Universal DVD player

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  1. NicolasC

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    Remember those?!

    Well mine's just died and I was wondering what you would recommend. It would have to play both DVD-As and SACDs with a maximum price tag of $300.00.

    Thanks in advance,

    Nicolas
     
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    I don't have one, yet, but IMHO, the Harman/Kardon DVD47 looks like the one to beat. HDMI upconversion, complete bass management for DVD-A and SACD including adjustable xover points...$270 delivered from OneCall.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    Oppo 970HD does DVD-A, SACD, upconverts and is only $149. Still waiting for an in-depth review of it from AH though (expected soon). www.oppodigital.com

    Then there's the Panasonic S97 also, which I believe is right at your price point.
     
  5. Chris Gerhard

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    A fine DVD-V player but it is not a universal player, no SACD.

    Chris
     
  6. John Garcia

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    I thought it was only the 77 that couldn't do hires. I know the S97 does DVD-A for sure, and I thought it did SACD also (I may be wrong there).

    Well, if you can push the budget a bit, there is the Denon 1920 at ~$350.
     
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    As far as I know, no Panasonic player does SACD. Yes the DVD-S97 does DVD-A but no SACD. The Denon DVD-1920 is a great choice and maybe can be found at a better price now.

    Chris
     
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    Similar to what John said, if you can push the budget a bit there is the Cambridge Audio DVD89 at $350; does all the above plus multi-region NTSC/PAL. Check www.audioadvisor.com
     
  9. dany

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    Yamaha C750,have seen them for around 200 bucks. Multi-disc and play just about every disc.
     
  10. John Garcia

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    Haven't seen any reviews of it yet, but their previous players got very good reviews. Unfortunately my local Cambridge Audio dealer just went out of business, so I can't check the new players out first hand...
     
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    the CA DVD89 and Oppo970HD share the same guts. (to me it looks better tho) Guy at our local CA dealer says the audio from the DVD89 is better than a similarly priced Marantz DV6600
     
  12. Barry_B_B

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    I've had the DVD89 for about a month now. Using it with a Samsung 50" DLP and DVI output at 720p, the picture is fantastic. Have to admit I was hooked after reading about the six 12-bit DACs it uses. I don't know how that compares to other players, but against my old Pioneer using the same digital output the difference is quite apparent. I was going to go with the Azur 540D before this model came out, glad I made the change.
     
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    Anyone know if there are any Megachangers(>=50discs) play DVD-A?
    My Sony only does SACDs and it would be nice to get my DVDAs into a changer

    Thanks
    Grant
     
  14. dany

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    Pioneer maybe.
     
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    If you don't need upconverting or HDMI perhaps an old Denon 2900.
     
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    2900 isn't a multi-disc changer....
     
  17. dan-0

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    I didn't see anything in first post about wanting a multi-disk player??

    I know I'll be keeping my 2900 for some time for it's audio capabilities and probably just add an HD player for video.
     
  18. John Garcia

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    I thought you were responding to the other guy asking about a changer. The first guy said MAX of $300, and I haven't seen any 2900s going for that price anywhere. I have a 2900 also and I can't see upgrading to HD-DVD or BD for a while.
     
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    I'll ask,there doesnt seem to be many changers with DVD-A and SACD,Yamaha C750 and 950. What about with just DVD-A changer,any out there that are any good?
     
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    I have A Yamaha 6770. Very good for $229. H/K and Kenwood made DVD-A changers a few years ago, but not now. You can still find the Toshiba 6915 universal changer on the net but QC is a concern.
     

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