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Replacement DVD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by KeithO, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. KeithO

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    I currently have a Pioneer 626, about 4 years old, chipped by LinkOnline. It's been excellent and plays everything I throw at it but now I feel it's time for a change, especially since I now have a nice shiny new DLP projector to pump it through.

    So can anyone recommend a DVD player that fits the following criteria?

    * About 5-600 quid street price
    * Must be multi-region (hackable or chipped)
    * Component, RGB scart and s-video outputs
    * DVD-A and/or SACD would be nice but not compulsory
    * Manufacturer not important (but the rest of my gear is Pioneer)

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Pioneer 656 or the new, cheaper version maybe (565)?

    The 656 is a good player, and the new one could be just as good, and it's cheaper.

    Gary.
     
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    Gary,

    Do you know if the 565 replaces the 656 or is there a 666 planned!?

    Jus.
     
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    No idea I'm afraid.

    Sorry.

    Gary.
     
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    Does the 757Ai do progressive PAL yet? I know an upgrade is planned for existing players, but presumably they'll start shipping them like that too?
     
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    I believe that will be the case sometime soon.

    Should be a great machine, and is probably one of the few high end players that doesn't have issues.

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