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Old 01-30-02, 10:45 AM
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which is better..pioneer or sony? (receivers and dvd players)

Hi, i was wondering which is better

pioneer's dvd player or sony dvd players? i was looking at pioneer 444 and a few others...

pioneer receivers or sony receivers? i was looking at pioneer elite series comparing with the sony de975 1075 etc...


i need suggestion on what to buy... here is my budget

receiver - $400
dvd player - $250 (that supports dvd,vcd,cd/cdr/cdrw, mp3 if possible)

i was looking also at 'polk audio's' speakers, i would also like some recomendation on what speakers to buy (a set if possible, don't really want to buy seperate)
speakers/sub budget - $600

ANy suggestions are WELCOME. help!!
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Old 01-30-02, 10:52 AM
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Old 01-30-02, 11:33 AM
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IMHO this is as much personal preference as anything else.

In your price range I believe they will be very similar although I like and use Sony ES products.
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Old 01-30-02, 12:03 PM
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personally, for receivers in that price range, I'd suggest you take a look at Onkyo (either the 494 or the 595).
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Old 01-30-02, 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by edclem
personally, for receivers in that price range, I'd suggest you take a look at Onkyo (either the 494 or the 595).
Or Denon. I prefer Onkyo and Denon over Sony and Pioneer any day. That is of course my opinion.
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Old 01-30-02, 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot


Or Denon. I prefer Onkyo and Denon over Sony and Pioneer any day. That is of course my opinion.
Agreed

Marantz is also a good choice!
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Old 01-30-02, 12:34 PM
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ahadi,

I agree that the decision between Pioneer and Sony is mainly personal preference. That being said, I will soon own both brands of receivers. I have been using a Sony DB 930 for a couple of years now and love everything about it except the remote. I just ordered a Pioneer VSXD850S Surround Sound Receiver from Onecall because I needed/wanted a second system in my house.

Similarly, I have a Pioneer DVD player and a Sony ES CD changer and I am happy with both.

Check out the Pioneer at Onecall. It on sale for $299 or ~$320 shipped (fedex 3 day). The URL is http://ww2.onecall.com/PID_11423.htm

WDEagle!

P.S. In my main system I am using a combination of vintage and newer Polk speakers. I auditioned them against such systems as the Energy Take 5 and Klipsch quintets. The polk sounded much better to both my wife and I. I plan on using Paradigm speakers with my second system due to space constraints.
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