Originally Posted by DrXym
The Integra DBS-6.9 has virtually the same layout as Funai models and the Philips BDP7200. It doesn't even have 5.1 analogue outputs like the BDP7200 but it does have an optical out which is more than the Sylvania / Magnavox.
So probably it falls somewhere between the two. Consdering you can buy a BDP7200 for HALF the price, and other models or a THIRD I suggest that this not good value for money.
What I hate the most is the deception. They take the electronics of the cheaper player and enclose it with a frame made of higher grade plastic or metal to give the impression of better build quality thus justifying the higher asking price. Of course a lot of people fall into this trap.
At least Denon (DVD-1800D) is trying to justify the cost by adding better DACs (just for the fronts) but I still think is overprice.
I don't mind the price. Just give me something to justify the price other than "it matches our current receiver line". Give me fast loading time, significant picture/sound improvement, convenient features, etc....
I expected more Onkyo/Denon/Yamaha but what can we do
No more complaining I promise