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If I was to buy a DVD player today which one should it be ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by dUnKle, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. dUnKle

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    Im willing to pay around £400 maybe more, prefer less on a new DVD player. I have a 1st generation R1 only Toshiba player and also a Pioneer 919E but have heard so many good things about soem of the newer players that I wanna buy a new one, but which one ?

    I want GREAT picture with RGB output.
    I want GREAT sound but do not need in built decoders !
    Has to be MULTI-REGION

    What about the SONY 735 ? Is there a player as good as this but cheaper ?
     
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    Techtronics are selling the Pioneer 737 at £500 Multiregion and its suppose to be a fantastic player.

    Also consider the new Toshiba 500E which has an even better picture than the Pioneer. The RRP is £550, but i am sure Techtronics will do it at a lower price when they get it!
     
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    Make sure you consider getting a player that is compatible with DVD audio if your spending £500. I think there are only two machines, there is a review of one in the new HCC.
     
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    DVD Audio for £500?
     
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    If I was gonna buy a new machine I'd go for one of those Sony 860 multi-changers. But then again I'm a lazy git.
     
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    Duncan,

    How about a Pioneer717, they have really come down in price, or were you looking for a newer model?

    Ace
     
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    I have a 735 and it is a very good machine. All discs I've tried work perfectly (except for R2 Gladiator which glitches on the menu, but the rest of the disc works fine). However it does have a slow layer change, but if you don't mind that its a great player.
     
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    Jeff, the new Toshiba 500E is DVD-A indeed!

    Duncan, I am facing a similar problem (ie need for PAL compability and budget) and have started looking around.
    The Toshiba 200E looks promising though RCE might be a bit of a problem here, now I also tend towards the Sony DVP-S745 (Asian version of 735).
    Will do some auditioning during the weekend of those mentioned.
    Missed the "sale" of the Sony DVP-S705 (=725) for around GPB200 ...

    If those players can't convince me I probably try to get the Sony 7700 from Singapore (around GPB370).

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  9. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    i doubt a 400quid player is going to be noticably better than a 900 quid 3rd gen one, the 919. I would not recomend spending that sort of cash now for what is not going to give much more than rgb connection.

    i would agree that you should wait for dvd-a
    717, is 99 without laserdisc so that would not be wise ace

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    I work for a company developing DSD recorders for Sony, and have thus had experience with both SACD and DVD-A. I much prefer the sound of SACD, but accept that PCM recording may be here to stay. All I can say is listen to SACD before ignoring it as a format. I may be biased, but our machine can record at DVD-A resolution as well so we can't lose out in the format war. I like the idea of the all-encompassing new Pioneer machine, apart from the predicted £6000 price tag!
     
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    I would stay with the 919..
    Ive just upgraded my 717 to a Sony 9000es, and really you would be hard pushed to notice the difference in audio and video (thats ignoring the SACD and component aspect)

    I think you would get much more 'bang for the buck' if you put that money towards a bigger TV, or better subwoofer etc. Of course you may already have those..but you get the idea.

    Unless youre looking for DVD Audio, or SACD, I doubt very much you could justify ditching the 919...(anyway, what would you do with all your great LD's?!)

    Hope that helps!
     
  12. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    buy another sub, head for the 8.4 system charlie whitehouse was talking about in another thread, that would be pretty coo'

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