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whats the best player for around £200 or under

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by technovorgin, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. technovorgin

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    i need composite out for plasma
    5.1 to go to sony amp
    multi region
    need to play backups and home made dvds
    mp3 playback
    progresive scan (pal & ntsc if poss)
    the best for panasonic th-42pwd6 if this helps i have component board only so am not bothered with how many scart sockets :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi m8, do you mean component out for the plasma ??, I use a Marantz DV4300 with NTSC/PAL prog output, it is a very good player, nice picture to my PT AE100 pj, it was £299.99 but can be had from RS for around £119.99 now, seems a bargain to me, you may have to ring around the RS stores to find one, or you could have a look at this months What Hi-Fi for the tests on some dvd players, The TOSHIBA SD340 came out tops, for picture sound etc, and price, £79.99 :thumbsup: not had chance to look at one myself yet, but it sure came out good in the review. it has Component out etc, and from what I can tell on the mags etc, there seems to be a higher price model £99.99 with DIVX addon,

    The above players play MP3's from CDR, not found one yet that plays em from a DVDR, (that would be nice, lol) the 5.1 for your sony amp, do you mean 5.1 phono's or CO-AX/Optical out, the marantz has both co-ax and optical, not phono out, not sure about the Tosh.
    Hope this helps

    Taz
     
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    yes mate it is the component to plasma from back of dvd (3 phono to 3 phono lead)
    the 5.1 into amp is phono leads (6 of them)
    but i think i have optical input into amp
    the most important thing to me is that the quality is there, theres no point in having a good plasma and an inferior picture
     
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    Check out the Pioneer thread on here. I've just swapped from an old Marantz DV4100 OSE using JS Tech RGB>VGA converter feeding a Panasonic PW5 plasma and have been extremely impressed with the image quality.

    Theres a lot of happy people just bought into the new Pioneer budget range.

    Taz - doesn't the Marantz 4300 convert NTSC to PAL60 or is it a true NTSC output?
     
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    Check out the latest H.C.C.
     
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    ?????
     
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    That'll be the current issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine which tests 10 new players. The Pioneer 470 comes out top for players under £150. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
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    cheers ill get it :thumbsup:
     

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