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Old 27th September 2007, 10:01 AM   #1
smallangryboy is offline smallangryboy  United Kingdom
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Default Donor DVD player for DIY project

I'm basically seeking advice as to the best donor DVD player I can source for a DIY project.

Currently I'm running a Denon 1930 and this is ideal as it has 5.1 analogue output, on board decoding, HDMI out and upscaling.

I'm wondering if this would be a suitable candidate for tweaking.

I'm interested in rehousing the player in a more substantial enclosure [and sexier] but primarily improving it's stereo audio capability, I'm not interested in touching it's DVD video playback.

As I didn't want to take the lid of my only DVD player I haven't looked inside, but wondered if the layout of buttons, transport and display could be altered to fit in the new enclosure, and indeed if this is the best payer to squeeze out better quality audio.

I'd also be interested if you can replace the front fascia of a DVD transport tray and have a machined aluminum front to match the case I'm thinking of making ?

Thoughts much appreciated.
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Old 29th December 2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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For me is important in first line, which DVD/SACD transport mechanism model is a good choice? And which "blu ray" transport mechanism?
I don't like to make a do it yourself project.
But I want to know, by which types high quality transport mechanism are inside.
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Old 30th December 2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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The most tweeked DVD player I can think of is the Townsend Audio TA565
Townshend Audio - TA565 Universal Disc Player...
This is based on a Pioneer DV565 (discontinued model).
The modified player is about 10 times more expensive than the donor chassis, and according to the reviews is a competitive high end universal player.
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