Anyone know if Yamaha's DVD S840 is like a Panasonic RP82 clone?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Charles Gurganus, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Charles Gurganus

    Charles Gurganus Supporting Actor

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    Does it have Fajourda DCDi processing or not? The Yamaha web site did not say it did BUT it didn't say the S1200 had it either in the 2002 catalog but it shows it does in the 2003 catalog, which is when the S840 shows up.

    I can get one locally for a good price but I really would like to know for sure. The display sticker did have Fajourda on it but the player itself did not. I sent yamaha an email asking but I don't know how quick they respond.
     
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    I'd say no since only the high end $999 model says it has Faroudja DCDi. I would expect them to list it if the $399 model had it too.
     
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    I have a Yamaha C920. It has the DCDi as well as Burr Brown dacs. I not aware of the S840 but my player was considerably less than $999. Also I know the new 940 has the DCDi and sacd in a 5 disc changer for $ 500.
     
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    Thanks Joe. How is the C920? Maybe I get lucky and find one of those.
     
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    Charles,
    Audio and video are first rate.5 disc changer with DVD-Audio and play exchange. I use it for music as well as movies. Nitpicks, disc change time is on the slower side, no sacd, and most puzzling, unit can not be powered up by remote, a pain if You have a remote that does macros.However Faroudja DCDi and Burr Brown dacs for less than $ 400.
     

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