New DVD player, need suggestions

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  1. Mike_J_D

    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys, I'm looking at the new Rotel 1060. I don't think it is out yet. Right now I'm running a Sony 5 disc. But my amp and pre-amp are Rotel so I was thinking about all Rotel. I got a suggestion to look at Marantz. But there are no prices on thier site. Ok so a couple of questions.

    1. Does anyone have a Marantz DVD player? If so how do you like it?

    2. Rotel...stay away, or a good buy?

    3. Any other DVD players I should be looking at?

    Thanks I really apprieciate all the help. Mike
     
  2. DanaA

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    I just got the Denon 1600 for $249 from ecost.com and it works wonderfully so far, although I haven't yet put it through all the paces. Two notes: it is a refurb and comes with a very short warranty. So, you have to be careful here, but mine seems to be working out fine. I did purchase an extended warranty at one year for $19 just in case, but, even then, it is not Denon's warranty so I'm not sure how good the service will be if I do run into a problem. Just taking a chance I guess, but, as I said, the unit appears to do a great job and you could probably find one new for around $450.
     
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    Thanks Dana, I am familiar with Denon. I use to run a Denon reciever. I'll check out the 1600. MIke
     
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    Mike,

    I just got a Denon-DVD 900 (one step down from the DVD 1600) So far it works pretty good, however, I have been considering exchange for some thing a little bit cheaper (Toshiba's SD4800, works just as good as the DVD900 but $110 cheaper)
     
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    Thanks for those threads Jason. They were a interesting read.
     
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    I would look at the Yamaha S2300 or hold off for the denon 2900... Mmmmmmm universal doughnu.... DVD ahhhhhh (best homer impression i can do with words)
     
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    I just got a Panasonic xp30. The xp30, xp50 and the rp82 all use the same video chip and mpeg decoder. The performance is almost identical. I got the xp30 for $169 new online. The xp50 is the same but adds DVD-A and SACD. The rp82 is almost impossible to find.
     
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    there are no Panasonic players that do SACD

    but I have ehard good thigns about the xp-50 though there is no bass management on it for dvd-a
     

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