DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Pricing Error on DVD-Audio Player?

Old 02-13-01, 12:32 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Hamden, CT
Posts: 97
I hate to do this to our good friends at Crutchfield, but a deal is a deal. Just browsing their selection and came across this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...3DVDA7&o=M&a=0

It says on the top that it is on sale for $499.95, which would be an awesome deal, but at the bottom of the page, it lists a different price of $299.95!.

I would like to jump on this deal myself but seeing as my receiver doesn't have 5.1 inputs and the fact that I have to pay for my books in a few weeks, I just can't swing it for something, that I don't really need.

But, I hope this helps others.

I hope it works.

~Jon

[Edited by WhoreNun on 02-13-01 at 08:58 AM]
obzhagen is offline  
Old 02-13-01, 12:55 AM
  #2  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,733
Thanks. I grabbed one at $309.90 shipped. I have a friend who may want it. If not, I can return it.
X is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 04:50 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: santa maria ca "the birth of the tri-tip"
Posts: 61
thank got one coming on friday....
toohard is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 06:29 PM
  #4  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,893
It's a good deal, but it's not an error. Panasonic just discontinued the DVD-A7 and lowered the retail to $399.99.

Green Jello is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 07:52 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 4,583
One word of warning.

Make sure you have the six channel inputs on the back of your reciever for external decoders as you cannot connect DVD Audio players using digital coax/optical cables except to use as standard CD or DVD players. The DVD Audio decoding needs to be done in the DVD Audio player and then sent as six channels to your receiver. As of now there are no recievers that can do internal DVD Audio decoding.
cloud is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 08:03 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Vermont
Posts: 9,774
Originally posted by cloud
One word of warning.

Make sure you have the six channel inputs on the back of your reciever for external decoders as you cannot connect DVD Audio players using digital coax/optical cables except to use as standard CD or DVD players. The DVD Audio decoding needs to be done in the DVD Audio player and then sent as six channels to your receiver. As of now there are no recievers that can do internal DVD Audio decoding.
Also note that you really need full range speakers to play DVD-Audio discs, unless your receiver/preamp applies bass management to its six channel input. Most (all?) don't. This means that you'd be sending full range signals to potentially not full-range speakers. And that'd be not-so-good.

Pretty much the only thing keeping me from getting this player is the fact that my pre-amp doesn't have 5.1 channel inputs.

By the way, you'd be able to playback 2-channel DVD-Audio tracks just fine even if you don't have a six channel input. Not having done too much research, I have no idea how much 2 channel DVD-Audio software is available. My guess is: Very little.

-Steve
stevevt is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 08:12 PM
  #7  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,733
Originally posted by stevevt
By the way, you'd be able to playback 2-channel DVD-Audio tracks just fine even if you don't have a six channel input. Not having done too much research, I have no idea how much 2 channel DVD-Audio software is available. My guess is: Very little.

-Steve
I think the players downmix to two channel.
X is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 09:27 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Hamden, CT
Posts: 97
Sorry about the confusion. I saw that the retail price was $1000 and made a mistake. But, it's still a good deal.

~Jon
obzhagen is offline  
Old 02-14-01, 09:48 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Vermont
Posts: 9,774
Originally posted by WhoreNun
Sorry about the confusion. I saw that the retail price was $1000 and made a mistake. But, it's still a good deal.

~Jon
No problem at all.

You even put a "?" in your subject line. You're completely flame-proof.

What I want to know is this:

What happens to dealers who are sitting on 5, or even 1 or 2, of these things? They presumably bought them for dealer cost of around $600.

This is one reason why manufacturers offer rebates rather than announcing large price drops. My point is that I'm sure there'll still be a lot of places trying to sell these at $800 or $500. So at the very least, people reading this are now armed with The Truth. And that's A Good Thing.
stevevt is offline  
Old 02-15-01, 10:34 AM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,893
Originally posted by stevevt
Originally posted by WhoreNun
Sorry about the confusion. I saw that the retail price was $1000 and made a mistake. But, it's still a good deal.

~Jon
What I want to know is this:

What happens to dealers who are sitting on 5, or even 1 or 2, of these things? They presumably bought them for dealer cost of around $600.
Panasonic is offering price protection for the dealers on this unit because there is still a lot of the units out there. Basically, this means that the dealers will get credit back for the new cost, even thought they were purchased for a higher ammount. This is a pretty standard practice in electronics, computers and car sales.

Green Jello is offline  
Old 02-16-01, 10:17 PM
  #11  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: santa maria ca "the birth of the tri-tip"
Posts: 61
i bought this dvd player from clutchfield on monday ,today cant find the page on there web site and the link above does not work,,,odd but i got my confermation # so hope it comes thru...its the dvda7 panasonic ..all other web site sell this model for around 600.00 dollars
toohard is offline  
Old 02-17-01, 01:02 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,433
Just tried the link too.
I think Crutchfield pulled this one from their website for a while.
Centurion is offline  
Old 02-17-01, 09:33 AM
  #13  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: santa maria ca "the birth of the tri-tip"
Posts: 61
just received it ,great looking dvd player ,great sound
toohard is offline  
Old 02-17-01, 11:33 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,433
toohard,
So how are you connecting this DVD-A to your HT system? 6 channel out?
Centurion is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.