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4960 croaks after about a year
« on: January 14, 2006, 01:11:12 PM »
Well after about a year my 4960 gave up the ghost the other day.  It fails to recognize any disks I give it....DVD, CD, CD-R, etc.  The thing sounded so nice too.....makes my 3960 sound awful.  I bought it knowing it was kind of a throw away but wish I would have gotten more than a year out of it.  :-\


So what's the new latest greatest universal player? :P
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 01:13:51 PM »
pioneer elite DV-45A

http://www.avperfection.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=32

or denon 2200 or 2900 (i have the 2900)
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 02:59:49 PM »
Have you tried one of those lens cleaner disks?  My 3960 was having trouble reading until I cleaned the lens.

I was looking through the Crutchfield catalog today and they have the 3980 for $49.99 and the 4980 for $99.99.  They also have a Sony NS50P for $79.99.  I can't tell you how any of them sound, but they are cheap.  Denon is much higher quality and much more $$$.
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006, 05:26:53 PM »
I think about 3-4 people here have the pioneer, Brian.

A couple reccomended it to me when I was looking.

Not bad price-wise either.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 08:16:15 PM »
I'm looking for a Denon 2910, myself.

I love the sound of my Harman-Kardon DVD-31,  BUT  no SACD, and  it is a dog with burned DVD-As that requires some video to menu right and will output 5.1 digital on some 2.0 Stereo-only DVD-As unless a CD is played first.
The A/D and omps sounds pretty sweet and warm, however and the picture is A-1 when running DVD-V.
So, recapping, if you don't care about digout or SACD, and quirky isn't a major complaint, it's hard to find better.     ;)

I sold the Tosh 4960 within five days of buying it.



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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2006, 10:05:37 PM »
I am one of those owners of the pioneer elite dv-45a and love it...plays anything and everything I throw at it, and the vid picture is significantly better than the sony I used before...couldnt recommend it more

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 04:13:14 PM »
Thanks for the help guys.

I'm looking at the pioneer elite dv-45a and the denon dvd-1920.   
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 04:28:15 PM »
Sure thing.  :)

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 04:42:44 PM »
I'll throw in my support for either the elite dv-45 or the denon.

I borrowed a dv45 for several weeks and it was awesome.  I have a denon 2900 and it has been stellar.  Never used either for video, just audio playback.
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006, 05:26:31 PM »
buy something used that was out of your price range new.
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2006, 07:32:56 PM »
You may also want to look at the Onkyo DV-CP802.   A very nice, relatively low cost piece.  Plays everything and has nice built in DACs.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2006, 07:43:35 PM »
Oh yeah!

Thats right Goose..

Doug mods them too.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2006, 11:06:26 AM »
I finally hooked my 4960 up that I ordered last summer, and the compnent video out does not work. ::)
Oh well, the S video works, and it sounds decent.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2006, 07:40:36 AM »
I think mine is beginning to go too.... yesterday it wouldn't read a store-bought cd!   :o
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2006, 08:01:21 AM »
sometimes, you get what you pay for.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2006, 08:10:34 AM »
sometimes, you get what you pay for.

True enough!

Tickets are dead to me.  Except the ones I have, don't have, and lost.  Not to mention the ones you have, don't have, and lost.   And the ones that other dude has, doesn't have, and lost.  Let me know if you need some tickets, I'm happy to oblige. 

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2006, 10:13:25 AM »
another satisified 45a user here.

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2006, 10:19:06 AM »
denon 2900, 5900 or whatever their new one is.
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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2006, 10:24:12 AM »
denon 2900, 5900 or whatever their new one is.

This is what I want... don't have the scratch though. so I live with the 4960 and its crappy remote...  :-\
Tickets are dead to me.  Except the ones I have, don't have, and lost.  Not to mention the ones you have, don't have, and lost.   And the ones that other dude has, doesn't have, and lost.  Let me know if you need some tickets, I'm happy to oblige. 

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Re: 4960 croaks after about a year
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2006, 01:56:40 PM »
wish I would have held onto my 45a.  Could have had a bidding war!  Oh well someone here got a great deal!   ;D

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