Which Top End Dvd Player?

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  1. jlcrawford

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    I am looking for advice on which players are considered in the same quality as the Arcam 27 , I would probably want Progressive scan on PAL and NTSC so am open to suggestions.
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    Toshiba SD-9500 :smashin:.
     
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    is it really worth spending soooo much on a dvd player.
    would i appreciate upgrading my pioneer 717, im not sure of the quality of newer players compared to my ageing flagship product
     
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    Jeff,
    Do you want good CD replay as well? If not I would suggest that you don't have to go as high as the DV27 (IMHO).

    Regards
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    Obiwan
    I used to have a 717 Obiwan and thought, if it ain't broke dont fix it, well it broke at the start of this year and I was forced to buy a new one. I would buy nothing but Pioneer when it comes to DVD Players so I got a Recordable Pioneer (7000 model) I didn't expect much improvment in picture quality because when the 717 came out it was THE dvd player. The difference in picture quality slapped me around the chops like a wet kipper, colurs were brighter and detail was finer. The 717 is a fine machine and I will always have fond memories of it, If you'r going to upgrade why not take a peak at the new 868 from Pioneer, I know I will.

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    I think you would be nuts not to wait for an HDMI player now they are around the corner.
    I was looking at either a Denon 2900 or an Arcam 88+, but now HDMI is here, im playing the waiting game.
     
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    Sorrry for the ignorance but what is HDMI
     
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    Do you want it more for video(DVD) or as an all in one player.......?????
    Altough there is not a lot of choice (Unless you wanner spend loads of money).
    I think the Arcam is the way to go, if you want it to replace your CD player as well.
    But if you are more intrested in video than audio, then denon is the way to go (if you have a seperate CD player).
    Denon 2200 or 2900 have not got the (annoying IMO) layer change.....so are prob better for video...they seem to get good reviews on the DVD-A, SACD section as well, but dont seem to be as good as the arcam with 2 channel (stereo) playback.

    I'm trying to find a denon 2200 at the moment as video is more important to me than the audio side....but cannot seem to find one...so might end up with another 2900.
     
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    I am primarily a video user so picture would be the highest priority
    but may require prog scan also
     
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    I ask too:confused:
     
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    I was wondering what HDMI was as well. Google pointed me to
    http://www.hdmi.org/press/release_090503.asp
    all is now clear!

    I had also considered upgrading my DVD player to something better than my Sony 725. Sevenoaks helped me demo a Denon 2900 v my 725 on a their 50inch plasma. Denon was using prog scan, sony using component- difference was hardly noticeable on picture quality, although Denon was a bit better on audio clarity.

    The Sevenoaks manager and I both agreed the the difference was not worth changing for, so i saved myself £800 ! :clap:
     
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    Hi jlcrawford, Denon have the new A11 coming out in about a month. Roger at Denon tells me it will be around £1,600. You can see it on the Denon USA web site, they call it the 5900.
    ASH1
     
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    If PQ is your priority not build quality.
    And your screen/tv/projector etc has DVI input .
    Why spend arcam money I have an arcam cost well over a £1000,i never use it for dvd
    only as a cd player.

    I purchased a momitsu v880 from www.hivizone.com in hong kong using credit card
    paid for in dollars inc duty etc approx £240 .
    Ok as a cd player it is not the best , but for movies the sound is very good
    and the picture can not be beaten ! !!!and belive me I have seen many players
    costing thousands .
    Very soon there will be a number of known players with DVI or HDMI, Denon I belive
    they will have good build quality but of course will be in the £1500 region.

    Speaking of "region" the momitsu is region free as standard.
     
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    Hi

    hdmi is likely to be a digital replacement for the good old fashioned SCART lead. It can/will carry vision and sound from, say, a dvd player to a tv.

    For most av/hc fanatics its not really a major concern. As i see it, DVI with (HDCP) is what we should try to get from a player as the sound is sent to a different device ie. amp/receiver via digital optical/coaxial.

    S.
     

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