Written on: 09/11/2004 by daddy (1 review written)
As a registered DvD King(c) I think this piece of equipment is merely sufficient in allowing me to enjoy DVDs and their extras to the max. As we all know, there is no such thing as a bad DvD, however, the 9900SE and its 'Letterbox Effect', as referred to in recognised dvd circles, really affects ones viewing pleasure. For example, I found it particularly distracting while attempting to watch 'David Bowie - All the Hits'. It really put me off my stroke. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2004 by hotdogyusuf (1 review written)
i dont no yet if its good or bad just got the thing from RS its old yes i no but just 1 for the kids room but would like to no if any1 out there has a user manual i could have as this 1 did not come with 1,plzzz
anyhelp would be cool,cant find a web page for the thing must just live in RS can any1 help a limit 9900se bor?
thxs......email@example.com (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2003 by Jay Bell (1 review written)
I just bought a Limit DVDA900 after the Richer Sounds saleman told me that the Pioneer 565A I was returning wasn't compatible with either of my 2 TV sets. Strangely, it 'wasn't compatible' with the 50" Pioneer plasma that they use in the demo room, either.
Rather than get a refund, the salesman talked me into buying one of these, for £20 less than the Pioneer.
After playing with it for just a couple of hours, I reckon the Pioneer is a steal for an extra £20.
A good picture indeed, and... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2003 by click (1 review written)
Since the last review, I have added a Yamaha AV amplifier and a set of Eltax surround speakers. I was using a pair of Tannoy 607's as my main units and found I can add them to the existing system. What an experience! I have several friends who have all-in-one cinema packages ranging up to 600 quid - and this setup trounces the lot of them for less than 500 notes.
The picture is great, the sound is real cinema. The neighbours don't know if there is an earthquake or me watching U-571. By the... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2003 by Piers Edwards.
Overall i've been really pleased with the limit 9900se. However my only basis for comparision was my playstation 2 which was my dvd player before this. The lack of a standby button is a bit annoying but i just stop the dvd and leave it on if i'm in bed. I've been assured by the staff in RS that this will not do any harm to the machine. The main thing that's annoying me at the moment is the way that dvds play in a letterbox format, i.e. with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2003 by CuBiX.
Ref the Limit 99000SE there website can be found here:- www.limitgroup.com
The reason a lot of people do not know much about Limit because they produce studio & DJ equipment in Europe. The parts for there DVDPlayers come in from Japan and they assemble them on site with there own design in Belgium. They have an exclusive deal in the Uk with Richer Sounds,they are marketed as Synn in Europe. I believe the parts they use are Panasonic or Toshiba not quite sure though, lookin to get one soon... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2003 by Simon.
When I bought this Limit 9900SE from Richer Sounds..I thought they were selling it to me because they were over stocked, but no...it does have a lot of facilties at a very reasonable price £150. It is made in Germany ( I think!! ) And there are couple of Hacks, so it plays all regions, Disable Macrovison, and it also plays all VCDs even the ones from normal PC only play, I had some photos on a CD, and it played them too, has it has that facilty , like a kodak player thing!!
The connections... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2003 by Click.
After reading several reviews about this machine, and suffering a dreadful Harman/Kardon lifestyle system from Currys, I decided to take the criticisms of the 9900SE with a pinch of salt and make up my own mind.
First impressions were... well, not too keen on the brushed alloy front... but at least it's REAL metal, and not plastic! The drawer opened quietly, but there is a fair amount of sideways play in the drawer mechanism, which could be interpreted as being cheaply made.
Once a DVD... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2003 by sma20.
Been through 3 players from Richer Sounds now in the space of a year & half.
1st was the CyberHome ADL528 (Cheap at £79 but had major grief with subtitles re-appearing at each new scene & main disc menus disappearing completely! (e.g. Monsters Inc). RS say these players now work fine (quote: April 2003) after their original "faulty batch" so might be worth checking out if you ever wanted a cheap player.
Upgraded to the Acoustic Solutions 651 which was much better picture & sound but... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2003 by Paul.
I changed from my Samsung 709 as I was looking for a player that would be able to play vcd/svcd's. This picture quality and sound quality are both a slight improvement from my Samsung, but, and this is a big but, every commercial disc that I have played so far has had periods where it has got stuck for a few seconds. It's not down to the discs as it will play the same section fine if you reverse back to it.
