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Good Progressive Scan DVD Player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by betamac, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. betamac

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    Around £300?

    Anyone got any oppinions as feature packed as possible but must be progressive Scan

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Harmon Kardon DVD25 seems a good bet.

    I take it you want both PAL and NTSC?

    Gary.
     
  3. Dutch

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    Or the Sony NS930 which will play SACDs and has PAL and NTSC progressive scan for about £270.

    Steve
     
  4. betamac

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    Thanks chaps the Sony is around the £230 mark is there anything else around £300 - £350?

    i am after PAL and NTSC Progressive Scan

    Am i amsking too much to have SACD and DVD Audio support for that price?
     
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    HK DVD 25 or Marrantz DV4300 are both good Prog scan machines for the money HK now also in silver Limited edition
     
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    Where would i find HK machines?

    cant seem to find them anywhere?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    i think 7oaks are pushing HK like mad at the moment, you will probably negotiate a good deal with them. HK have the new dvd30 as well now, which adds dvd audio and picture remains the same (i think) - i'v not seen any of these about though and am unsure of the price
     
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    Looking at the Unbeatabke website it says the Marantz DV6200 is a progressive Scan Player for £359.99 but gives no extra info like NTSC or PAL and also if its SACD or DVD audio

    anyone know?
     
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    Is the Pioneer DV656 both PAL and NTSC progressive Scan?
     
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    No. NTSC only. The 757Ai is both.
     
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    What would people say Between the Denon 2900 and the Pioneer 757Ai ?

    Seem to be pretty simular in spec both NTSC and PAL Progressive scan, both DVD Audio and SACD.

    oppionions please?

    lol it makes me laugh how my budget has crept up from £300 to £600 lol the more i look around :)
     
  12. Gary Lightfoot

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    I think the Denon has issues (can't remember the details), and Captain Chaos saw one and it wasn't any better than the Panasonic S75 (which is a fantastic player for £119).

    The 757i seems the best option - no issues, has been round a while, excellent image and now with PAL PS.

    Next step HTPC. :)

    Gary.
     
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    Perhaps if your considering the HK dvd25 you may be interested to know that HK have just released the DVD30 which includes DVD-A and PAL PS like the DVD 25

    http://www.homecinemaheaven.com/prod_info/dvd/dvd30.htm

    I believe I read somewhere that the DVD25 on board decoder supported DVD-A but was not implemented, therefore I think the new dvd 30 is essentially the same machine but has the DVD-A
     
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    Now i remember why i kept my Sony for 3 years as buying a new DVD player is a awfully hard 1 week task :)

    just as i had decided on the Pioneer 757Ai that DVD30 seems very promising

    LOL
     
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    OK the deed is done just ordered the Pioneer DV757AI from empire direct £620 including delivery on Buy now Pay 2004 (good deal)

    Anyway is there anything i need to do when i get the player? is it multi region and PAL/NTSC Progressive scan out the box? or do i need to update firmware like so many other player?

    Thanks in advance
     
  16. Gary Lightfoot

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    I don't think PAL PS is shipping yet, so it may have to go back to Pioneer for the upgrade. Apart from shipping, the upgrade is free. :)

    You have to make the machine multi-region again afterwards though I think, as the mod reverses it.

    Gary.
     
  17. slingshot

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    I looked on the Pioneer Web site (FAQ section) and it says the upgrade is 88 quid and gives you a contact for a company called sequia technical services.

    If that's just P&P it's quit a lot.
     
  18. Gary Lightfoot

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    Well, that's changed from the info I read before (not Pioneers site though).

    I guess that's not too bad, considering TechTronics originaly wanted around £250 for the mod.:eek:

    Gary
     
  19. slingshot

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    Not sure if it will come back as R2 only aswell, so I'm probably going to get my dealer to sort it out for me, since I don't have a pronto to reapply the multi-region fix.
     
  20. Gary Lightfoot

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    Sounds like a good idea, you'll have to let us know what the results are like.

    I've a feeling it's going to be good though. :)

    Gary.
     
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    upgrade to pal progressive is about £80, I 've sent mine off, they are promising to revert it back to multi region
     

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