Originally Posted by BillP
AlieniceT, having read many of your excellent posts, just how many DVD players do you have??
Thanks for the compliment, BillP. At the moment, I have 14.
Half of them are in use in three rooms (One R1 and one region-free per room). I genuinely enjoy comparing players and I am always searching for the model that has "everything", which means everything I
want in a machine. At the moment, the 59AVi is the closest to my ideal, being the primary player in my main HT.
I watch a lot of movies, and honestly unless we are talking about players built like tanks, I don't have a lot of faith in current player longevity under constant use. None of my players have a lot of hours on them. I have a Panny XP-30 with less than 30 hours on it. Outstanding machine, but I was using a Denon DVD-1600 as my main player for its' DVD-Audio when I got the XP-30. Now it's in storage. I have two RP-62's I got off eBay from people who needed cash. They were silly cheap. With the latest firmware, their PQ is better than ever, and they now support DVD+R and DVD+R DL, which is very nice. I was going to sell them, but now I don't know.
I hook up my friends with some good machines when I run out of room, but more frequently they solicit my advice based on my findings. If you haven't had first hand experience with a machine, you're just spreading propaganda in my opinion.
I'm thinking of building a DVD Player Hall of Fame, and the 79AVi 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Silver model would make a nice addition.
Originally Posted by Kevin C Brown
"Market price." I take market price as being the street price. MSRP might be higher. We'll see I guess!
I agree, Kevin. I'm thinking Pioneer will have no problem moving the 79AVi at the "market" price. $1,000.00 from an authorized dealer is still an attractive price compared to the Denon 5910 or the Onkyo SP1000. Look at the new Sony DVP-NS9100ES at $1,299.00 MSRP, which does not do 480i over HDMI or support DVD-Audio.