Pioneer DVL-90: pros and cons?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Is the Pioneer DVL-90's LD video on par with the Pioneer 704? How's its DVD playback? Better than average? Does it pass dts for DVDs?
     
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    Patrick, the DVL-90's LD playback is about the same as the 79/704's, which is to say about the same as the DVL-91 too. The 90 has very bad ergonomics for DVD. No DTS for DVD. No component output for DVD. The remote doesn't have the customary shuttle either. The DVL-91 has the shuttle remote, DTS DVD, component out. For LD playback they're cards in the same deck, about the same. Best wishes!
     
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    Thanks for the info, Rachael! I'm in that backup LD player acquisition mode, so it's good to know which models have the most bells and whistles.
     
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    Patrick, what player have you been used to? What ever it is I've proably had it or a comparable model. It's a good time to stock up. I bought a Panasonic LX-1000U recently for peanuts and it's barely used. I lucked out on it. I've seen alot of CLD 95 & 97's for sale lately. Their composite output is better than the 79/704/DVL 90/91 lot. I regrett selling my CLD-95. I might buy another player or two myself. In 2010, the year we may make contact, you'll be glad you stocked up. I know I will. Best wishes!
     
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    I have a lowly DVL-909. I think I'll confine my search for a DVL-919, Elite DVL-91, 704, 79, 99 for now.
     
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    Patrick, the 919 would not be an upgrade from the 909 as a LD player.
     
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    Only looking to maintaining, for back-up player purposes. [​IMG]
     
  8. Philip Hamm

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    Gotcha. I just got a CLD-D406 as a backup.
     
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    Is there a remote that will give you more LD functions with the 909? I have one and love it, but CAV discs are pretty much worthless since there's no multi-speed controls like most LD players have, and it can already do freeze and slo-mo on CLV.
     
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    Jesse, I'd recommend a OneForAll Cinema 7+, and look up the advanced functions on the Internet. You should be able to get to everything. I got a remote for my CLD-M401 from a local fix-it shop for $10. That may be a good route to go also.
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    Patrick, I think you ought to aim for a player that gives yo 51 db performance or better. If you're happy with a 909 you'll be delighted with a 79/91/90/704/95/S2 pic. Best wishes!
     

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