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Reliability of DVD players

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mjn, Dec 31, 2003.

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  1. I've an Arcam, and it HASN'T been serviced.

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  2. I've an Arcam, and it HAS been serviced.

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  3. I've a Denon, and it HASN'T been serviced

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  4. I've a Denon, and it HAS been serviced.

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  5. I've a Toshiba, and it HASN'T been serviced.

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  6. I've a Toshiba, and it HAS been serviced.

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  7. I've a Sony, and it HASN'T been serviced.

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  8. I've a Sony, and it HAS been serviced.

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  9. I've an other brand, and it HASN'T been serviced.

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  10. I've an other brand, and it HAS been serviced.

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  1. mjn

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    After my "new" DVD player failed after only 191 hours of use, i have to ask:

    Is it just me, or are other people having reliability issues with their dvd players? And what brand have you got?
     
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    Denon 2900 un-modded - has worked fine for the last 6 months or so and has excellent PQ IMHO.

    If buying again today I would also consider the new Denon A11 and the Pioneer 868AVi.

    My previous Sony 735 is still going strong after nearly 4 years but I think that Sony has lost some of it's build quality of late.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    What player was it ?
    My pioneer 444 has been going for about 2 years with heavy daily use.
     
  4. mjn

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    my sony 725 had problem after only 6 months....and my new sony 905 also had problems after the same amount of time.
     
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    Modified Denon 2800 mk11, got it new for £170 off empire direct complete bargain so can't complain. But it has been modified and has issues with outputting a pal progressive scan signal. NTSC progressive scan output is very good with some films but not for others, can't explain/ It also has other various issues-all the ones discussed on this forum before. I think a new firmware will improve things.
    but still pleased, the picture can look much better than my old pioneer 656 but at times cannot.
    fred
     
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    1st gen DVD player Pioneer 505, modded since day one and still going strong. That was way back in '97/'98!!!
     
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    Got my Pioneer 525 back in October 99 and it's still going strong, it's used for at least 3 or 4 movies a week, and is used for CD playback as well. It's a Techtronics modded machine, but was bought from Sevenoaks.

    I'm looking at replacing it shortly, but only to upgrade to progressive scan and DVD-A/SACD.

    Cheers,

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    Toshiba sd210e no probs, had it a couple of years. I am also looking to upgrade to progressive scan.

    Possibly hk25, sounds very good after all the positive comments on these forums.

    Forgot to mention, I did buy a limit from richer sounds for the progressive scan, couldn't get the damn thing to work, picture kept apearing green on Plasma. Tried changing component cables, from QEd to chord, still no improvement. So it went straight back to the shop.

    Toshiba beat that hands down in the normal mode for picture quality.
     
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    Denon 3800 here. Multi region & PAL progresive enabled no problems.

    If buying now would probably upgrade to a Denon A11.
     
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    Sony DVP-S725 which I bought in December 1999. Has not been modded and has only ever had original discs played on it.

    Still as perfect as it was when brand new.
     
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    that was not the cables. it would be the settings on the plasma the componant inputs on the screen need to be changed , can't remember if its yrcpbcr(bla) or RGB.

    Panasonic 4 month's no probs

    Sharp 3 years no probs
     
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    Denon 2900 Muli-Region, No problems, very happy with it!!:D
     
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    SOny DVP-S715 nearly 5 years old never serviced but does stick with DVD-Rs sometimes
     
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    717 pioneer modded by techtronics bought from 7oaks bromley when it first came out,never had a problem!(touch wood)

    Phil
     
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    i also have a pioneer 717 bought first day of release, my parents have it now. never once been faulty and gets used one hell of alot
     
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    I have had a Toshiba SD3109 for about 4-5 years now, never had a problem so far.

    Greg
     
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    got a toshiba sd200 whenever they came out, still superb but only region 2. however have had a modded pioneer dv525 since about 99 and never a problem even though dropped once, still used by offspring.
     
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    My Tosh 220 wouldn't play CDs. John Lewis fixed eventually (took 6 weeks).:mad:
     
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    Tried various players, the ones kept...
    Toshiba SD-2109DB ( Unmodified R2 )....no problems
    Panasonic DVD-XV10 ( Unmodified R2 )....no problems
    Philips DVD-963SA ( Multi-Region / Pal-Progressive )....no problems
    Denon DVD-3800 ( Multi-Region / Pal-Progressive )....no problems

    Only faulty player was a Denon DVD-2800, same problems unmodified and modified, eventually replaced by Hayden Labs following lengthy grief.
    Several faulty Philips DVD recorders, eventually replaced by DVD-963SA. :cool:
     
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    Like gandley and philb I have had a multiregion Pioneer 717 since it first came out and have experienced absolutely no problems at all - guess it must be about four years old now.
     

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