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Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Brother PE770 vs Brother PE780D ( Moderated by Pyrose)

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Lizajane1973
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Date: 7/5/13 3:18 PM

OK... is there a MAJOR difference in the Brother PE770 and the Brother PE780D? Other than the 780D has Disney designs pre-installed and that it's only sold by a dealer. I've been told there wasn't, but want some input from people that may have used both or are in the same boat.
Honest answers appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: 7/5/13 5:32 PM

Have you compared the two models at the Brother website?

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Date: 7/5/13 8:35 PM

Quote: PattiAnnJ
Have you compared the two models at the Brother website?




Yeah... personally, I can't see any differences on the spec sheets (sorry, I thought I wrote that in my post...I guess I wrote it in another post on a different message board. Oops!).
But I thought I'd post the question anyways, just in case someone has tried both and is aware of any differences. Just covering my bases, I guess.
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Date: 7/6/13 0:27 AM

780D has Disney built in. 770 has the capability to read the iBroidery.com designs so you can get SOME Disney designs-as well as others

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Date: 7/6/13 5:38 AM

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780D has Disney built in. 770 has the capability to read the iBroidery.com designs so you can get SOME Disney designs-as well as others

Ok, that's what I thought. I just don't want them to try to sell me a machine based on pre-installed designs that I probably wouldn't use anyway.
The dealer referred to the 780d as a 'superior' machine to the 770. A few pre-installed designs does not make it superior in my book. Thanks! :)
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Date: 7/9/13 3:35 AM

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[quote] 780D has Disney built in. 770 has the capability to read the iBroidery.com designs so you can get SOME Disney designs-as well as others

Ok, that's what I thought. I just don't want them to try to sell me a machine based on pre-installed designs that I probably wouldn't use anyway.

The dealer referred to the 780d as a 'superior' machine to the 770. A few pre-installed designs does not make it superior in my book. Thanks! :)[/quote]
Hi,

I have the PE 700II and I saw the 780D at my local dealer. As far as I can tell, the 780D was exactly like my PE 700II except for the additional Disney designs which I personally didn't care for. To me, it seemed like the same quality and the 700II, 770, and 780D are variations of the same machine design. Unless you really like the Disney designs that come with the 780D, the 770 should suffice. If there isn't a huge price difference, you can get the 780D from the dealer so you'll have dealer support and classes. As another person mentioned, you can get Disney designs for Brother embroidery machines from ibroidery.com.

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Date: 7/9/13 12:00 PM

I have a BRother 1250D, which is like the 780D, except has sewing capabilities too. But the embroidery side and designs is pretty much identical to the 780.

For me, I would say that of the pre-loaded designs the Disney are the ones I have used the most. I sew for a lot of little kids and they love it.

Pre-loaded Disney would be a definite selling feature for me, because the cost of downloading all the designs that are already there from iBroidery would be considerable.

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Date: 7/26/13 6:16 PM

I've had the 780d for 9 months and sad to say I've never used it. I'm thinking about pulling it out this weekend. Do you know if it appliqués letters. If I wanted to appliqué my DGD initials on her shirt with fabric?

Thank you for any help

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Date: 8/21/13 1:52 PM

I have had a PE 770 for more than a year. It is a great machine. When I was shopping for my machine, the local Brother dealer told me three things that turned out to be totally false.

He said that I could not get Disney designs for a PE 770. Brother confirmed that I could buy the Disney designs (including the built-in designs that come on the 780D) on the ibroidery.com web site. I have done that successfully.

The Brother dealer also told me that the PE 770 had inferior parts and assembly to the 780D. Brother confirmed that there was absolutely no difference in how they are made. Brother said that machines are the same except for the outer case color and the absence of the Disney logo on the 770.

The dealer also said that there would be no support from Brother for the 770. Not true. I have contacted Brother by telephone a few times and reached knowledgeable people who were able to answer my questions.

There is a fairly big price difference (or at least there was when I bought) between the two machines. I figured I could buy a lot of ibroidery designs for the difference in price. I have 4 grandchildren under the age of 5 and I've only purchased about 5 Disney designs since I've had the machine. I'm really glad I didn't fall for the Brother dealer's unethical tactics.

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Date: 8/21/13 2:42 PM

"Superior" probably means he has a greater need to sell it.

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