Hello everybody sorry if my post is lengthy and contains a few silly questions, but I can assure you I only ask because I have exhausted my Google abilities and am left unsure.
I have found a few sellers around my area and slightly outside whom I am interested in buying a player from, but I know that LD players vary very significantly in quality, and so I want to make the right decision. As a total newbie to LD players, I don't need a high-end player at first. Of course that may change in the next few ywars, but being recently (temporarily) unemployed, I need to keep my new hobby on a fairly strict budget.
While I've had a bit of luck finding the reported specs for these players, I know that you- the experts- will help me better understand the key differences. I know none will measure up to a 703/704 or one of the fancy Japanese players, but I just want to avoid crap.
A word about my setup I play on hooking up to both a 22 inch Philips flat-tube TV and a 42 inch Philips LCD TV both from the last 5 years. I also plan on connecting via optical to my Sony 5.1 receiver. However after looking at demodulator prices, I don't plan on buying one in the near future, nor do I have the budget to invest in DTS films based on the prices I'm seeing.
Below are the players I'm looking at, and any an all feedback is so very much appreciated! Thanks very much.
CLD-V2600- I know its one sided and requires a flip, I believe its heavy duty, a I know it lacks optical.
CLD-D604- This one I'm very curious about, can't find info about SNR or much else. The number suggests its decent, but I know that can be a red herring.
CLD-D406- I see this one is a 49dB rated player, which is below the 2600, but I would love to know how much of a difference that will make. I see that it is two series below the 604, but I believe the last number stands for the model year or some such, so perhaps its better than the 604?
Thanks again for ANY help!