best player for dvd sound for £100-£150

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west

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I'm looking for a DVD player which has the best possible sound (cd & more importantly DVD) for DVD player in the region of £100 - £150. Can anybody offer some advice? :confused:
 

thekingbeyond

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west

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thekingbeyond said:
the limit player at play has been tuned by cyrus and is good with audio at £49.99 its a bargain

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=ELEC&title=509316&p=262&g=342&pa=genbrw#

also the philips player at £119.99 is also meant to be good with music

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=ELEC&title=649858&p=262&g=342&pa=genbrw

The pioneer 575 is not to bad with music and is considered one of the best all rounders about, if you can still find one
Cyrus ? is this a good thing? :confused:


how about the pioneer 585?
 

thekingbeyond

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west said:
Cyrus ? is this a good thing? :confused:


how about the pioneer 585?
cyrus are a high end british audio manufacturer, they make some excellent cd players, amps and av gear , they were owned by mission. The dvd in the link has been tuned by cyrus specially to improve its musical abilities.
The 585 has had some very bad reviews, shame, but it seems it`s not an improvement on the 575 but a backwards step in quality.
 

CosmosD

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The Philips 963SA from Play.com gets my vote. Great CD sound and SACD. Note that it is not multi-region out of the box but can be easily hacked.
 
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west

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thekingbeyond said:
cyrus are a high end british audio manufacturer, they make some excellent cd players, amps and av gear , they were owned by mission. The dvd in the link has been tuned by cyrus specially to improve its musical abilities.
The 585 has had some very bad reviews, shame, but it seems it`s not an improvement on the 575 but a backwards step in quality.
Any chance of a link to these reviews of the 585?


maybe i'll go with the cheap Limit player if the reviews are all so bad.
 

thekingbeyond

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It was in What Hifi not so long ago a group test, I think the Toshiba 350 won it. The 585 probably isn`t a bad player its just that its not a step forward from the 575,if you search this forum the general opinion is that the 575 out performs it, with a lot of players offering hdmi ouputs it just can`t compete
 

Wild Rumpus

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I've just bought the Limit to use in my (yet to be built)conservatory. For £50 (including delivery) I don't see how you can go wrong! I was going to buy a cheap CD player to go with my old DV535 DVD player, but this should do both jobs. From memory the earlier Limit DVD player had comparable sound to a good budget CD player (well, according to the reviews, anyway).
 

jamiev

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hi, your dvd player's sound is as only as good as the amp, wires and the speakers!
go for a good amp and don't spend less than 1 pound per metre on cable!
 
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west

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thekingbeyond said:
It was in What Hifi not so long ago a group test, I think the Toshiba 350 won it. The 585 probably isn`t a bad player its just that its not a step forward from the 575,if you search this forum the general opinion is that the 575 out performs it, with a lot of players offering hdmi ouputs it just can`t compete
If you exclude HDMI from the equation how well would the 585 have done in the group tests?
 

PJTX100

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thekingbeyond said:
The 585 has had some very bad reviews, shame, but it seems it`s not an improvement on the 575 but a backwards step in quality.
I haven't seen any very bad reviews, it's just not sweeping all before it like the 575 did.

It could be of course that the 585 has stood still and the competition has got better.

However give me 2 mins to adjust the settings on a 585 and vs most budget players I'd be surprised if any were a significant improvement...PJ
 

BeelzebubUK

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You can get the Pio 575 from Richer Sounds right now for £100 as they still have an advert in What Hi-Fi for that price even though the shop price is now £120

Got one to go with my 42PHD8 and it looks great through component.
 

Mrhappy37

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The sound on the 575 is fantastic with dvd. Ive got very revealing amps and it still sounded very musical, the sound was extremely ambient, it just floated from the speakers all around the room.
Clyde.
 
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west

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BeelzebubUK said:
You can get the Pio 575 from Richer Sounds right now for £100 as they still have an advert in What Hi-Fi for that price even though the shop price is now £120

Got one to go with my 42PHD8 and it looks great through component.
an ad in which issue of what Hi fi?
 

BeelzebubUK

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Last months issue which would be November 2005. Although you'll have to be quick as I think the new issue which will probably have the £120 price in it will be out on the 20th I think.
 

the mechanic

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west said:
an ad in which issue of what Hi fi?
Hi guys,
The price of £99.95 is valid till the 20th of this month and is in the current (november) issue of WHAT HI-FI. Give your local RS store a call and ask if they have any in stock, wait till they confirm they have, then ask the price. Then say "but its in WHAT HI-FI for £99.95 and valid till the 20th" and they will reserve it for you at the lower price.
When I bought some stands last year they were priced at £19.99 in WHAT HI-FI, but in the shop they were £29.99. Just make sure you say you have seen the ad and they will honor it.
Most, if not all RS stores keep a current issue of the mag instore for this reason.

Go and get one QUICK, its a brilliant DVD player (even at the higher price),
but an absolute BARGAIN at the lower price.

All the best,
Graham.
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
Just go into Richers and tell 'em what cheeky buggers they are for putting the price up, it's 100 notes or you are walking...PJ :D
 

brookesboy

Standard Member
Which player would people suggest is the better performer for sound between the Pioneer 575A and the Philips 720SA. I'm finding it hard to decide between the two as in terms of price are reviews they appear very similar.

I don't want to miss the boat as both players seem to be flying out of the shops!
 

MartinImber

Active Member
Easy put in LA Women by the Doors and the Pioneer will win!

The Pioneer is good, supports all formats including both hires music formats
 

the mechanic

Novice Member
Quick update ! ! ! !
In the new issue of WHAT HI-FI (the awards issue) the RS advert still states the 575 as £99.95.

Go get one quick :thumbsup:

Graham.
 

HatterNick

Novice Member
I received my Limit player from Play.com yesterday. Fantastic picture, but the sound is simply stunning for the price.
£49.99 reduced from £199.99, it's the bargain of the year.
 

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