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Any DVD Player Recommendations?
Mine gave it up over the weekend
DrCool




msg:308298
 7:21 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was loving my DVD player and then over the weekend it stopped working.

Anybody have any recommendations? I will be buying a new one this week and want to know what the rest of you think.

I will probably keep it under $200 for now. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

stavs




msg:308299
 7:34 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Toshibas always get good reviews - seem very well priced as well.

My powers of deduction tell me you are not living in rip-off britain - that being the case you should easily be able to afford a decent tosh model for your money.

mivox




msg:308300
 8:17 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've been using a cheapo Konka DVD player from K-Mart. Not too many bells and whistles, but haven't had any trouble with it either.

stavs




msg:308301
 11:43 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

If your name is DrCool, you don't want to buy a DVD player with Konka written on it ;)

mivox




msg:308302
 11:47 pm on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

In the world of home electronics, you generally don't get Cool, Cheap and Reliable in one package.

I'll settle for Cheap and Reliable. :) (and I'm not the one who's DVD player gave it up...)

stavs




msg:308303
 10:56 am on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

mine says 'Yelo' on it - cheap Chinese job from Amazon - does the lot - uncool though ;)

rather have a tosh...

RussellC




msg:308304
 7:30 pm on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I recommend the Panasonic RP-62 or RP-91. The RP-62 is inexpensive and it's Progressive Scan, plays MP3's etc..., but what most people don't know is that it has one of the best deinterlacing chips on the market, the Sage/Fouradja chip. This is the same chip that is in some players costing thousands of dollars. The only drawback that I can think of for this player is that if you have an HDTV that locks to Full mode when you get a progressive signal, then you can't scale the picture. (Like if you are watching something that is Full Screen) The RP-91 is the Full featured scaling model, with DVD-A support. Thats My .02.

-Russell

Shane




msg:308305
 7:34 pm on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)


Stavs,

Just curious, why rip-off Britian?

So not having a DVD, does it work as a tuner as well like a VCR?

Russel,

What does the Panasonic cost roughly? (US, Cdn or British pounds)

..... Shane

EliteWeb




msg:308306
 11:42 pm on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I love my Sony DVD. I've had no problems with it and it plays super great and does VCDs. Newer models for even cheaper do the mp3s too :)

DrCool




msg:308307
 11:46 pm on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just went out and bought a Panasonic RV32. It was under $100 and had a $20 rebate to boot.

My biggest decision was which progressive scan player to get. A salesman finally helped me out and told me that progressive scan only is applicable for HDTV. Since I don't have that yet it made my decision much easier.

Thanks all

stavs




msg:308308
 12:27 am on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

> Just curious, why rip-off Britian?

Large International companies have for many years believed the English to be quite prepared to pay more money for goods than their european neighbours - eg. cars, electrical goods, foods, etc. They were right, because we are, and we do.

caine




msg:308309
 12:29 am on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Price dependant.

If you are talking $200.00, then i would think staying with the patent holders would be the best move.

Philips or Sony.

nutsandbolts




msg:308310
 11:38 am on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Make sure it's got Progressive Scan, DTS Decoding or at least Output, Multi-region, SVCD, VCD playback and can cope with CDR/CDRW ;)

stavs




msg:308311
 5:25 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

too late guys - the Doctor has made his purchase

Shane




msg:308312
 5:56 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)


Thanks for the feedback though because I am yet to make my purchase and am just starting to research the topic :)

Cheers all,
Shane

DaveN




msg:308313
 6:06 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

KiSS DP-450 read the reviews

a biggie is that it plays .

.................... divx

DaveN

got mustek dvd free with a mobile phone two months ago

[edited by: DaveN at 6:21 pm (utc) on Dec. 4, 2002]

richlowe




msg:308314
 6:19 pm on Dec 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just bought a nice APEX for $49. A DVD player (and a reasonably good one) for under $50! Wow, who would have thought?

Richard Lowe

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