I need forum members advice on what Audio/Visual Equipment I should buy

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  1. James Costin

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    Basically I am looking to buy equipment that does the following :-

    Multi-Region DVD Player/Recorder (DVD-R/DVD-RW)
    Audio Equipment that has the following specifications :-

    CD/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-A/Super Audio/MP3/Mini Disc Player/Recorder

    I had been considering the Denon DVD 2-900 model, but have learnt that it cannot record on DVD.
    Is there a universal player that has the above specifications (I accept that the Mini Disc feature may have to be separate), and is of a good quality.
    My budget is around £700 to £800 pounds (about $1200 dollars).
    I would appreciate any help or advice from forum members.
    Thanks.
     
  2. FeisalK

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    James,

    AFAIK there are no recorders that also do DVD-A and SACD - and if you want both hi-rez formats AND recording, it looks like there's at least 2 pieces of equipment in your future [​IMG]
     
  3. Jon_Welker

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    James,

    There is a name for what you are asking for, and it is called, "Pie in the Sky." Kind of like solving world hunger, it's just not going to happen anytime soon at a reasonable price. We're probably a few years off from starting to see something with all those capabilities.
     
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    I think the closest units are the one's Sony makes, which record and play all those formats, except DVD-A. Also, they cost a good deal more than 800 pounds.
     
  5. gregD

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    You can still meet your budget if you're willing to get two separate components...

    Pioneer has been a front-runner with lower-priced universal players, but I don't think multi-region or minidisc are included...
    DV-45A at about US$5-600 http://makeashorterlink.com/?T12D520B5
    DV-563A at about US$200 http://makeashorterlink.com/?I13D310B5

    Panasonic makes several DVD recorders (DVD-R format): http://makeashorterlink.com/?I2FC230B5

    And Philips makes a few (DVD+R format): http://makeashorterlink.com/?A2EC540B5
     
  6. James Costin

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    Thanks for your help guys.
     

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