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Good universal player?


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#1 of 25 JamesHl

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Posted November 24 2003 - 03:09 AM

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 of 25 Gary Thomas

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Posted November 24 2003 - 03:32 AM

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

#3 of 25 gregD

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Posted November 24 2003 - 03:52 AM

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

#4 of 25 Jim Rakowiecki

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Posted November 24 2003 - 05:06 AM

Have you considered the Denon 2200?

#5 of 25 chris_clem

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Posted November 24 2003 - 05:20 AM

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 of 25 JamesHl

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Posted November 24 2003 - 08:56 AM

There aren't any players that have a better audio section at the expense of video?

#7 of 25 ChrisHeflen

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Posted November 24 2003 - 09:18 AM

It is a pity and a wonder that there isn't a multi disc universal player. Why? Why? Why?

Don't forget Marantz is releasing the Dv6400 uni-player for around $599.00

Might be worth looking into.
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#8 of 25 Doug_B

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Posted November 24 2003 - 09:41 AM

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There aren't any players that have a better audio section at the expense of video?

Some of us who put audio at a premium have opted to get their player modified ("modded") to weigh the scales toward the audio end. I am currently awaiting the return of my player with such mods.

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#9 of 25 jeff peterson

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Posted November 24 2003 - 01:56 PM

Doug, which player are you getting modded; is it a universal player? What are you having done and who is doing it?

#10 of 25 Jon_Welker

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Posted November 24 2003 - 03:05 PM

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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#11 of 25 Doug_B

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Posted November 24 2003 - 06:25 PM

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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?

Pioneer 47Ai - Universal Truth Mods by Dan Wright. One can save money on this front by getting one of the other mods offered, and get it for a less expensive player, such as the 45A. There are other mods for universal players, such as these Pioneers and the Denon 2900, that others provide and are a bit more expensive, likely outside the original poster's budget.

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#12 of 25 DaveDickey

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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:41 AM

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 of 25 JamesHl

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Posted November 26 2003 - 02:07 AM

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 of 25 TrevorS

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Posted November 26 2003 - 02:52 AM

Google gave me this one right off!

Ken Pohlman Onkyo DV-SP800 review Posted Image

#15 of 25 ChrisHeflen

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Posted November 26 2003 - 04:17 AM

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

#16 of 25 TrevorS

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Posted November 26 2003 - 04:31 PM

That's an oops! Posted Image

#17 of 25 John Pine

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Posted November 28 2003 - 04:58 AM

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.
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#18 of 25 TrevorS

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Posted November 28 2003 - 05:09 AM

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. Posted Image

#19 of 25 John Pine

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Posted November 28 2003 - 05:25 AM

Trevor, so there's no difference at all between the two(bass mgnt wise)?
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#20 of 25 Jim_Lan

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Posted November 28 2003 - 05:41 AM

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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