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Tosh SD9000 Vs new HDMI DVD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Kevin Gilmour, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Kevin Gilmour

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    As you can tell from my current player (SD9000) I've not been in the market for a new one for quite some time !

    For those of you familiar with the Tosh and most recent HDMI out players (eg HD950), what would I need to buy that would approach the same quality picture the Tosh produces ?

    Any pointers much appreciated


    Kev
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    I own a Toshiba 9000 and a Sammy 950. STICK WITH THE TOSH.
     
  3. Kevin Gilmour

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    Thanks Nik

    Interesting...someone else still has a SD9000 !

    I know the Tosh was / is good, but was wondering if the upscaling on the Samsung would make a difference thru my projector (Z2)

    Have no complaints whatsoever with the Tosh but you know what its like when you fancy something new


    Kev
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    The 950 is a turkey in comparison, it ain't even close. 9000 is still a lovely piccy and sound. We have used this playe more than any other in the house.

    By all means have something new but please not the sammy 950
     
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    I bought a reconditioned Toshiba SD-240E a couple of months ago and prefer the component out to my Samsung HD-750 DVI out, and the Sammy was £100 more expensive!
     
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    It's amazing how good the Samsungs are reviewed in the press yet so many, like me, seem to think they don't compare with a decent player with component output (presuming the 9000 has component).

    ...PJ :)
     
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    just sold my HD950 now looking for a SD9500
     
  8. Nic Rhodes

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    They're good as well :)
     
  9. Kevin Gilmour

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    Thanks guys for saving me a few quid

    I think I'll hang on until a decent player comes out with HDMI, BRay and HD DVD !

    (Yes, the SD9000 has component out)


    Cheers
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    I have a Toshiba 9500 and the Samsung. The Toshiba is better by a country mile. I also have the new Denon A1XV and while it is noticeably better on DVI/HDMI,there is not a lot in it on component.
    I often thought about having the Tosh modified to output SDI digital and use an outboard scaler. Another project perhaps

    Tasso
     
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    i have a toshiba 9200 how does it differ from the 9500 is it just a european model or is it something else?
     
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    Worth doing, but only if you want the last 5% of performance. I recently got my Denon DVD-3800 SDI modded to go with my iScan HD. Very worth doing, but not as much of a difference as adding the scaler in the first place. Converting to SDI will cost about £600 all in, so a fair bit of investment - I did it to get the best out of my DVD player, which I love, and to stop me from buying something new until DVD-HD arrives ;)

    JJ
     
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    The European version of the SD9200 was the SD900E. I'm sorry, I don't know the US version of the SD9500.

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    I not sure how you can possibly compare the HD950 a £130 DVD player to a SD9000 (£600) and the SD9500 (£1500) player, the toshiba's are bound to be better..... :rolleyes: hardly fair is it. even if you are comparing HDMI to high quality analogue component. I'd imagine there is a fair amount of quality picture processing before reaching the DACs in the tosh than there is in the sammys player before reaching its hdmi output.
     
  15. Kevin Gilmour

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    I think the question was worth asking. The SD9000 is a few years old now and as it is the only player I have had during that time I wanted to know if the quality to price ratio had improved over the years.
     
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    Great to know I'm not alone.
    I've had my SD9000 for 4 years - great player. My only complaint is the firmware's not happy with some multi-branching discs. Apart from that, an excellent piece of kit.
     
  17. Kevin Gilmour

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    Thinking of getting a new LCD TV

    Would love to know how good it would look look with the Tosh feeding it thru component

    Have a Z2 projector and the picture is excellent using the tosh
     

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