Pioneer 696 - Drive noise

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Ratcatcher, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Ratcatcher

    Ratcatcher
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    15
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have heard on the thread that the pioneer 696 suffers from a noisy drive, Can anyone say if this is a bad problem; for example can it be heard when watching movies on say standard volume? Does everyone who has this player noticed a noisy drive or is it a defect on some items perhaps?

    Thanks
     
  2. gixxerman

    gixxerman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,010
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Bangor
    Ratings:
    +112
    I can hear a slight whine out of mine as it starts to scan a disk (on initial loading) or when it begins to play it.

    After that I hear, quite lidrally, nothing at all from it, mate. :smashin:

    Quiet as the proverbial mousey. Thankfully. :thumbsup:
     
  3. JimM

    JimM
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    86
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +12
    Have to agree, there is some noise as the disc spins up but once it's playing if there is any noise I can't say I've noticed it
     
  4. unique

    unique
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    9,381
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,211
    never noticed any noise myself. mind i hardly notice the buzzing on my pio plasma either, you get used to it, and when the movie is playing via 5.1 the world could explode outside and i wouldn't be able to hear it either

    it's a great budget player, the best out of all the players i've ever had
     
  5. madhouse

    madhouse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Bawtry nr. Doncaster / Wiesbaden (Germany)
    Ratings:
    +72
    can confirm mine is noisy - and that is the only downside with this player :(
    Apart from that it's a great machine as far as I can tell up to now. (4 weeks old).

    Simon
     

Share This Page

Loading...