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Second hand DVD players

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mrapbp, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. mrapbp

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    Guys,

    a little advice if I may!!

    I have this thread in the Wanted section:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244850

    (if your upgrading let me know what you got!)

    I just wanted a little advice as to what was a good second hand DVD player to be looking at.

    I have seen a few Denon 2900's and Arcam 88 plus's knocking about and they seem to be well regarded.

    What I am really looking for is something that is a little older so I can get a £7-900 player for less money. Like buying a luxury car I guess??

    So is there anything else I should be keeping an eye out for or should I save up for a bit and go for something new with up to date technology? Not really interested in HDMI for the time being just want the best component picture I can get for around £300.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    Toshiba 9500 would be the one to look for but they are growing in poplularity!!
     
  3. mrapbp

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    Is that a new or second hand player?

     
  4. Astaroth

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    Whilst there certainly is a place for the older machines and if you dont want the bells and whistles then they can be a good investment but if you buy an old machine that used to cost £700 for only £400 doesnt mean you are necessarily getting a bargin. A cheap DVDr bought today will almost certainly out perform a previously expensive DVDr from 5 years ago bought for the same price second hand.
     
  5. Matt Horne

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    I'm still using my DV88+ which will be five years old in Jan.. Still produces a stunning picture and the sound quality is still up there. Sure yo cold pick one up for silly money these days :)

    Matt
     
  6. mrapbp

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    so what sort of current machine should I be looking at?
     
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    Anyone got any more advice on new or older machines I should be looking at?

    I am looking to upgrade from a 2.5 year old HK DV25 which has been a good player but is starting to get a little old and knackered!!

    Cheers!
     
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    I still have a Panasonic DVD-A350, my first DVD player, which cost me about £700 but I wouldn't think it was worth £7 now. My current player, a Sony DVP-S725D, was about £500 and I'm now thinking of getting a Marantz DV6600 for £350. Quality/features go up and prices come down :thumbsup:
    I'm hoping that by about 2010 I should find something with HD-DVD, Blu Ray, 1080p etc. free in a box of cornflakes.
     
  9. ASH1

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    I'm still using my Denon 3800 multi-region with no problems. I have thought about upgrading a few times, but it's working so well and for what I would get for it, I don't know if it's worth the bother.
     
  10. sean5302

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    I've had a Sony DVP-S735 for 3 years now.

    It doesn't play SVCDs so I bought a Pioneer 757 (I think) for about £100 at Richer Sounds.

    I was back the next day for a refund.

    Every time I watch a DVD on other folks' systems I'm so glad I kept my Sony.
     
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    I agree Sean, the Sony is a damned fine machine. If I do replace it I will leave the Sony hooked up for the kids to use and will be able to compare it with the new one.
    I am only doing this because I'm curious about SACD and DVD-A. I am happy that my amp and speakers are up to a better source signal.
    I'm not convinced that SACD will last for long after the launch of HD-DVD so I need to hurry up.
     

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