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Buy the Malata 996 now or wait for the DVP-520?

Old 04-13-02, 04:36 PM
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Buy the Malata 996 now or wait for the DVP-520?

I really want to get this player(996) but is there any reason to wait for the newer model to come out? Opinions on advantages or disadvantages?
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Personally I love my N 996 and think it is the best player ever. But not knowing if the new one is better or not I can't really help you except to tell you that the N 996 is fantastic and I could not live with out it!

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Pretty much what d2cheer said. I haven't been able to find any information for sure about the new player except in Chinese and I do not want to download the translator. I have seen talk on some sites that the new player is essentially the same except that it is thinner but I have no idea if that is true.

I made my decision just a week ago today and ordered the Malata which was delivered three days later. I already love it and cannot imagine regretting the decision.
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Damn you guys! I might order it now!
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I have the exact same predicament. I know nothing about the new model...but it only comes out in a month...but I don't know the price or features...doesn't anyone know anything??
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A couple of Malata n996 questions

So with my old Sampo acting up due to the bad drive (Gee, thanks Sampo - I'll be REAL sure to buy your products next time I'm in the market for some hardware) I'm on the verge of getting the Malata n996. A couple of questions first:

I know that the player does PAL discs without the Sampo Squish, and handles region free. Is it possible to disable the macrovision, too? I don't copy, but I hate the idea that the signal is being degraded on my uber-nice set up.

What's the best price for the unit? The local shop I'm thinking of going to has them for 399.99 + tax (probably 10 or so bucks). Is that about comparable to what on-line stores have them for?
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