Help needed finding player/home theater reviews

vbimport

#1

Now that I’ve made the leap to HD it’s time to upgrade from my 90’s audio/video tech. I have a Panasonic HD TC-P42X1 in 720p. I’m still using a 2 channel Onkyo TX-8210 reciever and a Panasonic DVD-RV32 player. I’ve beat the snot out of the DVD player and it’s showing signs of read issues (dirty?)… never could get it to play + or -R DL. The Onkyo is a beast but it’s ready for the garage. I’ve been looking around for a new BD player that will play all my old +R -R and DL and has the same capability with blank Blu-Ray media. I’m so confused from all the search results with google. Does anyone have links or threads outside or within this forum to help me narrow down the search?


#2

There is an enormous amount of information available at avsforums: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/

Sifting through it is sometimes a problem.

What components do you wish to purchase? And what is your price range? Many people praise the Oppo blu ray players, but their “cheap” blu ray player is $500.


#3

I’m looking for a media player in the price range of $250-$400. Another $100 if it can handle everything out there and what is projected to come. It must be durable and long lasting. I have 1-2K movies through the DVD-RV32. Just cleaned it and it’s coming back. I’m partial to Onkyo receivers because of the performance and durability of the receiver I have. $600-$800 for a Home theater unit minus the speaker components?. Anyone manufacture vacuum tube systems?


#4

Onkyo produce some excellent equipment. :iagree:

Check out here for comparative reviews.

http://www.whathifi.com/

It’s a UK based site but will give you a good idea regarding the performance of different models.

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