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Dual lens pickup?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by michael.ong, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. michael.ong

    michael.ong Extra

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    Hello all, i was looking for a new dvd player the other day and this salesperson told me not to get the toshiba players (low/mid range models) as they do not have dual lens pick up like other pioneer,jvc,etc,...etc...

    Is this true? Does this really matter ? ive heard so much good reviews about toshiba players......
     
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    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    Sony's very first DVD players and a handful of current high-end players used/use paired independent lenses for DVD and CD playback, but these are now quite uncommon. Virtually all current DVD players including those from Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, Pioneer, JVC etc. use a single dual-focus len assembly.

    In the past dual lenses were the only way to ensure CD-R compatibility, but most current dual-focus lenses are able to read these discs. I wouldn't worry too much about the lens system a DVD player uses.

    Adam
     
  3. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    This is similar to how Sony has handled its SACD players. The first-generation SCD-1 and SCD-777ES had separates lenses and lasers for SACD and CD, but current models have a dual-focus lens for the two formats.
     
  4. michael.ong

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    Thanks for the replies! i guess this means its wont matter much no matter which model i go for...ok! cant wait to get my new dvd player (just "donated" my old pioneer dvd player!)
     
  5. Bob Saylor

    Bob Saylor Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe the new Sony 999ES DVD/SACD player has dual lenses.

    For what it's worth, those early Sony players ( Model S-7000) were reference players and are still very good players today.
     

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