Meridian 596 DVD

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  1. Del

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    Hi Y'all

    I'm considering upgrading from Pioneer 919 DVD/LD to the Meridian 596 DVD or if it comes out soon 598 DVD Audio. :)

    The question is, are there any 596 owners out there?

    What is your overall opinion and have you had the software modified to Multi-Regional?

    If so any problems re RCE ?
     
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    I was lucky enough to get the SCART version of the 596 about 4 weeks ago. Absolutely superb! Even made a Tartan DVD look good. No problems with R1 or R2. The player claims to be R1 so I don't expect any problems with RCE. I've been warned that there may be a problem with R2 branched discs although my dealer then seemed to think this was R2 RCE which as far as I am aware doesn't exist. The region free change was made by the dealer.

    I'm using the player with a Sony FS36 TV with RGB input. Screen format swiching works perfectly (unlike with my Pioneer 626). I expected the sound to be a bit better than the Pioneer but I was amazed by the improvement in the picture quality.

    As CD player it certainly surpases my Meridian 206.

    Expensive but well worth a demo.
     
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    Ta Whitecoat

    I needed a second opinion before forking some hard earned cash!!

    Q If you don't mind me asking, did you pay full retail?

    Del
     
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    Afraid so.
     
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    Cheers :(
     

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