just got my 962sa

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jmack

Guest
hi recived my philips 962sa from hivizone on monday took about 4 days to get here, just hooked it up to my toshiba 42pw16 picture is amazing blade 2 r1 and blade 1 r2 to test
cant belive how much better than the lecson 1000 this is
cheers for all the advice?
ajb you dont know what your missing !!!!!
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by jmack

ajb you dont know what your missing !!!!!

I woulnt brag, you might end up with a silver cornflake box, still takes a bit of pressure off me.;)


Glad you like the player, have you got that smug self satisfied feeling...............yes mine all mine:D :D
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by JSW
OMG karkus30 that was scary we both posted at the same time !!

da da da daaahhh.

Philips 962Sa, where do you hide yours ( done in Cadburys cream egg voice over stylee ).

Its the network of 962s, we are all prog scanning each others minds, it will all end like The Midwitch Cuckoos or is that Village of the Damned ?
 

ajb

Active Member
Hello

ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! I hate you all (in a ten year old in a mood at school stylee)!

So, jmack, how much did it cost all in? Could you give me a full price breakdown?

Enjoy it... And as Davina says in Big Brother: "I'm coming to get you Mr 962"!

Cheers
Andrew
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by ajb
Hello

ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! I hate you all (in a ten year old in a mood at school stylee)!

So, jmack, how much did it cost all in? Could you give me a full price breakdown?

Enjoy it... And as Davina says in Big Brother: "I'm coming to get you Mr 962"!

Cheers
Andrew


sshhhhhh, hes here dont say anything .....hide ;)
 
J

jmack

Guest
hi ajb
the costs
hivizone £455
post man £67.00

i am very happy with it
havent had time for a good play yet though
 

ajb

Active Member
Hi guys

I am sure that the 962 is worth the price you paid jmack. You've got yourself a good deal there by stealing the last 962 from Hivizone... it had my name on it!

I am now torn between getting the 963 (out last week Sept allegedly) and seeing if it can be hacked for Pal prog or paying the extra and getting the new Arcam DV88+. At the moment, its looking like Arcam...

Any reasons for one or the other appreciated... Obviously the £hundreds extra is the main reason against the Arcam but will I benefit?

Regards
Andrew
 

karkus30

Banned
Originally posted by ajb
...

Any reasons for one or the other appreciated... Obviously the £hundreds extra is the main reason against the Arcam but will I benefit?


The Arcam is a better CD player, but apart from that cant think of a reason to choose it.

I have to say I have never been a great fan of Arcam, pre 85 they produced some great sounding, great value products, after that they became overpriced. Build quality and reliability have never been exactly top notch.

Latest products are supposed to be better but to put it into perspective 399.00 for the 963 and 1000.00 for the Arcam. Six hundred quid extra........dont think so.

When I opened up my old arcam alpha cd player, what stared me in the face..........oh look its a Philips CDM4 mechanism and by the looks of it , a slightly modified philips circuit board.

I know someone who repairs hi fi and the amount of arcam equipment coming through his doors is incredible. Most is beyond economic repair.

Reading the Forum re chroma bugs and faulty playing and massive price tags, just will not wash.

Im not saying the Philips is a perfect machine, but nobody seems to have a bad word to say about them. Unlike Arcam, Toshiba and Denon who seem to have no end of software updates and wrong firmware.

I have to say, 5 years ago I probably wouldnt have touched Philips equipment ( ooo errr missus ) with a barge pole. Now I have a CD recorder ( can hardly tell the difference between copy and original ), 28 " WS tv which I cant fault and finally the 962 its all fab stuff.

I will probably end up with a Philips pre / power amp in a couple of years................whoooaaa tiger :eek:
 

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