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Should I replace Pioneer 636D with 565A

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by nvr, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. nvr

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking to update a 3 year old Pioneer 636D and am looking at either the pioneer 565A or possibly 656. The primary question is will the 565 out perform my old unit? It will primarily be connected to my infocus X1 projector and yamaha DSPE 800.

    Cheers

    Mike
     
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    I had the pioneer 626 until i changed it for a panasonic rp82 and i could tell the difference in picture quality.If i was you i would get the pioneer 656dvd player.
     
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    nvr - I also have the Pioneer 636d model. I was thinking of upgrading too but didn't really know how much difference it would make!

    Btw when you guys upgrade what do you do with your old players?
     
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    I moved my old player into the bedroom, so when I can't sleep at night I can watch DVDs
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  5. nvr

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    Cheers Guys.

    As for the old player, I have the Richer Sounds warranty which gives me a £170.00 buy back value. This runs out in Jan hence the thoughts about upgrading now....
     
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    Definitely you will see a difference and possibly hear one as well.
    I bought a Pio 360 as a second machine for the bedroom, which quickly replaced the 626 in the main room.
    The difference on a 40" screen was significantly noticeable.

    The 565 is a much better machine than the 360, so I would expect the difference this machine would make feeding a PJ through component video to a real step up.

    If you have a £170 buy back from Richers then the 565 makes a lot of sense. Its currently on sale at richers for £174.95 as a region two model but can be made multi region from a pronto or other programmable remote.

    Now if only I could figure out how to get a technology refresh for £4.95 :D
     
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    I'm also about to upgrade my pio 636. It's recently taking a lot longer to load discs and with my old 28" widescreen (Goodmans :blush: ) dying, I should be receiving a new prog scan capable Thomson 32WB643 on Tuesday.....so I'm leaning heavily towards a JVC XV-NA77 with PAL prog scan as well as DVD-A....and it also reads DVD-RAM which may go well with my Panny DVD recorder (E50). It's got great specs but I've yet to find a review on it.
     
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    Well guys I did and turned out to be a good move, especially as it only cost £15 with amother 3 yr warranty.

    I had'nt realised how clunky the 636 had got over time. The 565 is silent in operation.

    The question is now do I upgrade the the DSP-E800 ??? or more imortantly will the missus let me!

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Congrats nvr!

    Btw is there any noticable difference in audio/visual from the 636?
     
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    hiya

    i too used to have a pioneer 636d and recently [just before xmas...i've posted in quite a lot of detail in various posts ;)] got myself a panasonic 900 and have been really impressed. i didn't think i would be able to tell any difference in quality but have to say...i'm over the moon with the quality! :cool:

    picture is definately better...and its quieter too! [something that did tend to annoy me with my 636d]





    congrats bud
    monsieurblack
     

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