DD/DTS DVD player with smooth layer change?

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  1. Al_S

    Al_S Second Unit

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    Are there any good DVD players with DTS decoding built in that have enough memory to handle layer changes smoothly? I'm looking to spend less than $500.
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Al although the lenght of the layer changer can be affected by the player most of ithas to do with where the layerchange is located on the disc itself. What I mean is if the layerchange is located in the middle of dialog or an action scene you'll notice it every single time. If however its located between scenes its much less noticable...unfortunatly for some reason DVD authors are still putting layer changes in bad spots[​IMG] All that said there are some players that are faster then others. The fastest players are those that use a DVD-ROM transport like the Apex players...unfortunalty those players also tend to have poor image quality compared to the normal units.
     
  3. Ken Seeber

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    Denon's DVD players have memory buffers to eliminate or minimize noticable layer changes. You'll need to check Denon's Web site to find which model has onboard DTS decoding.
     
  4. NickSo

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    i hear NUON-equipped players also have memory buffers that'll rid layer changes
     
  5. Ron Alcasid

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    Al_S, you might check the Denon 1600. It has all the features you requested. No one has actually seen one so it's actual performance is unknown. It's slightly more than you want to spend at $549 SRP.
     
  6. Al_S

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    Thanks guys, I'll check out the Denons. Any others?
     
  7. David Wood

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    The layer changes with Kenwood's newer players are sloooooooow. DVD-ROM drives (and those players, like Denon that have such drives) are much faster.
     
  8. Jeff

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    Of course the trade off is, with Denon you get glitches.
     
  9. Jeff Pryor

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    I've got an RCA model I purchased in '99 with a DTS decoder, and this thing is very fast with layer transitions, about a 1 second pause.
     

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