Any comments on Yamaha CDV-1700

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by wei, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. wei

    wei Auditioning

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    Hi,
    Just want to know if any of you have comments on Yamaha CDV-1700. It is a clone of Pioneer CLD-1750. I am trying to evaluate this unit and see if I can get it as my second backup unit.
    thanks in advance.

    Wei
     
  2. Adam Barratt

    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    What will this be a back-up for? This player is now ten years old, and was never more than an entry/low mid-level player so doesn't include any convenience features (freeze frame, auto side-change, AC-3 RF out). I used one for a month and thought picture quality was pretty average (48dB according to the specs provided) but it was very well built with a nice solid aluminium fascia and quiet. I recently saw a new 1700 (must have been gathering dust out back for quite some time!) for $140US.

    If you can get it cheap then it may be worthwhile as a back-up's back-up, but at the end of the day this is a ten-year-old, second-hand, entry level player. I would try to get something a little newer.

    Adam
     

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