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PIONEER 717

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Cinders, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. Cinders

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    Is this still a good DVD player? I bought one when it first came out and the picture quality was excellent. Recently I have upgraded from a 28" 4:3 to a 36" 16:9 (sony kv36ds70) and the picture quality is still good.

    I'm just wondering if it's worth upgrading to a newer dvd player, for a better picture, or are they still on the same par?...

    Thanks, Matt.
     
  2. common

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    I think the picture quality on the early Pioneer players was really good. I have just upgraded from a Pioneer 515 to a Rotel 995 and although the sound on DVD and especially CD is much better the picture is only a little sharper. The only reason I changed was because of the lip sync issues on R2 with early pioneers.
     
  3. Frustin

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    i have just acquired a 717 and the picture quality is brillient imho, no lip sync issues either. By the way i think it was early firmware that had this issue, though cant be certain of that.
     
  4. General Skanky

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    I'd say save your money as it is a top rate player and will serve you for many years to come!
    Unless you have a particular need to feed a projector or just feel like a new one, keep it.
    The differences in players are not much to get too worried about. Improvements always come along, but if you're like me with a TV and normal set up (see Gallery), don't get hooked on upgrades for no reason. Fight the urge! :D
     
  5. General Skanky

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    So what are you going to do?
    717 or something else. Just interested.
     
  6. Cinders

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    I think I'm going to stick with my 717 until the dvd's with progessive scan get cheaper!... The 717 should last a couple more years... I've just invested £2K in a 36fs70 so things are a bit tight at the moment! The 717 is still nice.
     
  7. CJROSS

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    Good decision Matt, the old 717 is a stonker of a machine, if i had to get another player tommorrow I'd try and get a 717 if there were any left - now hard to come by since the arrival of the 737, but an absolute peach of a machine. The only upgrade I would invisage would be to the Toshiba SD-900 now that looks nearly as nice as my 717.

    The other thing you've got is a great hifi capable machine when you do upgrade to another machine, great for a second system somewhere around the house. I've added an external DAC for hifi duties and the whole rig just blows my away both in Hifi/AV. I've also swapped out the player for a Sony 735 and the Pioneer is a much better performer.

    Great to see this machine still turning up in the forum, well good compared to a lot of the other players that seem to litter the forum with problems.
     
  8. ISCM

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    I have a 919 which I beleive is somwhat simmilar to the 717 fo CD and I must say that the CD quality is great which is more than can be said for almost any other DVD player.
    I understand that the 717 has better jitter than the 737 for CD playback which I believe is one of the main problems ov DVD players regarding CD playback. This problem will not be rectified by using an outboard dac.
    I say keep the 717. ;) :D :cool: :p
     

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