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.
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.
If your name is DrCool, you don't want to buy a DVD player with Konka written on it ;)
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...)
mine says 'Yelo' on it - cheap Chinese job from Amazon - does the lot - uncool though ;)
rather have a tosh...
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.
Just curious, why rip-off Britian?
So not having a DVD, does it work as a tuner as well like a VCR?
What does the Panasonic cost roughly? (US, Cdn or British pounds)
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 :)
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.
> 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.
If you are talking $200.00, then i would think staying with the patent holders would be the best move.
Philips or Sony.
Make sure it's got Progressive Scan, DTS Decoding or at least Output, Multi-region, SVCD, VCD playback and can cope with CDR/CDRW ;)
too late guys - the Doctor has made his purchase
Thanks for the feedback though because I am yet to make my purchase and am just starting to research the topic :)
KiSS DP-450 read the reviews
a biggie is that it plays .
got mustek dvd free with a mobile phone two months ago
[edited by: DaveN at 6:21 pm (utc) on Dec. 4, 2002]
Just bought a nice APEX for $49. A DVD player (and a reasonably good one) for under $50! Wow, who would have thought?