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    Question Suggest me a good standard DVD player

    As you can see in my Sig, I'm in the middle of a dedicated HT set-up project, and am only missing a CD / 2nd disk DVD player. I don't nessecarily need upconvert because the Onk876 is supposed to have some of the best upconvert software built in (REON). I'd like a 5-6 disk changer or a REALLY good single disk under $200, and obviously it's going to have to have excellent DAC's and optical/digital coax out since I plan to use it as my primary CD player as well.

    So, suggest away - if you could have any sub $200 non BluRay player, what would it be and why? I'm leaving this one piece of my home theater completely up to you - the skilled and mighty minds of the Polk forum.

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    Oppo

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Oppo
    Never heard of 'em - any specific model you like?
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    I'm gonna second the Oppo suggestion.

    http://www.oppodigital.com/dv980h/default.asp

    That one retails for about 170 or so. It'll upconvert DVD's to 1080p, plus it will play SACD and DVD-A as well.
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    Pioneer Elite DV-48AV and you can get one for about $100.

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    Oppo 980
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    Skip the Oppo. It's decent, but the Pioneer DV-48AV uses the same chipset for upconverting and decoding audio. Better build quality, longer warranty, and as was stated, it's only $99.

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ioneer-dv-48av

    I see they are out of stock now though. "Coming soon". There is a new model too, same price as the 980:

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ioneer-dv-49av
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    Pioneer Elite DV-48AV and you can get one for about $100.
    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    Skip the Oppo. It's decent, but the Pioneer DV-48AV uses the same chipset for upconverting and decoding audio. Better build quality, longer warranty, and as was stated, it's only $99.

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ioneer-dv-48av

    I see they are out of stock now though. "Coming soon". There is a new model too, same price as the 980:

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ioneer-dv-49av
    +3. Good little unit.

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    wow - never expected this to come down basically to two models. Anyone else got their two-cents to throw in?
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    Pioneer DV-59avi for $200 would be my choice. Best audio and video you'll get for the money, methinks. I had one and absolutely loved it. Great upconversion, HDMI, SACD, worked like a champ. No delay in playback. Totally reliable. Attractive. Intuitive setup for video and audio.

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    yamaha has a 5 disc directly from them on their website it is a refurb tho
    http://www.yamahashoponline.com/detail/YAM+DV-C6860BL

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    and its less than a hundred bux!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    yamaha has a 5 disc directly from them on their website it is a refurb tho
    http://www.yamahashoponline.com/detail/YAM+DV-C6860BL

    Hell prob get better UC via his Oink through HDMI. Didnt see any HDMI on the Yammi


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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    yamaha has a 5 disc directly from them on their website it is a refurb tho
    http://www.yamahashoponline.com/detail/YAM+DV-C6860BL
    I don't know how good that Yamaha is, audio playback quality wise (they don't seem to get a lot of love here these days), but I can tell you that the mecanism is quiet, effective and very reliable. We have a 5 disc PlayXchange model that is over ten years old (CDs only) and it still works flawlessly, despite several long distance moves.

    I have the Oppo 980 now but I needed that to dip my toes in the turbulent waters of SACD, which the Yamaha we own did not have.

    There is also a Marantz 6001 player from Music Direct, for $200 as a demo, or $250 as special sale item (reduced from $700, if that means anything).

    http://www.musicdirect.com/product/80215
    http://www.musicdirect.com/product/73851

    I have only used the Oppo, so I will not offer any opinions concerning which of those would be best.
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    the yamaha does play sacd

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    Check out the refurb & b-stock Denon stuff (dakmart is an authorized re-seller). I have the 2900 and I think it's fantastic. Dakmart has one for $189 (I paid over 500 for mine years back). It will probably do everything you want (and more).
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    DV-48AV is at Vann's for $94 open box. Good deal and won't last long.
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    I would agree with Pablo. I have the denon 2910 and it will do all you need.
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    Ok,

    Oppo 980 yeah, that's a good player.

    Pioneer also makes a good player and like the Oppo they play 'everything'

    I own the higher model of that Yamaha player. Music is no question, the player is probably better on audio than it is on video--it makes a nice cheaper CD player...which is what I really use it for.

    I use a Toshiba HD-DVD player as an upconverting DVD, if you can still find one of those around don't hesitate--great upconversion for SDVD works well with Onkyos (that's what I have) and if you can find one these days..they'll be way below 100 dollars?

    cnh

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    Oppo..........oppo
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