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Request DVD changer, TV advice

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nathan_W, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Nathan_W

    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm planning on making my first purchase of a DVD player, in
    fact, a new TV also. I'm considering the Sony NC600 to go with a WEGA 32FS17 or maybe 27FV17. I've read a little about the 16:9 enhanced mode in one of CNET's reviews. I'd like to have that and PIP. I've also read here about a few WEGA TV issues which I don't fully understand.
    Anyway, I'm looking for some advice or recommendations before I make such a big purchase. My set up would be a simple TV, DVD, and mini hi-fi stereo (an old Sony LBT-D570). Also I'm not really considering HDTV and progressive scan DVD to go with it at the moment.
    So, again, a WEGA 32FS17 or 27FV17 and NC600 or maybe NC650?
    Your advice? Other recommendations?
    Thanks!
     
  2. BrianMu

    BrianMu Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't speak for the WEGA, but I have the NC600 and like it a lot. Picture quality is at least as good as any other interlaced DVD player I've ever seen (it actually does look better than my old Toshiba did) and it has all the important features (it can display time remaining on the display which is a big one for me). It's played every DVD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW I've thrown at it flawlessly. I would highly recommend it. I got mine at Circuit City (had them pricematch Costco) for $230. Well worth it.
    Brian
     
  3. Nathan_W

    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for your reply. Not much help from anyone else. Maybe no one likes these...
    Thanks
     
  4. Nathan_W

    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    Are these too low end-ish for most posters here (nobody owns them)? Maybe you have other recommendations for me?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Nathan,
    I use the Panasonic CV51 5 Disk Carousel Changer. It's an
    interlaced player that supports DVD,Video Disk,CD-R,CD-RW
    and MP3 Audio. It has played everything I have thrown at it
    without any problems. Some of the features that this player
    has are: User Adjustable Contrast/Brightness/Color/ Built in
    Simulated Surround, Dialog Enhancer, Subwoofer output, TosLink
    Output,RCA Out,Component Out,SVideo Out et.
    The major gripe that some have with this player is that the
    transport is a little slow when switching between disks but
    other than that, it plays the disks absolutely flawless.
    You can pick one up at www.etronics.com for $205.00
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the advice so far!

    Another question: Is it worth buying the NC650 for SACD with just a mini hi-fi system? (It's supposedly 100Wx2, so says the box.) There's a rebate for 5 free movies with that right now, and since I don't have any, what the heck? Or better I just go with the NC600 or the Panasonic? I'm a music lover and would like trying out SACD but a major upgrade's a bit difficult right now...

    Thanks again.

    Any other recommendations for me?
     
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    Marty M Cinematographer

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    You will need a 5.1 system with pre-outs to use the NC650 DVD player. I have the old Sony S-300 and it has been performing marvelously for over 3 years. I am in the market for upgrading to either the NC600 or 650 for the SACD capabilities.
     
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    Marty

    Am I mistaken thinking that SACDs are mostly in stereo with multi-channel being less common? And I've read that they sometimes have a stereo track and a multi-channel track. Please clarify this for me, I'm no expert, obviously.

    Thanks!
     

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