2 new Phillips DVD/DVDA/SACD players=$599 and $299!!!

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  1. Kelly Scott Rickards

    Kelly Scott Rickards Stunt Coordinator

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    And the $599 player has the Sage/Faroudja DCDi chip!!!:
    http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/ces2.../page_01.shtml
     
  2. Andrew P

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    I am excited about the new Philips players too, but if they exhibit the numerous problems that the Q50 does then I will be very disappointed. Hopefully they fix the random freeze and audio dropouts with their newer players.

    Andy
     
  3. Ryan Spaight

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    Note that the Philips players do not support DVDA...

    Ryan
     
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    [font=http://beck.servebeer.com/ht.html]I was really excited for a moment... then I saw that they don't have DVD-A [​IMG][/font]
     
  5. KeithH

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    I am very disappointed to see that the Pioneer Elite DV-47A does not have rosewood side panels. [​IMG] [​IMG] Of course, the pictures Kelly provided are of a pre-production unit (note that there is no serial number), so things could always change. In any event, the '47A could be a bargain at $1200. Remember that the Elite DV-38A progressive-scan DVD-Audio player (no SACD) sells for $1500. Of course, the '38A has rosewood side panels. [​IMG]
    By the way, from the view of the back panel on the '47A, it looks like they weren't using it for sound demos of SACD or DVD-Audio. Note that there is only a coaxial digital cable connected for audio. However, I also see only one component video cable connected, so perhaps this shot was taken before the Pioneer reps. had finished hooking it up.
     
  6. Chip E

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    At $1200.00 list, the new Pioneer looks like it will have a fairly attractive street price...
     
  7. KeithH

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    Chip, what percentage are Pioneer Elite products usually discounted by? I said in another thread on this board that I didn't expect authorized dealers to discount the '47A much from $1200. Maybe they will. The only Elite component I own is the discontinued PD-65 CD player. It retailed for $800 once upon a time, but authorized dealers often sold it for $700, which is what I paid. So, if a 12.5% discount is typical on Elite products, maybe we'll see the '47A for $1050 at authorized dealers. I'm still skeptical that we will see Tweeter selling the '47A for $1050 or thereabouts. Then again, you get a discount at Tweeter, so you'll probably make out O.K. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chip E

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    Keith,
    Beleive it or not, "I ain't that special!" at Tweeter, lol... I still don't know whats going on with the 49TX i ordered for cry'n out loud. As far as street prices for the new SACD/DVDA player, i don't think Pionner dictates the selling price nor is there a "Pioneer Elite margin" as far as i know. There is a margin as with anything else. I'll predict now that i'll get this player from an authorized dealer somwhere, maybe not Tweeter, (who knows) for somewhere in the neiborhood of $800.00 to $900.00. The trick is (ya ready) Never keep all your money in the same pocket [​IMG] [​IMG]
    On a side note,did you get my email about the MIT Terminator 2 cables?
     
  9. KeithH

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    Chip, hopefully Tweeter will come through for you with the Elite receiver. $800-900 from an authorized dealer would be fantastic for the '47A. If that becomes a reality, considering our experience with the 'C555ES, how much do you think we would be able to get the '47A for when it is discontinued? [​IMG]
    When the '47A hits the streets, I will check out Tweeter on Kirkwood Highway as well as Overture and Hi-Fi House in Wilmington. Tweeter and Overture will likely have it for the same price, but Hi-Fi House could be willing to deal a bit. I find the guys at Hi-Fi House to be a bit sleazy (so is the store for that matter), but a deal is a deal. Hi-Fi House is an authorized dealer.
    As for your e-mail, I was away for a few days and am just getting caught up. I saw your messages about the MIT Terminator 2 cables and will respond through e-mail.
     

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