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Recommend a top player!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul D, May 16, 2001.

  1. Paul D

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    I am after a new DVD player.
    I need it to give out "Component" video.
    It does NOT need progressive as it will be used with the "ISCANPRO".
    It must not have the chroma upsampling bug!.
    I want top quality output, in both sound and vision.(i don't want much do i!)
    Upto a £1000 max!
    Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

    PS don't tell my wife!

    ;)

    [ 17-05-2001: Message edited by: fulabeer ]
     
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    I believe you won't go far wrong with the DV88. It has component out and audio and video are superb.

    Not sure if it has chroma bug, although I can't notice the problem on examples which have been given. It only noticed ever so slightly if you paused and looked hard on my old Samsung, when things are moving can you really notice it? Personally I think it is a fuss about nothing, we were all dellighted with our pictures until some techy pointed it out.

    Maybe screen size has something to do with it, I have a Toshiba 32in wide. Might not be big enough.

    No doubt someone will pop up and say the DV88 does have the chroma bug, the difference is massive and they don't know how anyone could ever enjoy a movie with it present.

    Get a demo, and make your own mind up. All the best whichever way you go.

    Bishman
     
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    Top player is the Tag DVD32R, but you'd have to buy the wife something really expensive to compensate - I speak from experience :D
     
  4. Paul D

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    LOL! :D
    I've edited the first post to a £1000 max, as i think i would have to buy my wife a new man to keep her happy with the price of the Maclaren!.

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    Whats the "Chroma Bug"???? -
    apologies for my ignorance.
     
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    I agree with Bishman, the DV88 would get my vote at this price. The top Toshiba is also worth investigating but I like the idea of being able to update the Arcam at a later stage (and minimise the cash flow).
     
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    Just had another thought. If you are after component output, top sound and vision and are not bothered by Scart (RGB) and DVD audio then the Toshiba 9000 is a stunning player and it only costs £350 multi region. (The old top Toshiba before the 900 came out). I can honestly say I have only seen it bettered by a Tag. It was a rolls royce player when it came out with stunning reviews at £800 R2. Highly recommended.
     
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    Is the Toshiba 9000 RCE compatible? I have also seen the ads and been tempted, especially as it will be used with a projector and I remember this machine getting high praise a year or so ago as having one of the best pictures available but it was the lack of a scart that put me off but now that would be irrelevant when used with a projector via the component output.
     
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    RCE Compatibility will be down to how the 'chipping' is performed. One firms solution COULD be RCE compatible whereas another might not be. Check before you buy.
     
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    Does the Toshiba 9000 have the chroma upsampling bug? if it does'nt, i may get a "RCE bypass" chipped one as you say its very cheap!.
     

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