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RE: I wished there were more

I wished there were more contenders for the £300+ blu ray player award. I could see only 3 (Oppo 103 & CA are the others). Denon 3313UD & Oppo 105 would have made the competition interesting.

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RE: What HiFi Awards

Im a bit confused by the Marantz 7007 review, it says £1,000 is a lot to pay for a BD palyer referring to the 7007 but it was tested at £700 and sells for around that still?

 

Also ? mark over universal, no wifi and only plays region 2.

 

I would have thought it would be better to have an upto £500 section and then above £500 section. 

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BigH wrote:

Im a bit confused by the Marantz 7007 review, it says £1,000 is a lot to pay for a BD palyer referring to the 7007 but it was tested at £700 and sells for around that still?

 

Also ? mark over universal, no wifi and only plays region 2.

 

I would have thought it would be better to have an upto £500 section and then above £500 section. 

 

Traditionally, a universal player is one that incorporates BR, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A and in the odd case (as with the Cambridge 752) HDCD as well.  Not too many of those kicking around.  So I think it refers more to disc based formats than the mass ranks of non-disc digital formats out there.  

Seems an odd critique though - the Oppo at £900 is more expensive (try finding one at £700) - so I'd have thought the "sound per pound" thing works, or should work, enormously in Marantz's favour.   

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the record spot wrote:

BigH wrote:

Im a bit confused by the Marantz 7007 review, it says £1,000 is a lot to pay for a BD palyer referring to the 7007 but it was tested at £700 and sells for around that still?

 

Also ? mark over universal, no wifi and only plays region 2.

 

I would have thought it would be better to have an upto £500 section and then above £500 section. 

 

Traditionally, a universal player is one that incorporates BR, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A and in the odd case (as with the Cambridge 752) HDCD as well.  Not too many of those kicking around.  So I think it refers more to disc based formats than the mass ranks of non-disc digital formats out there.  

Seems an odd critique though - the Oppo at £900 is more expensive (try finding one at £700) - so I'd have thought the "sound per pound" thing works, or should work, enormously in Marantz's favour.   

 

It seems WHF have not reviewed the Oppo 105, after the Oppo 103 review, Im not surprised that they have not sent WHF one for review, the 103 seems out of line with all the other reviews I have seen but then I think there are better places than this for BD reviews. Maybe they should just stick to Hifi? 

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RE: What HiFi Awards

the record spot wrote:

BigH wrote:

Im a bit confused by the Marantz 7007 review, it says £1,000 is a lot to pay for a BD palyer referring to the 7007 but it was tested at £700 and sells for around that still?

 

Also ? mark over universal, no wifi and only plays region 2.

 

I would have thought it would be better to have an upto £500 section and then above £500 section. 

 

Traditionally, a universal player is one that incorporates BR, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A and in the odd case (as with the Cambridge 752) HDCD as well.  Not too many of those kicking around.  So I think it refers more to disc based formats than the mass ranks of non-disc digital formats out there.  

Seems an odd critique though - the Oppo at £900 is more expensive (try finding one at £700) - so I'd have thought the "sound per pound" thing works, or should work, enormously in Marantz's favour.   

Well, the Oppo 105 has a lot more features than the Marantz UD7007, so it's not the price alone.

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RE: What HiFi Awards RE: What HiFi Awards

richardw42 wrote:

I've not got a problem with any individual award. 

But it's all pretty predictable. 

 

KEF LS50 winning the Reader award was odds on. How many who voted actually own them. 

 

Its also such such a commercial excercise. I've had emails from Superfi and Sevenoaks referencing the awards, I'm not ever so comfortable seeing a BUY link next to the winning items either. 

 

I dont think even mr Spock would regard the AKG K550 as on ear headphones. 

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RE: What HiFi Awards

Arcam A 19 worth the hype??? Over Ra 10 or may be a Cyrus 6a...

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