Budget Universal Player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by FunkyMonkey, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. FunkyMonkey

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    My requirement is simple, execution is proving difficult.
    I want a player that plays DVD, SACD, and JPEG, at least and has PAL progressive scan. Oh, and I want it as cheap as possible - don't care about brand.
    I can find progressive scan and DVD ell under £150. And SACD and DVD likewise, but not all 4.
    What is the current cheapest model availabel with above spec?

    Are there any Chinese/Korean models available?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BAD Dave

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    I am seeking the same sort of thing (DVD-V, DVD-A, SACD, jpg). Not bothered about progressive scan or brand.
    I just want something to tide me over until HDMI becomes a standard feature.
    Any suggestions appreciated!
     
  3. Ed Selley

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    The limiter is always going to be SACD as it is an expensive format to license. Non PAL/PS universals are sub £200 (pioneer 565) but adding PS adds at least £88 as there is still some doubt over whether the Marantz DV6400 does PS. The Denon DV2200 does all you wish for sub £500 which isn't that much in the great scheme of things.
     
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    Yamaha has just released a new dvd player that has pal and ntsc progressive scan. The model isdvd-s540 it retails for £150, Probably be able to get it cheaper by shopping around. I doubt if you will get all the features you want from a budget player but its only a matter of time before somebody makes one.
     

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