NAD T531 vs Pioneer DV-545 vs Marantz DV6200

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  1. pauljames

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    Hi,

    I have a shortlist of DVD players, which are: -

    NAD T531
    Pioneer DV-545
    Marantz DV6200

    Music quality is as important and movie playback.

    (Probably to be paired with Marantz SR5200 amp and Celestion AVP305 speakers)

    Which one would you guys recommend?

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
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    How come no-one has any pearls of wisdom on this subject?
     
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    Maybe forum members have not much experience with these machines ?. Are you aware Nad have a newish player, the T562, another £170 on top of the 531 much seems a better spec.

    Philmate.
     
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    I started an almost identical thread some months ago. My line-up (initially based on mag reviews) was the Pioneer, Nad, the Tosh 210 and a Sony. Thinking about it now people are unlikely to have experience with all of the players you mention.

    No-one seemed to have the Nad, I couldn't even find a stockist for it.

    Loads of people loved the Pioneer and the Tosh

    The sony seemed to get an "Ok" but not great.

    I plumped for the Pioneer 545 after bloody months of decision making. I love it, the picture quality is superb through RGB scart, its currently running through a stereo TV so I couldn't comment on the digital sound out. The quality remote (jog dial and back illuminated command buttons) and the second scart is worth the extra cash up from the 444.

    A few people have a problem with the slow scan speeds (x3 is the max) but this doesn't bother me as I use chapter search more. A great player.
     
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    I have the Pioneer DV-545 connected to a Denon AVC-A10SE and I love it.

    Picture quality is great, and sound too. I use the analogue outputs for CD listening and the digital for DVDs. No problems at all, detailed sound, blah blah blah...

    Only drawback is the slow layer change.
     
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    wow wow wow, slow down a minute! What layer change?!?!

    I haven't noticed a single layer change yet, not one half a millisecond pause, nothing, nada!

    What discs are you noticing them on?
     
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    I repeat: slow layer change. At least half a second on all dual-layer discs, R1 and R2, bought or rented.

    Pioneer themselves have said that they don't want to put video buffers lest it could cause problems.
     
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    yea I understand what you were saying... but i haven't noticed ANY layer changes. They are completely seamless as far as I can tell. No pause at all.

    I was worried about layer changes before I bought my pioneer and hadn't noticed any complaints about Pioneer's layer changes.
     
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    I think Richer Sounds do the NAD, I had a trade in so my choices were limited and the RS Tosh 210 didn't do RCE very well so I tried the NAD - The picture was very good but the RGB output was knackered on mine and the digital sound dropped out on chapter changes (possibly just a bad model/amp combination rather than a design flaw) so it went back. It was perhaps a touch slow/unresponsive on the menus and it wasn't exactly feature packed.

    I got a Yamaha S520 in the end as I was running out of choices, and it does the job for now

    Phil
     

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