New HDMI Player...

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Les E, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Les E

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    I am looking for a new DVD player with HDMI out, but I don't want to spend a vast amount of money with the advent of HD around the corner.

    So I have been looking at the Denon 1920, the Sony NS92V and NS76H for upto and around the £250 mark.

    My dilema is that I have heard that the Denon can have firmware problems when put over to multi-region and that there has been issues with the HDMI. The Sony NS92V has known picture shift problems and the NS76H is largely an unknown player at the mo.

    So can anyone recommend these or other players around this price range?
     
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    The Oppo971H

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    If it's just a stopgap, have you considered the Philips 5900. It's only £80 from Currys, and i've had no problems with it after I upgraded the firmware.

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    i bought the Toshiba SD-350E last week,been spot on every time,great picture via HDMI :)
     
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    just got a Samsung HD-950 from Play.com, as a stop gap

    now that I have re-flashed and removed the HDCP thingy I can output all resolutions on Component and HDMI up to 1080i, the upscaling isn't as impressive as my Snazio but for a little over £100 it seems a good buy IMO

    plays divx and avi's straight from burned cd's/dvd's and picture is fine on my 435 XDE, also like the styling, althought the uber bright display is an acquired taste,
     
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    Another vote for OPPO!:clap:
     
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    I've used the HD-850 recently - I multi regioned it via the handset
    What improvements did re-flashing the firmware/removing the DHCP give?
     
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    Oppo :thumbsup:

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  9. Les E

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    Isn't the Oppo an U.S. player and will output only in NTSC...unless modified for PAL?
    And is this only a DVI player...or is there a european HDMI version of this player?

    Where can anyone actually get hold of an Oppo player as I have only seen it available on U.S. sites?
     
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    I would reccoomend the Oppo as well. It outputs in PAL and NTSC, and the player comes with a DVI to HDMI adapter. DVI and HDMI are the same thing videowise.

    You can get it here: http://www.crtprojectors.co.uk/sdi_dvd.htm
     
  11. loz

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    It will output either NTSC or PAL out of the box

    It comes with both DVI-DVI and DVI-HDMI cables in the box. HDMI essentially just combines DVI and Audio in the same cable (like scart)

    FYI, my TV has "HDMI Control" option, so it automatically switches to the Oppo when I switch it on.

    I got mine from IT Supplies in the UK. Highly recommended
     
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    So why on earth do you want an HDMI DVD player its a waste of an HDMI socket! and money!
     
  13. Les E

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    That's a really good price. I take it this model is multi-region?

    Is there any picture difference considering this is a U.S. player?
     
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    Multi region out of the box.

    PAL quality is superb IMHO.

    It seems just as happy with NTSC as PAL disks, and is switchable between NTSC and proper PAL output.

    Having said that, from what I read it has taken some firmware upgrades to get PAL PQ up to scratch. This probably reflects growing sales in Europe.
     
  15. loz

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    Just to make sure you read it correctly, it isn't £139, but £171 by the time you scroll to the bottom of the page and add VAT and Delivery.
     
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    I plumped for the Oppo, based on reviews and opinions here on AVF.

    It arrived yesterday, and I've not yet had chance to wire it up, but did an initial switch-on (it has a multi-voltage power supply built-in, 110-250v) and it looked really nice, with a tidy looking display.

    The tray is very thin, but has good action, and I'm just waiting now for some time to actually fix it up (the supplied DVI-HDMI lead is 5ft, which is a bit short for my setup :rolleyes: so have got a longer one on order via eBay)

    I got it from ITsupplies, and they were very quick on delivery and general service - deffo recommended :smashin:
     

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