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#61406 - 09/19/04 11:47 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
The loading is common with that player. If it works, just live with it for now. Are you hooked on a MEGA or does it really matter? If not and you can live without one, there are a lot of good stand alone CD players out there or you can do a little upgrading and get a great DVD player and CD player in one box.................but you will not get any MEGA recommendations from me. Sorry, I'm just not a fan. I don't trust em and I have yet to see one running anything in the way of guts I would own. If you could live with a 5 disc there are a few out there from Denon, HK and some others that will work.......or you could get the Denon 3910 and be in heaven !


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#61407 - 09/20/04 03:39 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
No, just looking at them. I definately want no less than five though. My system is upstairs and I listen to music downstairs on the Zone II. Quite a pain to run up and down the stairs when guests are over. What brought this about is that I've got a couple SACD's and they sound like crap. I was thinking it must be my player.
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#61408 - 09/20/04 04:02 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
mdrew- to playing the sacd's properly, you have to ensure that you have the cd/dvd player hooked to the receiver using the 6 analog connections. plus, when playing the sacd, you have to set the receiver to play the 'analog' or 'mulit-channel' input.. if you did this, then i am sorry for implying that you didnt.

in addition, i think to really get the full sacd experince, you need the full 5.1 set-up. unless it is a 2ch sacd, and i havent heard any of those myself. if you were playing a 5.1 sacd just thru your M80's and sub on the bottom floor, then you would be missing out on 3 channels of music(center and 2 surrounds).

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#61409 - 09/20/04 05:35 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 284
Loc: Nevada City, CA
Integra has new universal 6 disc player, theDCP-8.5
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#61410 - 09/20/04 07:56 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
JaimeG Offline
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Registered: 12/25/02
Posts: 556
Loc: Ashburn, VA
"...then you would be missing out on 3 channels of music(center and 2 surrounds). "

At least with both of my denon equipments, avr3300 and dvd2200, you can enter which speakers you are missing and itíll redirect sound to the mains. Although Iím not exactly sure if itíll redirect signal from surrounds to the mains spkrs in a 5.1 sacd w/ only a pair of speakers, I do know itíll redirect the center channel as well as the sub signal to both mains.
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#61411 - 09/20/04 10:41 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 282
Loc: Lake Worth Florida
I think you can still use em both, I have the Yamaha 940-c, it also has the Faroudja processing, plays SACD, and DVD-A, a 5 disc changer, that I run in multi-input - discrete 6 channel mode, it's awesome, but I have an older 200 disc Sony, that when we want to relax, have some company, a party, or work around the house, we load it up and random - let it rock! I Use the Yamaha for more detailed listening and viewing, but the ol 200 disc jukebox lets me drink some cold ones without fussin. Jon
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#61412 - 09/20/04 11:12 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17783
Loc: NoVA
oooh, I seem to have found my next disc player...
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#61413 - 09/20/04 11:23 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
I guess I'm odd. When I go into party mode I fire up my computer and let 10,000+ mp3's do there thing! I have my computer running through a decent sound card via a direct optical connection to my Denon 3805.

My problem is whenever I put in a disc, I consider it critical time and I get way to fussy! lol I also like the fact that the money I was going to spend on a MEGA changer can now be used for something else.

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#61414 - 09/21/04 12:45 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
I too have about 15 gigs of music on my computer. Itís just fine for when Iím tinkering in the office, but the sound quality is not to my liking on my main sound system. Probably because I screwed up and used WMA format when I first started loading the CDís. Iím not about to re-do several hundred in MP-3.

I know nothing about Integra. That 8.5 looks like a dandy. Is Integra a reputable, high end brand?? Iíll have to take a peak at that Yamaha when I get a chance. Whatís the average price tags on those two units?

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#61415 - 09/21/04 01:03 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
integra is actually an upper end grade of onkyo's.

kinda like a toyota to a lexus..

their receivers look very similar, and have equal functions. i would bet the integras would be comparible to the onkyo 801's or 901's and higher..

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