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    Default $150 - $350 DVD player Recommendations

    Does anyone have any experience with the Denon 1730 or Pioneer Elite DV-46A? Any other recommendations in this range? I think a good list would be incredibly helpful to many blossoming audiophiles with limited funds.

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    OPPO; any of their models.
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    Oppo appears so flimsy. I'm afraid to buy from them.

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    I'm looking for a good DVD/CD player for my system. I like Stereo so SACD and DVD-A are of little interest to me. HDMI is a must. Any Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual
    Oppo appears so flimsy. I'm afraid to buy from them.
    I feel the same way.

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    I'm looking for a good DVD/CD player for my system. I like Stereo so SACD and DVD-A are of little interest to me. HDMI is a must. Any Ideas?
    The BEST SACD is in STEREO.

    Assuming that you are not going to get a SACD machine....Denon DVD-1930, NAD T515. The Denon may have the edge in PQ but the NAD is a solid machine with a very good audio section.
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    Interesting, so not all SACD is surround? I'm still hesitant because of the poor format support.

    Thank you for the recommendations. I like NAD I just picked up a C 272. Amazing amp that replaced my HALO A23.

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    Is all DVD-A surround or that stereo too? If it's all surround then perhaps I will look into an SACD player.

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    Well, you asked for a good DVD player in that price range and I offered what seems to be the best bang for the buck in terms of picture quality (and some say sound quality). Flimsy? Have not heard of the first user that had any problems with an Oppo. Good luck.
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    got the Oppo 970 love it. puts a long pause between sacd tracks thats annoying, but supossedly there is a firmware upgrade for it I have just....so far....been too lazy to do

    plays cd, dvd, sacd dvd-a. it upconverts to 1080i (via HDMI only though :( ) for 150 bucks? can not go wrong
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    The 970HD has a surprisingly good audio section. I have no qualms whatsoever with using it until I recover a bit from the Tylers.
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    HTRookie - I meant no offense. I always take your opinion with high regard.

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    Hey, no offense taken; just HATE WHEN SOMEONE DOESN'T FOLLOW MY RECOMMENDATIONS :D :D
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    If PQ is important then you can find a HD-DVD player in that price range. No complaints on SQ either when used as a CD player. No SACD or DVD-A but you weren't interested in those anyway.

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    HT's gone ALL CAPS fellas... best you start backing off. You won't like him when he's angry:D

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    I agree with Sami. You can find some Toshiba HD-A1s, A2s, and even XA1s at the top of your price range.

    I would also consider the Pioneer elite 59avi. HDMI, SACD, great upconverting player and sounds wonderful as well. I'm already sad I sold mine :(
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    I've seen it happen, just never been in the crosshairs . . . that's why I took the passive kao tao approach. Once I become a Polkologist myself, then I'll piss him off for fun and start betting pools for how many CAPped messages he'll send. For now, I need to stay cool and absorb the knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami
    If PQ is important then you can find a HD-DVD player in that price range. No complaints on SQ either when used as a CD player. No SACD or DVD-A but you weren't interested in those anyway.
    I agree that this would be the best route for strictly movie watching but I was not very happy with the audio quality of this player for cd playback and preferred my Pioneer Elite 79avi for that, SACD and DVD A.
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    I have the OPPO 981 and absolutely love it. The only "flimsiness" that I have heard concerns about is the actual tray. I felt the same way about it when I first saw it, but I can tell you since I have had the unit, this has never even crossed my mind. It is a great unit for the price and while it may not be HD-DVD quality, it seems pretty close to my eyes. They have great customer support and it even comes packaged in a bag instead of bubble wrap (one of those little things that make you fell warm and cozy)! :)

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    Ok about .com lists the Oppo 971 as the #1 Universal player then the Pioneer Elite DV-46A. Which would you pick?

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    Wanna guess??;)
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    Are you serisous? But the Elite looks so damn cool. HTRookie! Who buys this crap for performance? I buy it to look cool . . . ahh crap ok you may be right. sounds like I would be getting over charged for the Pioneer Elite vs. Oppo.

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    If you can manage the slow load times, 30 seconds roughly, I would seriously consider HD DVD, PQ/SQ is superb, the XA1 would fit your needs and is built like a tank. Im also running an Oppo 981, the player itself is well built, the drive tray may appear flimsy but thats mainly to prevent it from being damaged say you leave the tray out. Both players perform well, the oppo plays everything though.
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    If you haven't seen it already, fireshoes is selling a Toshiba HDA1 HD DVD player over in the flea market. It fits in the price range that you stated.

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    I have the oppo 970-hd and I really like it alot,I was able to apply the firmware hack so it can upscale over component video And hdmi with no problems and it was a piece of cake....
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    ditto - one of the "best bang for the buck" gear. A buck fifty that goes a long way....!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Oppo. What can i say they have won all kinds of awards and everyone I know of that has one loves it. as far as reliability issues because it looks flimsy I wouldnt be too concerned about that. as far as most of the bigger companys go if one of there players break good luck getting any help from them quickly. With the oppo usally an email to customer service is answered in hours.

    But if its looks versus video/audio performance you want go for some nicer looking player. Most dvd players are throw away items these days anyways with the new formats coming out quickly. for me I figure if my oppo lasts me till a decent quality HD player that is reasonable becomes available thats all i need it for. good luck on your search. REGARDS SNOW

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    spend a little more and buy a PS3 BD, SACD, and a great video game system to

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    http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3127.asp

    http://www.rotel.com/products/specs/rdv1092.htm

    http://nadelectronics.com/products/m...al-Disc-Player

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...069741,00.html

    To name a few. Little out of your price range, but you might be able to find a lower level on one of those sites. Hope this helps.

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