DVD Audio, for the home this time!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Clint-Warnica, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Clint-Warnica

    Clint-Warnica Auditioning

    Jul 22, 2004
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    I already asked about car DVD Audio in the car section. Now I was wondering about home: does anyone have a particularly favorite brand for a DVD Audio player or a good speaker system or something? Panasonic has all these HTB that are about $300 to $400 and they have a full 5.1 speaker setup w/ a DVD Audio/Video player. Are they good, quality wise that is? I don't want to buy something no matter how cheap it is if it doesn't reproduce the sound good. By the way, Sony has their HTB that have an integrated SACD player. Same thing, are any all in one packages good? Hope this made sense. I'm sure everyone could guess but HTB is my abbreviation for Home Theater in a Box.
  2. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

    Jul 2, 2001
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    Try to avoid HTIB if you can afford it. A conventional system of receiver, DVD, speakers... or better yet, pre-pro, power amp(s), DVD, speakers... provide better sound, a better selection of features, and are more flexible to upgrade.

    You get what you pay for.

    Yes, there is a "diminishing returns" point as you go up in price... but for the average consumer, this is still well above $1K for the system. For me, it's somewhere above $100K. I just wish I could afford it [​IMG]
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    If you are looking for high quality sound, you are not going to get it in a very cheap player. The least expensive one I can think of that is fairly well liked is the Pioneer 563a. I have installed the Panasonic F87 5 disc changer in a friend's setup, and it does better than I expected with DVD-A. If you are looking for a solid all around player, Denon would be my recommendation, but your budget will determine which one.

    If you also need speakers, receiver, etc...at this price point ($400) your options become limited. Generally, great audio performance and HTiB do not go together, but that really depends on what you are looking for.

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