Pioneer 868 vs. Denon 2910

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  1. SlavaUA

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    Dear all,

    If choosing between Pio 868 and Denon 2910 what would be the better choice? :lease: I am intersted in comparison of Video, SACD and DVD-A parts, as I have a seperate CD transport.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers

    Slava
     
  2. gandley

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    868 no contest, 2910 suffers from MacroBlocking and is quite noticable. Audio wise about the same
     
  3. SlavaUA

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    I understand, that may be my next question will be incorrect, but if making a final decision what could be the best option - to buy Pio 868 for 450£ or wait for some time and then to buy Denon 3910 for 800£? Such a huge difference - is it worth?!
     
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    SlavaUA

    Where can you get the 868 for £450? Do you mean the 668?
     
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    Dear Henry,

    You see, I am from Ukraine, and here there are some "special places", where u can get such unit for 800$ (which more or less equals for 450£? Am I right in currency convertion?). That's why I asked my sacramental question - what to do? To buy or to wait and then pay almost a double price?
     
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    FYI, the price for 668 is 500$
     
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    Buy the 868. Cracking player (I had one) and an absolute steal at £450 [new?] (no pun intended :) )
     
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    Yes Messiah, it is new and has all warranties. :)

    Yes, probably I'll rely on your recomendations and go for 868 as I already checked the Forum and have seen your posts on Denon issue.
    Having both - do you feel the big difference between Pio and Denon units in terms of Video (component, HDMI), SACD and DVD-A?
     
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    I have not used either with SACD or DVD-A (yet).

    As to picture quality there is very very little in it between them and had I not gone for the 3805 and wanted to use Denon Link (though no idea why :confused: ) I would definitely have stuck with the 868 as it never ever faltered with any disc. Unlike the Denon where I am having to reburn many of my discs when I wish to watch them. Not a huge problem but an inconvenience none the less. However, I do like the single button press on the Denon for switching resolution etc.
     
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    Thank you Messiah.

    For me I would definitely save extra 600$ and add them when purchasing a Plasma :smashin: Even if it is not so convinient to switch resolution....
     
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    get the 868. the best player around for under a grand (pounds...).
     

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