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DV-88 Plus Upgrades?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Andy.T, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Andy.T

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    Hiya, I've been reading through here looking for an answer to this, I've found some info but I want to be sure so here goes...

    I have a DV-88 Plus. What does the upgrade to DVD-A cost and what work is done for that?

    I think its £350, and obviously I end up with a DVD-A capable machine but is the video chip also replaced (or is that just with DV-88s)? If so what are the differences (no more Chroma bug?).

    Thanks in advance for any help. :smashin:
     
  2. Matt Horne

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    No you already have the vaddis 5 chip in place.. all thats added is the board for DVD-A..

    The upgrade from DV88 -> + replaced the original vaddis 3 chip/board for the vaddis 5. The vaddis 5 was needed for the DVD-A upgrade!

    HTH

    Matt
     
  3. Andy.T

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    Ahhh, k.

    Thanks for clearing that up. :smashin:
     
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    If a DV88 Plus is upgraded to the DV89, does the audio improve for the digital output (i.e. cinema DVDs) or is just an upgrade to add DVD-A capability?

    IOW: if I don't care about DVD-A, is it worthwhile upgrading?

    Dean
     
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    There will be no material change to the quality of the SPDIF digital output if you upgrade a DV88 Plus to DV89 spec.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     

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