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    Default Best $200 universal blu-ray player?

    Looking to buy a blu-ray player. Would prefer it to play SACD just so I can see what that's all about.

    I know $200 is a low budget, but I am ok buying used.

    Any recommendations???

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    Probably going to have to settle with a Sony. Push the budget up a bit and you might be able to snag an oppo 83.
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    Thanks DSkip.

    Yea, I'm figuring an 83 used for around $275-300, but I was hoping I might get away with something sub $200.

    Keep the suggestions coming if you got em.
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    Sony's flagship model the 790 is $248 new. Might get a better price if you're patient/shop around. Does 4k, great upconverter, and SACD.

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    here's one at walmart, don't know how good it is though.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pioneer-BD...layer/21365486
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    Nice find Marv
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    Agreed, the Pio 150 looks like a nice player. Amazon has it for $139.95. Only thing is it doesn't have built in wifi, you'll have to hard wire or buy the dongle. If you look past that, it's a great player (and does SACD) for the price.

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    powerline devices are cheap.
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    The Pioneer does look pretty nice.

    Now I'll have to try to figure out if a new Pio for $140 is better value than a used Oppo 83 for $300.
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    A sony bdp 790 would do the trick

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    I would spend or save the extra coin for an OPPO 83
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    Besides the 790, if you DONT need blu-ray look for something like the Denon 3910 which is what I just picked up.

    Otherwise I would be looking Oppo
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    Why not get a 500 GB PS3 new thru Newegg when they r on sale for $249.99 and call it a day. Just my two cents. Good luck. D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabutcher View Post
    Why not get a 500 GB PS3 new thru Newegg when they r on sale for $249.99 and call it a day. Just my two cents. Good luck. D
    They don't do SACD, do they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    They don't do SACD, do they?
    Only the original version did.
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    Yeah and overrated IMO.
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    If your only looking to play SACD, Rick88,s Onkyo is a heck of a good deal, if I had the extra cash I would buy it, the man takes care of his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    If your only looking to play SACD, Rick88,s Onkyo is a heck of a good deal, if I had the extra cash I would buy it, the man takes care of his stuff.
    I agree.

    But I am looking for blu ray and SACD.
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    Just hold out for an Oppo. The Pioneer looks interesting but I doubt it sounds that great at that price level. Sony doesn't impress me as an audio source in the least. The Oppo's have great reviews and for their used prices are a pretty good value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfan66 View Post
    Yeah and overrated IMO.
    I agree, I gave mine to my son. I was doing movie, music streaming with it back in the day but the transport for CDs and SACD even with an external DAC is terrible. Not really that great of a BRP either. My son uses it for games which I suppose is its real intended purpose.
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    Just compared on the sony website and there doesn't seem to be much difference between the 790, 590 and 390.

    The 390 doesn't do skyp or 5.1, but this will be used in my 2-ch system anyways.

    Plus it does Wifi so we could use the Amazon Prime instant video stream (though I'm not real impressed with the available selection).

    Maybe not as good as the Oppo's, but very tempting at around $60-70 used.
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    Speakers: Polk - LSi15's(db sub mod)


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    I can see the future when I read a thread that says "I really should have listened to you guys"




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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfan66 View Post
    I can see the future when I read a thread that says "I really should have listened to you guys"




    Yep. Honestly, if you're going to do the SACD/BD route, save your money unless the SACD is just a "bonus". That doesn't seem to be the case here though. I see nothing but disappointment from the Sony's based off their redbook playback. I thought hard about keeping one of those ES players I sold, but it was merely for the bells/whistles and faster playback of BD's compared to the Pioneer. The redbook playback just left me wanting more of everything.
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    http://store.audioholics.com/oppo-bd...FetAMgodxDEAAw
    I think I would spend the extra cash and get this one, I would like to replace my LG with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfan66 View Post
    I can see the future when I read a thread that says "I really should have listened to you guys"




    No, I hear ya. I know the Oppo will be better. Just trying to work within a budget after some recent upgrades.

    I know that waiting till it is in the budget is a better idea, but right now I don't have a blu ray player for the 2-ch rig so my blu rays aren't getting any love with the lsi's.
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    Speakers: Polk - LSi15's(db sub mod)


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    Quote Originally Posted by hochpt21 View Post
    No, I hear ya. I know the Oppo will be better. Just trying to work within a budget after some recent upgrades.

    I know that waiting till it is in the budget is a better idea, but right now I don't have a blu ray player for the 2-ch rig so my blu rays aren't getting any love with the lsi's.
    So just get a cheap 75 dollar blu ray player for just purpose for now and save for what your really want the universal till you can get it.

    He'll in about a week my Sony BDP-1590 will be no longer needed. If the wife doesn't think we need it I can give it to you if you cover shipping.

    If you are interested PM me for particulars.
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    Do you mean Sony BDP 590, Ender..? Because I don't know what a 1590 is?

    If you're on a "budget", the Sony will doya! Otherwise, sure Oppo, but that is a price leap that some of us might hesitate to take, if you know what the wife means, that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Do you mean Sony BDP 590, Ender..? Because I don't know what a 1590 is?

    If you're on a "budget", the Sony will doya! Otherwise, sure Oppo, but that is a price leap that some of us might hesitate to take, if you know what the wife means, that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    He'll in about a week my Sony BDP-1590 will be no longer needed. If the wife doesn't think we need it I can give it to you if you cover shipping.

    If you are interested PM me for particulars.
    Wow, very nice offer! Let me think on that one for a minute.

    Thank you!
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    Amps: PS Audio GCPH; PS Audio DLIII(Cullen mods IV); Parasound Halo P3; B & K Reference 200.2
    Speakers: Polk - LSi15's(db sub mod)


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    It may not be important to ya but I don't think that Pioneer 150 plays DVD-Audio.

    Denon and Marantz have some universal Bluray players too that do SACD and DVD-Audio.
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