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Great price.

Direct link, you can choose colour aswell. Surely better thann the Phillips deal going on

http://www.hifix.co.uk/sku2.lasso?ONKYO-DVSP406&item=7dfd009d5b4edcbf34809d2f21ca0081

Plus Richer sounds will match - £5 so £84.90
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#1
Having the right pic might help http://www.hifix.co.uk/graphics/pics/large/109365.jpg
#2
Seems a lot to pay.
Is it significantly superior to the Philips, which is half the price?
#3
stamfordblue
Seems a lot to pay.
Is it significantly superior to the Philips, which is half the price?



Yes. Onkyo kit is worlds apart from Philips
#4
about the pic - i was gonna say i know onkyo make dog ugly amplifiers but this takes the biscuit!!
but im happy to say this is a good looking set any comparisons to the pioneer dv600 ??
#5
miserablemiser
about the pic - i was gonna say i know onkyo make dog ugly amplifiers but this takes the biscuit!!
but im happy to say this is a good looking set any comparisons to the pioneer dv600 ??


lol, look at the button layout of this model and the Pioneer DV600 need I say more? :roll:

Then look at the difference in reviews in everyones favorite hi fi magazine, what a load of * beep * lol

I know where my money would go...
#6
XxS7U4R7xX
lol, look at the button layout of this model and the Pioneer DV600 need I say more? :roll:


your right!!
ive been doing some research and realised their the same machine
heres a link to avforums comparison

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818724
#7
this is cheaper than the pioneer as well!!
#8
Why buy a DVD upscaler when a HD TV upscales an SD DVD signal anyway?
#9
miserablemiser
this is cheaper than the pioneer as well!!


Yeah, but I'd rather buy the Pioneer to be honest.

tyke
Why buy a DVD upscaler when a HD TV upscales an SD DVD signal anyway?


Depends on how good the scaler in your TV is.
#10
I would personally go for the onkyo over the phillips. Double your money but 10 times as better.
As for the pioneer, I think they may be more of an even match. Pioneer costs significantly more. So I think the onkyo for £84.90 seems a steal. Any one agree?
#11
one of the big pionts for a quality dvd player is how low rather than high it can go. 576i is only normally on the better machines which is how a disc is recorded. the less times the picture is upscalled the better your picture should be , if your tv has a excellent upscaller in the case of pioneers for example its best to send 576i to the tv and let the tv upscale. i have the pio dv600 and have been very happy with it.
but this deal comes in cheaper so for those who dont want or 'need' the pioneer badge to match their television its a good deal
#12
how do you think this compares to the phillips one
#13
it doesnt much compare to the philips - this is much much better the pioneer dv600 which is this one has rave reviews and also has SACD output and a raft of other 'goodies' that you expect with dvd players of high quality and price.
the philips has its place as well - its a good dvd player and is all round -chuck everything at it and it will play kinda dvd player it has a fan following and upgradeable firmwares from hackers which can do amazing things

so the choice is yours - id much rather go for the onkyo/pioneer one
#14
Have a look at the back of the Pioneer DV600 and Onkyo DVSP406 thay are almost defiantly the same manufacture but not the same model, Onkyo lacks same of the fetchers of the Pioneer:whistling:
#15
the last word in quality dvd players is clearly 'oppo' .. full stop
#16
POWERLESS
the last word in quality dvd players is clearly 'oppo' .. full stop


Agreed.I own an Oppo 981HD and its awesome.My mate has just bought a Sony DVPNS708 and he's very disappointed with it.There simply is just no comparison in picture quality,the Oppo is in a different league.Like most things in life I reckon you get what you pay for.
#17
Bit new to this HD stuff- is the aldi one advertised any good ? have ordered the sony 40v4000 (think thats the right name) and would like to know if its worth me spending the wonga on an oppo or getting the aldi one ?:?
#18
mistermoneysaver
Bit new to this HD stuff- is the aldi one advertised any good ? have ordered the sony 40v4000 (think thats the right name) and would like to know if its worth me spending the wonga on an oppo or getting the aldi one ?:?


