BEST DVD PLAYER to use as transport too

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  1. rosso

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    Hello I have a £2000 Chord DAC 64 to a LINN pre and power audio set up. I have now decided its time to hook up an awesome Audiophile home cinema set up.

    So im sorted for the sound aspect just want STUNNING visuals and of course DVD player looks!

    I am after a DVD player which is a good transport too! I would like recommendations on DVD players, money is no object...etc.

    On another note how to the wise folk rate Bose for home cinema? Thanks
     
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    if money is no object then there is only 2 choices
    the mighty Denon A1XV and the Onyko sp1000.

    Denon will give the better pic and an almost seamless layer change

    Or get a cheaper DVD player (one that can output interlaced via HDMI) and spend more on an external scaler deinterlacer which will then process other equipment as well.

    try the soon to be released Algolith Dragonfly (if money is no object that is as it has the realta HQV chip just like the denon A1xv)
    as this will have full HDMI switching, which is something you will need with the new HD dvd formats requiring HDCP HDMI

    If these are a bit too much high-end then try the usual suspects, Pio 868i, Denon 3910, or Arcam 79 or 29. note the pio and the Arcam will output an interlaced HDMI signal so could be coupled with a Scaler/deinterlacer at a later date and so would not be out of date with newer processing like the realta and genum based stuff.

    Bose = :suicide:
     
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    Thanks for the info mate. Can i ask why no one likes Bose? Is it really bad on Visuals as well as sound too??
     
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    For someone who has a chord dac, I'm suprised you are even considering bose.
     
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    Bose = Better Off with Something Else
     
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    :D :rotfl:

    Haven't heard that one before.

    What budget have you got in mind for this dvd/cd transport?
     
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    Well Im selling off my Linn Ikemi so budget of about £1500 I would guess. Also the reason i considered Bose was this:

    Keep my Chord DAC 64 feeding my Linn Kit and buy the Bose Lifestyle 38 for my home cinema needs. Use the digital out on it to the Chord.

    I have my set up in my bedroom you see. The descrete functionality appeals to me.
     
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    Just been looking up the Onyko sp1000. Man that looks awesome!
     
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    Awesome yes but where the f*** can one find an ojective review of the thing, and more to the point has anyone got one?
     
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    Look to the states for a stack of reviews of the sp1000, also HCC did do a review of the Onyko back along which seemed quite accurate. Keep in mind the UK version is not the same as the USA SP1000, but is the integra version which is a beefed up sp1000. There was also a recent shootout on a respected german site which gave best pic to the Denon followed by the Onyko but best sound quality went to the Onyko followed by the denon

    Also add the marantz 9500 to the list, very sexy bit of kit but it dosent pass interlaced via HDMI (also not sure what mpeg decoder and deinterlacing solution is used for the 9500 so homework first)
     

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