should i replace my DVD

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  1. JonLeach

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    i have a Sony DVP-S725D, a second generation DVD REgion 2 only.

    what i want to know is how would it compare to a current DVD player, and is it letting my system down. its a good dvd player and well rated at the time.

    i have a Rotel RSP-1066 and 985mkII amp.

    i would like to start using Region 1 disks. the region crack is a chip from here

    i could probarbly by the diy kit and do it myself. is it worth it?

    any recommendations would be appreciated.


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    What display do you use? Would PAL/NTSC progressive be of use to you?
     
  3. JonLeach

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    thanks for the quick reply,

    its just a 32inch panni TV, so it wouldn't be a issue at the moment. Allthough if i move that could be a different story.

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    I'd go for the region hack on your Sony. It is still a classy player and gives a lovely picture. Techtronics appear to be leaders in the field of chipping too, so use with confidence. :)
     
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    What advantage do R1 disks give, do they have better quality sound tracks.....
     
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    Some R1 disc do have better sound formats and pq but some don't it depends on the disc.
    Use www.dvdcompare.net to get the best edition of the title you require.
    If you have a multiregion player it offers you the flexability of importing dvd's and since R1 discs are generally released before R2 you can pick up titles some months earlier. PriCes for r1 tend to be a bit cheaper too if you shoparound. I use www.dvdpicecheck.co.uk to get best price for the disc I require.
     
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    thanks everyone,

    excellent advise as usual
     
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    As for PQ, aren't region one discs encoded with 480 lines and PAL with 525, thats 45 lines - almost 10%?
    On a TV I prefer PAL DVDS for the extra resolution,
    On a PJ or PLASMA where the panel is 480 lines (i.e. a lot of them I prefer NTSC)
    If you are happy with the selection of Discs that are available to you then it is not worth changing the player just so you can play R1 discs. As for modern players being better than the 725 in terms of performance? I'd like the answer to that one too as I also have one of these aging machines.
    Azzo
     
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    Azzo thats intersting, i never knew that. so in theory PAL disks would look better on the TV.

    As Nobber22 says its still a classy player. Hi-Fi world still recommend it. but i would like a comparison. the thing i really want to know will it keep up in terms of sound quality to my rotel kit. or could i do better.


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