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Denon 2900 or Arcam DV89?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by TopMeTom, Jan 15, 2005.

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    Have found a 2900 for 419,but I don't know if all the problems people have with this machine are putting me off.And as we know I can get an Arcam dv89 for 599.

    It is to play into a Sim2 ht200DM via component?

    Obviously with both theses machines being discontinued it is going to be v.v.v hard for me to demo.Any thoughts from you guys?
    The Denon would apparently need the multi region disk :eek:

    Phil :beer:
     
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    creative will give you a demo (have to go there to buy it IIRC)
     
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    Thanks Horny! That aint gonna happen at the moment mate.

    Any views though?
     
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    Got the Denon 2900 a few weeks ago. No problems, superb PQ via component and I quite like the option to ramp up the black level. It is very effective.

    Sound quality is superb too. I rate it.

    Cant comment on the arcam.

    Cap :)
     
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    What you running into cap?
     
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    well, thats a funny one.

    Had a Panasonic PTAE300 which I sold to fund the purchase of a NEC HT1000.

    The PQ on the 300 was far better with the Denon (had a Sony 730) and the black level improved as I asked the 2900 to output a darker picture. Also, I bought some Mark Grant component video leads on here and these improved the PQ too. The level of detail was/is much better.

    Right, onto the NEC. Sadly, I ballsed up here. The NEC really requires ceiling mounting to get the best out of it and I simply cannot do this as in rented accom. Therefore it is going already. However, again, PQ was superb.


    I do recommend the 2900.

    Also a very very good CD player.

    Cheers,

    Captain Benefit :)
     

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