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New Sony STRDB1080 due August

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by cybersoga, Jul 22, 2002.

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  1. cybersoga

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    Spoke to a chap in the Sony Center today, he said Sony are launching the STRDB1080 (replaces the STRDB1070) which will feature dolby pro logic 2 decoding in August. Anyone got any more details?
     
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    :eek: Hi , I've heard stories about the DB1080 turning up and I've even found it listed on a couple of UK websites.

    SONY STRDB1080S Silver QS Receiver with 6.1 Multi Chann

    100W x 6 power output
    True 6.1 channel amplifier
    6.1 Channel input
    Dolby Pro-logic2 UK sound
    SACD multi-channel input
    On screen display function
    remote control supplied
    Available in silver/black

    On one website its listed as £475 and on the on the other £380 and these people even put the availablity as July!

    Why does it take Sony so long to release kit?

    Does their marketing department ever speak to sales, or the customer.
     
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    We in the UK are always last to get anything new from manufacturers like Sony. We pay the highest prices and get the fewest features.

    Its the Law!
     
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    see what richer sounds do it for by christmas.
     
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    Richer sounds don't sell UK spec Sony goods because they don't buy them from Sony UK - the UK version will have "UK SOUND" written on the front according to the chap in the Sony Center. He said the UK version uses different components (didn't say if they were better/worse) compared with other versions. What actual difference this makes I don't know?
     
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    What does UK sound mean?

    is short for "UK rip off charge"?

    Another good way charging us more!

    Do Denon etc have UK sound equipment?
     
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    Equipment may vary depending on the region it is intended for. I have heard it said that amps on the continent have a 'softer' sound to suit European tastes whereas UK ones are slightly brighter. I have had experience of this some years back with a couple of HK DPL recievers, one UK, one continental spec. There was a definate difference although I couldn't say which one was 'best'. You could also EQ out the effect quite easilly on both.

    This may be what he was talking about, not sure if it still applies.

    S
     
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    Was in Richer Sounds today and noticed a boxed Sony DVP NS700 dvd payer. I bought one elewhere recently and it had the sticker on the box informing you of the included SACD discs inside. This was all in english. Sticker on Richer Sounds' product was in german only. This backs up what cybersoga said.
     
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    Not strictly true. In any case, RS has made no secret of their policy .
    Parallel/Grey imports are common place.It does not necessarily follow that it is to your detriment.The product is likely to be very similar and offer considrable cost savings.
    A point to ponder, the ''official'' Sony 1070 was of a ''lesser'' spec to the US model, did that make it a worse purchase? (It did if you wanted component video handling :) ).Point is the official importers do this as well as independants.
    Edit:- As the link is not valid here is the policy,

    .hth
     
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    Not always true!!

    My brother went to New York in March and all of the hi-fi shops were making big things about some old products that we had here in the UK for months.

    I got back from spain two weeks ago and went in quite a few hi-fi shops including one sony centre.

    They had just got in a sony DVP-NS900 for 800euros :eek:

    and a CDP-XB940 for 1020 Euros :eek: :eek:

    Average UK prices are £330 (from Multiregionmagic) & £149 (from RS) respectively

    Cheers

    Chris
     

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