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Comparison Of Wharfedale 750 & Toshiba 210e

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by DNA, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. DNA

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    I've had the 750 for a couple of years, happy enough with it but think it is about time to upgrade to something a bit better (sound/picture quality).

    I was thinking of the Tosh 210e but not sure if there will be a big enough difference in quality between the two. I have listened to the 210 and it is impressive but have not been able to audition the two players next to each other.

    Any opinions welcomed on whether this would be a sensible upgrade, waste of money or should I consider something else. Budget is circa £250 (to include chipping if necessary).

    Only requirements are that it must be multi region (hackable or chippable) and play DTS as well as DD51. It will be played through a Yamaha DSPA5.

    Thanks.

    DNA
     
  2. Jase

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    The Toshiba will outperform the Wharfedale easily and also puts some of the mid range players to shame.

    For the price theres nothing to touch it. Definitely worth the upgrade.

    Available from:

    www.leconcepts.com

    www.richersounds.com

    amongst others.
     
  3. DNA

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    Thanks, Jase.

    Looks like I'm off to buy the TOSH then !!

    DNA.
     
  4. peter3

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    I've had a Wharfedale 750 for a while, second or third batch from Tesco's. I had a problem with it on A.I. region 2, so I thought like yourself, time to upgrade. Read all the reviews on the Toshiba 210E and decided to take the plunge and purchase, got a good price from Sound&Vision, Farnworth £169 (MR), 30 April 2002. Plugged it in, apart from being able to play the problem disc I don't think it comes close to out performing the 750. Playing on a panny 25" TV and DD digital link receiver with 5 speakers & sub, the difference is slight, the picture quality may be slightly brighter but the sound is no better, overall the sound seems less dynamic. The Tosh may have more features, more playable formats but I really can't see what all the fuss is about. I am still impressed with the 750, though it does have some slight faults, noisy mechanism - disc spinning can be a little intrusive at times, awkward remote and slow to react commands (button press).

    One final thing the Tosh is going back to S&V to try and find out why the sound disappears (intermittent) on layer change when DD to receiver (never happens on 750).
     
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    The sound would be no different as it is not the dvd that is handling the sound but your tv.

    Where the Tosh should do better is using component video as the wharfy doesnt have that option.
     
  6. Ricky27

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    DNA,if your budget is upto £250 just go and buy the 510e,i just upgraded from the 210e,which yes,its a great little machine but the 510 at £250 really is a more serious machine,performance is better,looks much better too.
    Bargain.
     
  7. lynx

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    If it's of any help to you I purchased a 210e for the bedroom from Costco a few months back.Cost £153.Was in earlier today and noticed it was cheaper now.Didn't pay attention to the price but it was less than £150.hth
     
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    Be warned - no Toshiba players will play branching discs such Matrix, Planet of the apes etc. Just thought yo'd like to know.

    Source : Techtronic website
     
  9. Jase

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    Funny that both my Toshiba 210 & 900 play those discs without any problem. Never had a disc that they wouldnt play. Region 1 or 2. I think its only the Toshiba 220 that is having problems.
     
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    Quite right jase,my 510 plays them fine too.
    Andyboy is a bit misinformed me thinks.
     
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    Tip: Don't believe everything you read on the web.

    My 210 has no such problem. But then going on what I just said - that could be rubbish. :D
     
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    Same here - the Matrix works fine on mine.
     
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    For me the most important reason as to why I've upgraded from the wharfedale 750 to a toshiba 220e is that the wharfedale 750 will not play dvd-r's, or any other writable format.

    The only other one was that the 750 makes such a racket spinning disks!
     
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    IIRC, doesn't the 750 not support auto-widescreen switching?
     
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    Nah. I had to switch manually. This did not bother me in the slightest though.
     
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    You better have a listen to a 210 as it is not exactlly silent.I can put up with it but others have voiced concern.
     
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    By the way, it is Techtronics who are misinformed as it has been admitted by Toshiba that this problem only affects the new 220.

    :D :D
     
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    and the 120.
     
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    NONSENSE! Mine plays cdr/cdrw no problem.
     

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