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Old 03-25-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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So my DVD player is beginning to show signs of age.

It'* a Pioneer Elite DV-05 that is 7 years old. It was a very expensive unit at the time ($1,000) but now it is very sensitive to skips and freezing.

It plays CD'* but if the bass is turned up it will go into freeze mode.

Any recommendations of a good new unit? I have to have the frame by frame advance feature......for those particularly gory scenes.
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have you considered checking out blu-ray and hd-dvd players? depending on your home theater setup that would be a good route to go. there'* some nice products available from Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba. look to spend $500-1200...
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go blue-ray!!!
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have you considered checking out blu-ray and hd-dvd players? depending on your home theater setup that would be a good route to go. there'* some nice products available from Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba. look to spend $500-1200...
maybe wait a bit to see which one becomes the next "standard" and the other the next betamax?
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Yeah, I wouldn't touch Blue Ray or HD DVD right now. 50-50 chance of ending up with a beta-max deal....

Unfortunately, that'* all the advice I have right now. My DVD/VCR combo, while not new or top of the line, does everything I need so I haven't looked at the new players
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If you have DVI/HDMI connections on your TV/Reciever, then i would find one with teh support to match.
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Yeah, I wouldn't touch Blue Ray or HD DVD right now. 50-50 chance of ending up with a beta-max deal....

Unfortunately, that'* all the advice I have right now. My DVD/VCR combo, while not new or top of the line, does everything I need so I haven't looked at the new players
It appears that all the major vendors have adopted Blue-ray. It seems superior from the specs.

I think it will be more 80 - 20 in favour of Blue-ray.
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