Suggestions on DVD Player that does it all......

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by JeremyFr, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. JeremyFr

    JeremyFr Supporting Actor

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    Ok I'm looking for a DVD player that Plays DVD-A (already have some so I need this) SACD (Pink Floyd DSOTM coming out soon on SACD) and preferably MP3's. Any suggestions??? also what type of price range I may be looking at I'd prefer it has progressive output to as I am probably gonna get a projector in the next year or so.
     
  2. KeithH

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    Jeremy, first off, Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon came out on SACD on March 25th. [​IMG] As for a universal player, what is your budget? At present, the cheapest option is the Pioneer Elite DV-45A at $500. There are a number of players priced between $1000 and $1500. Take a look at the Denon DVD-2900, Onkyo DV-SP800 (and the similar Integra DPS-8.3), Yamaha DV-S2300, Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai, and Marantz DVD-8400. The Denon and Yamaha players have been getting good reviews. I don't know if any of the universal players handle MP3-encoded CDs, as I don't do MP3. For more on these players, check the manufacturers web sites and search this site. Www.crutchfield.com also has good information on some of these players.
     
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    looks like the 45a would fit the bill thanks I cant justify paying more than that for a DVD player for myself. And thanks for letting me know about DSOTM I thought it hadn't come out yet hehe shows how up to date I am on things.
     
  4. Pete Jennings

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    There was a Marantz DV-8300 in the for sale section yesterday, you might want to check it out.

    Pete
     
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    If you want all the bells and whistles in a relatively cheap player, Pioneer is definitely the way to go. I bought my DV-655A (this is the Asian Edition, the US model might be called DV-656A but I'm not exactly sure) for the equivalent of about $300. It has progressive scan and it plays just about everything! DVD-A, SACD, VCD, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Mp3's, Wma's and even Photo CD's (which I must admit is pretty useless but the fact that they crammed that in there is still pretty cool, I think)! It's really an excellent value, you can't ask much more from a dvd player really...[​IMG]
     

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