simply if you can sterch to the oppo your buying the best current player for the money. just do your research on 'av forum' ... its all somewhat relative to the rest of your kit, i.e. how good your tv is . it seems piontless spending more than neccesary if your tv is not the up to standard.
Dont get too caught up in 'full hd fever' (1080p) as unless you're watching blue-ray the best you'll get broadcast is 1080i (hd) dvd's are recorded at 576i and are upscalled via your dvd player,amplifier or tv whichever you choose does it best........the oppo is renowned for its upscaling abilities.
#19
I've had a £45 Samsung HDMI upscaling DVD player for the past 18 months and it's been superb with a great picture. Is this worth the extra?
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The comments I read here are really funny - technology comes to the masses yet appreciation seems to have remained with the minority.

You almost certainly have spent £500-1k on a display, you are an idiot to then spend £40 on a primary source and suggest that any more is a waste! It would be a bit like buying a ferarri and then putting on budget tyres from kwik fit - it is as simple as that.

Prices generally: Sorry but anything under £100 is really budget. Maybe up to £500 is middle end and £500 plus is high end. Yes, your sub £100 player may well perform admirably, but it is not 'as good as dvd gets'. Any comment to the contrary is an admission of ignorance.

Best picture: This at the moment does seem to be the oppo 983 at £300. It is basically matched by other players but these typically cost multiples of the cost (no £100 player comes close if you know what a good picture looks like).HOWEVER, whilst this may be videophile quality, it is not AUDIOphile. Audio performance will be bettered by a large number of players, even those in its own price bracket, but that really is not what this player is all about and it is quite 'acceptable' given the bargain price.

What bugs me about these forums is that there are so many people who think they understand when they actually have no idea. They are the types of people who walk into Currys, see an LCD tv - bright and sharp - and immediately conclude that it is superior to the plasma sitting beside it. The vast majority of people have no idea what a correctly calibrated video display looks like. Most times I see someone elses 'fantastic' set up, it is almost impossible to see the correct level of dark level detail, if you can, the black level almost invariably is too high and a true black is never produced. They talk about the wonderful colors yet you find that the color settings are almost invariably totally saturated. And most annoying - sharpness. This really really annoys me! Yes, it looks pin sharp - but I can see multiple edges around objects because it is totally over processed!!!

Rant over.

ps. sorry to answer some of the questions - it is highly unlikely that this player will make much difference to your viewing experience if you already have a dvd player. It will show improvements but (sorry to make a blanket judgement) if you are happy enough with a low end player, you probably wont be able to see them. Save your money and get a picture calibration disc.
#21
talksalot81;2890365
The comments I read here are really funny - technology comes to the masses yet appreciation seems to have remained with the minority.

You almost certainly have spent £500-1k on a display, you are an idiot to then spend £40 on a primary source and suggest that any more is a waste! It would be a bit like buying a ferarri and then putting on budget tyres from kwik fit - it is as simple as that.

Prices generally: Sorry but anything under £100 is really budget. Maybe up to £500 is middle end and £500 plus is high end. Yes, your sub £100 player may well perform admirably, but it is not 'as good as dvd gets'. Any comment to the contrary is an admission of ignorance.

Best picture: This at the moment does seem to be the oppo 983 at £300. It is basically matched by other players but these typically cost multiples of the cost (no £100 player comes close if you know what a good picture looks like).HOWEVER, whilst this may be videophile quality, it is not AUDIOphile. Audio performance will be bettered by a large number of players, even those in its own price bracket, but that really is not what this player is all about and it is quite 'acceptable' given the bargain price.

What bugs me about these forums is that there are so many people who think they understand when they actually have no idea. They are the types of people who walk into Currys, see an LCD tv - bright and sharp - and immediately conclude that it is superior to the plasma sitting beside it. The vast majority of people have no idea what a correctly calibrated video display looks like. Most times I see someone elses 'fantastic' set up, it is almost impossible to see the correct level of dark level detail, if you can, the black level almost invariably is too high and a true black is never produced. They talk about the wonderful colors yet you find that the color settings are almost invariably totally saturated. And most annoying - sharpness. This really really annoys me! Yes, it looks pin sharp - but I can see multiple edges around objects because it is totally over processed!!!

