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DVD Changer advice

by bugklop / August 4, 2007 4:24 AM PDT

hello people,
I am looking for a good DVD changer with the latest technologies and I need some help.
something I want in the DVD changer: wide media type support, DTS, DivX, XviD, latest HDMI (1.3), 1080p upscaling, good sound/image. basically something like OPPO DV-981HD - DVD player but changer (5-6 DVDs or so). region free hack would be nice too.
anyone out there have some opinions? I'd greatly appreciate it.
thanks in advance,

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Why a chanfer?
by HTHMAN / August 4, 2007 11:59 AM PDT
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I have an older Sony 5 disk DVD changer. Still don't know why I ever bought it. Never used it with more than one DVD in it. The only use I had for it was to put in 5 CDs for continuous music. Unless you can sit through 10 hours of movies without getting out of your chair, a good single disk player should serve you well.

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Changer: NO!!!
by NM_Bill / August 4, 2007 12:54 PM PDT
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Great value: OPPO!!!

Just say no to changer. Quality & reliability go downhill with a changer. DVD players in general are manufactured to a standard to last for around five years. Don't go crazy on any disk player.

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thanks guys
by bugklop / August 5, 2007 5:39 AM PDT
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yea, I thought about it. I probably don't really need a changer. most likely gonna settle with just a good single dvd player.
so, is OPPO the way to go?

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Could be
by jostenmeat / August 5, 2007 10:44 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks guys

however, if I was in your shoes, I'd wait for a quality Bluray player with excellent upscaling to drop to $300ish, or maybe slightly more. The Oppo 981 is what, $230? I would spend that little extra for veritable HD video and HD audio, just my 2 cents. Or, if you got $500 now, I heard the PS3 upscales pretty nicely... Just me man, just me.

Sorry that I cannot comment on the receiver for you. I think you are probably more aware of the different receivers than most of us here. Best of luck, Im sure you will find something that you love.

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thanks guys
by bugklop / August 5, 2007 11:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Could be

I might be able to afford to buy a blu ray player, what's the best one out now with the good solid features?
the thing is, I really want DivX/Xvid capability, do blu ray players even have that?

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