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17 inch lcd with built in dvd player?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by shuggy, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. shuggy

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    Any one who can help me find the holy grail
    17 inch lcd lcd tv which can play recorded dvds VIA A BUIULT IN PLAYER- OH AND YES IT SHOULD ALSO BE REASONABLY PRICED- M y friend needs one for his caravan to play recorded music videos!! Great idea, but does such a beast exist
    thanks
     
  2. Binternet

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    DMtech from comet does this, although it is not exactly a good product.
     
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    I know Argos sell a 17" Bush one with in built dvd player, I've got the non dvd one as a bedroom set and it's not bad.
     
  4. Steve.EX

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    Hi.

    I would like to add that my bedroom tv broke down giving me the option to buy a new unit. I eventually ended up with the DMTech 26" panel with integrated multiregion dvd, the larger but presumably similarly specc'd brother to the 17" model.
    I paid £499 for it.
    My thoughts are that for the money the image is perfectly amiable for a bedroom tv. The interface software is fairly crude. Connections are good, whilst no DVI input there is:

    VGA (15 pin).
    Component - able to run to 1080i.
    Scart 1 RGB enabled.
    Scart 2 CVBS + audio I/O.
    S/Vid + audio RCA stereo pair input.
    CVBS + audio RCA stereo pair input.

    Audio RCA stereo pair output.
    SP/DIF Co-axial output.

    One of the better features is the PiP function, which is functional across any and all inputs other than between RGB/Component. No surprise really.

    This function seems to include watching i.e video/svid/terrestrial tv input on the main screen which is obviously being processed by the panels integral scaaler and, a smaller, equal or larger PiP image fed from my external scaler. Nice!

    PQ is nothing more than average off a reasonable ariel but much improved via a sit-up-and-beg DTR via RGB.
    Image quality fed via my scaler (dvd etc) was generally pretty good i felt.

    After a couple of weeks I became annoyed at what i thought was an RGB shift, but after a very informative conversation with an in-house engineer, and a little playing within the service menu via his direction he decided there was a problem with the internal scaler. I was put on to the Service Desk and within about two minutes delivery of a brand new unit (mine was boxless, ex-dem all of which was explained) was arranged which duly turned up the next day for a swap out with my unit.
    24 hour turnaround! - exceptional customer service indeed.

    My experience has been that if it's not going to be used as a primary viewing source and you can get a good discount on it, it's not nearly as bad as i have read.
    FWIW i have some reasonably "proper" kit elsewhere and have some frame of reference.
    I certainly don't want my £499 back.

    Regards

    Steven
     
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    Similar set of build up circumstances and I managed to get the 17" DVD model for £292. Bargain considering its gone up to the £450 currently and hit the market at £600 originally.

    For the money, and what it is,....its a good panel for a bedroom/spare room. Dont knock it considering the DVD can be made region free easily.

    Nearest to it is an LG model which does have better connectivity, and the panel may be better (not sure)...but the price is far higher too.

    Both Comet and John Lewis stock the DMtech ranges...
     
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    Following Steve.Ex's comments I had a niggling issue with my 26" combi. I had a dark "shadow" accross the screen. This was only noticable on very light pictures. I could live with it to be honest but I thought I'd give them a ring to see what they thought it might be.

    I phoned DMTech up this morning and they said it was a faulty lamp. Within 5 minutes I too have had a replacement arranged to be delivered by courier next week.

    When I've had issues in the past with AV equipment I've always had to battle to get it sorted. How refreshing that a company that specialises in budget equipment are so helpful.

    I coouldn't recommend them enough. The screen too apart from the "shadow" is excellent for bedroom use.

    Well done DMTech!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    I am looking for similar for caravan & to use with sky hd for now, can be 14'' to 19'' widescreen must be lightweight 4 kilos ish built in dvd a bonus, under £250 any ideas anyone please?:hiya: deh
     

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