Just bought a DVD 2200

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  1. Juan_T

    Juan_T Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok did it.. got a good deal on the DENON 2200.. Hopefully the refurb from e-cost is worth it!

    I just have a CRT, but I got it because its a universal player.. (want to play SACD and DVD-A) and in 1 yr I'm buying a nice plasma EDTV when they come down to the 1500-1700$ range.. so it should suffice! (panasonic 42")

    any tips in what to check once I receive it?

    OMG,I just thought about this, I'm a little bit worried because I wont be able to check the component output [​IMG] (best is S-video on my Sony Wega!)

    [​IMG]


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    For the money ($285) should I have bought anothe player?
     
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    I dont know why you would want to spend $1500 on an EDTV when you could get an HDTV for the same price..
     
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    "I dont know why you would want to spend $1500 on an EDTV when you could get an HDTV for the same price.. "

    Show me where??

    btw, I have an Denon ARV3802, should I use my internal decoder or de Denon DVD2200s?
     
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    There's dozens of HDTV's for less than $1500.
     
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    sorry didnt specify! PLASMA EDTV

    btw, I have an Denon ARV3802, should I use my internal decoder or de Denon DVD2200s?
     
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    For SACD and DVD-A you have no choice but to use the 2200s DACs via analog. For DVD, I use coaxial digital because most receivers generally have better bass management.
     
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    is the coaxial signal, the digital wire? the one that produces the infrared light? Thats currently what Im using with my 50$ dvd player.
     
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    Coax digital is the one that looks like other RCA jacks but its specifically for transferring digital signals. The one with the light is the Optical Digital.
     
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    Does it really matter which one I use? they are both digital signals anyways, right?
     
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    Over normal distances, it does not really matter. I prefer the coax digital since the optical is more dependent on quality for optimal light transfer.
     
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    There are slight differences between the two, but I prefer coax as well.
     
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    Juan-T,

    I have lost track of which Denon includes bass management for the dvd-audio & sacd signals but if the 2200 does not: since more & more surround titles are using low bass (
     
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    There are literally dozens and dozens of options out there for you, they are just not plasmas.
     
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    The 2200 is a *SOLID* machine, and a steal at the eCost refurb price. I hope you enjoy it...I did...before I *HAD* to upgrade to a 2900. [​IMG]
     
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    and did you notice a big difference in the sound? I just bought the pink floyd SACD Dark Side of the moon.. and its awaiting the arrival of the DVD 2200! Now I need to get some cables!

    Where should I get my audio cables from? the 6 for the FR, FL, CR, BR, BL, SW speakers?
     
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    Well I sold my 2200 on eBay for $750CAD (paid $500). The 2900 only cost me $800CAD. [​IMG]

    The Redbook performance of the 2900 is much better, as is the SACD playback...which compares nicely to the Sony 222ES which it was compared to. Mind you, I've now added a Musical Fidelity A3.24 DAC to the Denon to further improve Redbook performance, but such is this hobby (or my love for more boxes in my audio system...I think that's it [​IMG])

    Cable wise, I have 3 pairs of Monster M350i I could sell you for $40 plus a few bucks for shipping. That should "get you going" so to speak.
     
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    The forum sponsor Blue Jeans would be a good start.
     
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    Drew, YGM
     
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    The S&V write up listed the 2200 as having an ~80hz crossover for ALL media.

    Thats a rarity and a major plus if you have main channel loudspeakers that can deal with an 80hz signal (well, OK, slightly below that).

    With capable loudspeakers, this is one of the few uni or hi-rez players at any price that does not require a ICBM for proper BM.

    BGL
     

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