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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by monsieurblack, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. monsieurblack

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    hi all!

    yup, i've gone and done it! [finally] ordered the Panasonic SCHT900 [multi-region] and Sony VTXD800U [freeview set top box]!!! wahey! :smashin: :clap: :clap:

    ordered from www.multiregionmagic.co.uk and if all goes well, will hopefully be recieving the goods tomorrow and can join all of you other happy panny 900 owners :D:cool:



    thanks to everyone who has helped me with all decisions i faced! :eek: it can get pretty over-whelming but i really appreciated everyones input [dazzer123, Messiah, Wasabi, daviedee, hornydragon, blackbull...etc etc etc and anyone else i forgot to mention! :D you all know who you are ;)]






    so there you have it...
    after having joined pretty recently i am now the proud owner of a Sony 32FX68 tv, a Panasonic SCHT900 and a Sony VTXD800U set top box, all purchased after recommendations/advice from peeps here [as well as saving loadsa cash too!]
    luvvly jubbly
    monsieurblack
     
  2. andy572

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    Congratulations, monsieur. :smashin:

    Of course, you have been advised that it's a slippery slope, haven't you? Haven't you? :eek:

    :D
     
  3. monsieurblack

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    lol :D

    ha ha

    yeah i know...but i really have to be careful with my spending now :eek: these latest purchases have pretty much wiped me out [and then some!]

    anyway, i'm really pleased so far and have to say the community here is superb...very friendly and very knowledgeable :cool: :smashin:




    top trumps!
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    why did you get the SC-HT900 over the SC-HT500 m8? Is it worth the extra money?
     
  5. monsieurblack

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    hiya :)

    the main issue for me was the speakers. being tall free-standing jobbies it was definately more practical for my setup/needs. i also believe the 900 offers a 5disc changer that the 500 does not...i also think it that the 500 doesn't have support for Dolby Pro Logic Surround II but i may be wrong...it does have component out [should the need ever arise, but not quite yet for me! ;)] and it has a digital in too...i'm sure there are other differences but as i said, the speakers were a real selling factor for me :)






    hope that helped a little
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  6. hornydragon

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    monsieur the panny 900 is superb system for the money!!!
    SCST1 is great but you do pay alot for styling, nice tho! Hope you are pleased with it all!!
     
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    hi hornydragon :hiya:

    good good, thats what i keep hearing :smashin:

    yeah, the SCST1 is a little out my league ;) but to be honest the 900 suits my house/setup better anyway :cool::D





    roll on tomorrow
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    dazzer123, Messiah, daviedee, hornydragon, blackbull and co!

    I reckon the new Pioneer NSDV990 is a better system and it is cheaper as well at £600 multireg, although it hasn't got ntsc prog scan, its got NXT flat panel speakers which in my opinion looks even better than SCST1 ones. And it is over £100 cheaper as well. Imagine when this one drops to around £450! The base NS-DV99 has got full marks from whathomecinema and I guess the speakers are only the difference, now we just need some owners that can confirm the power of NXT.

    What is your pre-opinions ;p

    monsiuerblack
    Just to make you 100% confident, this review from the very respectable US mag hometheatermag gives the 900 a much better value than its big brother and it SCST1 doesn't have: a five-disc player, a digital optical input, two more line outputs, black-level control, HighMAT support, and Dolby Pro Logic II and it is £300 dearer!!!
    http://www.hometheatermag.com/allinonehometheatersystems/181/index1.html

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  9. monsieurblack

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    cheers for that Wasabi :smashin:

    managed to book tomorrow off of work [fri 19th] last holiday day left :eek: so i'll be in when the goods arrive :cool:


    hhhmmm...now all i have to do is decide which disk to watch first :D lol





    i'll let you all know how it goes
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  10. hornydragon

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    yeah but the SCST1 is very sexy! considered getting one purely as a disc spinner!!!
     
  11. monsieurblack

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    lol :D

    you big show off you! ;)

    you just can't resist eh? :devil: ;) he he


    yeah, definately sexy but just not really 'home' friendly i don't think...maybe more showroomy perhaps [technical term...stick with me! :rotfl:]

    i have to say...even given the money i think i'd still choose the 900 over pretty much most of the other 'all-in-ones' i've seen [not that i've seen them all by any means!] lets hope i'm a happy chappy come tomorrow :smoke:



    oh...any ideas on the first film to watch on my new system?

    in no particular order :)

    Wayne's World 1 & 2 - The Complete Epic
    Toy Story - The Ultimate Toy Box
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Monsters, Inc.
    Beauty and the Beast
    Blade
    American History X
    Se7en
    Blade II
    Traffic
    The Crow
    Perfect Blue
    Ghost in the Shell
    Romper Stomper
    Iron Monkey
    Taxi Driver
    Scarface
    Gladiator
    Snatch
    Stand By Me
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Alien Legacy
    The Abyss
    28 Days Later
    Ronin
    Raging Bull
    The Terminator
    Platoon
    Shallow Grave
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Usual Suspects
    Chopper
    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
    Chicken Run
    Enemy at the Gates
    Dog Soldiers
    Reservoir Dogs
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    Reservoir Dogs: 10th Anniversary (Mr. Brown)
    A Bug's Life
    Coldplay: Live 2003
    Fight Club
    X-Men
    Die Hard
    From Hell
    Ice Age
    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
    American Psycho
    Spy Game
    8 Mile
    Trainspotting
    The Bourne Identity
    The Mummy Returns
    The Mummy
    Dog Day Afternoon
    GoodFellas
    True Romance
    Heat
    L.A. Confidential
    The Iron Giant
    The Matrix
    Full Metal Jacket
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Sleepy Hollow
    Treasure Planet
    Léon: The Professional
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    Boyz N The Hood
    Memento
    Pulp Fiction
    Jackie Brown
    Saving Private Ryan
    Shrek
    The Ring
    Minority Report
    Linkin Park: Frat Party at the Pankake Festival
    The Shining
    Training Day
    Office Space
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Austin Powers in Goldmember
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Jackass: The Movie








