Good universal player?

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  1. JamesHl

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    I'm looking for a good dvd-a/sacd player in the sub-$1000 range, preferably somewhere in the neighborhood of $500. Quality dvd playback is not a necessity, nor is dvd playback required, in fact.
     
  2. Gary Thomas

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    I'm also looking for a good universal...but want top notch video quality & it must be a 5 disc changer!
     
  3. gregD

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    There are no 5-disc uni players at this time.
     
  4. Jim Rakowiecki

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    Have you considered the Denon 2200?
     
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    I second Jim's vote. Check out the Denon 2200. You can find a long thread here discussing it. I'm still waiting to read some reviews on the thing before I buy it for myself. However, people here have generally praised it and have said that it's comparable to the more expensive Denon 2900.
     
  6. JamesHl

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    There aren't any players that have a better audio section at the expense of video?
     
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    Doug, which player are you getting modded; is it a universal player? What are you having done and who is doing it?
     
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    You could also save yourself a couple hundred dollars and pick up a Pioneer Elite DV45A, which is a good universal player as well. It definitely will get you in the door.
     
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  12. DaveDickey

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    James, If you are seeking a universal player that emphasizes audio playback, you would do well to check out the Onkyo DV-SP800. The video section of this player is decent, but the audio is fantastic. Do a search in this forum and you'll read that audio quality for this player is first rate. It can be had for about $800 (Oade brothers website). Dave
     
  13. JamesHl

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    Are there any reviews of that new Marantz yet? I haven't been able to find any though I found a couple of sites that claimed to have them for sale.
     
  14. TrevorS

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    Trev, I think he said for the Marantz...
     
  16. TrevorS

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    That's an oops! [​IMG]
     
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    Dave: Correct me if I'm wrong but, I thought bass management on the Onkyo DV-SP800 was an issue. Hence so many 2900 owners.
     
  18. TrevorS

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    I didn't realize there was a universal player for which bass management is NOT an issue. I got a 2900 because of it's excellent overall value, features, and availability of audio mods. [​IMG]
     
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    Trevor, so there's no difference at all between the two(bass mgnt wise)?
     
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    I saw the new Marantz dv6400 at a dealer's on Wed. He was just hooking it up. List price is $600. He said he would probably be selling it for 540. Did not get chance to hear much and he was going to break it in for a few days. It DVD A and SACD but I don't know much more than that.
     

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