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IS there really a difference

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Todd_Petersen, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Todd_Petersen

    Todd_Petersen Well-Known Member

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    I have a decent system for my income level, LSi Polks, SVS with Samsom Amp, B&K AVR 507 Receiver, 51 HD Sony. The only thing i have that is cheap is my DVD player, its a cheap Zenith progressive scan.

    I am interested in spending around 500 or maybe a little more for something nicer. My question is what am i really going to see a difference in. My picture seems perfect now with this cheapy, I have no chroma problem and my sound rocks.

    Can someone tell me the addvantages to something more expensive?
     
  2. StephenHa

    StephenHa Well-Known Member

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    you will experience a bit better sound normally, the build quality will be much better picture quality could be better or the same (depends on viewing material) the more expensive units tend to do marginal material better, plus will usually track a bad disc better
     
  3. dan fritzen

    dan fritzen Well-Known Member

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    I have a 34 inch tube and I noticed a difference from a JVC interlaced to a HK DVD 22 progressive scan player, if you get faroudja or an upconverting one I am sure you will notice a difference.
     
  4. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Well-Known Member

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    If the picture is satisfactory to you, as is the audio, wait till it dies.....by then HD DVD might arrive. Many higher end units can be purchased with a money back trial so if you really want to see if the difference in a better player is worth the cost, that would be an easy test.

    Mort
     
  5. Oren Paul

    Oren Paul Well-Known Member

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    I recently upgraded from a VSX-05 Pioneer Elite receiver and RCA early model DVD to a RX-V1400 Yamaha Receiver and Pioneer Elite DV-59AVi. I purchased both at the same time thus both were installed at the same time. I wish I had switched the units out one at a time as the difference in sound and picture was ASTOUNDING and I do not know if one of the new units is more responsible than the other.
     
  6. JeremySt

    JeremySt Well-Known Member

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    Get a good progressive scan DVD player. Preferably one with DCDi Farujda or Silcon Image. Im a big Denon fan. At your budget, Im sure you could get a Denon DVD-2200. For the money, its a fantastic Univeral player. Make sure youre hooking up via Component video.
     
  7. Andrew John

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    Hi i just bought myself a denon DVD-2200 using component out to my sony crt KVHR32M31 hd compatable tv similar to the us KV-34xbr910 set.I have to say the picture is just awesome the audio i sent to a denon AVR1604 to tannoy FX5.1 subsats and i use a polkaudio centre speaker.my sound to me is just phenominal.So i can highly recommend this unit.
     
  8. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Well-Known Member

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    Does your monitor have a DVI input? if so you might want a DVD player that can upconvert to 180i and send it out via a DVI. Bravo and Samsung both make DVI players that run less than $500
     
  9. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand, many (including me) will dismiss the notion that one will hear a difference in sound by upgrading (that ol' subjectivist/objectivist thing again). But you may very well notice an improvement in picture quality — better optics and better deinterlacing circuitry come into play here.

    However, picture quality across the board from well-made DVD players from established manufacturers is remarkably consistent. Purchasing a Sony 999 gives you just as good a picture as something ridiculously silly such as the $7,000 Krell Standard. (Home theater, thankfully, is resisting some of the "high-end audio" cultishness; Audio Research won't ever make a killing in the brave new world of this hobby. But I digress.)
     
  10. Todd_Petersen

    Todd_Petersen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the responces.

    How much is this Denon 2200? Does everyone agree "most" this is the best for the 500 dollar price range?

    I have the sony HDTV right before the DVI connection, so i use the component.

    I also have a IEEE on the back of my receiver, is this better then optical for sound?

    thanks guys
     
  11. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

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    Most will agree with that but keep in mind that there is a new line of Denon players coming out soon and I wouldn't be surprised to see Pioneer Elite come out with new models as well.
     

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