Exchange for Denon 1600 ?

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  1. SeanA

    SeanA Second Unit

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    I just purchased a Toshiba SD4800 progressive scan player with DVD-Audio... less than 1 week old. First thing I did was to stick in "The Lord of the Rings" and the picture was awesome in comparison to my old Toshiba non-progressive player. However, I have just started reading all the discussions on the picture quality of the Panasonic RP82 with the Faroudja chipset. And since it is no longer available, I have been looking at the Denon 1600 which seems to have the identical video processing hardware.

    I have found where I can buy a "factory refurbished" Denon 1600 for about $100 more than what I paid for the Toshiba SD4800.

    I just wanted to get opinions on whether the difference in PQ would make it worthwhile to try to sell or exchange the Toshiba unit (and probably take a loss) in order to get a refurbished Denon 1600 ??? Also, are refurbished units something to stay away from ?
     
  2. Ken Custodio

    Ken Custodio Second Unit

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    I don't think you will get "That" much improvement from upgrading to a Denon 1600, the 4800 seems to be a pretty good DVD player in terms of PQ from what I have seen personally, if you use it for MP3s it performs very poorly. Does a decent job on DVD-A.

    I've heard that Factory Refurbished Denon 1600 have bad waranties.

    BTW, I am a Denon DVD 1600 owner and I love it.
     
  3. Donnie Eldridge

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    Ya, I doubt very much that a huge difference would be noticed. The audio section on the Denon is far superior though.
     
  4. SeanA

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    Thanks guy !!!

    Maybe I will just stay put with the Toshiba, and wait for the next wave of improvements... maybe an HD DVD player in a year or two. One can only hope and dream. [​IMG] And now that I have found this great forum, I know that I will be on top of things when it is time to upgrade.
     

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