Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by luckystrike, Sep 11, 2007.
which one is the best buy ?
The Denon 1940.
Strange i didn't see that player in the list, maybe something to do with it's 3 to 4 times the price.
yup thats why i choose these 3 which price is on the same range maybe we can help out the others who will be looking for dvd players
The 5980 gives good picture quality, but's very glitchy. I'd probably go for the Pio.
Yeah, I don't think I would ever buy a DVD player from Philips, unless it was the 963, but that was an unusually good one they once came up with.
Pioneer have a good pedigree when it comes to DVD players.
Another vote for the pioneer. Bothe the phillips and the sammy are very glitchy. Where as the pioneer just works perfectly.
Pioneer 400 as I have one
yup id go with the pio,ive had players from all three but pioneer are head and shoulders above the other two
@TommyVecetti & dibdab
Could you at least explain what glitches the Philips have?
I have the Philips and haven't experienced any glitches at all.
is the pioneer worth the extra dough
I don't own the phillips nor have i used it, but from looking at the forums here. Having to update firmware to fix this problem or that, to me would be a hassle.
The pioneer just works, watching AVI's from a USB stick i don't have to switch resolutions from 1080i. Which i am sure i have read for the phillips.
Never seems to stick to it's settings, after a few weeks buttons stop working etc. Very flimsy build quality etc.
Hopefully philips added an open/close button on the 5980's remote control, if i had one major gripe with the 5960 it was the fact that you had to press the stop button about 10 times instead!.
Theres no open and close button, the remote is awful and the menu system is the worst you could ever imagine !
But the picture and sound ( put through my Onkyo 875 ) is incredible for the price, this makes up for all the above
philips has no optical audio output.
It hasn't got an optical out but it has a coaxial out which is just as good. All amps have Coaxial in.
Can one of the dv400 pioneer owners tell me please if it has s-video out and any good. A chap from the Edinburgh home cinema spot told me the 400 doesnt so I`d have to go for the 600.
But on the pioneer site it says the 400 has s-video out!!!!!!! he was definate it didnt.
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