Anyone got a Pioneer 444 ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by swayzak, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. swayzak

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    Well, I've changed my mind about a dirt cheap dvd (Cyberhome et al) and have narrowed my choice to a Tosh 210e or Pioneer 444.

    Have read great things about both and can't choose between them !!

    The bloke at dvdmagic said the 444 has the edge.

    Any views ?

    cheers

    swayzak
     
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    I origonally bought the tosh210, but found the drive a little noisy, so i then changed to the pioneer444.

    Although the 444 is a better player in terms of looks and useability etc, the tosh won on picture quality in my setup, and i do regret swapping.

    If i were now to recommend which one to go for to a friend i would say the tosh210.
     
  3. swayzak

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    thanks

    just seen a new review of the 444 that says it's crap for CDs - but I want it as a dvd player so no problem there.
     
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    I run the digital out to Tag processor and amp and find the sound quality to be very good, definitely an improvement over the Wharfedale and Cyberhome players I have owned. Never tried the analogue output.
    Picture quality is also fine, much better than the Cyberhome which had one of the poorest pictures I have seen. (S-video)
     
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    Well, bought the 444 today - silver - and it's seems very nice !

    Quiet (definitely quieter than the Tosh), well-built and thin, lovely picture, simple to use with no fancy extras.........

    Pity I rented such a ****e first film (Charlie's Angels - for the girlfriend you understand).

    swayzak :cool:
     

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