Dilema Sony BDPS 5000 or Pioneer Pioneer BDP LX91

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  1. FordyUK

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    Thanks for any advice here. Found out that my girlfriend has a connection at work on the AV wholesale space..... after a new amp, speakers and TV were purchased some months ago :mad:. So determined to take advantage of this and make a saving for a Blu-Ray player. I've been looking around for a while and fallen foul of the 'wait to see what's released next' bug which is doing my head in.

    My current kit is:
    37" Panasonic LZD85 - 1080p
    Arcam A90 Stereo amp - running 2 speakers to the front

    I will use this player to play BD and DVD. I was originally considering the BD35/55, but from what now believe I can save on a top end BD player, I'm considering the Pioneer LX-91 (priced @ £1250). The contact has also thrown the Sony BDPS 5000 into the equation, which I hadn't considered before. Given the set up I currently have, and I have no intention of getting an AV Receiver in the near future, is it worth spending the extra to go for either of these.

    I know ultimately that the decision is mine and I intend to test these out on my current set up, but I really rate the advise given on this site and would welcome any if people here think I'm wasting money for the end result.

    Also - from the prices I've seen the LX91 is saving about £200 (the siny is quoted @ £970 which is about market price from what I've seen)

    Thanks
     
  2. kingfats

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    You should be able to get the 5000 for about £880 from Hificonfidential. :smashin:
    As for whether a high end player is worth it on a 37" screen so what feedback you get.
    Cheers.
     
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    Personally,I would consider either machine overkill if used with a 37" TV.
    However,a question to ask yourself is,despite it being a recent purchase,would you be likely to upgrade to a significantly larger size screen in the near future.
    If so,then a high end player might be a worthwhile investment,especially bearing in mind imminent price rises due to the devaluation of sterling
    I personally run a Sony BDP-S5000ES into a 60" TV,and consider it to be a superb machine.
    Compared to it's USA price,it appears to be underpriced in the UK.
     
  4. FordyUK

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    Thanks guys. I'm unlikely to upgrade the TV for a few years at least. I hadn't really considered it from that angle, so maybe I should again be looking at the Panasonic BD35/60 which will save me a bit of £.
     
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    Good move i reckon. :thumbsup:
     

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