Onkyo DVD players?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andre Aguiar, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. Andre Aguiar

    Andre Aguiar Agent

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    Anyone have any experience with Onkyo's DVD players? I'm looking to upgrade my Toshiba since it doesn't play any burned audio cds or mp3 discs.

    I was looking at the DV-S555. It would look beautifully with my Onkyo CD changer and Onkyo TX-DS797 receiver.

    It doesn't have progressive scan but neither does my Toshiba 36" TV so thats not really important for me.

    Anyone?
    Andre
     
  2. JordanW

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    Hi Andre,
    I have yet to see a newer Onkyo, such as the DV-S555, have a problem with cd-r/rw discs. Therefore, you should feel fairly safe with any of these. I have just this week replaced my old Onkyo DV-C601 6-disc DVD changer with a JVC progressive scan unit. The DV-C601, as well as many of the older Onkyo single-disc units had a lot of problems with cd-r/rw discs. Mine even had trouble with REAL music cds since the day I bought it, and most recently began having trouble with DVDs. It now takes about 5+ times of turning the unit off and back on to play a DVD. I'm not really complaining or anything....the unit is about 2 years old now and used probably 1000s of times, so it served it's time. [​IMG] Anyhow, I say that you should have no problems out of the new onkyo's.....just steer clear of the older models.
    -- JordanW
     
  3. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

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    Hey Andre,

    I used to own 2 Onkyo DV-S535's. They were both top notch players in the video and audio department's. The only reason I got rid of them is they didn't play my CD-R's. I now own a more expensive Toshiba SD-9200 and at more than double the price of the Onkyo the video isn't really that much better, all though my sound is. I've been through quite a few dvd players and if I was too pick the best value, it would probably be the Onkyo. I also preferred it to the Pioneer Elite DV-C36(also more expensive) that I used to own.

    One interesting note: I did an A/B comparison with my DV-S535 and the DV-C501. The picture looked about the same but the audio in the DV-S535 was astoundingly better.

    How much is the DV-S555 going for?
     
  4. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    You can get the Onkyo DV-S555 from One Call right now for $270, shipped. One Call is an authorized e-tailor, so the warranty is good.
     
  5. Andre Aguiar

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    I just checked Onecall's website and they don't have the DV-S555 listed but they do have the DV-S535 on there.

    I did check Onkyo's site and the 555 does indeed play MP3's VCDs and is CDR/W compatible. The only thing that its lacking is Progressive scan (but my Toshiba 36" doesn't support that so its no biggie). It does have a subwoofer output though (for those who don't have a receiver can still experience the subwoofer option).

    And the other nice feature is it has 192khz/24bit on all channels. First time I saw that on a DVD player.

    I'll shop around, I might just get this unit. It will complement the rest of my Onkyo equipment.
     

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