Just a quick thought as this has just come out, anyone have one yet, views/reviews on it?
It's got to do something really special (in terms of reliability) to win people back.
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Or any of their products sadly - so much potential but so many gremilns.
Please, please, please Arcam - get back to form - I was such a fan of their products, they need to bridge that confidence gap (although the new dacs seem to be bringing back some hope).
I certainly wouldn't recommend getting one, until they've proved to be reliable.
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Certainly need to do a lot of making up. Interesting to read a review and compare it with the poor first attempt.
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I'll be interested to see if the BDP300 lives up to its £1k asking price.
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or the £500 upgrade from the BDP100 that they are asking for! I’m sitting on the fence just now I dont want to pay another £500 to go the 3d route after just paying that for the AVR600 upgrade.
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How are you finding the Arcam? is it riddled with faults or is yours okay?
£500 to upgrade to BDP100 to BDP300?
All the best
Personally I don't see why Arcam bothers. They've obviously missed the HD picture i.e. Linn, Naim and Cyrus have all currently given up on video playback where once they all had it.
And sonically I'm sure the new Arcam will be a blast, but how much better will it be than the cream of the crop i.e. the top dog Denon/Marantz, and Oppo?
(I don't mention the CA 751BD because, in-line with some reviews, I find it sonically slightly dull with movies).
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This is my second AVR600, first one worked great then one day the fans started coming on every 10 minutes, the new one works great though.
Rather offensive isnt it.
When released Arcam stated that there would be 3d upgrade available for the machine... anyone know a good lawyer?
Hi there. call me mad, fool-hardy, or just straight crazy but I've just bought a BDP300 and that after previously owning an AVR500.
Anyway bottom line is I auditioned it against the Denon 2012 and then the Oppo 95, and the Arcam won for me, both in terms of image quality and sound quality. The Oppo came close, but when auditioned on my system it was too bright/edgy for my liking even though it gave a tad more definition and separation.
I've now used the BDP300 for 3 days - and it hasn't failed yet. Nevertheless I'm still holding my breath, while loving what it delivers. Outstanding.
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i’m swaying over upgrading, is the sound and picture quality an improvement on the BDP100?
To be honest I didn't review against the BDP100 this time. I reviewed it 3 or 4 months back and in the test IMHO I thought both PQ and sound quality shaded the Oppo 95.
My problem was that I didn't trust it, and I didn't test with CD's.
So at that time I wasn't convinced by either even though I went to the dealer ready to buy the Oppo.
Thats the best I can give you I'm afraid.
PS Amazingly its almost lasted a week without any problems. And Adele at the Albert Hall sounds awesome.
I am waiting for reviews before I take the plunge.
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