Sony 735 v's Sony 535

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  1. Midnight

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    Is it worth spending the extra money on the 735 ? Any opinion's ?

    Many Thanks in advance

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  2. pat clancy

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    The 735 has dts and dolby decoders builtinif you have a dts dolby amp already,go for the 535,if tou have a prologic amp with 6channel in put go for the 737,in other words you dont need the decoders in the player and the amp,waste of money
    cheers pat
     
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    oops

    I was certain I only pressed the submit button once


    [This message has been edited by georgef (edited 19-01-2001).]
     
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    Excuse my obvious ignorance here....

    So the only difference is to do with the audio outputs? Thus if I have a relatively recent amp/receiver then there is no point in paying extra to duplicate this on the DVD OK?

    Is there any major diference in how they actually perform with DVD and CD's?

    I have looked at the specs on the Sony website and there doesnt seem to be much else to justify the price gap.

    Finally, as I have decided to buy a Sony, where can I get one that will be cool with RCE?
    Do Unbeatable do their mod with manual switching?
    Techtronics are the obvious place to look but they are not the cheapest and I would rather not buy there 'cos am hacked off that they do not have VAT on their prices, although I agree it says so in the small print. (Just a minor personal point of principle)

    Thanks for the help.

    George

     
  5. aj

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    Just a few words FYI.

    I gave my 735 back today because I came to hate it with a fierce passion.

    The layer change was taking ages. Easily a fortnight.

    A few people have had this complaint.

    If you can stick this then all well and good but I was going nuts.

    AJ

     
  6. Spookyville

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    Go for a 725 from Richer Sounds. Great bargain.
     
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    I have the 735 and am severely underwhelmed. Hate the layer change. Have had 2 or three movies with Lip synch. All it has going for it is the cool Gui. I am not in the habit of spending the evening going through the menu options so its not exactly a vote winner for me. All in all I wish I had gone for a wharfedale which is: cheap enough to be disposable, hackable and doesnt have a problem with layer changes.
     
  8. Matt P

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    All sonys seem to have the layer change problem. I have to say it is a bit of a problem and very noticable. It is about a second to change. As for the difference. The sound from my Sony DTS and DD5.1 is very very good. If you have a reciever or amp with the decoder (DTS & DD)go for a player without any inbuilt decoder. The money should have been spent on the rest of the system and be better for it. Lip sync I've noticed n mine. I understand this can be fixed by an upgrade £50.
     
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    £50? To get it to do something it should have done in the firstplace. Methinks Sony are using Microsoft techniques of extracting money from their punters.
     
  10. tan1415

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    Hi,

    Both the 535 and the 735 from sony has builtin decoders.

    The 735 is just a beter machine than the 535.
    More extras...better picture/sound etc.
    The 535 is basically a 335 with onboard decoding.

    If you can stretch the budget checkout the 7700. It also plays CDr and can be hacked very easily.

    But to make it simple..335/535 basic
    735 midrange and the 7700 toprange.
    To tell you the truth i am pretty impressed with a lot of budget range models.
    And even though i have a midrange setup i'd rather buy a pioneer 535 or a sony 335.
     

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