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Separate CD and DVD players or just DVD? And do I go for Blu Ray?

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cardamomginger Sun 19-Dec-10 17:01:42

CD and DVD players are FUBARed. I am hoping someone can advise me firstly whether it is worth buying separate CD and DVD players and secondly whether I should get a Blu-Ray instead of a DVD player? Music quality is very important to me, so I wouldn't want to sacrifice that and I have a large collection of DVDs that I wouldn't want/can't afford to replace with Blu-Ray equivalents, so any player needs to play DVDs as well. Any ideas?? Thanks and Happy Christmas!

catinthehat2 Sun 19-Dec-10 17:13:32

£80 PAnasonic appears to play DVD

£70 Cambridge audio

I would get separates. If one goes bellyup, you still have the other (unless they go both togather lik e yours)

catinthehat2 Sun 19-Dec-10 17:14:39

Shame not to get Blu ray, but on the cheaper ones you may get annoying quirks like a loooong delay while it fires up.

cardamomginger Sun 19-Dec-10 17:16:45

Thanks! Am completely daft when it comes to this kind of thing grin. Was wodnering if it's like washer-driers where cos you have 2 things in one gadget, it doesn't give as good performance as separates do?

catinthehat2 Sun 19-Dec-10 18:17:33

yes, can see the advantage for washer dryers as they save a lot of space, but honestly, these cd/dvd boxes are so small, why wouldn't you buy the best you can afford for each one rather than compromise on a combination box?

catinthehat2 Sun 19-Dec-10 18:18:34

nb my 17.14 should have implied "get a blu ray if you can", I think it was ambiguous.

cardamomginger Sun 19-Dec-10 19:26:36


Niceguy2 Sun 19-Dec-10 20:13:56

It all depends on how much of an purist you are.

If you want the best and demand every pixel/decibel of quality then you are probably better going for seperates made by the top end manufacturer's.

If you like the vast majority wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 1080i & 1080p and don't care whether its MP3 or FLAC then just grab a half decent blu ray player and be done with it.

Personally I love my gadgets but I have to balance that with multiple boxes and wires all over the lounge and getting it past the missus. So a nice all-in-one box is a sensible compromise for me.

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