Massive upgrade on the way, looking for ideas!

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  1. Sean Moon

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    In the next two months I will be doing a MASSIVE upgrade. Looking to getting the Toshiba 34in 16:9 set, which is looking like the best direct view for the money.(I play way too many video games and have space constraints, so projection is out of the question.)

    I am looking for a really good progressive player with a modest price to pair with it. I am leaning towards a Toshiba, but hear almost nothing but negativity about them. Panasonic is looking good, but they dont have coax outputs. That leaves JVC and Sony, both of which look good.

    I need feedback on what to go with people!
     
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    JVC fans will say JVC...Sony fans will say Sony.

    I say my 70BK does it all for under $250 delivered. Progressive, DVD-A, excellent remote, great menus, complete picture control, slim line design, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da. I really like this thing.
     
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    Ummm...what brand is that? That is my main question.

    Been leaning more heavily towards the Sony's and JVC, especially the JVC for MP3 playback.

    Also, one major thing I am looking for is disc access speed. My current two and a half year old Samsung is incredibly fast on load times for the menus and whatnot, and almost every other player I have had access to using has ridiculously slower load times. So any of these players faster than others.
     
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    Sorry. I should have included: JVC 70BK same as 75GD except color. Check the JVC website for specs. Also 60BK/65GD if you don't need DVD-A. 80BK/85GD are changers---no DVD-A. 90BK/95GD are changers with everything. Fast access times are not their speciality, however.

    I got the 70BK from consumer-direct.com after trying out the Toshiba 4700 from the same folks. No problem with the return. I liked the Tosh but it liked to freeze.

    Also, if you want good MP3, check the Pioneer 444 w/DVD-A and 440 w/o. Both are progressive. I have always found Pioneer to be very reliable with very good quality.
     

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