    patience
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  12. hornydragon

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    Saving private ryan followed by blade 2 and round it off with a bugs life
    then do chicken run monsters inc and beuaty and the beast!
     
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    Dont bother using the digital in though!!! it cant process DTS
     
  14. hornydragon

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    Still useful for XBOX etc or Sky+ for that matter and a worthy inclusion!
     
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    he he :D

    thanks hornydragon

    i think i'll pic a few select scenes out of saving private ryan and blade2...then sit through all of a bugs life [or one of my other cartoons :):cool:]

    it arrived around 13:30-ish and is all set up now [as well as my sony freeview box too :)] so i'll have to give it a whirl now and hopefully find time to watch a whole dvd later on :smashin:







    thanks all
    oh...and it does look sexy ;)
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  16. hornydragon

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    Lets have a look at it then!
     
  17. monsieurblack

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    lol :rotfl:


    i'll have to borrow the digi camera from work...then i'll show everyone my goods ;) :eek: :smoke:

    ha ha


    been using the dolby prologic 2 while watching various normal tv programmes and have to say i'm really pleased with the whole system...the only thing i'm not too happy about atm is my new sony freeview box :( picture quality isn't as good as it used to be running straight from a standard aerial :confused: the picture has more noise in it...its not really bad, just worst than it used to be...looks identical to when i disabled the tv's noise reducton feature and now when i go to change it its 'greyed out' on 'auto' so looks as though its all down to the external box now and taken the 'power' away from the tv itself [shame as the my sony 32fx68 did a great and very noticable job of removing/reducing the grain in broadcasts...]

    hey ho...can't win em all ;):) at least i have all the extra channels now :cool: including radio etc





    panasonic 900 rocks!:clap:
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  18. hornydragon

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    get a two way tap and split the feed one to tv one to box simple mate
     
  19. monsieurblack

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    hi again dude :)

    sorry to sound stooopid [again! lol] but what exactly would buying a two way tap acheive please? would it allow me to enable the noise reduction feature on my tv? if so...would that then clear the noise up in my digital broadcast?


    apologies for asking the questions :blush: but i've never heard of said device before and don't want to go out and buy something i know nothing about and not knowing what it will enable me to do :)





    cheers geez
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    I told myself that I would not buy one but when I saw them for £350 R2 I could not resist it. Now this system for me is replacing a pair of Eltax Liberty 5+ speakers an HT2 centre speaker and a pair of HT2 bipolar rear speakers, which were run by a Kenwood 9050 THX select amp which I imagine I will be putting for sale on the forums as soon as I can come up with a price.

    As you can imagine the panny 900 does not come close in terms of sound quality but it does achieve the mrs object of reclaiming her living room I might get it multiregioned for £30 bringing the total cost to £380 but we will see.
     
  21. monsieurblack

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    sorted! :clap:

    nice one dude :smashin:

    the price you got is great :smashin: mine arrived fine and am absolutely loving it! :cool: i have to say i am really impressed with the pro logic II i have never had anything even remotely similar before so i can't compare to pro logic I etc but i think its superb and does an incredible job of processing the 'standard' stereo sound. even my 'normal' tv sounds good now :D

    oh, and i even use it as my stereo now :D my music has never sounded so good...

    i hope you're happy with your new set up dazzer123 :)

    on a side note [continuing on from my previous post ;)] i don't suppose you could explain to me the benefit of getting a "two way tap"? [as suggested by hornydragon, thanks mate] as my sony tv no longer gives me the option of removing/reducing the noise in the picture of my dvb broadcasts and there is considerable noise, basically as its disabled :( would the two way tap give me the option back? sorry if i'm not explaining myself too well :blush:







    thanks matey
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    I think all he is refering to is like an adaptor for your aerial plug your aerial into the adaptor at one end and on the other you wou would have 2 outs for patch leads one to digi box and one to tv in theory giving you your noise reduction feature back when watching analogue tv.
     
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    Hmmm £20 for a service disk sounds good to me.
     
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    ah, ok

    cheers mate

    i was hoping it would enable the noise reduction feature for my digi broadcasts as i don't use analogue any more :(







    thanks all the same :)
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    A two way tap is not a Y splitter but one of these http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module.asp?CartID=03123014373172&moduleno=29530&Products=1
    called a splitter but more efficient and properly made! you will need some F connectors and a length of good quality coax! It maye be your aerial feed or down lead that is causing hassle!
     

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