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Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Mike Butny, Sep 6, 2003.
Does anyone own this dvdplayer or heard anything about it.
Mike, the '1080 is an older model and was discontinued awhile back. I don't own one, but a local dealer had one on display when it was current. The picture quality looked fine to me, but I wasn't really evaluating it for that. It's a great component on the audio side (it offers DVD-Audio playback). Build quality is just O.K. for what was then a $1000 component.
The '1080 been discussed here a bit, but I've read more about it over on Audio Asylum. The overall word I've read is that it's a great performer with audio and video. As an older model, I wonder how the '1080 stacks up on the video side when compared to current models in the $1000 range.
One other thing. The '1080 was modeled after the cheaper JVC XV-D723. Like the JVC player, the '1080 lacks stereo analog outputs, which I think is silly for a $1000 component and one from an audio-first company like Rotel.