which dvd for under 1k


Thanks for all the info on my last question concerning amps. I purchased a Mac 2250, to power my Usher be 718s, and new interconnects, all is well, really, really good. I mostly listen 2 ch, including my dvd concerts, and have many of those. Currently I have an old Sony 5 disc changer, and I would like to upgrade to the best audio I can get from a single disc model for under 1k. A recent visit to an Atlanta high end suggested the Pioneer BDP-05FD. Recommendations?? Thanks
keslerd
the new yamaha universal players are incredibly good.
JVC XV-BP1
You may want to check into the pending release of Oppo's BD93.
I have the new OPPO Blu-ray Universal player (under the early adoption program). Stunning. Plays EVERY disc I throw at it, including DVD-A now with the latest firmware, and all for much less than $1K!
while the oppo that everyone raves about is great for video, at your price range i don't think you can touch denon or arcam universal players for audio. if you don't need blu-ray, you can get great deals on a used denon 5910/3910 or arcam dv-135/137. the integra units are pretty great for the prices as well.
What is this new analog DVD format?
The Oppo does look like a winner if you want a universal player. The JVC has all the bells and whistles and claims to load in 8 secs or less and can be bought for 229.00 from Best Buy with free shipping. But it is not a universal player.
What is this new analog DVD format?

Not sure if you're joking, Paul. Do you mean DVD-A(udio)? It's been around a while...kind of came and went. Another high-rez format (192/24 or 96/24) Titles are fewer and further between than SACD.

Loomis - Have you compared the Oppo (either 983H or BDP93) to the others you are recommending over it? Just curious.
Yes - just a little funny - here we are discussing DVD players in the analog forum, after all.

(NOT that I am with the forum police!)
I'd avoid the Denon 3910. They have known issues with failing laser assemblies.

Don't know if this extends to the higher Denon models.
04-13-09: Paulfolbrecht
Yes - just a little funny - here we are discussing DVD players in the analog forum, after all.

(NOT that I am with the forum police!)

I wasn't sure where to post, I am glad you don't have a badge. My listen' pleasure is two channel and for the most part when listening to dvd I use the analog outputs.
HT will be a bi-product... I am looking for the best analog sound from a dvd player... Thanks for the suggestions to this point.
Funny how one day a component is one of the best, then all of a sudden out of nowhere it's one of the worst. "Recalling all 3910's !!" Try out the Toshiba.
04-14-09: Lithojoe
Funny how one day a component is one of the best, then all of a sudden out
of nowhere it's one of the worst.

Not so unusual. Often problems don't arise until months or years after a
product has been in service.

The Denon 3910 has been around for years, and the laser assembly problem
has surfaced over the last couple of years based on user comments in several
audio/video forums (specific quotes and URL addresses cited in previous
threads). Its sound is still deserving of the accolades, but the laser assembly can
develop problems, so caveat emptor.

Surely, we all hope to read on this site good experiences as well as bad,
whenever they might arise.