help me pick a new dvd player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Jeremy Scott, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott Second Unit

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    I am looking for a new dvd player. I decided to go with only a single disc player but this is what i want it to do:

    1. progressive scan
    2. dvd audio or sacd
    3. optical or coax input

    thanks, i want the best for my money..........thanks?
     
  2. ReggieW

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    Jeremy,

    It depends on what your budget is:

    Pioneer 563a ($170)
    Denon 2200 ($550)
    Denon 2900 or Yamaha S2300 ($850)
    Marantz 8400 ($1300)
    Denon 5900 ($1700)
    Lexicon RT-10 ($3500)
    Teac DV-50 ($5000)

    These are all the best Universal players at their prospective price points. They all are DVD-A/SACD and progressive scan players, and in some cases have DVI (5900 and 8400)& firewire outputs. I think any of these would work. Obviously, the TEAC is the best.

    Reg
     
  3. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    I'd recommend a Denon DVD-1600 top-rated quality with Faroudja de-interlacer for around $300.
     
  4. ReggieW

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    The 1600 is a great choice as well, but you will forgo SACD if you choose this one. Of the players I mentioned above, the one closest to the 1600 in video quality would be the Yamaha 2300. It and the 1600 share the same video chip and a similar mpeg decoder I believe.

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