pioneer 656a[any review]

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    hi,any review of the above available .supposed to be out in august,regards jimmy.
     
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    where did u hear about it? any specification details yet?
     
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    It will be similar to the DV-646 but will play DVD-Audio AND SACD. The price will be 'an offer you can't refuse'. :confused:
     
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    sounding good... now if only they do it in silver as well as black for this iteration and i might actually get one when they come down to a sensible price :)
     
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    New information:

    DVD-A bass management

    Two SCARTs (one of them RGB-switchable), two S-video , two composite and component interlaced outs

    Improved MP3 playback: will support multisession discs and long names.

    Available in silver and black

    Price in Germany: around 569€ (around 380 quid).
     
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    > Two SCARTs (one of them RGB-switchable), two S-video , two composite and component interlaced outs

    does that mean the other SCART is not RGB? will be annoying if they get rid of the RGB pass-through ability... :-(

    > Available in silver and black

    hurrah! :)
     
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    No, I'm pretty sure it'll keep the current system - RGB pass-through, but no RGB output.
     
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    It's not much of a looker is it.:(

    If it's as good a machine as it appears on paper it looks as if it will be the must have mid range player. For £349 it's a steal.
     
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    The 656A is reviewed in the latest What HiFi magazine - came out well - not that far behind the 747A but without progressive scan of course.

    Matt.
     
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    hmm... had a read of the What Hi-Fi review at lunch. they seem to like it apart from it not having great CD-audio :eek: however, it will no doubt be better than my Alba DVD103 in any case! :p

    however they only listed it as having 1 RGB scart socket whereas avland.co.uk tentatively say it will have 2 RGB scarts with RGB pass-thru like the 646. seems unlikely they would downgrade the 656 so hopefully it will have the same RGB options...

    on that subject, Grubert, what did u mean by this comment??? >>> "No, I'm pretty sure it'll keep the current system - RGB pass-through, but no RGB output." how can it have RGB pass-thru but no RGB output? :confused: even my crappy Alba has RGB output...

    thanks.
     
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    ah, think i figured it out... :rolleyes: correct me if i am wrong!

    the 656a has two scart sockets. one gives RGB output from the player itself. the other does not give RGB output but presumably is wired sufficiently to allow pass-through of an RGB signal from an external source...

    in which case i can plug my funky Argos RGB switching box into my 656a (when i get one!) and then use a nice quality scart (a QED Squart perhaps...) to connect the player RGB output to the RGB input on my TV, thus getting 4 RGB capable inputs to my TV without compromising on the quality of the connection between my DVD player and TV. hurrah! :)
     
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    Hi

    LeConcept has it listed as supporting CD-Audio and DTS, I have read on other forums that is does not supported these features, can anybody confirm wat it does and does not feature.

    THX.:mad: :mad:
     
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    Exactly. Sorry for the confusing wording.

    mancubas, all DVD players I know are CD-audio compatible. And the 656 does have a DTS decoder and also DTS digital out (duh!).
     
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    AVLand say they're expecting them in on the 23rd -- was originally supposed to be the end of last month, but apparently some delay at the factory has held things up.

    I got the impression they'd had quite a lot of pre-orders, so don't expect to get one in a hurry if you haven't ordered it already...

    Scott
     

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