DVD Player - Budget of £400

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  1. mustang

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    I am about to upgrade my DVD Player, I currently have the Pioneer DV-535 but after visiting my brother last week and watching a few films on his Toshiba 500E I decided I would like to get something a bit better.

    It has to be multiregion (RCE), have RGB scart and also a digital coaxial output. So far I have looked at the Pioneer DV-646A and the Panasonic RA-61/71, even though both are DVD Audio it is not that important to me.

    Does anyone have one of these?, I would be interested in hearing your comments.

    CYA! :D
     
  2. Grubert

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    There's also the new Toshiba SD510, with component outs and progressive scan on NTSC material. It's received very favourable reviews.

    Regards.
     
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    Any idea of the price of the new Toshiba SD-510?

    Cheers!

    mustang.
     
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    £350 multi region at Richer Sounds, all being re-plugged with UK plugs at moment (info from sales assistant at Milton Keynes shop). Might be in though by now.

    I bought a Sony NS-900 in the end and am delighted with its performance.

    Pathfinder
     
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    The Sony NS-900V is a superb machine and with a bit of hunting you could just get one in your price range. Ive seen them at £400 multiregion.
     
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    Sounds very interesting, muti region, progressive scan for ntsc......cant find much about it on the web though :(
     
  7. andypandy

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    progressive scan - really not usefull unless you have a TV or more likely a projection screen that takes these inputs - basically rare and normally on high end equipment
     
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    Mustang, I must ask about how impressed you were with your mates tosh 500e compared to your Pioneer 545.

    I thought both these machines were visually on par with each other and yet you actually found it visually better.

    Your mate doesn't by chance have a smaller tv to yours or much newer TV in technological terms !! i.e 100 hertz and yours is isn't.
     
  9. mustang

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    andypandy, I have the Pioneer DV-535 not 545, my brother is using the same TV as me, the picture just seemed much cleaner but without comparing them side by side it's hard to explain. I also thought the build quality of the Toshiba was far superior to my Pioneer, but I suppose with the price difference it was bound to be.

    Just got the latest issue of What Video & TV and they gave the Pioneer DV-646A only 3½/5, the new Toshiba 510E 4½/5 and the Panasonic RA-61 4/5 :confused:

    Anyway I have 2 weeks to decide which player to get as thats when I get paid next :D

    CYA!

    mustang.
     
  10. andypandy

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    Have you conseidered the Pioneer 545. It has rave reviews and scores just about perfect marks everywhere.

    Is someone on commission or is it TRUE ???

    The RRP is £350 and their comments, I presume, are based on this level altough shop prices are about £80 cheaper (multi-region)
     
  11. Steve T

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    I have a 545 and am very impressed with the performance.

    I know several other members also have the same machine and haven't heard anything detrimental about it yet.

    The only thing it lacks in my opinion is component output - but my TV doesn't have a component input, so it wasn't an issue for me.

    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    steve, where did you buy your 545 ? is it region-free and have you played rce dvd's ?
     
  13. Steve T

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    I got it from Techtronics (£269.00 about a month or so ago). It was shipped within 7 days and is fully multi-region. It will also play RCE discs but I haven't checked it yet (my old Tosh 3107 wasn't RCE so I don't own any discs yet).

    I'm borrowing my friend's RCE disc of The Patriot to find out - but have no reason to think it wont work.

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  14. fargo jerry

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    i think this player is available at Home cinema heaven for £250 and it's RCE. (price is only available to users with a DVDforums i.d. but that's easy enuff :p )
     

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