Pioneer dv-563a

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  1. Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott Second Unit

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    I went to circuit city today to look for a new dvd player, i was thinking of the panasonic 5 idsc f85 one with progressive scan and dvd-audio.

    but the guy showed me the pioneer dv-563a one that is ps, and plays dvd-audio and sacd. it was on sale for $179
    It looks nice and i got my new home theater magazine today and it had an article about the pioneer in it for $250, does anyone have the pioneer player.

    also, i have a sony surround sound system, will sacd or dvd-audio sound good on it?

    i really want to hear what sacd or dvd-audio sounds like!!
    thanks.
     
  2. Chuck Kent

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    Jeremy: IMO, the 563 is a great value. It's not perfect but it's darn good.

    I bought one a few months ago to test the universal player waters. It was impressive enough that one of my friends bought one too. (BTW, I did end up exchanging my first one due to an apparently one-off level matching glitch.) Last week, I moved the Pioneer back to my second setup and bought a Denon 2200 universal for my main setup.

    I did not compare the two players directly in the same setup but the Denon is (to my ears) clearly better at SACD than the Pioneer. (But it is over $350 more in price.) The playback quality gap is much narrower for DVD-A though.

    Bottom line is that I'm sure that you would be able to appreciate the improvements that DVD-A and SACD bring on your setup. (The only other consideration you need to remember is that to play either format, you need a set of 5.1 analog inputs on your receiver at home and you'll need to buy 3 pairs of interconnects to hook things up.)

    Here is a thread that covers many users thoughts http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...7&pagenumber=1
     
  3. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    jeremy,

     
  4. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Jeremy:

    Do a search. There is a massive thread on this player which began right around the time it was released.
     
  5. Jeremy Scott

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  6. FeisalK

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    great, then you'll just need 3 pairs of RCA interconnects [​IMG]

    check out the music area for SACD/DVDA recommendations
     

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