anyone try the toshiba SD6980? it looks like it plays EVERYTHING

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  1. JesseBro

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    i started searching for an all in one unit for my living room setup... im not looking for absolute fidelity or picture.. just a good stand alone unit that will play anything i throw at it.... so at first i found pioneers new dv588as unit but it does not have a memory card reader.....then i found samsungs unit, but it lacked DIVX support

    so then i came across the toshiba sd6980 and it has it ALL

    http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/dvd/prod...?model=sd-5980

    wish there were some reviews before i get it
     
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    I don't see anything in the specs about the Toshiba supporting DIVX.

    Not to mention no DVD-A or SACD.
     
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    The SD6980 does support DivX, DVD-A and SACD. Here is the link to the B&H Photo ad for the player:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=374995

    I believe the SD6980 is manufactured by Samsung. I have the Samsung DVD-HD950 and I am very happy with it although I am not sure how close the SD6980 is to the HD950.

    Chris
     
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    Have not considerd this player or any other player that is built thin like that. I personally dont trust players that are built that thin. I know there are most likely alot of people here that have had no longevity issues with low profile dvd players. But I just dont trust them and would rather purchase a player with a more stout transport, this is just personal preferance.
     
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    that was my gripe about it as well......thing only weighs 4 lbs.... are there any stand alone players out there that play all the formats, but are built a little more stout???
     
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    DIVX and memory card support are generally not found on more well built products. They cater to different markets.

    Outside of those two items, there are plenty of higher end players that play pretty much anything.
     
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    i figured as much......but like i said, this is NOT for my audio setup.....this is just for the living room use... and i can take advantage of the memory card and DIVX options
     
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    Jesse, the link in your original post points to the 5980, but you talk about the 6980. Both seem to have the card slot but look completely different. Strangely the 6980 is not mentioned on Toshiba's web site.

    I have a Toshiba 4690 which I believe is a predecessor of the 5980. It is the most ill-conceived ergonomically incorrect piece of electronic equipment I have ever owned. I replaced it in my main system with the Pioneer 588as. Night and day difference. Maybe not in sound or picture quality, but in ease of use. The Toshiba remote was not designed by a human mind.
     

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