which is the best buy- denon 1940 / oppo 980H

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  1. dilmon

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    Hi all,

    I was thinking of getting the oppo 980H, but have now seen that the denon 1940 is available for around £150. I listen to sacd / dvda more than watching dvd`s, so with that in mind, which is going to be the best option please.

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    Oppo 980 without a doubt. It is unbeatable at that price range. Cheers
     
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    It costs a lot more but the Sony XA5400ES sounds much better than the Oppo 980H for SACD but of course it does not play DVD A
     
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    The Sony costs at leasts £1000, probably a lot more, does not play DVD-A nor normal DVD's.

    This clearly does not meet the OP's original question and it is in my view a completely inappropriate suggestion.

    I would also suggest unless you have a similarly priced amplifier and speakers the sound quality between the Sony and the Oppo would be negligible.

    You don't happen to have shares in Sony?:rolleyes:
     
  5. dilmon

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    Thanks for the quick replies , appreciated. My chain of thought here is that the denon originally sold for around £400, now is the sacd/dvd-a playback still going to be better than the oppo, even though they are now both in the same price bracket .

    Thanks again for the replies.
     
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    Thanks for all the info Scorpion and especially that last link.

    Looks like I will be going for the oppo 980H. I just wanted to make sure I was going to get the best I can for the money.

    Thanks again...
     
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    You cant go wrong IMO. All the best and enjoy. Cheers:thumbsup:
     
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    Ordered my DV 980H on thursday, arrived Friday lunchtime. Best piece of advice I have had in ages. Brilliant, I have never heard my sacd`s sound so good. I was using a pioneer dv-600 before, but this just blows it out of the water. Set up was quick and easy to do. Even my ordinary cd`s sound better, going through the amp/receiver and out via prologic II which turns it into 5.1 basically.

    Thanks again for the advice and anyone else thinking of getting one, you won`t be disappointed.:thumbsup:
     
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    Congratulations on your purchase. Pleased you are happy with it. FWIW, it was that 2nd link from a very reputable source that sold it it me!

    All the best:cool:
     
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    good move. Did anyone recommend the Goldmund player? :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks very desirable. I guess it's performance matches the aesthetics.Cheers :rolleyes:
     

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