Anything better than a MARANTZ DV-4300

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by LDJ, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. LDJ

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    I'm looking at replacing my now ageing Sony 735 DVD player (fantastic machine what it has been - cost £500 at the time! eek!) and getting a new unit.
    Since it will be used with a PWD6 plasma, I think progressive scan in both PAL & NTSC should be a fundamental requirement if I am to achieve the best performance from all components, and the Marantz DV-4300 is one player that seems to fit my requirements. I've found it for under £200 (my limit at the moment), multi-region and its CDR/RW/DVDR/RW compatible which is another requriement.

    I'm not interested in SACD/DVDA nor viewing jpegs or listening to MP3 or any music in gerneral - I just want a top notch player for movies. I've read that Pioneer DV565A is meant to be a bit special, but that only does NTSC Prog. scan does it not?

    What I was wondering is whether there is anything better for the money that has equal/greater specification? If you had £200 and wanted a player with the above requirements, which would you recommend?
     
  2. Crocodile JD

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    I read that the DV4300 when doing Pal PS, rephased Pal 50hz to Pal 60hz so giving NTSC PS the edge. The review was in What Video/TV http://www.whatvideotv.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=2953]here[/URL]
    I'm looking at this player also. I've seen it for as little as £175 on line but was woundering whether it was worth spending the extra on the HK DVD25 at around £260. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be too much about this player on the forum. I don't know what deinterlacing chip set it uses, but the player has been neather praised or reviled greatly.

    LMK if you find out any more

    Cheers

    Croc
     
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    I got a 4300 yesterday and first impressions show it to be very good ( to my eyes and ears at least )

    At £156 from richer sounds and multi region its worth a try.

    Let me know if you wanted any more info - I'm using it with a Z1 projector.

    Cheers,

    Pete.
     

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