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How out of date is my pioneer DV-505?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by richard plumb, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. richard plumb

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    I bought this a few years ago, specifically because it could be 'hard-modded' with a blob of solder to allow faultless region changing. This was at a time when not all mods were reliable. I got a champagne one from Japan, so I'm running it off a stepdown.

    Now I'm thinking of upgrading, but I was wondering what the quality of modern machines is like. Will I notice much difference with a newer model, or shall I wait until more PAL progressive players come out before taking the plunge?
     
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    I recently upgraded from a 606 to a 545 and there is a noticeable difference using RGB SCART into my Sony TV than s-video from the 606. I have to admit that MP3 playback, cute looks and the convenience of SCART loop-thru were as important to me as any quality gains [hangs head in shame for not being a true video-phile].

    Cheers,
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    Now I'm thinking of upgrading,

    Richard

    I now have the Denon 2800 but still got my old and trusty 505
    I keeping it just in case a studio comes up with a RCE+++ this old friend will play ALL..its worth more to me than to someone else its now in the spare room
    cheers laurie
     
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    Not as out of date as my Denon DVD 2000, good old 1997 vintage that be.
     
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    I was a late starter - didn't get my DVD player till '98.

    Cheers,
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    I'm keeping my good 'ol Denon so it becomes a collectors piece in 2025.
     
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    The Pioneer DV505 is a day one player (US and Japan). I know cause that's when I got mine from the States.

    Compared to most of the players around now it's pants.
    Doesn't support CDR/CDRW media and doesn't output DTS :(
    If you've got the money for an upgrade then do it, you won't regret it :)

    Christ, even my PS2 is a better DVD player than my (long banished to the loft) DV505.
     

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