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Hi,

My current Blu-Ray player has too much disk spinning noise and am sending it back. It's not bad with DVD's but in Blue Ray it seems to spin more and is too audible. Does anyone know what the quieter brands or players are? My max budget is 400, but would like to pay less if possible. My other concern is picture quality, and having less screen blur with motion, I could care less about a lot of the other gimmicks like 3-D or wireless.

Any help would be appreciated because a lot of the reviews do not mention how loud or quiet the player is.

Thank you!

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Which player have you got? Check Denon 1713UD.

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RE: quiet blueray/dvd player

I've got an older model sony (760), which was well-reviewed here.  Very disappointing noise levels there - sounds like a pigeon cooing.  If I was upgrading a "quiet" machine would be top of my list, so I'll watch this thread with interest!

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I got fed up of a noisey Sony player too, infact 2 of them , went Panasonic & the silence is Golden Smile

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My Sony is fine.I wonder if this is a common problem? WHF investigation team???

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RE: quiet blueray/dvd player

Thanks for the replies.

I have a Samsung BDF5900 and it has too much noise. I want to hear the movie, not the player.  Will check out Panasonic and the Denon - wouldn't mind paying a tad less than that model if there was something quiet.

Apprecaite the thoughts -there isn't much info on this subject that I could find

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RobinKidderminster wrote:
My Sony is fine.I wonder if this is a common problem? WHF investigation team???

My old Sony S370 and current S390 are very quiet. (Have to get ear very close - within a few inches - and turn off any other sounds to hear anything going on.)

I have deliberately gone into 'System settings' on both machines and turned 'Quick start mode' off after buying them. That eliminates any fan noise even in warm weather like now. (Sacrifices a few seconds when some - but not all - disks are loaded, but it's worth it for the extra quiet.)

My previous two Panasonic DVD recorders were right old 'moaners' in comparison and very fussy about disks.

It's Sony for me (for BD players at least) from now on.

Quiet, play everything without a quiblle and have excellent PQ and SQ and they were inexpensive.

'Bomb-proof'  reliability so far too. The old S370 is still in daily use by one of our daughters with no complaints or problems at all.

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Big Aura wrote:

I've got an older model sony (760), which was well-reviewed here.  Very disappointing noise levels there - sounds like a pigeon cooing.  If I was upgrading a "quiet" machine would be top of my list, so I'll watch this thread with interest!

 

Big Aura, you are  not alone! I've had 2 of the 760s - the first one made a constant droning noise. The replacement was fine, until 2 months after the warranty ran out when it started making the same noise only louder. I've been tempted to buy a long HDMI and stick it in another room!! However, as I am the only one who can apparently hear it, then changing it at the moment is not an option....

 

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The Oppo players are quiet - mine sits about a foot behind my head - never heard it. 

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

The Oppo players are quiet - mine sits about a foot behind my head - never heard it. 

My Oppo95 in the kitchen is silent as far as the disc playing mechanism goes, but you can hear the noise of the fans during very quiet moments. Not enough noise for me to want to change it though! excellent!

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I wouldn't buy another Denon. My 2012 went back. On some disks it would sound like a helicopter hovering above. Denon bemoaned the variable spin rates of BDs. It came back better but will still do it very occasionally. 

 

Blu ray is a poor medium IMO. Not everyone can do an update. Eg my dad doesn't have Internet access, but fingers crossed his Sony 370 has never been a problem. 

 

Ill be changing to a ps4 or Xbox one when they're released. At least Wi Fi means auto updates. 

Maybe an oppo 103/105 for the HC, as they act as a surround processor. 

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richardw42 wrote:

I wouldn't buy another Denon. My 2012 went back. On some disks it would sound like a helicopter hovering above. Denon bemoaned the variable spin rates of BDs. It came back better but will still do it very occasionally. 

 

I'm surprised to hear that. My Denon DBT 3313 is silent, that's one of its advantages. Perhaps they've upped their game with the newer models.

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PS. What are these frequent updates on bdp? Guess its not hardware but the discs??

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RobinKidderminster wrote:
PS. What are these frequent updates on bdp? Guess its not hardware but the discs??

Yes, the firmware updates are to ensure future disc playability.

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richardw42 wrote:

I wouldn't buy another Denon. My 2012 went back. On some disks it would sound like a helicopter hovering above. Denon bemoaned the variable spin rates of BDs. It came back better but will still do it very occasionally. 

 

I'm surprised to hear that. My Denon DBT 3313 is silent, that's one of its advantages. Perhaps they've upped their game with the newer models.

I hope so. 

I only updated to the 2012 for 3d. My previous Marantz BD5004 never gave a moments grief. Don't They and Denon share tech Smile

From googling the 2012 does seem to have been a fussy player. 

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richardw42 wrote:

Mtenga wrote:

richardw42 wrote:

I wouldn't buy another Denon. My 2012 went back. On some disks it would sound like a helicopter hovering above. Denon bemoaned the variable spin rates of BDs. It came back better but will still do it very occasionally. 

 

I'm surprised to hear that. My Denon DBT 3313 is silent, that's one of its advantages. Perhaps they've upped their game with the newer models.

I My previous Marantz BD5004 never gave a moments grief. Don't They and Denon share tech Smile

 

Marantz and Denon are owned by the same people D&M Holdings. So yes, similar.

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