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#61416 - 09/21/04 01:11 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
md55 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 284
Loc: Nevada City, CA
Integra is Onkyo's high end brand like Lexus, Infinity, or Acura.
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#61417 - 09/21/04 01:29 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Just in case it hits your radar, stay clear of the Onkyo 701. A great example of a really bad 6 disc player.

Only problem I have with the Integra line in terms of there DVD players is very little is actually there own. The DVS-939 for example is nothing more then a Pioneer 45a with some subtle changes and then re-branded. I guess what gets me is they take an Onkyo, then re-brand it Integra which in turn is a re-branded Pioneer? Can't they just build there own? lol

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#61418 - 09/21/04 02:42 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
In reply to:

Just in case it hits your radar, stay clear of the Onkyo 701. A great example of a really bad 6 disc player.


Oh Really? I've had one for quite a while now and haven't had any problems with it. What about it makes you say it's "really bad"?
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#61419 - 09/21/04 03:16 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Ajax, One word, reliability. Did you know that this player has one of the highest return rates in Onkyo history? I got that right from an Onkyo sales rep. For every 5 sold, 3 came back within the first 6 months. Some folks have had no problems but a ton of people and I mean a ton of people have had problems with that player. My brother-in-law went through 2 of these in less then 60 day's before going with a Sony.

I hate to say it as I don't like cutting up stuff other people own but I could go on about this one. I thought the video quality was average at best, overall build quality was average at best. About the only decent thing I could say about it when my brother-in-law had it was it seemed to be a decent transport.

Please don't get pissed at me, I'm just posting what I know about that model. Yours may be perfect and who knows maybe in later runs they got some stuff fixed and looked after the massive chroma problem that player had. I still however back my first post, I would advise most to stay clear of it as there is far better out there for the same money............and I also don't like the 702 which Onkyo put out as a speedy replacement.

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#61420 - 09/21/04 03:17 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 282
Loc: Lake Worth Florida
I really like my Yamaha, it also is a nice match with my rxv-1400 amp, it retails at 499.00 (U.S.) seems to be going for abount 360.00 at the low price on-line electronic places - plus shipping. I got mine through an awards program, don't know of the others availavle, you can tell the difference over my conventional DVD player on a big (50") screen, the discrete 6 channel audio really makes for an enjoyable movie experience, and although limited, the SACD is a whole new sound, IMHO Jon http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/DVD/DVDC940.htm
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#61421 - 09/21/04 03:24 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Yeah the Yamaha is a nice player but I must admit I have not fooled around to much with the multi disc stuff from Yamaha. Not many people know this but Yamaha made what many consider to be one of the best DVD players built to date........the DVD-2300MKII. Awesome player with a picture that is to die for. The picture is as good as the Denon 5900 for 75% less money.

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#61422 - 09/21/04 04:44 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
No problem, John. I was just curious as to why you thought it a bad player.
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#61423 - 09/21/04 05:22 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Thanks Jack. There is one thing I would like to point out now that I have had a little time to reflect on my original post. My thoughts on the 701 are my own. Jack and others have this player and it works peachy perfect for them. I branded this player with a little to broad a brush. I do believe strongly that this player may have had some issues when it first came out but going from Jacks experience and others, it sounds like the problems were identified and fixed.


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#61424 - 09/22/04 01:50 PM Re: New DVD/CD player?
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3903
Loc: Up yonder
Where can I buy Integra on line? I have not been able to locate an on line dealer.
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#61425 - 09/24/04 01:06 AM Re: New DVD/CD player?
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3903
Loc: Up yonder
Well the Integra's out. Only custom installers or select high end audio shops sell it, all of which in AK do not. So I'm screwed there.

Any other five or more universal players (or killer non-DVD) that I should be looking at? I've had it with my CD player. Dam thing is starting to skip and wont play some of my newer CDs. Heck, I couldn't even get my Toshiba or Kenwood to play the new "The Calling" CD, and my pick up CD player plays it just fine. What's up with that??
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