Rant over.

ps. sorry to answer some of the questions - it is highly unlikely that this player will make much difference to your viewing experience if you already have a dvd player. It will show improvements but (sorry to make a blanket judgement) if you are happy enough with a low end player, you probably wont be able to see them. Save your money and get a picture calibration disc.


Thanks for that. The DVD player that i've got as far as i'm aware hasn't really had one bad user review. I don't sit in front of the display with a magnifying glass being over analytical about it. As far as I can see the display is pin sharp and very good with great colours and is far superior to the expensive Pioneer model that I replaced it with. Have you seen it for yourself?
#22
I have an oppo 981 too. It's easily the best sub £800 DVD player out there.
#23
I have a 100% widescreen projector in hd set up. What dvd player would you recommend.

The onkyo/pioneer or the oppo one people are talkin about
#24
thevman2k3
I have a 100% widescreen projector in hd set up. What dvd player would you recommend.

The onkyo/pioneer or the oppo one people are talkin about



info for oppo http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307867

but also maybe consider ps3 for blueray player if your a gamer too....
#25
i have a ps3 but need a class dvd player thats crystal clear on the screen. I had the phillips and am a little disappointed. Im thinking the onkyo or pioneer. Would you recommend this or go for the oppo which does not have no usb ports or does not support mpeg4 apparently
#26
thevman2k3
i have a ps3 but need a class dvd player thats crystal clear on the screen. I had the phillips and am a little disappointed. Im thinking the onkyo or pioneer. Would you recommend this or go for the oppo which does not have no usb ports or does not support mpeg4 apparently


i have the pioneer dv600 while happy i'm not awe struck by it.

the grass is always greener on the other side so the oppo reviews look awsome

as mentioned earlier it all comes down to upscaling abilities......

i bought the pio to get 576i output and let my pioneer 8g plasma upscale

but the oppo upscaler beats the plasmas or dvds abilities to upscale......
#27
thevman2k3
i have a ps3 but need a class dvd player thats crystal clear on the screen. I had the phillips and am a little disappointed. Im thinking the onkyo or pioneer. Would you recommend this or go for the oppo which does not have no usb ports or does not support mpeg4 apparently


According to Amazon it does ? OPPO DV-981HD (Black)::HDMI 1080p DivX SACD:Multi-region DVD player
#28
does anybody know of a place where you can pick these oppo dvd players from. I cant find no where selling them.
#29
ivve now found £169.99 in your opinion is it worht £80 more than the onkyo.
Will i notice a substantial change between the image quality on a 100" projector.

I have a phillips and i no the onkyo will rip this to shreads, and i suppose the oppo will rip the onkyo to shreads.

can anyone advise.

Thanks all
#30
thevman2k3
does anybody know of a place where you can pick these oppo dvd players from. I cant find no where selling them.


get em here



http://www.crtprojectors.co.uk/oppo_983h.htm

i'm sure i'd read the 980 was a better machine than the 981
#31
talksalot81
Save your money and get a picture calibration disc.


Mmmm, that's an interesting idea...where can these be acquired from and are they worthwhile?
#32
windhoek
Mmmm, that's an interesting idea...where can these be acquired from and are they worthwhile?

You want something like this: -

http://www.play.com/DVD/HD%20DVD/4-/3475916/Digital-Video-Essentials-HD-Basics/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Films-_-Special+Interests-_-Digital+Video+Essentials+HD+Basics&source=5061&engine=froogle_film&keyword=Digital+Video+Essentials%3A+HD+Basics+HD+DVD

You can get the same thing on Blu-Ray for a similar price if you Google it.
#33
if we're going full monty - do Oppo do any players with Blue Ray?
#34
If this had either DVD-A or SACD playback I would be tempted, then I could at least play half of my high-res audio discs.

