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Best DVD player for £500

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by BigAl, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. BigAl

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    Could anyone out there advise me as to what the best DVD player is. I am replacing my Panasonic A160 and willing to spend up to £500-600. I am not overly bothered by DVD-A or SACD as the battle for format supremacy isn't going very far, but don't see the harm in having either - but my main concern is DVD Video playback. I have a few players in mind (Pioneer DV646A, Toshiba SD500E, SONY DVPNS900 and Nakamichi DVD-10). However I am open to suggestions as I just want a DVD player that kicks ass?

    Can anyone advise me if there is a DVD player that is the definative best within my budget, or does it come down to personal taste?

    Also would increasing my budget to £800-900 yeild a substantial difference (i.e. Arcam Diva DV88 or Toshiba SD900)?

    Cheers
    Confused in Edinburgh
     
  2. alanrob

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    Not to sound too eager or pushy, but I have an Arcam DV88 up for sale (in the AV Hardware classified adverts section of this forum no less) if you are interested.

    I'm in Glasgow, so if you wanted a demo I could easily arranage a time if your willing to make a trip west?

    Link to thread -
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27747
     
  3. geezajob

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    You can get a new multi-region Sony CX860 disc changer, which holds 301 discs for less than £500

    Highly recommended if you expect to own more than one disc ;)

    It's DTS compatible, has Component, RGB scart, Composite Scart, S-video outs, optical in, etc. etc.
     
  4. PaulBoy

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    I have a Pioneer 646A and I am very happy with it
    I had a Panasonic RA71 for a few months & very not happy at all with it (long story - wont bore U)
    If DVD-A is a requirement (as was for me) the 646A is worth a look / listen
    If you look hard you'll get it multi-region for @ £400
    Good luck ;) Paul
     
  5. Kevo

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    Check out...
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    Im very happy with my DVP-NS900V, the demonstrators in our local store where too and highly rated its DVD, CD and SACD playback. The store is highly reliable and stocks high end products so I trust their judgement, its hard not to when they stock a £6000 DD/dts(/THX?) processor (Lexicon). In particular they said the dts on-board decoding was very good, so if Sony have gone the extra mile on this you can bet they have in other places as well.

    David
     
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    Has anybody compared the Sony DVD-NS700V and NS900V? I am interested in their CD and SACD playback. Would like to hear the views. Thanks
     
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    Where is this shop near to Durham/Darlington/Newcastle??
     

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