Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › WoW. Toshiba SD-4900 amazing redbook and Dvd-A at 60 bux
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

WoW. Toshiba SD-4900 amazing redbook and Dvd-A at 60 bux

post #1 of 99
Thread Starter 
just bought this little player at best buy because of recommendations of it having excellent redbook and also including dvdaudio. Listened to Buena Vista Social Club DVD-A - was blown away ... wow how can a 60 dollar player sound this good, more listening tests on the way, i hooked it up to my ppa audio setup, was immediately amazed by the soundstage and clarity, good bargain.

Of course i have nothing to compare it to except a friends meridian 507, my maudio revo which it stomps.




i have about 10 more dvd-a's so its listen central for me for the next couple days.
post #2 of 99
Looks like I will finally get to play my Elvis DVD-A!!
post #3 of 99
is it as good as the 3950 with redbook?
post #4 of 99
Yay. I have a 4900 and I enjoy it a lot as a 2nd DVD player. I also thought that it had awesome redbook, especially for the price. Handily beats out the TBSC, Revo, and RME PAD in my opinion. It's the quality of inexpensive DVD players like this one that made me totally give up on the PC audio thing.

Its video output (at least interlaced) is almost equally impressive.
post #5 of 99
Interesting. How do DVD-A's sound with just 2-channels (isn't the center channel rather important)? Looks like I might have to pay a visit to Best Buy this weekend
post #6 of 99
xtreme, is it $60 at your local Bestbuy or is that price for nation wide? Bestbuy deleted 3950 from their website and 4900 isn't listed also. Is 3950 and 4900 being discontinued?
post #7 of 99
On Toshiba's website, the SD-4900 and the SD-3960 are still listed.

I am very tempted to get this SD-4900; it will make a great match to my Sony NS500. On the other hand, isn't Toshiba coming out with a universal player soon?

Decisions....decisions....
post #8 of 99
Quote:
Originally posted by mulveling
It's the quality of inexpensive DVD players like this one that made me totally give up on the PC audio thing.
Gotta hear it to believe it
post #9 of 99
Thread Starter 
yeah 60 bux at bestbuy its not listed on their site but they had it ... they still had the 3950 and 60 there it seems, but i got the 4900 for the dvd-a. the 3950 was selling for 55 the 3960 for 66 and the 4900 for 60.
post #10 of 99
Thread Starter 
heres mods for the 3950 and 60 ... they might apply to my 4900 but ill have to look into that

John Swenson Mods:

http://johnswenson1.home.comcast.net...3960_mods.html

Vinnie Rossi Mods - Very Good and Concise

http://home.nc.rr.com/keihin/toshiba3950/vinniemods.htm

Region Free Mods -- for the 4900

http://www.math.uga.edu/~djb/html/dvd.html




post #11 of 99
The BVSC DVD-A is a bit of a "ringer" in that it's not only a fantatsic recording but the DVD-A is extremely well done. Hope it doesn't set the bar too high for your other CDs. Enjoy!
post #12 of 99
Thread Starter 
yeah i did get to other cds and was equally impressed ... telarc ring without words .... Pink Floyd(Live) - Delicate Sounds of Thunder beethovens 9th dvd-a - beck sea changes dvd-a ...all sound amazing .. my maudio revo plays dvd-a's so i was amazed at the improvement this player has over that pesky soundcard.
post #13 of 99
What do you mean that your Revo plays back DVD-A? I know the hardware can do it but there isn't any software available that would let you do that.
post #14 of 99
Thread Starter 
windvd platinum has dvd-a audio pack ... but maxes out at 96khz ... but yes it plays them.
you can goto the revo control panel and see it goto 96000 when you play dvda or 88200 with a dvda like beck sea change. there is a 24bit/96khz audio playback checkbox in its setup too. unchecking it music will not play, some dvd-a have a cd quality layer so going between the too i noticed a remarkable difference between 16bit 48khz and 24bit 96khz layer.

http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/DVDAudio_Profile.jsp

post #15 of 99
the real question is does the transport CLICK!?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › WoW. Toshiba SD-4900 amazing redbook and Dvd-A at 60 bux