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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by petrolhead, May 8, 2002.

  1. petrolhead

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    A pal of mine has just bought a AE DVD 551 DVD player from RS £119

    It's ok but not brilliant. The remote is crap as it only work if it is 6-12" away from the unit. The sound is querky. The setup menu a pain. Subtitles keep apearing even though they are switched off.

    Now I know you only get what you pay for but I am going to advise hime to take it back.

    He doen't have a gread deal of money to spend so I have been looking at alternatives.

    Assuming the current player is out of the 14 refund policy and therefore he probable ned to excahnge it for an other unit. I am going to suggest the Pioneer DV340 Multi Region, £129 so only an extra £10

    What do you think of the choice.

    PS He is not the type to buy over the internet. Wants to go to a shop

    Thanks
     
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    "PS He is not the type to buy over the internet. Wants to go to a shop"

    Yeah, I think we've found the main problem in your equation...
     
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    Why don't YOU get him a decent player (for a good price) off the Net and tell him you went to a shop?

    He gets a better player, you make some £££. Sounds good to me :)
     
  4. petrolhead

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    Ok OK.

    But what about the Pioneer DV340
     
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    As with most Pioneer DVD players, you'll get a solid machine with above average PQ and SQ for the money, certainly better than most 'budget' players anyway.

    At around the same price point, have you considered a Toshiba 210 or 220?
     
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    Yeh the Tosh is good. I would line the 510.

    The 210 cost an extra £60 over the Pioneer though which would meen an extra £70 over the EA.

    My pal is colour blind so I think the pioneer would do.;)
     
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    If you look around there are a number of Net co's selling the Tosh 210 for around the £150 mark (maybe lower if you're lucky).

    It seems shame to not get the best player simply because your friend isn't keen on Net shopping :(
     
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    Ah but as I said earlier, its not just Net shopping but also the price difference.
     
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    "My pal is colour blind so I think the pioneer would do"

    Is that really the case? I've always wondered what films look like to colour blind people, especially those that use loads of vivid reds and greens.

    I guess to them it looks fine, in their frame of reference it would be 'normal' I suppose.

    As they reckon something like 30% of adult males suffer from some degree of colour blindness it does make you think twice about reviews in mags etc!

    I remember having colour blindness tests at school (which I passed fine, thankfully) but since then I'm pretty sure my optician just checks the clarity of vision and not for colour problems.

    Might ask them to check me out next time I go :D
     
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    I dono mate. With all that makeup I am supprised you can see anything :D
     

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