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DVD Players - any quiet ones ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by garywork, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. garywork

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    Has to be quiet in operation - can put up with a seek noise
    from menu to film but not the rotational noise during the film

    just sent back a pioneer 454 for this reason

    was thinking sony but heard the layer change is a bit much

    also , toshiba but noisy mechanism

    player will be in the open . not in a cabinet
    and no wall of theatre sound stuff either - just a stereo tv

    anyone help ?

    thanks
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    My Sony DVPNS300 is very quiet according to my ears. I keep it in the cabinet that came with my TV, but I leave the doors wide open when watching movies. Only noise I can detect is the seek. Quick layer change too (often <= 1 sec), but remember that it varies according to the disk. Replacement model is NS305 - presume that will be the same.
     
  3. Rasczak

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    I use a Toshiba SD210E - it sits nearer to me than the Stereo television it plays on - and I never hear it. Certainly it is a lot quieter than my panasonic DMRE20.
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    All DVD players make noise. They make more noise when booting up and rushing through say a chapter search, however in operation most are pretty quiet nowdays. Most are pretty much the same with the quietest being Tag but at >£4k it isn't a solution to your problems I think. The Toshiba quoted here is an excellent basic machine and Rasczak thinks it quiet (as do I) but others have reported it to be noisey, which I have never found. Some people are just more sensitive to sound than others. What matters to me is if you can hear it during the film not while it is 'booting'.

    If all else fails, a hush box.
     
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    quitest one i have heard is he onkyo 939, but thats £2k so that probably rules it out!
     
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    thanks for the "all dvd players make noise" contribution - **** , i didn't know that !

    toshiba - several reviews have pointed out that it has a noisy transport

    sony - fair point - many a disk on my lg i never noticed a layer change - just going off a comment somewhere about a 700 that took several seconds - again without knowing the disk its hard to validate

    any other comments welcome
     
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    At the risk of stating the obvious have you thought about asking your local A/V store for a demo of the model(s) you thinking of. Many stores will stick a disk in to show off the menus/features etc so you could judge sound for yourself.
     
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    My Toshiba SD210E is pretty noisey when skipping chapters etc but once playing is hardly noticable - and anyway, any noise there is is usually drowned out by the soundtrack which often accompanies the film.
     
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    My Toshiba 510 is quiet as a mouse.
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    Niceone Garywork. It is obvious from your post that you need help. It is also obvious that you need to get off you butt and demo stuff to find out what is acceptable to you, this is a HIGHLY personal issue as indicated in my post. If you demo'ed the models you would find what is acceptable to you rather than rubbishing contributions, accurate ones at that. In fact if you bothered to look further you might even have notice that I am the only guy on the forum who has bothered to measure mechanical noise on a series of drives. I am probably one of the few guys with the kit capable of measuring drive noise with a sound meter (Radio shack owners need not apply). I also have a tinsy winsy little experience with AV kit that might of help just a little.

    Nice post newbie, good luck you might need it.

    PS Noisey drives are NOT about sound levels but you know that already.:mad:
     
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    .......in a perfect world :) .
     
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    Nic - get a life to go with your ego
     
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    garywork

    I too am a newbie to this forum and quite frankly your attitude has me somewhat bemused. An experienced member has offered his advice and you throw it back at him with a cheap insult.

    Maybe you should get a life or at least learn some manners, you nasty little man.
     
  15. Jase

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    Both garywork & Hugh G Bonar.

    There´s no need to insult anybody on these forums. Don´t do it again.
     
  16. Ian J

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    Insulting a long standing member who has helped countless numbers of people make the right decisions is not the way to make friends here.

    Next time you ask a question you may get a slightly different reaction from some of our more unruly members.
     
  17. kevb

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    Sorry mate but Nic is a nice guy and without ego. He sent three DVD's to me for side by side comparison on picture quality, after a discussion we had in a thread. There are not many people who would do that for a complete stranger.

    Look through his posts and you'll find out he knows his stuff. If Nic gave me advice I would take it.
     
  18. lmccauley

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    LOL! I don't even know where to start with this one...

    Nic is one of the nicest, most helpful, most knowledgeable, least egotistical people on this forum. If you don't believe me, then look back through the considerable number of posts he has made.
     
  19. tom-m

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    What was actually wrong with Nic's initial answer? It seemed perfectly reasonable to me.
    I suppose some people are just a little more sensitive than others. :rolleyes:

    tom
     
  20. Ian J

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    I think gary**** gets the picture
     
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    NIC,

    Don´t ever try any Portuguese foruns, thats what I got trying to help... I did quit all of them...

    Hey, please don´t do that, here we got a lot of really interested people who need help in AV, like me... :cool:
     
  22. Nic Rhodes

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    I am always happy to help but this stuff really makes me wonder why I bother sometimes. Luckily most people aren't like this as my PM box todays shows, people appreciate any help they can receive. If that happens I will continue to help.:)
     
  23. tom-m

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    Glad to hear you're still there Nic. Your thread explaning the differences 'component vs RGB etc. was one of the most informative and easily understood posts I've read for ages......all I can say is the light bulb in my head was finally switched on;)

    cheers
    tom
     

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