matt
     
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    Wow, cheers Matt. I will look into this further then. I guess I should give them a ring, it definitely is worth it if the cover cost £20.

    Mine is only a DV88 not a plus:( I wish. I may get an upgrade sometime but I need to be convinced I would see a big difference with the progressive on my MXE.

    Thanks for your help all.

    Lennyz
     

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