Which of these DVD players would be a good choice?

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  1. Jason Bosch

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    Hey everyone. I'm in the market for a new DVD player. my old RCA bit the dust. RCA sucks so bad lol. Right now i'm just using a PS2. Which seems to be incompatible with half of my collection, even AOTC. Anyways I'm now looking for a good one which plays at least DVD Audio. My first one I'm looking for sheer price is that JVC XV-FA95GD. It's only $150 from J&R Music World. It's a 7-Disc carousel and it says it's both progessive scan and DVD-A compatible. Is this one too good to be true and will probably give me nothing but problems? Next up is the Toshiba 4800 which is a single disc and is only $200. Then theres the Panny 72 5-Disc at $250 or so. Next is the Yamaha DVDC920 5 Disc with the DCDI Faroujoda chip and DVD-A compatible. It's $400. And if all else fails I might have to save for the Pioneer Elite 45A. I really like that one because it's also SACD but at $500 it's quite a bit more than all of em. And i'm thinking that later when I have extra money I could just find a sony CD player that will play those. Any help here would be great because I don't want to get any more players that are just going to be problematic. Thanks everyone.
     
  2. JoeyR

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    Best Buy has the XV-FA900BK 7 DVD changer for 260 dollars
     
  3. ChrisRC

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    www.jandr.com has the JVC 900 for $239 plus $15 shipping. Probably cheaper to go that route when you consider no tax outside NY.
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  4. KeithH

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    Jason, the Panasonic 'CP72 gets good reviews here. You should be able to get a good price on it through J&R Music World (1-800-221-8180) or OneCall (1-800-340-4770), both of which are authorized dealers. In addition, Panasonic is offering a $30 mail-in rebate on the 'CP72. After the rebate, you should be able to score a 'CP72 for less than $200 through J&R or OneCall.

    Saving up for the Pioneer Elite '45A would not be a bad move since it would give you SACD in addition to DVD-Audio. However, the video quality on the '45A likely is not up to par with the 'CP72. This is based on what I have read about these players here.

    Regarding Sony SACD players, non-DVD models are becoming scarce. The flagship SCD-XA777ES (MSRP $3000) is still available and some say that the 'C222ES changer (MSRP $500, but $350 by mail) is still available too. You should be able to get the 'C222ES for $350 through OneCall, J&R, or Oade Bros. (1-229-228-0093 or 1-229-228-4480). Oade Bros. is an authorized dealer as well. However, I'm not sure that the 'C222ES is long for this world. Sony has not yet announced new non-DVD SACD player for 2003.
     
  5. Jason Bosch

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    Thank you guys for the replies. I appreciate it. I was going to just try out the JVC 7-Disc and see how it performed. And I may yet just because it's only $150 and if it doesn't work out very well I could always sell it later on and then I'd have a better DVD player while i'm saving for the Pioneer.Not 100% sure yet however. But thanks for the information.
     

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