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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   NicolasC

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Posted June 21 2006 - 02:54 PM

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

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Leonardo F.L.

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Posted June 21 2006 - 10:24 PM

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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Brent_S

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Posted June 22 2006 - 02:15 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 22 2006 - 03:58 AM

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.
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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris Gerhard

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Posted June 22 2006 - 04:16 AM

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

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 22 2006 - 06:17 AM

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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System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris Gerhard

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Posted June 22 2006 - 10:52 AM

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

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Barry_B_B

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Posted June 23 2006 - 01:38 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   dany

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Posted June 23 2006 - 02:31 AM

Yamaha C750,have seen them for around 200 bucks. Multi-disc and play just about every disc.
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 23 2006 - 04:38 AM

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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System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted June 23 2006 - 06:51 AM

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
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Barry_B_B

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Posted June 25 2006 - 04:22 AM

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.

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted June 27 2006 - 03:41 AM

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
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#14 of 23 OFFLINE   dany

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Posted June 27 2006 - 04:10 AM

Pioneer maybe.
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#15 of 23 OFFLINE   dan-0

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Posted July 05 2006 - 09:34 AM

If you don't need upconverting or HDMI perhaps an old Denon 2900.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted July 05 2006 - 10:16 AM

2900 isn't a multi-disc changer....
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System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   dan-0

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Posted July 07 2006 - 06:56 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted July 07 2006 - 08:42 AM

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.
HT: Emotiva UMC-200, Emotiva XPA-3, Carnegie Acoustics CSB-1s + CSC-1, GR Research A/V-1s, Epik Empire, Oppo BDP-105, PS4, PS3,URC R-50, APC-H10, Panamax 5100 Bluejeans Cable
System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

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Posted July 09 2006 - 11:49 AM

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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#20 of 23 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted July 09 2006 - 12:40 PM

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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"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 





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