Pioneer 757ai- Wise move?

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  1. Gezmondo

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    Hello everyone,I'm new to this forum.

    I recently sold my Pioneer 464 ( Homecinemaheaven) as it was generating a very slight green haze 2/3 s up the screen.I have a Panasonic 100hz 36" tv but without component sockets, currently using a Squart rgb cable.

    My friend brought his 757 round for a demo and it seemed to play fine. . i couldn't see any of the green haze anyhow! I like the idea of SACD too. I have a Sony STR940 and TDL 3 speakers with Tannoy centre and JBL rears.

    My question is- should i purchase a 757 for £439 from some company in Bolton or just get a non Pioneer dvd player for £200 or less? I play a lot of DVD-R's so a player that reads them would be essential.

    Your help would be appreciated!

    Gez.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Gezmondo

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    Direct Digital.

    Read some bad reviews on their service though...

    Gez.
     
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    You could try www.soundandvisiononline.com also based in bolton thats where i got mine from they have it at 449 but dont charge postage so it works out the same.
     
  5. Gezmondo

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    To be honest mate i'd prob jump in car and go collect it this afternoon.

    Have you the 757?

    Gez.
     
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    Get the 757Ai..... you will not regret it!
     
  7. Gezmondo

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    sound and visions is only region 2 i think??????????
     
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    Yes i just rang them!

    It states clearly on website too! i'm going blind!!!

    Can't make my mind up.........

    Hmmmm should i?:rolleyes:
     
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    They also have the 668 for a few quid more but unless your gonna use the hdmi i wouldnt bother
     
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    Only got Panasonic 36" 100hz tv..no component sockets either. only using Squart lead.
     
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    You could hold out and see if the price drops any more i paid 500 in december but they may run out of stock if your only using scart you could concider a 565
     
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    The 565 suffers from the same green haze as the 464 that i had . i dont think i will get a better deal , my mate paid £600 for his, he's demo'd it on my system and it seems fine. gonna have a ride across the dales and get one i think...nowt else to do today!

    Thanks for your help everyone!

    Gez.:hiya:
     
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    BTW I read in these forums that DD is the internet branch of sound & vision.
     
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    It is extremely easy to make the 757 multiregion by remote control. See http://www.dvdchips.co.uk I did mine some time ago.
     
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    Christ that was a windy trip!

    Got my 757 from sound and vision. Very helpfull staff indeed, had to pick the player up from a warehouse a mile away but that was no problem, they had the player to me in a couple of minutes.

    I will definitely recommend this company. Only problem i saw was at the warehouse a bloke from Hull had come to pick up a Denon player and they hadn't region hacked it. He was understandably well pist off. I would therefore get them to physically check any stock item if you are collecting from them.

    Overall a good company to do business with.

    Gez.:p
     
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    I very much doubt they are the same shop from what the salesman said!
     
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    I second the recomendation, I have bought a lot of kit from them as they are local to me and almost allways have stock when my credit card is itching ;)
     
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    Tell you what Gez you wouldnt want to brake into that place would you it took me 5 mins to find the door
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Yeh the collection place is like Fort Knox!

    Morning busterboy , hows your back this morning?

    Need some SACD's now... Play.com?:smashin:
     
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    Get yourself Dark Side of the Moon - cracking SACD - shows what high resolution surround sound is really capable of - amazing when you think it was recorded back in 1973!

    Got my Pioneer 757 a few weeks back - very impressed.

    Enjoy.

    Matt.
     
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    That will be my first purchase!


    Looked on Play.com.

    Are there any other sites that sell Sacd's?

    Gez. :smoke:
     
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    CD-WOW have a small selection here.

    I would also highly recommend Tubular Bells. Stunning! :)

    K.
     
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    Digital Direct is a seperate company than Sound and Vision, but they are owned and run by the same people. DD is online only (no retail premises) and S&V is both retail and e-tail. The warehouse you pick stock up from, serves both operations.
     
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    Really! The salesman must be on commision then!!!!:laugh:

    Will have a look on CDWOW. Thanx everyone!



    They only have 4 artists on that site! but will order Dark side of moon.

    Whats the difference between SACD and Hybrid SACD?
     
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    A hybrid disc can also be played on a "regular" CD player in standard CD form/quality :)

    K.
     
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    Cheers Kelvin, i've just ordered Pink Floyd from CDWOW, I suppose really i should fork out £40 on some Ixos phono cables shouldn't i , otherwise i will miss out on true quality, although my amp isn't a reference quality amp!:)
     
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    Has my signature uploaded yet?

    Oh yes!:laugh:
     

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