Arcam DVD player

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  1. UselessPratt

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    Has anyone here got one ( I want to ask them a question!).
     
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    i have a dv 88
     
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    Good! I know they are awesome in the picture and sound dept. but do you ever have any problems with dirt on the disks? I am seriously close to buying one, but am a little tiny bit worried about finger prints and so on. I have heard the the Arcam's have trouble with dirt. I also wonder whether this is just with DVD's or also CD's?? I also have a lot of cd's that won't play in any anything but a Jap player ( they are much better at correcting errors. I had a £200 sony that would play anything and a $3000 Helios that would only play 100% clean disks!)
     
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    I have a DV88+ and it has played every disc in my collection, including ones that my Sony 336 and my Panasonic E-30 rejected, which were a bit mucky/scratched.

    :)
     
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    Hi
    i have this arcam & yes i have trouble with finger marks .
    any such marks on dvd s & cd s make the arcam stutter or not play at all the picture on progressive scan is ok sound is not bad useing my denon av1sr amp but not a patch on my pioneer 925 L/disk player
    hope this helps you
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    Maybe I have been lucky.......sorry to hear some of you have had problems.:(
     
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    UselessPratt, wouldn't it be more sensible to treat your discs with care rather than worrying about whether or not a particular DVD player will play marked ones :rolleyes:.
     
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    I do take care of them, but accidents do happen from time to time. In fact they happen all the time, if you have kids.
     
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    it has a lovely progressive scan picture and great sound. About 1 in every 50 movies I need to clean the dvd by rubbing it on my tshirt at the time ;-)

    I've never had any problems with cds though.

    hope this helps.

    CaM
     
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    I have DV27+ and it's excellent.

    No problem with DVDs, even ones that two year has played with.

    Except The Matrix region1 that's scratched -- never lending DVDs again -- and won't play past second half :(

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    I've got a DV89 and I've not had any problems with it at all. In fact discs that my old panny wouldn't play I can now watch in all their glory.
     
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    hey, just wondering what the dvd audio was like on the dvd89? Have you tried it yet?

    CaM
     
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    Well CaM funny you should ask, I've just spent the evening listening to Bjork's Vespertine. Which is fantastic (if you like Bjork that is). On the eigth track (can't remember what it is) but its like your sitting in the middle of a tank, the sound is just well all around you, and the detail is out of this world.

    Giles
     
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    ....so whats the difference between DD and dvd audio like? I have a dvd audio of fleetwood mac (actually its my wifes....) and it sounds great even in DD.

    thanks for the info.

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    Another quick question..
    Has Arcam released the official upgrade pricing from the DV88+ to DV89 (and all the other combinations ?)

    I haev a few DVD-Audio Discs (love the Bjork one) but I still am not sure its worth the cash to upgrade..

    Matt
     
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    Having shopped around a little for DVD-A's, I'm nolonger sure it's worth the money!! The material available is a little disappointing to say the least. I suppose that's just my taste though..
     
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    Same here. I've looked into DVD-Audio and SACD.. hardly any titles of my liking.

    I can only use 2 channel DVD-Audio/SACD anyway...even so not worth plumping out for these two formats (IMO)

    So I'll stick to DVD films only, and 5.1 concert DVD's.
     
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    Hi

    Called Arcam today for upgrade pricing.

    DV88 to DV89 £650

    DV88P to DV89 £650 (ouch, already paid £350 for the prog scan board)

    CD92 to CD93 ££550
    CD92 to CD92T not offered

    A85 multichannel £450

    Was told 3 weeks for 89 / 2 months away for 85 and that full details will appear on their website


    Damiens FAQ has upgrade prices listed but some appear to be optimistic

    http://www.envytech.co.uk/arcamdvd/


    Gus
     
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    hmm.....
    Frankly, I could think of better things to spend that amount on...
     
  20. Matt Horne

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    Not surprised by the prices.. it cost me £400 to upgrade the DV88 to the DV88+

    So of its still £300 to go DVDA then £650 is not surprising..

    Matt
     
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    Matt / Anyone

    Are you going DV89?
     
  22. Matt Horne

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    Nope not until they release uptodate DVDA's.. instead of the stuff you find at car boots.. I have about 4/5 discs and thats all I want at the mo.. they sound damn good in DD 5.1. There is only so much classic oldie stuff thay can put out surely.. I'd rather use the money at the mo towards a prog scan TV or a seperate CD player for good old fashoned stereo/headphone playback.

    Matt
     
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    Have to agree about the lack of software, have had a good look round and there are less than a dozen combined I would even consider and maybe only 3 or 4 I would really want. Still I may go for the Pioneer multiplayer instead of the 89 upgrade which when you add in the A85 and P85/3 plus cables will cost a shedload of cash (£2000 ish) to playback a handfull of titles, although the DD/DTS movie potential is interesting - mini AV8/P7?

    Impressive laserdisk collection, Star Wars box set ntsc still has pride of place and occasionally gets put through ths Sony 650.

    Instead of going all out on the new formats I am upgrading my vinyl system and have to say some of the 180/200g releases are superb.

    Gus
     

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