Panasonic HS2

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  1. ricko

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    A bit of advice please from the experts!
    I'm looking at buying the HS2 - but understand it doesn't play CD's or MP3.
    1. Is this right?
    2. If I buy it is there a mod?
    3. Any other options for MP3

    The system I am thinking of buying is:
    Panasonic HS2
    Pan 32PS5 (TV)
    Goodmans GDB3 (digi reciever)

    I already have a Pioneer A-300 Amp (old but good) and a Marantz CD-52 MkII CD player and was hoping to incorporate these into my system.

    Cheers in hope of any advice

    Rich
     
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    1. The HS2 will play Audio CD's (and CD-R/RW's) only the newer E50/E60/E100 will play MP3's written to a CD-R/RW (Not sure about DVD-R's, Probably not).

    2. No, Not unless you go for a E50/60/100

    3. see 2 :) or buy a cheapo £30-40 DVD player from Sainburys, Safeways, Tesco etc that will play anything including MP3's to go with a HS2.
     
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    Make sure you get a freeview box with 2 scarts and preferrably one with s-video on the vcr scart. Pioneer box from Richer Sounds at £80 looks good.

    A very cheap (but less flexible) alternative to the HS2 would be the Humax PVR (40GB single tuner freeview recorder) and an E50 for about £420. Or a Pace Twin (20GB) and E50 for about £460.

    You can connect the HS2/E50 to your A300 for listening to stereo and use your Pan tv for 5.1. A better, but more expensive, option would be to get an a/v amp/receiver with preouts, then you can use your A300 for driving the fronts in 5.1 and stereo. Something like the Yamaha 640 would do the job.
     
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    Cheers Yonder & bobones - I've got a couple of more options to research - I apreciate your responses

    Rich
     

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