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What should I replace my 717 with ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by sonofmoth, May 24, 2003.

  1. sonofmoth

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    After 4.5 years of good service its looking like time to replace my Pioneer 717. I don't need a internal decoder, don't really need SACD or DVD-A and not too sure about progressive scan either as the current RP TV doesn't do it. Do need top quality picture and sound and multi region of course. User friendly remote too - the jog dial on the 717 is brilliant. Ideally gold in colour too :)

    What do you thing guys ?
     
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    Hey,

    I replaced my 717 with a 737 and haven't looked back :)

    I also kept the remote from the 717 after making sure that the future buyer of my 717 would be able to fully control it with the remote from the 737.

    Cheers,

    Matthew
     
  3. sonofmoth

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    Hi Matthew

    what was the improvement ? I assume there was one :)
     
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    I upgraded from a Pioneer 717 to a Tosh 900e last year. Significant improvements all round in both the picture and sound departments. Even my partner noticed the difference and she normally shows as much interest in my home cinema upgrades as I do in her new shoes! CD performance and build quality are also top notch. I think you can still get the Tosh from LEConcepts (£699). Must be good since its the only item which I've got no desire to upgrade!
     
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    Hey sonofmoth,

    Well I've got a Tosh 32zd26p TV so I upgraded largely for the NTSC prog scan (I also sold ALL of my R2 DVD's and replaced the majority with R1's) - the picture is outstanding.

    I don't have a surround set-up yet (due to my addiction to car audio systems :) ) so I can't really comment on improvements sound quality wise.

    Do you have a display which accept prog scan? If not and you're not planning to get one in the near future i'd reccomend looking at a Pioneer 656a. If you do have / are getting a prog scan enabled display (particularly one that accept PAL prog) you might want to consider the Phillips 963a - however, whilst some people have had some problems with this unit it's supposed to be outstanding if you get a good one :)

    Cheers,

    Matthew
     
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    Hi,

    I replaced my DV717 with the Toshiba SD900e too.

    Noticed quite a difference to the overall picture from the RGB output. It looks more natural on the 900e and the egdes are'nt as jagged.

    The sound is much better with CD's. Better clarity and definition.

    Plus.....no lip sync worries!!!

    Hope this helps,

    Damian
     
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    717 to 757 here!

    Best player i've seen so far! great improvement over a great player aswell.

    Pitty there's no upgrade for pal progressive...
     

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