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Considering upcoming HD-DVD players, I don't want invest $3,000 plus on Denon 9000. Sources say Toshiba SD9500 is basically same machine with Denon 9000 but with different audio sections.

According to spec sheet, it shares many features and parts with Denon, including dreaded chroma bug.

Tosh 9500 is already available in Japan for several month but no news in US.

Does anybody know it's releasing date and price in the States?
 

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It will be out in US in September. I think MSRP suppose to be around $1200.

These specs in German talk about Silicon Image deiterlacer, yet Japanese press release mentions nothing about it. Something is fishy here. Also there is no DVI output or SACD playback like it was reported by some Toshiba freaks here.
 

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SD9500 uses DVDO's i/p chip just as stipulated in Toshiba Japan's

product intro press release and ensuing catalogs. Nothing fishy:)


SD9500 does share some features with Denon A1(Japanese version

of 9000), ie DVDO chip, Analog Device's ADV7304 14bit/108Mhz video DAC,

but their audio design, internal layout, power supply... are quite different.


To date, Toshiba has firmly taken the side of the DVD-A group,

therefore it has yet to produce one single SACD-capable machine.



SD9500's MSRP is 300,000 yen, or 2380 USD in Japan.

I doubt Toshiba America will sell it for anything under 2k in the US.
 

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Terri,


that's interesting info. Do I understand correctly that Onkyo and Toshiba share design resources, hence the similar (if not the same) video architecture between Denon A1 and Toshiba SD9500?


Or do they just happen to be quite similar?


cheers,

Halcy
 

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I am considering the following: Denon 3800, Denon A1 (9000) or the Toshiba 9500E. I am based in Dublin (Ireland) and can source (from Germany) the 3800 for Euro 2299 or the A1 for Euro 3500 but unfortunately these are region 2 units. I can purchase a region free Toshiba 9500E from Leconcepts in the UK for Euro 2400 and am very tempted.


Has anyone here had an opportunity to try the Toshiba? is it possible that this unit is as good as the Denon A1 (9000)?
 

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The september issue of the german 'Audiovision' magazine has a review comparing the Denon DVD-3800, Denon DVD-A1, Toshiba SD9500 the TAGMcLaren DVD32R-PSM.


When comparing the two Denon's and the Toshiba, the received the following scores (lower is better):

Picture-quality:

Denon DVD-3800 : 1.28

Denon DVD-A1 : 1.39

Toshiba SD9500 : 1.36


Audio-quality:

Denon DVD-3800 : 1.33

Denon DVD-A1 : 1.25

Toshiba SD9500 : 1.31


Features:

Denon DVD-3800 : 1.50

Denon DVD-A1 : 1.40

Toshiba SD9500 : 1.40


Overall:

Denon DVD-3800 : 1.31

Denon DVD-A1 : 1.34

Toshiba SD9500 : 1.34


One interesting feature of the SD9500 seems to be a digital D1/D2 video output (clearly visible between BNC connecters for component-out and the S-video out). The also mention that the upcoming Toshiba MT-8 projector will feature a D1/D input!


Also, if the SD9500 indeed uses the AD1955 DAC's, he allready has one component requirement to support SACD:)


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D1/D2 is not digital. It is Japanese connector for analog component video. D1=480i and D2=480p. Why do people always assume that anything with D is digital. It is not. Besides I dought that US or European versions will have D1/D2 connectors anyway.

Also are you sure that lower is better in all these tests. It seems that player with more features would have a higher score.
 

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You might be right about the D1/D2. Anyway, it was found on a european Region-2 player but if it's analog I'd still prefer a DVI connect.


Yep, I'm sure. lower = better. But I noticed I swapped the audio and video values and have correct the prev. message.


(for reference, scores for DV-747A: video 1.19; audio 2.05; features 1.00; overall 1.48)


I was suprised to see the DVD-3800 quoted with better picture-quality than the DVD-A1.


Filip
 
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