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Pioneer DV-656 Vs 565

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by kwebbotaurus, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. kwebbotaurus

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    Which has the better picture & sound quality?

    I've looked at the reviews from Home Cinema Choice and judging by the lab reports the 565 is best, is this really the case? the 656 was £400 and the 565 is £250, I've also spotted on the forums suggestions that the 656 is better.

    Any opinions?
     
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    Virtually identical inside. Economies of scale mean that Pioneer can offer the same player in a smaller shell for less money as the quantities are larger. Both are excellent but a test of my 656 versus a friends new 565 (same cables,discs and monitor) shows they have identical performance to us at least.
     
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    Thanks for that!

    I wonder why the lab tests were different?
     
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    I imagine that they probably are fractionally different in some areas but my eyes and ears weren't able to tell the difference. Also at the last Manchester show, one of the Pioneer staff answered the same question with the fabulously descriptive "£150 mate."
     

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