Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Midnight, Jan 18, 2001.
Is it worth spending the extra money on the 735 ? Any opinion's ?
Many Thanks in advance
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
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[This message has been edited by georgef (edited 19-01-2001).]
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.
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.
Go for a 725 from Richer Sounds. Great bargain.
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.
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.
£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.
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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