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Old 12-09-02, 03:44 AM
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DVD Players at Best Buy?

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My main player has slowly gone to shame. My service plan will now allow me to swap it out with one of equal or lesser value. (or anything above I pay difference.)

It was worth $299.99, so that's how much I have to work with at Best Buy. Online, the top models are the JVC 7-disc FA-900 and the Sony NS-755V. I know nothing about these models. The JVC is $279. The sony is $249. I don't know if there are other players in the store or not.

But any advice on these or others at BB that I should look at would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Viewing while I wait to get a new player.
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Just stay away for that damn_mintek and you will be fine.
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Old 12-09-02, 07:36 AM
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*According to the Best Buy website*, the Sony 755 plays SACDs, while the JVC 7-DVD player plays DVD-Audio discs. Whichever one of those formats you think is better may also be a factor in your decision.

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Old 12-09-02, 12:58 PM
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if you COULD, get the money back and buy a Denon DVD-900. the quality compared to the sony will blow you away, and it plays dvd-audio. its $290. but if you gotta go with best buy, get the sony.
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Originally posted by cowanrg
if you COULD, get the money back and buy a Denon DVD-900. the quality compared to the sony will blow you away, and it plays dvd-audio. its $290.
awww, that sounds really nice.

but i don't think that's gonna work.

does best buy not carry pioneer's anymore? anybody know been to a store recently?
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Old 12-11-02, 03:35 AM
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well if those are the only ones to choose from I would get the Sony.

I might take the hit and get the panasonic RP62 myself.
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Old 12-11-02, 07:24 AM
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Consider the Toshiba SD-4800 as well. Yes, you will be taking a hit $$ wise, but it is a real nice player, with zooming, not as visible chroma bug as the Sony, and also does DVD-A. Just another player to consider...
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Old 12-11-02, 09:16 AM
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If you have a few hundred dollars you can spare, now is a great chance to pick up a DVD recorder like the Panasonic DMR-E30.

If not, the Panasonic RP62 and the JVC 7-disc are nice choices.
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Old 12-11-02, 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by TonyS
Consider the Toshiba SD-4800 as well. Yes, you will be taking a hit $$ wise, but it is a real nice player, with zooming, not as visible chroma bug as the Sony, and also does DVD-A. Just another player to consider...
I definitely second this. I just picked this one up a week ago and am 100% happy with it. It's a steller progressive scan player with tons of useful feautres + DVD-A to boot (which is excellent). Yes, it only holds 1 DVD, but I personally don't mind getting off my chair every once in a while...
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Old 12-12-02, 12:27 PM
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thanks for all the input.

i've already got a dvd-recorder on my computer and i'm not going to get a component one.

it seems that the consensus is for the sony, so once they greenlight my exchange i'll pick that one up.

it's a shame that it doesn't seem like they have a very good selection, but maybe that's just because it's best buy.

thanks again.
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Old 12-13-02, 03:15 PM
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I think Panasonic has some very good DVD players for the price. The ones at Best Buy only have an optical digital out though. Might want to at least give them a look.
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i got the Panasonic CV52 5 disc dvd changer. component and digital out it works great for me and looks awesome on a sony 27" wega with 16:9 squeeze and monster component cables. it was only $179.

in 2-3 years when i get a HDTV i'll definitely consider panasonic progressive scan dvd players
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Old 12-14-02, 10:44 AM
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I also have and love the TOS 4800. Progressive and tons of features.
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