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    Default CD/DVD players....

    Howdy all,

    I'm using a Yamaha RXV-1400 receiver and a portable CD player. I think it's time to get a real CD/DVD player. I've sorta been drawn to Yamaha's DVD-S540. Does anybody have one? Does it have everything you wish it had? Does it play scratched discs reasonably well, 'cause I've read that Sony's jukebox changers don't play scratched CD's at all. I was just wonderin' what you guys thought about this unit, and would you recommend something else. Thanks.

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    Another question:

    If I get a unit that plays DVDs and CDs, can I hook it up to both the CD and DVD inputs in the back of my receiver?? Or could I hook it up to only one? If I could hook it up to both, wouldn't I have to use different types of connections? Which kind of connection would be best suited to the CD input and then to the DVD input?

    I guess everybody just has nicer stuff than this; I hope I will one day, too. I'd appreciate any discussion on DVD and CD players I could get. :)

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    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
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    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


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    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
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    Audiobliss,
    Any good combination player (a player that plays both CDs and DVDs) has a single dedicated analog output jack for all audio signals. But of course a good combo player also has a digital output jack (S/PDIF) which would be either a toslink fiber optic or a coax digital cable. If you are going to listen to stereo only, then you only need 1 set of RCA style analog jacks to hook the combo player to your receiver, you will not need a digital jack. The connection for RCA style analog jacks into your receiver is the same for a CD or a DVD (no impedence difference), so you could hook your player into which ever jack is handyiest. If you are going multi-channel, then that is a whole different story.


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    Audiobliss, what is your budget for a DVD/CD player?

    for Dolby Digital and DTS in 5.1 channels.. you'll need either a optical or coax digital cable. those run start at about $15

    if you are only running two channel stereo from your receiver.. then you can get away with a pair of RCA cables. price as low as free to $$$

    All DVD players also play CD's.

    and yes you can hook up both a stereo pair of RCA cables. and a digital connection.
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    hazardous,

    I'm wanting to spend as little as I can and still get a good DVD/CD player; a unit that'll last forever. (Well, not forever..) I'm fixing to buy some Klipsch RB-35, and those will be my main speakers, and I listen mainly to music. However, when I get them, I'm going to move my Scott 208D's to the back for rear speakers (what's the difference in rear speakers and surround speakers??) and I'm going to hook up my Sony bookshelfs as a center channel. So, then I'll have a lousy (sp.) but decent 5.0 surround sound sys. for movies and games. (not that I have time for either one, though)

    I want a player that will play just about everything (SACD's, though, aren't high on my list), is cheap, and will last. Preferably not Sony. Also, something that will play scratched CD's; not that I have a lot of them, I've just heard that some players can't play CD's if they are scratched.

    $200 would be my ABSOLUTE most I could spend; preferably not more than 'bout $150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

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    well no player will last forever. but in your price range. there should be several options. To me it sounds like what you are saying. is that you will be playing alot of CD's from this player.. maybe more than DVD's. but you'll like it to do both of course. cool. most DVD players do both pretty good.

    A couple years ago.. there was a Pioneer DVD/CD player that played all the current formats. It played SACD and DVD-audio too. I think it ran for about $175. but you could probably find it for much less now. Sorry i don't remember the model number.

    In a 5.1 channel surround system.. the rear speakers would be the surrounds. not until you get into 6.1, 7.1 or more that there is a difference between rear surrounds and side surround, and rear center.
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