Pioneer 51FD or Denon 3910 for SD

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  1. davesharp1

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    I'm picking up a 51FD tomorrow and was wondering whether to keep my Denon 3910 for SD DVD use. The 3910 (upscales to 720p) cost about £600 a few years ago, so would hate to think it would be redundant. Viewing would be on a 42" 720p Philips TV, waiting to move house and get 1080p projector:clap: Onkyo 876 still in box in preparation!!!!

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    Calling Mr Rhodes!!!! I think he is best qualified to answer your question. ;)
     
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    51 to an 876 or 51 direct both over the 3910.

    and it's Dr Rhodes, young Mr Moderator :D
     
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    Whats the 51 like compared to the oppo983 for SD
     
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    my experiencence was with an early 71 (very like 51), which although had promising potential needed firmware updates desperately. Several have come since then but it has the excellent 'direct' function so you can always off load to a decent receiver like an 876 / 906 (substitute your favourite here). re the 983 my family and I prefer watch films on this over any Blu ray player when using DVDs. Though the 3800 was pretty decent. All are a step on from the 3910 which I didn't get on with at all.
     
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    That'll be Sir round here thank you. :smashin:
     
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    I have to agree with the good Doctor:

    I have the 51 feeding an Onkyo 905 amp (similar to the 876/906) and either going source direct into the amp OR letting the 51 scale both are excellent with SD material, I'm not sure which I prefer, but I am going onto a 92" screen which isn't very forgiving :smashin:

    I doubt you'll be disapointed, plus all that lovely Blu-ray and not a bad CD player all in one....
     
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    Thanks all for you advice.

    Oh well, might just have to keep the 3910 on the rack for reasons of nostalia! :rolleyes:
     
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    You could use your 3910 as an SACD player if you're into those. My 2910 sounds great with these and CD's. My 51fd upscales sd DVD'S better into a Pioneer 5090 than the 2910 I think, and similar with CD's.
     

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