It would appear to me that Limit needs to really work on their quality control as... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2003 by scamman.
Bought to use ona Pana PTA 100 projector with progresive scan input. The picture is far sharper than any other player I have used in the past. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2003 by Ken.
This player's picture and audio qualities are up there with the best; playback of audios CDs is particularly impressive but, and I'm afraid it's a very big but, the unit itself is so noisy during playback I can actually hear it above the speaker system. With some DVDs the whole unit actually vibrates!
I also have problems with the disc tray jamming open.
The major selling point for me was the machine's JPEG image playback facility which, incidentally, is very good but a DVD player's... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2003 by KANE-POLO.
This was bought only to compare entry-level DVD-audio (24/192)stereo with direct-disc vinyl but bad faults get in the way. Stereo (Deep Purple) well defined and crisper than CD even with the budget speakers, but was not convinced the output was at the 24bit/192Hz of the recording. Would be worth taking a chance with at a lower price. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2003 by iron man.
Firstly i would agree with all the other reviews of this unit, both good and bad. I think this unit is superb for the price, but a few comments have attracted my attention as my 9900se has suffered from the picture 'hanging' for a second or two in places other than the layer change on discs that have been viwed before without problem on my old wharfedale M5. Also has anybody elsed noticed (or realised) that without using a plasma screen the best picture quality is via RGB/Scart, however, as... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2003 by Bassman.
I bought the Limit 9900SE on the recommendations from this site, I was not disappointed when I got this player home. Setup was easy, plug in and play, and the mannual, although a little on the minimalist side, was good enough for me to get going.
First up, would it play all region DVD's? The answer, an emphatic yes. Unsurprisingly it handled region 2 DVD's (UK) flawlessly, but region 1 (USA) DVD's played well on an old telly with no scart socket! Because of the frame-rate difference, the... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2003 by Lee Dorsey.
This is my first DVD player and I'm still exploring the functions although I'm told it is amazing for the price. However I played a disc from a DVD mag and it wouldn't play which was dissappointing. I was also slightly dubious with the Limit make but was informed that they are new brand and are breaking into the audio industry with impressive results. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2003 by John.
I have spent many hours trying to configure the machine so that it wil perform the most basic of functions - to play a DVD. I relise now that it is not me but the machine that is at fault. RS have been great and will exchange without question. I've lost confidence in the quality of this product and am considering a Sony or a Tosh. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2003 by jamie.
This DVD player not only looks the part but plays the part. Very stylish looking case with a metal cabinet and very little fuss, not the usual tacky flashing LED's all over the place. The sound and picture quality is very hard to beat for the price and this player is the only player to feature progressive scan for under £1000! This player is strongly recommended and you wont find a better player for under £300. Almost perfection. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2003 by Pete.
I realy love this player but it is going back because of the D.V.D Audio problems and get the new Tosh SD520e D.V.D A at R.S (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2003 by Napoleon.
Picked up this player 3 weeks ago from RS. It's played everything I've chucked at it and would probably get a picture from a beer mat! Still pictures in SVCD format are very watchable and it will allegedly play Kodak style PhotoCD's (untested) I haven't tested the prog scan yet as my TV can't use it. Remote is easy to use as are the on screen menus All the sockets you could want on the back and at price that's just short of theft. Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2003 by 4381.
I bought the 9900SE from Richer Sounds via the internet. After playing a few DVDs the picture failed although I still had sound. A replacement was provided within 3 days. The Multi region Hack provided was for the standard 9900, I had bought the Special edition. The after sales support were good and the 1st person I spoke to was able to give me the correct multi-region hack, although I have not tested this yet. This is my 1st DVD player I have bought and maybe I am still expecting DVD... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2003 by Fingers.
Not yet tried the Limit 9900SE DVD player fully, although quick play seemed ok, very easy to set up (almost instant), but noisy when reading discs. Need to know if can play region 1, even with TV that not compatible - was told it could but can't test yet.
Good price from Richer Sounds (£140, although was on sale for £200). Was told it was very good machine, but dubious as didn't know who was Limit and could find no reviews of this machine. Later was told no reviews because is very new... (read more)