Toshiba or Sony Purchase - opinion please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by tfraser, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. tfraser

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    I am needing help in deciding between the Toshiba 500E and the Sony DVPS7700.

    I think I'm right in saying that the Sony is by far the older model. It can be purchased for about £600.

    The Toshiba is newer and cheaper at £500 and has the 540 lines resolution that everyone is raving about.

    What should I do?
     
  2. GarethH

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    Go for the Toshiba!!!!

    IMHO, The Sony brand is popular but they use cheap parts. Everything i have bought Sony has gone wrong after a while. The only thing i give them credit for is their TV's.

    Other than that. Dont Go Sony.

     
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    I think a lot of the replies here will be opinions rather than hard facts. I have a sony 850 (200 disc machine) and I am still very pleased and I have had it over a year.

    Do you need a multiregion version? Do you want to play CDRs on it (either video cds or audio). If so I know my Sony will not read most of these discs (I don't know about the tosh).

    Do you think you may need DVD-A in the future?

    I see richer sounds and other retailers are knocking out multi region Sony 850s for just under £400 these days.

    Choices choices eh
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    Toshiba, no question. Would the 9000 do? Cheaper, better than 500 as long as Scart / SVS Audio not an issue.

    For the record I don't own a Toshiba but think they are making some of the best player on the market.
     
  5. tfraser

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    Thanks for all the responses so far. It's looking Toshiba all the way.

    I must find out more about the 9000 mentioned. I hadn't heard of that model no. Is it one of the new models?
     
  6. Nic Rhodes

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    No. Quite the oposite. It was the premium old model, pre the 900. Orinally £800 R2, now £400 multo region but the quality was excellent. It is beautifully built and looks a million dollars. It has no scart RGB but the component and S-Video are gorgous....

    I can't understand why it is not more popular at this price, I guess people are after the latest and not the quality solution. A Rolls Royce / Ferrari / Porche (substitute what ever) from 1999 is still a desirable car despite the age.
     
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    With my own experiences with Sony I would tend to agree with Gareth.I bought the 725 dvd which despite having absolutely first class picture and sound quality has a tendancy to have lip sync problems which I did not expect froma player of this calibre.Also purchased Sony Strd 940 receiver (which was excellent sound wise)but I found a hissing noise through my speakers which I did not have on the previous budget Yamaha amp.Maybe I could have been unlucky to get a bad batch which I accept.However at this price level I will find it difficult to go back to the Sony brand name on these specific items of equipment.

    MARTINC


     

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