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CaptDS9E

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I have a older 5 disc sony changer in my home theater. But as i watch a lot of tv shows in my room i want a 5 or 7 disc changer. Which ones would you guys recommend?

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KeithH

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Joey, the new budget Panasonic carousel changer, the DVD-F65 and 'F85, look to be good for the money. The 'F65 goes for $130 and the 'F85 sells for $150. The 'F85 does DVD-Audio. I have a Sony changer from a few years ago that I have been very happy with, so I would also look at the current Sony models. The DVP-NC665 is out now.

See www.crutchfield.com for a good selection of DVD changers.
 

KeithH

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Joey, no problem. I should note that the Panasonic 'F65 actually plays stereo DVD-Audio. However, if you want to play DVD-Audio in surround sound as well, then go with the 'F85.
 

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Keith, are you familiar with the Yamaha changers - either the old DVD C920 or the new DVD C940? On paper they look very good - DCDi by Faroudja, no chroma bug, Burr Brown DACs, DVD-A on the 920 or SACD on the 940. Your thoughts as always would be appreciated. Peter
 

ShaunC

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Joey,

Actually the Panasonci F85 was on sale at Circuit City last week for $129. I picked it up and couldn't be happier. Maybe it's still $129 this week. :)

Good Luck!
 

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I got the Sony DVP-NC665 for Christmas last year, and I'm very happy with it. No DVD-Audio or anything like that, but it's a great progressive scan 5 disc changer. I didn't like the build quality of the Panasonics, felt cheap to me. I would've liked to taken a look at the Yamaha line, as I'm very happy with my Yamaha receiver, but they didn't have remote power controls, and there weren't any stores carrying the players nearby.
 

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I have the Yamaha DVD C920.I like the picture and sound quality and it will also play DVD audio.Two things I don't like,slow disc change time compared with my previous Sony changer, and the unit cannot be turned on/off by remote, a pain if tour HT remote does macros.I paid about $ 400.00 but thi unit originaly listed for $ 700.00
 

CaptDS9E

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Well guys i picked up a toshiba 2105 5 disc changer from amazon. It was on sale for $95(usually $150 or so) plus i had a $25 gift cert from my amazon CC. So it came to around $69.99 with free shipping

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Jon_Welker

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The Yamaha CX1's remote has a Power button on the remote. Actually, it puts the unit in Standby mode, but it's better than nothing. Might still be able to find one for about $500 or less. Original retail around $1K, and has similar specs to the 920 changer, but a little heavier, and a few other extra bells and whistles.
 

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