Yamaha DVD-S1700 DVD Players

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

DVD-Video/DVD-Audio/SACD player


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fat lazy slob a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I picked this DVD player up for NZ$500. I asked the salesman about the negitive reviews I had read on this site and he stated that he has owned one himself and had no trouble like anything stated.
I took it home. Setup is easy through the HDMI cable, and initial seetings were easy. In fact I was watching a movie in 1080p within five mins of getting it home. I found the sound quality from movies,CD and SACD to be excellent. The alloy face exudes quality, and the remote is clear and easy to use.
To quote another reviewer:>>>>
HDMI is not up to it yet, better to connect through your optical cable to get the best sound quality. Minor point is the lack of an eject button on the remote - really strange and not well thought out.<<<<<

This may be because your receiver is crap!

Strengths:
Value for money, 1080p, SACD playback, all the plugs on the back.

Weaknesses:
None yet.


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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by rome1012002 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
The Yamaha product was something I waited for some months. It was great in the short showroom demo and looked as though it was going to be a winner. Sadly, 2 units later, a series of frustrations and after 4 months mine is up for sale - I'm off to Marantz or similar unit. Look for mine on Ebay - it will go cheap.

DONT is the only advise I give you.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $355.00

Purchased At:   electronic store



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joneg a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Great product "Thumbs Up" Yamaha, MAIN FEATURES
High Picture Quality Advanced Features

1080p video out
Noise Shaped Video
Faroudja DCDi processing
Progressive Scan
216MHz/12-bit video DAC
Numerous Video Picture modes
MP3, JPEG, DivX® and WMA playback
Bass Management
RS-232C interface for a touch-panel controller
3 wide screen modes

High Sound Quality
DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD playback
192kHz/24-bit audio DAC
Audio Direct mode

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Gold-plated terminals for all pin jacks
Video picture modes: Brightness, Color and Sharpness
Picture CD playback
3-step dimmer modes
NTSC/PAL complete conversion
Multiple repeat play
Program play
Aluminum front panel
Discrete remote control commands
Screen saver
Disc lock function
with all this the DVD-S1700 was worth every penny

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Ovation Hi-Fi Indy



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by PRR a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I was waiting for the product for months to reach shops since Yamaha introduced it last September. Sales started Dec 2006 and I received it few weeks later.

As expected, S1700 looks great and matches perfectly with Yamaha top receivers. No bunch of buttons or pointless lights (only HDMI indicator is one too many).

Positive surprise is the highly improved load speed of discs. The CD and DVD video and audio quality is superb and silent transport does not interfere. The DivX quality on the other hand is ... well, missing. I guess nobody cares, neither do I.

Negative surprise is the quality of menus and other on-screen graphics. The menus are ugly and inconvenient to use. The wallpaper is so compressed and squared that it really hurts eyes.
I also miss permanent information on screen during CD playback.

There is no "Multi" TV standard any more, you can just choose either PAL or NTSC. S1700 can convert video between the standards. Or at least Yamaha thinks, it can. In real life, you have to modify the setting by hand to match the video standard.

For me all previously mentioned negative aspects are not really important. But there is also one big problem. The device has serious temperature-compensation problem on data read layer. When the device warms up, it refuses to play any of my home-made DVDs. It also creates breaks playing factory-DVDs.
Tried another player, same problem.

What's the use of brilliant video and audio quality, if it is jerky?
So now I don't have S1700 any more...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $550.00




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