My DVD player died- Should I get a Denon 2900 or Pioneer 59AVI

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  1. Bolivar G

    Bolivar G Second Unit

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    The price difference between the 2 players is 100 dollars. 600 for the 2900, 700 for the 59avi.

    I plan on getting a RPTV in the future with HDMI input. Which would be a better buy for me. Looking for the best PQ possible.
    THanks for any input.
     
  2. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Supporting Actor

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    There's a wealth of info in this thread at the AVS Forum, including some comparisons:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=494699

    I think there's also a thread on that forum about the 2900.

    I haven't seen the 2900, but I have the 59AVi, and the picture quality is wonderful (and certainly a step up from my previous Sony NS755V) on my old 32" Toshiba, but I can't comment on HDMI (yet).

    Doug
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

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    If you were going to stay with component, I'd say it's more of a tossup, with the edge going to the 2900 simply because it has an almost imperceptible layer change. However, if you think you're going to get an HDMI display, the answer is easy: the Pio. If I'm remembering correctly, Kris Deering the Secrets reviewer, actually rated the 59AVi right behind the $3500 Denon 5910 for HDMI output video quality.
     
  4. Bolivar G

    Bolivar G Second Unit

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    My Next TV will have HDMI and hoping to get it here in the next month, Around a 51" RPTV .
    Does HDMI really make a difference over component?? Or is it just less wires to run??
    I like the layer change of the 2900 and from the what I been reading the 59avi plays all the burned stuff easily.
    Thx for the info and any help.
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Here's how I look at it

    DVD (digital data) -> D to A conversion -> component to display -> display does A to D and then processes the signal and displays it

    or

    DVD (digital data) -> HDMI to display -> digital processing -> info displayed

    HDMI removes a D to A and back conversion. Some people with some players and displays say the difference isn't that large, but others say HDMI is a big improvement.
     

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