best dvd player for 200-500 dollars

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  1. chris winters

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    I realize this may not be the best place for this thread, but my dvd players finally went belly up. It was about 7-8 years old. A 450$ toshiba duel player that i was very happy with over the years. Any suggestions for a new player hopefully not going over 500 bucks to go with my 32 inch sony wega? I really just want great picture and audio and dont care as much about playing a bunch of odd formats or MP3s etc... any suggestions would be great.
     
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    Moved to Audio/Video Sources. You might want to search existing threads here, because there's a lot of good advice already posted.

    M.
     
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    What is a dual player? ALL DVD players play CDs.

    ~$500 I would say the Denon 2200 will get you more than you want.
     
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    by dual dvd i meant it can load 2 discs. It has a tray that accepts 2 dics at once.
     
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    Oh, I remember that player. I don't think there are any like that on the market any longer (not that this is what you are looking for). All single or 5/6 disc and mega changers.
     
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    do you own the dennon 2200? solid player? how about the latest toshibas?
     
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    i just looked into the denon 2200 and it seemed to be listed at 1600$ qay more then i wanted to spend. does this seem correct>
     
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    No, the 2200 is about $600.
     
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    Yes I own a 2200. Got it for $560 locally, and it's been a great player so far. I'm not familiar with the current generation of Toshibas.
     
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    If HT is your primary concern (as opposed to audio) the Denon 2200 is one of the best players available. I auditioned both the 2200 and 2900. The only reason I went with the 2900 is because my system is mainly (80/20) used for music. Save your money and get the 2200!
     
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    Toshiba H400 TiVo/DVD rocks. TiVo Basic service is nice if you want to use it and the DVD player is amazing compared to my 1.5 yr old Sony 755.
     
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    I agree, if you listen to more music, you might want to shoot for the 2900. I've auditioned it, and it is better in this respect than the 2200. I already have my 222ES for SACD, so I went with the 2200 basically for video only, with the added bonus of DVD-A.
     
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    I forgot to mention in my thread that the most use out of my setup is mostly music as well, approx. 75/25. But the 2900 is also $400 more than the 2200 correct? If the 2900 is more musically orientated then I should go with the 29 right? What are the reasons for that?
     
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    Al: The 2900 has better DAC's (SACD/DVD-A playback) and much better build quality (lower video/audio noise). If you plan to or already have started a Hi-Res Audio collection consider the 2900. Better yet, compare the two with an A/B test at a local dealer. Most will carry both models. You need to find out for yourself if you can hear the difference. Why pay the difference if you can't! There are folks at this forum that claim (audio-wise) there is little difference, others claim the difference is Night/Day. Also, what type of music you listen to can be critical. I listen mostly to Jazz, Blues and Classical and I found the 2900 richer with more depth and clarity. Do some searchs under "2200" and "2900" to get more details, then you need to audition them and see for yourself!
     

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