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Anything cheaper than a toshiba 900e dvd player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by jonnyv, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. jonnyv

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    I have a toshiba 900e dvd player and i think picture quality is awesome, but im trying to get my finances in order, so i was thinking of selling the toshiba 900e and buying a cheaper player.

    Is there a cheaper option that would give me as good a picture ?

    How about the cheaper toshibas, preferably in gold to match my amp..

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    Personally, keep the 900.
    If you sell it you may be able to buy a Philips DVD-963SA but unless you need proper Pal-Progressive, why bother.
    The Toshiba is particularly well built, the cheaper Toshibas won't be as good so will any cash difference you gain be worthwhile?

    Save money by not smoking / drinking / indulging loose women.
     
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    Thanks for the reply gringottsdirect, i dont smoke, dont drink alot, and not having much luck with loose women at the moment !

    I bought my player from leconcepts, and i have compared the specs for the 900e for £699.99 with the 520e for £249.99 a difference of £450 !

    Specs for the 900e are:

    Hyper Anti-Alias Filter reproduces 540 horizontal

    lines of resolution

    Dolby® Digital/dts® Digital compliant

    DVD//VCD/CD/CD-R/MP3 Playback

    HDCD Precision Filtering and Decoding
    10-Bit 54 MHz Advanced Video D/A Converter With High Resolution Filter
    1.2mm Steel Chassis with Reinforced Copper Shielded Cabinet with a High Mass Vibration Resistant Cabinet and a solid Aluminium front panel

    Concealed disk tray reduces contamination and minimises disturbances

    ColorStream Progressive Scan Component Video Outputs
    Built in Dolby® Digital/dts® Digital Decoding (6 ch output)

    Spatializer® N-2-2 Virtual Surround Sound
    3D-Digital Noise Reduction

    Navi Control and Virtual Remote Control

    Luminous Remote with Jog Shuttle

    System Standby when idle after 20 minutes

    Dynamic Software firmware upgrade

    Bit Rate Display, Display Dimmer

    Video Specification:

    Progressive Scan (3:2 Pulldown) on NTSC and Pseudo PAL
    (eliminating artefacts and jagged edges)

    10-bit/54MHz Video Signal DAC for high-quality DVD
    (twice the processing power of all other DACs)

    Hyper Anti-Alias Filter @54MHz

    (offering 540 lines of horizontal resolution)

    4:4:4 Video up-sampling (colour purity, detail and resolution)
    3D DNR circuit (reduces low level noise)

    3x Picture Zoom (x1.5;2.5;3.5)
    Still Play (Field or Frame with Auto)
    Still Step Play Forward and Reverse
    Slow Motion Playback

    Audio Specification:

    Neo Multi-Bit Delta Sigma D/A Converter for 192KHz/24 bit compliance (high jitter resistance and low noise levels)

    Mega Resolution Parallel DAC for a linear response over a dynamic range greater than 120dB (total harmonic distortion less than 0.0006%)

    High Performance audio components (specificaly chosen for their low noise characteristics and audio fidelity)

    Dual 96KHz/24-bit Audio DAC for superb sound quality
    Video Off Function increases Audio Clarity

    Dolby® Digital/ dts® Digital Decoding

    Dolby® Digital and dts® Digital Outputs

    Output Terminals: (Gold Plated)
    Digital Optical Output, Digital Coaxial Output
    DVD Audio Out ( 6 Channels)

    Analog Audio Output x1

    Scart (RGB) Output x1

    S-Video Output x1
    Component Video Output x1 (Progressive/Interlace)

    Composite Video Output x1

    Built in Dolby® Digital/dts® Decoder (6 Channels)



    specs for the 520e are:

    Hyper Anti-Alias Filter reproduces 540 horizontal

    lines of resolution

    Dolby® Digital/dts® Digital compliant

    DVD/SVCD/VCD/CD/CD-R//MP3 Playback

    Digital Photo Viewer
    Display digital photographs Konica® , Fuji® Photo, Kodak® Photo CD as well as PC JPEG files

    An intuitive on screen display allows the user to create customized slideshows with a few simple clicks on the remote

    10-Bit 54 MHz Advanced Video D/A Converter With High Resolution Filter
    ColorStream Progressive Scan Component Video Outputs

    Built in Dolby® Digital/dts® Digital Decoding (6 ch output)

    EAM/Dialogue Expander (NORMAL; 3-D;DIALOGUE)

    Spatializer® N-2-2 Virtual Surround Sound
    Digital Noise Reduction

    Navi Control and Virtual Remote Control

    Remote with Jog Shuttle

    Dynamic Software firmware upgrade

    Bit Rate Display

    Display Dimmer

    Video Specification:

    Progressive Scan (3:2 Pulldown) on NTSC playback
    (eliminating artefacts and jagged edges)

    10-bit/54MHz Video Signal DAC for high-quality DVD
    (twice the processing power of all other DACs)

    Hyper Anti-Alias Filter @54MHz

    (offering 540 lines of horizontal resolution)

    4:4:4 Video up-sampling (colour purity, detail and resolution)
    3D DNR circuit (reduces low level noise)

    Black Level Expansion and PLUGE

    3x Picture Zoom (x1.5;2.5;3.5)
    Still Play (Field or Frame with Auto)
    Still Step Play Forward and Reverse
    Slow Motion Playback

    Audio Specification:

    Neo Multi-Bit Delta Sigma D/A Converter for 192KHz/24 bit compliance (high jitter resistance and low noise levels)

    Mega Resolution Parallel DAC for a linear response over a dynamic range greater than 108dB (total harmonic distortion less than 0.002%)

    High Performance audio components (specifically chosen for their low noise characteristics and audio fidelity)

    Dual 96KHz/24-bit Audio DAC for superb sound quality
    Dolby® Digital Decoding

    Dolby® Digital and dts® Digital Outputs

    Output Terminals: (Gold Plated):
    Digital Optical Output, Digital Coaxial Output

    DVD Audio Out ( 6 Channels)

    Analog Audio Output x1

    Scart (RGB) Output x1

    S-Video Output x1
    Component Video Output x1

    Composite Video Output x1
    Built in Dolby® Digital Decoder (6 Channels


    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the 2 with regards to picture and sound quality ?


    Cheers
     

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