DVI/HDMI for less than £400???

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  1. voxel

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    Hi... a bit of a newbie question I'm afraid.

    I just got an AXIUM HDD45EU and I'm now wondering what is the best DVI/HDMI DVD player to use with it... I don't want to spend more than £400. Is this a possibility or am I being super naive?

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    Loads of choice in that price range.

    I have an Oppo, that's DVI for £171.

    The Denon 1920 looks to be good (HDMI).

    Also Toshiba 350E I think (HDMI).

    Some people like the Samsungs (850/950) but not everyone does.

    I presume you realise that a) just because it's DVI/HDMI doesn't mean it's high definition and b) just because it's DVI/HDMI doesn't mean it will necessarily look better than a good DVD player using component?

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    Have to be honest i was thinking of getting the denon 1920 i have a six year old sony 725 player.

    I didn't realise that you would get just as good picture through component if not better than you would using dvi/hdmi .

    Take it you need a good quailty component cable ?

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  4. voxel

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    Thanks for the info... In light of what you say in a) and b) above, what I'm after is a DVD player that will do the hi def signal justice since that's why I got the TV?

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    It helps, but that's not the main point which is the fact that a well implemented analogue connection such as component will look better than a poorly implemented digital one. Give the £99 Pioneer 575 a try for example, an amazing component picture for the price...PJ
     
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    I'm not saying the players quoted won't do it justice, they'll make your current DVD collection look very nice. But you'll need to wait until next year for true HiDef players. And as I said in the previous post, the £99 Pioneer 575 will make a great stop-gap...PJ
     
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    Thanks for the advice PJ...

    I've opted for the Cambridge Audio DVD79 in the end... I noticed you said it was good in another post. You also mentioned ensuring the firmware was the latest - if it's not is it possible to do an upgrade through the player itself?

    Cheers,

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    Isn't there some issue with macroblocking when using DVI?
     
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    Oops. Where did I say that? I might have said it has the potential to be good, if they sort the firmware out. Basically the DVD79 is the Oppo in a nicer case, but with the original firmware - which had quite a few issues including lip sync and the fact that they forced the sharpness on with no option to turn off.

    The Oppo firmware upgrade works on the DVD79 I believe, but it renders the remote control inoperative...PJ
     

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