My DVD player R.I.P 6 years service...

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by DaveH, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. DaveH

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    My DVD player a classic reference model Sony DVD-S7000 from Hong Kong and champagne gold is dying and I think I will put the unit to rest. It has given me a great service.

    It was a great machine that was no region at all it just played everything (except PAL discs but that's another matter)!

    Anyway, so I need a new player. I want a reference type model again as the picture quality was superior on this unit and was wondering if anyone would recommend a good player (reference standard).

    If anyone could recommend a place to get it from as I want a chipped player as I have all R1 no R2 discs at all.

    Thanks people.
     
  2. Greg Hook

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    What budget are you working to?
     
  3. DaveH

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    Good point.

    Well I paid £600 for the first one and I would be willing to pay that.

    I'll probably struggle to get a reference standard at that price but who knows...

    Thanks.
     
  4. Kevo

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    Well I paid £550 for my Pioneer 717, also 6 years and the other day I 'upgraded' it to a Pioneer 575 for the princley sum of £99.99 from Richer Sounds. Not that there's anything wrong with the 717.

    Anyway, there is just no comparison, the 575 is INFINITLEY better in everything and at a fifth of the cost!! That's progress.

    The picture quality is superior, it has a LOT more features and is a LOT easier to use.
    It's also muti-region (auto), prog scan, DVDA and SACD compatible.

    Highly recommended :thumbsup:
     
  5. nwgarratt

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    I suggest sticking to Sony. I would go for the NS955 (£200-£250). I went for a NS585 as I didn't have the money for a NS955. It is still a great machine and at only £80 mutiregion from Amazon.co.uk. It just does't have the NS955 extra features.
     
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    I just cant bear to part with my 717.... Its still going strong.....
    Actually the plug mod chip buggered up a few months back and paid about 40 quid to get it sorted... I just love my player cant bear to get rid of it... :blush:

    I still have my original setup... amd Im still very pleased with it overall...
    Pioneer 717, Sony 930DB reciever, SAVE 715 Sony speakers and sub.

    If it aint ficked.... dont fix it... :thumbsup:
    My system still impresses everyone that hears it..... 6 years on!!!
     
  7. Kevo

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    My thoughts exactly up until last week, however the 575 just trounces the 717 in terms of pic quality and features..........

    No more handset region code change

    No more losing it's play position when you accidentally press stop instead of pause whilst playing a DVD

    No more cumbersome scanning (ffwd & rew pic search)

    No more having to stop a disk when you want to ho in the DVD set up menu​

    I have also gained...

    Component outputs / Prog scan

    DVD Audio and SACD playback.

    Chapter Thumbnails for ALL DVDs. Great for those home made DVD-Rs recorded in my Pan E100 which only have a default title menu.

    Counter in hours and minutes and not a total of minutes only
    (it's these 'little quirky' things that make a big difference!)

    MP3, Jpeg, DivX, SVCD playback (you name it'll play it!)​

    I'm sure there's more that I haven't discovered yet!

    It's a no brainer really.

    My 717 is currently just plonked on my living room floor.
    Still reluctant to let it go!

    Don't know what i'll do with it. Wouldn't have thought i'd get much for it.
    Any ideas?
    Cost me £550 six years ago :eek:
    The 575 cost me just £100 !
     
  8. DaveH

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    Hmm,

    Some good replies and ideas. I know what you all mean it's killing me to part with the s7000 I will stuff it and put it on the wall. That Sony SN955 I heard that the picture is not as good as the old s7700 (successor to my unit) any truth in this?
     
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    Except for sound, the 575 doesn't come to the 717 but I agree as I've both the 717 sucks (i paid 550) compared in overall performance and picture (sound is fine just not as good) of the 575 (99 is so cheap for a non budget type player).

    M
     

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