Arcam DV89 for CRT TV

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    I'm thinking of upgrading my dvd player for use with a Sony 32'' CRT TV via RGB scart. I've noticed a rather good offer (£599) on the Arcam DV89. Is this OTT for my needs?
     
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    If you dont mind or are use to the layer change and you dont mind the odd disk not working, then go for it.

    I brought one to replace my denon 2200 and the PQ is better and the SQ is loads better.
    And of course it looks nice IMO.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Chris.

    When you say SQ was better, was this for dvd soundtracks or cd replay (I have a Rotel cd player for music duties)? I was hoping that dvd-v SQ as well as PQ would improve with the upgrade.

    Also, my dvds are exclusively region 2. Are there any 'problem' discs that I should be wary of? What are the problems?

    Thanks.
     
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    Rolo

    I've got a DV89 connected to my Loewe Aconda CRT TV, and it's fantastic, PQ is great. SQ is fantastic especially when playing CDs / DVDAs through the analogue outs. I've only got an AVR100 but it sounds great. As for the disks, I've never had a problem with any disk not playing, thats goes for CDs, DVDs and DVDAs. I play quite alot, and hire quite a few too.

    It's also a massive bargain at 599, I'd definately go for it

    Giles
     
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    DVD's for me sound the same, as i use digital coax so this is all prossesed by my 3803.
    But the Analouge sound is superb, alot better from the denon with either analouge or digital.
    So far i have found that it wont play my misses celine dion SACD, but that might be the disk......it says Stereo but i dont think it is compatable with the player and also disneys Treasure planet R2, it wont play the english version......... not a big prob, but you do get a couple of russian sub titles.
    Have not had time to try my other disk's yet.
     

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