New DVD player to compliment Onkyo 875

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  1. AndoverRed

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    Hi All,

    I'm just looking to gauge opinion on a circa £1000 DVD player to compliment an Onkyo 875 AV amp. I've recently sold an Arcam DV27a and looking for a player that is particularly strong in the movie arena (pq and sound).

    The upscaling capability of the Onkyo is strong, therefore this is not a key requirement of the DVD player.

    My present shortlist is thus: -

    Denon 2930/3930
    Yamaha 2700
    Marantz 7001
    Arcam 137

    Apparently, there is not much to choose between the Denon 2930 and 3930/Yamaha 2700. The Arcam is the strongest and most expensive of the bunch, but is it worth the £650 extra premium over the Denon 2930? I have also noted that the older Marantz 9600 is worthy of consideration.

    Your views on the above players would be welcome.

    Thanks Mark
     
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    Toshiba HD-DVD XE1
     
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    I've heard the marantz 7001 is quite good, can't give a personal recommendation. I've also noticed that you can pick them up for about £450 at some places now. I'm looking to upgrade my dvd player and this is one I'm considering.
     
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    I demo'd the Marantz DV7001 and thought the sound quality (movie & CD) were noticeably better than the Denon 2930. I bought the Marantz DV7001 and am really happy with it.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I've currently got the Onkyo 905 and Arcam 137 on home demo. I must say that I'm very impressed with the Onkyo; there are so many options with connectivity and configuration.

    The Arcam picture is impressive, but I'm not looking to spend too much (>£1000) on a new DVD player. Therefore, I do intend to demo the Marantz 7001 and Denon 2930 with the Onkyo.
     

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