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Denon 2200 or 2900

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mike Delvaux, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Mike Delvaux

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    Hi

    Can any one help me I'm trying to choose between these two players,
    apparently theres not much difference between the two picture wise.
    But is the audio that much better as the reviews say on the 2900.
    (or is it just cd thats better,not surround,sacd or dvda.)
    I've also heared there are some problems on the players, flagging being one
    of them,scuse my ignorance but what is flagging ?.
    The 2200 is also meant to suffer from a noisy disc tray, in some
    instances the tray is not shutting properly.Has any body got experience
    of this. Also reports of multi region upgrades not working properly.
    Besides these issues they are both supposed to be very good players,
    at the moment I have a Pioneer 737 which only has ntsc progressive scan
    but is still a very good player.
    Would one of these two be a good upgrade ?

    Thanks
    Mike.
     
  2. Pacha

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    I love my 2900 to bits - great performer. It is better than the 2200, but maybe not enough to justify the price differential. You should be able to get the 2900 for between £600 and £650, maybe less. I would say at say £200 difference the 2900 is worth the extra, any more than that or if money is tight then the 2200 is ideal.
     
  4. Mike Delvaux

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    Thanks for the advice acaps,money's not the problem I was
    just wondering weather there is that much difference and
    I am concerned about some of the problems I have listed.
    Thanks

    Mike.
     
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    Can not really comment on the 2200 but the 2900 is a very good machine for the price, I definately notice differences in sound and picture quality from my pioneer :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mike Delvaux

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    Hi Simon
    What Pioneer did you have ?.
    Have you ever had any of the problems
    I've listed.
    I must admit I'm swinging towards the
    2900, but there are so many good players
    out their now, which I keep reading up on
    and I'ts getting frustrating. Not many though
    with dvda and sacd. :confused:

    Thanks

    Mike.
     
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    I had a pioneer 656 but it blew up (serves me right for putting Solaris in it) there were many problems with the pioneer, most annoying was the chroma bug, there were a few other minor problems too like the layer change on pixar films. I have not experience any problems with the 2900 its quiet and user friendly, but thats just my opinion!
     
  8. Mike Delvaux

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    Hi Simon

    I must agree with you on the layer change problem, I've been
    puting up with it for three years on my Pioneer 737 and it
    was'nt any where near as bad on my old Panasonic.
    Glad to hear you have'nt had any problems, although I've
    heared of quite a few.
    I would be glad of any body elses opinions on the two players
    listed, is the 2900 just the 2200 in a better case, or is it realy
    worth the extra £160.


    Thanks

    Mike.
     
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    If you can get the 2900 for £160 more than the 2200 then I think it is worth the extra.
     
  10. Mike Delvaux

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    Hi
    Yes I think the 2900 is defineitly the way i'll be going,
    I was just a little bit concerned about some of the
    problems I have listed. But having had no replies about
    them I guess i've been worrying about nothing.
    Probaly no more problems with the Denons as any other
    make.


    Thanks.

    Mike.
     
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    Seen this thread with interest as I am looking over both of these players at the mo. Can get a Gold 2200 for £477.97 and a Silver 2900 for £589. Not sure if these are multiregion or not.

    Disregarding the price factor, what are the actual technical differences between the two, just telephoned the local Denon agent who couldn't tell me what the differences were!

    Thanks
    Greg
     
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    Hi Greg
    The differences between the two ar'nt that much the main one
    being in my opinion is the case of the 2900 is much better quality.
    (and heavier) The transfomer in the 2900 I also believe is much
    better, which gives a much better sound overall in cd sacd,dvda.
    I've seen the 2200 for £449 multi region inc a 2yr warentee.
    I'd be interested where you saw the 2900 for £589 because the
    cheapest i've seen it for in multi region is £600 inc delivery

    Thanks

    Mike.
     
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    ''Also I am not interested in DVD-A or SACD, so looks like the 2200 is the one for me''.

    FYI, The 2200 is also a Universal machine, so you would still get DVD/A and SACD

    Phil
     
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    Hi Chaps

    Sorry about the delay getting back to you both,the 2200 is definitly an exellent player ,if your not interested in the other two sound formats then
    may be it's the way to go,unless any body can say otherwise ??.
    I've seen the 2200 at £449 inc del and a two year warentee at
    www.creative-audio.co.uk/Den2200.htm
    Hope this is of help.

    Cheers

    Mike.
     
  16. Greg Hook

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    Great thanks for that Mike.
     

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