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Old 02-22-01, 09:30 PM
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Ok, here's what I currently have as my "Home Theater" setup

Sony 32" VVega KV32FS16
Sony 555 ES Receiver
Sony DVP-S550D DVD player

Now, I was browsing thru Crutchfield's new catalog, and I saw 2 DVD Players that piqued my curiousity.
Model Numbers:
DVP-S570D and the DVP-S7700
The specs seem identical to my player...is there something I'm missing?
The reason I ask...I'm using a 245i Polk Center with my Polk RT800is ad I'm looking to update to the 400i Center.

Do you think my $$ would be better spent on the player or the center?

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[Edited by Thunderball on 02-23-01 at 07:35 AM]
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Old 02-22-01, 11:25 PM
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Some one correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the 570D has a built in decoder where as the 7700 does not. Honestly my advice would be to stay with what you have. Not only do you have a great TV and receiver but you already have a great DVD player. I don't see any point in replacing it unless it breaks.
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Old 02-22-01, 11:46 PM
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True.
I was just thinking about upgrading. The spinning disc noise my player generates is annoying.
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Old 02-23-01, 12:41 AM
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Easiest most affordable solution:

1. Move your sofa further away from the DVD player; and,

2. Turn the volume knob up a couple notches.
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Old 02-23-01, 12:59 AM
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I was looking at the news about the new Sony dvd-players coming out this summer. And they look very nice. Wait for those!
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Old 02-23-01, 09:34 AM
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Hmmmm "new" players from Sony? I'll have to check those out. And if worse comes to worse, I'll be able to pick up one of the model numbers I mentioned above at a nice "cheap" price.
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Old 02-23-01, 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Thunderball

I was just thinking about upgrading. The spinning disc noise my player generates is annoying.
Based on other comments on this forum, that spinning noise seems to be a common theme in most Sony players. (Mine included)
If that bothers you, look at another brand.
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Old 02-23-01, 11:39 AM
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Movie_man,

that would take away some of the functionality and ease of having all sony equipment (see the rest of his). Also, Sony's have been the most reliable in playing all the new discs.
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Old 02-23-01, 11:56 AM
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How do you have your DVD player connected to your reciever? Are you using the built in Decoder in the 550D? If you are then I would say get the 570D because it has a built in DTS decoder as well!!

How much is cheap? I really want to upgrade my 530D to a 570D
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Old 02-23-01, 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Thunderball
Ok, here's what I currently have as my "Home Theater" setup

Sony 32" VVega KV32FS16
Sony 555 ES Receiver
Sony DVP-S550D DVD player

Now, I was browsing thru Crutchfield's new catalog, and I saw 2 DVD Players that piqued my curiousity.
Model Numbers:
DVP-S570D and the DVP-S7700
The specs seem identical to my player...is there something I'm missing?
The reason I ask...I'm using a 245i Polk Center with my Polk RT800is ad I'm looking to update to the 400i Center.

Do you think my $$ would be better spent on the player or the center?

Thanks





[Edited by Thunderball on 02-23-01 at 07:35 AM]
Sorry i can't offer any help with your dvd player question but I have a Question. I'm thinking of buying polk speakers and i was wondering how you liked yours? Thanks alot. Also if you have the money maybe upgrade to Sony's ES player since you've already got an ES reciever.
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Old 02-23-01, 12:37 PM
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Ok, first off, yes I do have all Sony stuff. Some people may say Sony is nothing but problems...well, I've yet to have a problem with anything. My player has played all the DVDs I've stuck in it. Every CD I've stuck in it. The spinning disc noise is annoying, but since Sony players don't give me any hassle, I guess I'll live with it.

Polk 400i here I come!
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