Pioneer DV340 or Toshiba SD2800 buying today, advice welcome

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  1. ShaneH

    ShaneH Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend is buying a dvd player for his girlfriend, I am out of the loop when it comes to the newer models.
    Pioneer DV340 $190 Canadian funds
    Toshiba SD2800 $219 or
    Toshiba SD412V $229 future shop exclusive ?

    which dvd player would you choose. Thx for the help
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I'm sure they're all fine. But I bought an SD-2800 for the bedroom set-up. Works nicely. Good images through S-video and component-video. Received a DVD recently that had arrived loose, disattached from the retaining spindle. I had been waiting for it for a long time, and was eager to give it a spin before returning it to the vendor.

    Now, the disc was very, very badly scratched--all over the playing surface. I've never, in fact, played a disc even lightly scratched, much less one that was basically covered with the things.

    The 2800 loaded, read, and played this damaged disc without a hiccup. I was impressed.

    Only caveats I can think of are that the drive motor is a tad noisy, and that discs are warm to the touch upon removing them after playing.

    Otherwise, fine little, trouble-free machine.
     
  3. KeithH

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  4. ShaneH

    ShaneH Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm sure he said 340, maybe its a canadian model?
     
  5. KeithH

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    Shane, as I said, I have never seen a Pioneer '340 in the US. Check with your source again just to be sure what exactly you are being offered.
     

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