My Denon 2900 (or as it's affectionately known: The Tank) appears rather poorly at the moment. The sensible option would probably be to get it fixed though as it's a superb player.
#35
RedOnRed
Thanks for that. The DVD player that i've got as far as i'm aware hasn't really had one bad user review. I don't sit in front of the display with a magnifying glass being over analytical about it. As far as I can see the display is pin sharp and very good with great colours and is far superior to the expensive Pioneer model that I replaced it with. Have you seen it for yourself?


Not having a bad review means nothing. In any case, no one is going to review a £40 player and judge it on absolute terms - that would just be silly. I cannot comment specifically on your system but I find it hard to believe that you have reached cinematic nirvana for £40 when experts and fanatics can still find fault when spending 10s of thousands of pounds. I also have no idea of your expertise - I dont even know if you can spot a simple processing error such as when the player would accidentally go into a video instead of film mode. Most people never see this but it is a serious crime in videophile terms.

To the chap asking about the PS3: In honesty, you would have to buy the 983 oppo (the 981 etc would not better the PS3). The PS3 is a seriously good dvd player and would absolutely destroy most dedicated dvd players in the budget range we are discussing. I went for the oppo on the basis or wanting a dedicated solution and the sound quality is significantly better. Unless you have a good multichannel setup (or indeed stereo), you may well see little improvement from the PS3. My advice would be to stay put unless your plan is to buy a player which will sit in your system for many years to come (the PS3 is, of course, likely to come and go).

Oppo and Bluray: They are working on it but they were unwilling to go into it with the poorly defined standard which has been present until very recently. Blu has really not been very good and their advanced dvd players (upscaled properly) were not a large stones throw away. They are working on it now and I imagine a product will not be far away.

windhoek
Mmmm, that's an interesting idea...where can these be acquired from and are they worthwhile?


To be honest, I have not bought one in a long time. My present ones are half a dozen years old - the patterns are the same. As for whether they are worthwhile - YES! You should be warned that the picture you get may not be to your liking. Most people have become very familiar with a very artificial image and it can take some time to become familiar with an image which is 'correct' by professional standards. Initially you would likely find the image to be rather dull and rather soft - in the longer term you would notice that movement and transitions are much smoother and more life like whilst low and high level details (in black and white) would be much more clearly visible. A calibration disc is only a start really - most people would be surprised to discover that is actually takes many thousands of pounds worth of equipment to set up a display to its full potential. In reality, the improvement one sees going from SD to HD is not far removed to the difference one would see by having your system properly calibrated - factory settings are very very poor as a rule.
#36
The problem with the OPPO DV-983H is it can not output 576i to a off board scaler, i.e for example a onkyo 785 with a HQV chipset or at pioneer tv which seems to have a better scaler.
#37
but on a projector which will look better and is value for the money

the onkyo at £84.90
the pioneer at £120
or the oppo at £169.99

Any advise will be great
#38
thevman2k3
but on a projector which will look better and is value for the money

the onkyo at £84.90
the pioneer at £120
or the oppo at £169.99

Any advise will be great


What is your Projector and you run it though a highish end amp
#39
Projector is the Sony AW15,
amp Onkyo 606
Speakers KEF 2005.2
Screen is 100"

Need a cracking dvd player now. Thank you for your help in advance.
#40
thevman2k3
but on a projector which will look better and is value for the money

the onkyo at £84.90
the pioneer at £120
or the oppo at £169.99

Any advise will be great


thevman2k3
Projector is the Sony AW15,
amp Onkyo 606
Speakers KEF 2005.2
Screen is 100"

Need a cracking dvd player now. Thank you for your help in advance.



Your amp has quite good scaling I had one, but the Oppo's shoud be better, I upgraded my amp to the 875 (£200 more) and with that amp I would go with the Onkyo as it outputs 576i and let the amp do the procsing but with the 606 I'd demo them If you can't demo the Oppo demo the Cambridge Audio dv99 or AZUR 540d V2 at Rishersounds not quite as good for video as the oppo but basing the older oppo's models it will give you a good idea thay also do the Onkyo. I am not sure about the projectors scaler, I'd demo the two dvd's with the onkyo amp and see with of the 3 scalers best.

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