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Pioneer DV868i....safe buy??

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Damian1978, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Damian1978

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    Hi chaps,

    After a slightly dissapointing run with the Denon DVD3910 I'm back to my trusty Toshiba SD900e.

    The Denon could'nt pass a pluge signal (no matter what its literature said so back it went...had macroblocking issues too!).

    I'm missing the digital pictures though and would like a player worthy of the Toshiba's old rack space.

    The Pioneers sounds very tempting and seems to be free of macroblocking too....but whats the general opinion?

    Is it good with CD's? I use the analog outs of my Toshiba to a Sony TAVA777ES A/V amp and for the most part its a nice "safe" sounding CD player.

    Any problems using the HDMI output to a DVI input (with the right lead) as the 868i is only HDMI 1.0?

    Thanks,

    Damian
     
  2. KraGorn

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    I've fed HDMI from my 868 into a Sharp Z200E and Optoma H77, it wouldn't feed my olf Sanyo Z2 but I think a later Z2 firmware change fixed it. I'm now feeding 480i/576i into a scaler via HDMI and it's a superb picture.

    CD playback is good, but then I'm not an audiophile so don't know what 'bad' sounds like. ;) Not sure it it can pass pluge, I think perhaps not if I recall what happened when Gordon calibrated my system, he didn't indicate it was a problem.
     
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    My 868 players all my dvd-r/ rw back-ups fine
     
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    It also plays DVD+R9s too. :)
     
  5. Damian1978

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    Thanks for the input chaps.

    Can it pass a "pluge" (blacker than black) video signal though?
     
  6. simonthepieman

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    I think it would be worth looking into the marantz dv9500
    Search on this forum for info
     
  7. Damian1978

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    Thanks.

    I have looked into the Marantz and it looks great but the cheapest I can get it for is £1275.....a lot more than the £670 needed for the 868i and the 868i was £1000 when it came out.
     
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    I was lucky mine came from a forum member , he got 2 from hong kong and sold 1 to me
    but check out the hong kong, purchase , just search for dv9500 on ebay and a new digital
    will come up, the price is good and thats where these 2 came from without a hitch
    for more info ask kumamoto ,Joe
     
  9. Jack the lad

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    Well I love my 868 and would recomend them to anyone :thumbsup:
     
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    There is no A-B button on the remote,
     

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