No Australian poster yet..... I guess I'd better make a start......969AVI
The Australian model is 969AVI (US is 59AVI and UK is 868AVI, just for completeness).
As I understand the US model is available in "black", UK is "silver" only and Australian is "Gold" only !
The Australian model is shipped with a HDMI and an iLink cable, which is not the case with the US model at least (correct me if I'm wrong).
edit: US model does include the iLink cable, but not the HDMI cable. Further I think it is the Australian distributer that is throwing away a HDMI cable.
The other specifications are exactly the same as the US model, (thus unlike the UK model there is no SCART port).
edit: Even the manual is the same, as the 969avi manual has references to 59avi etc.
edit2: It seems that the 59avi has a different remote (being able to control the TV) than the 969avi. As the manual makes appropriate references...
Like everything else in Australia, it is multiregion out of the box (due to legal requirements here), is PAL and NTSC compatible.
Apart from these minor cosmetic and packagingdifferences it appears to be the same as the US model (down to the setup menu).UK saga
I am happy to report that the problems being described in this thread regarding the UK model (868AVI) are non-existent on the Australian model (most probably because it has not been modified to include a SCART output).MISC.
Having just read this thread, I think a few key features have not yet been mentioned regarding this player.
- It's excellent multi-disk memory (edit: ok, it only remembers the disk that is in, ones the disk is out it doesn't remember it... )
- It's ability to remember something like 24 playlists (based on CDs, DVD-As and SACDs)
- The remote's jog-dial feature, which is quite unique and provides for a very easy frame advance/back ability....
Apart from these minor points, all else seems to be covered in quite some detail.....My Hunt
My hunt for a DVD Player started around 5 months ago, and involved pretty much every Denon, Cambridge Audio, Panasonic, Sony and Arcams. Pioneer came out on top for me !
My saga with Denons is discussed here
(in addition to various posts on this forum)
My review for the player is discussed here
Great thread, glad to be part of this community now....