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Which Prog Scan Player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by grey torq, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. grey torq

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    I;m looking to buy a new player for Xmas and it's very tricky.

    My kit is - Panny AE100 proj & Denon 3803 receiver.

    I'm considering

    Harmon Kardon DVD25
    Sony 930
    or possibly an Arcam DV78 at a push

    There is also the possibility of an Arcam DV88 plus (proper model not upgraded DV88) second hand 8 months old.

    My priorities are
    Progressive Scan on NTSC & PAL for quite a large projected image.
    Low jitter digital o/p to the 3803 for DD & DTS.
    I don't care about SACD or DVD Audio or CD playback, as I have a seperate CD playback setup.

    Anybody have any opionions that might help or think that I might have overlooked something.

    Torq
     
  2. WeirdFish

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    In the absence of Hornydragon I'll throw the keys to the HK DVD25 into the hat.

    Fantastic bit of kit for a projector

    :)
     
  3. grey torq

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    Thanks, I must admit I have searched these forums carefully and read up on all the kit and no one seems to have anything bad to say about the HK DV25 and if it really is that good then why pay more?
     
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    Hi

    You may want to consider the Denon 2900. Allthough you state that SACD etc. is not important, it is worth remembering that the analouge sound output for multichannel travels through the same circuits as the acclaimed sound for multi channel audio on this player.
     
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    Go for the Harman Kardon DVD 25.
     
  6. grey torq

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    Robbo,

    I'm sorry but the reason the Denon or any Denon isn't on my shortlist is nearly every player I read about on these forums has one problem or another and the support seems terrible.
    Lip Synch, freezing, firmware, hardware(laser pick up).
    Even the new latest 2900 seems to have problems when you make it multi-region. I really have no confidence in Denon how many years do they need to sort these problems out?

    Compare that to John Dawsons support to Arcam users on this forum, or a player like the HK DV25 that is problem free.

    Torq
     
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    DVD25 or the limited edition DVD506 if a slim silver one takes your fancy (silver DVD25 may still be availble). really is a superb unit and why paymore!
     
  9. grey torq

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    Arrrrggghh I've just lost my marbles and bought a Toshiba sd900e online for £500 from someone who claims to have stock.

    If it really is true then the sound and NTSC progressive playback of this machine is legendary.

    I may have made a mistake but I have to take the chance.

    Torq:suicide:
     
  10. hornydragon

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    Ouch thats expensive mate hope your happy with it!
     
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    Ah well knew it was risky they, claimed the only one they had was found to have a fault before it was sent so they wanted me to wait another week or so, which I wasn't really interested in because I wanted to be sure of having one over Xmas. So I have cancelled and given up on the Tosh 900e.

    Instead I've gone for the brand new Arcam DV78 in the hope of it doing the lot reliably for years to come, so far in the tests this afternoon it's fantastic all my DVD's sound better, sound from the Arcam is really clear and atmospheric. Progressive scan to my Projector is crisp and clear even NTSC video based stuff like R1 Alias plays smoothly with no stutter. I think I've made the right choice this is a very nice piece of kit.

    Torq
     

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