Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by laser, Jan 8, 2005.
Can anyone recommend an outlet to buy the Momitsu V880 DVD player if they are still available.
When I was looking at getting a new one I was in contact with a dealer (the european outlet for momitsu I believe) in the netherlands who was very friendly and helpful. I ended up buying one from these forums though, I must add that I'm very happy with it....I have read of people having various issues with this player, but fingers crossed, to date it has played everything flawlessly for me via dvi.
When I'm back in the office on monday I'll post the website and email addy if you haven't already got it.
www.hivizone.com or www.taipeipc.com, alternatively look at the Yamakawa 375 at www.computeruniverse.de
I have been looking round for a player that does this,would i have to buy a plug convertor thing if i was to get this from germany?
The Yamakawa has a figure 8 plug socket on the back, so you won't have to use the supplied Euro plug, just a standard UK lead. Like the sort you use on PS2 etc.
It's also very similar to the Momitsu, and cheaper too. It has less custom display options, but the remote is better, I think.
I got mine from Hivizone in Hong Kong- very good service.
what do you think of the player though?
I think they give good results with NTSC material, as they rave over them on the AVS forum in the States, but to me, as I've said before, the PQ via DVI, no matter what resolution I use, doesn't quite match up to the standard I got with a Toshiba 220E via component. The picture is good, but I don't see what people are seeing when they talk about up-converting.
Being able to connect via DVI is a bonus though, one less connection taken up on the TV!! So it's worth it in that respect and it's multi region. The Momitsu also has component, s-vid, scart, and DVI connections, as well as playing divx.
Volume, brightness, contrast and saturation are all adjustable via the player too. For me though, the best thing is the HEADPHONE socket, so you can watch latenight without keeping everyone awake!!!!!
Well it was a bit flaky with the original firmware, but it has been fine after the couple of updates I've done since. DVI to my plasma is excellent as I can send a native 1024x768 resolution to avoid the plasma's onboard scaler. Hope this helps.
Dutch, do you lose your settings if you don't keep the player on standby? Also, what player were you using before, if you don't mind me asking. The reason I ask is because, as I said above, I don't notice much difference between the various display modes, (even scart). To me, it's good enough, but not that different to what I had and have now (E55).
Why go for the v880, the v880n would offer you much more.
Got mine from www.hkflix.com.
It doesn't appear to lose any settings after firmware updates during which you have to de-power it. I've only used the DVI output, so I can't really compare to my SD900 and 757Ai. For the price though, I think it's a pretty good, versatile player. Hope this helps.
Here's the website: www.momitsu.nl
and the very friendly contact is Jan-Hein Streppel: email@example.com
If you want any more info or my thoughts on the player etc. just post or PM me!
[edited to add: Mods if posting these links is wrong please remove them and I can PM them if requested]
Andrew have you got the networked version or the normal 880?
What are you connected up to?
Also the site says 289 euro how much for delivery?
I read somewhere on here the yamakawa upconverts through the scart so you need a scart>component cable,yet the yamakawa site shows the player has component sockets,what gives?
I have the standard V880, was offered the V880N but it wouldn't been any more use to me....at the moment! Currently connected to a 42" Fujitsu plasma feeding it 480p via dvi and giving me great images...better colours/detail than my older Pioneer737/SonyS7700 players that were well respected in their day, I just wish the build quality was the same but guess that's where you do have to start paying then.
Hey, what's wrong with the build quality .. I like living on the edge when it comes to moving DVD players. The V880 gives a remarkable PQ for the price, I use one occasionally at 720p into an H77 and it doesn't give much to my 868 at 4x the price.
Where did you get yours Kragorn?
I think it was an older model Yamakawa (365?)that output component through scart. The 375 upconverts via component and dvi.
oh right,now to find one! computeruniverse have none in stock....
Had a reply back from hkflix regarding shipping:
$59 via EMS (7-12 days) or $89 for FedEx Priority (3-5 days)
Let me know if you're interested.
but now the customs charge is putting me off!
Also hivizone send the 880dx with a dvi to vga adaptor,would this work on my sim2?
Does anyone know when we can expect the Momitsu 880 DX to be available in the UK?
Hivizone charge $80 for speedpost (which I assume is the same as EMS) and $110 for UPS! To be honest I wouldn't worry about customs charges too much, you can get them to mark the value down and anyway it's only going to be just over £200 worth of goods at full value so the charges shouldn't be too bad. I have to admit I thought speedpost was faster than 7-12 days!
Will the warranty be covered for players shipped here from the US?
Can anyone confirm whether the 880DX can output 720p from the DVI output? The hivizone site seems to suggest it's just 768p and 1080i
It does 720p@60hz via DVI.
As for warranty, it covers you if you buy from HI-VI ZONE, but you'd have to pay the return shipping costs if it goes wrong. That can cost you!
When I bought an original V880 from hivizone in 2003 and it turned up with some problems they paid for me to ship it back to them! Maybe they aren't so generous these days!
Got my V880N from the European dealer at momitsu.nl . They are currently working on a Uk dealership. I currently use mine to feed the G90 with a customised resolution of 960P @ 48Hz and on NTSC it is flawless! PAL, though, is not as good and there have been issues with streaming VOB files from my computer. The beauty is that they are providing continual support via upgrades to resolve most issues and most importantly, in July, they are releasing an input module to connect to the V880N. This allows you to connect either composite, S-Vid and component and use the scaling abilities of the unit to upconvert the input signal! At this pricepoint, the fact it not only outputs analogue content over DVI > VGA, but is an excellent music and video streamer and scaler, there is no contest.
Jimmy,how much was delivery though?
I know the site is 289 euro for the player.
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