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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DavidAM, Dec 4, 2001.
Would you buy one...namely the Panasonic RV30?
With prices as low as they are now, not I.
I have a refurbed Pioneer Elite DV-05.
I have had 2 other Pioneer players before this one. The 414, and then the 333. Those, I liked alot.
I am actually disappointed in the 05. $1000 player (list; I got it for $300), and every now and then it doesn't recoginize a disc and spits it out. Usually trying again and it works. And once in a blue moon, I can *hear* the DVD player. (The motor or something.)
Basically echos the comments of others on www.audioreview.com.
Now, with that being said... I usually prefer refurb stuff, because it usually has been back to the factory for initial fixes, upgrades, silent recalls, etc. I think in this case, the DV-05 just isn't a very well designed player.
Bottom line? No reason IMO to avoid a refurb. Usually get a better deal than new. And sometimes has had a problem or two already fixed by the manufacturer that a brand new one will be suceptible to.
Well this was a sealed box refurb of a Panasonic RV30 for $110. Used ones are going for $150 on ebay so I thought it was a good deal and the RV30 is supposed to be a good basic DVD player (this is actually a gift so I'm looking for close to $100). Like the above post said, its been back to the factory so its like new again, but in the back of my mind I think that it broke once so it could just be a dud and break again. I never bought anything refurbished before, but it seems like alot of people have good luck with them, so I thought I might try it. How is the condition of sealed refurbs usually? Do they have scratches sometimes or do they look like new?
I bought a used RV30 on eBay a couple of months ago for ~ $85, ~ $100 shipped to my door. If people are paying $150 for a used player, they're insane
I've only bought one refurbished product before, a Canon scanner. It didn't work, and I had to send it back to Canon and they shipped me another refurbished unit, which has worked perfectly since then (over a year). I could do this because I bought it from an authorized store, and Canon has an exchange policy. It was pretty easy to get an RMA number from them, no hassle at all.
I have bought a few refurbs over the years, and I can't remember one that ever *didn't* look brand new.