A second DVD player, I need some advice......



Hi all,
I hope you lot can help me, try not get too bored!

I'm in the market for a second DVD player (for up stairs),
but don't know what I should get.
Normally I'm SONY, SONY, SONY!!!! but I'm going to be open minded on this one, due to lack of folding.

At the moment it will be connected via scart to a TOSHIBA 14N21BS
(my girlfriend picked it out of the wall of 14" TVs at Commet)
and so far I've not worked out how to get an AV setup in the bedroom with out the girlfriend knowing about it!!
(I can see it now, speaker on each bedside table, sub under the bed..........)

The picture on the 14" is great as I've had a DVD strapped on the back of it to test it, isn't bad for my 100 notes.

The question is what to marry it up with?

I don't want to call it a budget player, but I'm only looking to spend up to 150ish notes.
It is only a second player but prob. have to stand in for my SONY DVP-S535D if lady luck was looking after the rich!!!

(BTW do any of you know any safe hacks for my SONY DVP-S535D?)

I really want my new DVD to be Muti-region, RCE and Macrovision-less.
Good connections.
Not sure about having a decoder built in, possible added extra?
Maybe silver.....? (14" is silver)

I think I have narrowed it down to a few, but a bit unsure:

Muti-region out of box
Good spec.
Good reviews.
And I've found out two it's got awards to boot.
£89.99 from the supermarket

Muti-region out of box
Built in decoder
Good spec.
Good/mixed reviews.
Problem with resume feature????
And I've found out it's got two awards also.
£99.99 from the supermarket

Good spec.
Good reviews.
Some different firmware to be aware of
And I've found out it's got FIVE awards.
£119.99 from Richer Sounds or Amazon

Has anyone bought one from Amazon?
What firmware do they have inside them?
Reading the forums the RS is 1.5 and RCE.

Good spec.
£169.99 Amazon
Do I have to watch the firmware on this baby as well?
I'm not sure I want to spend this much.......?

About £140
Still not sure if I should pay this for a basic player????

Again not sure as I haven't looked in to it....?

Are there any of the above which stand out??
Is there any others I should be looking at for my notes???

Please help me!!!!


Well-known Member
Originally posted by childsboy

I really want my new DVD to be Multi-region, RCE and Macrovision-less.
Good connections.

Save yourself all the worries about Toshiba firmware versions & get a Pioneer DV350. I have one and it plays everything perfectly! Great machine. :)


Standard Member
I bought a Tosh 220e from RS last week and it was firmware version 1.5 and it plays RCE discs fine.

I also took in a screen print from Amazon and got them to price beat, and got it for £109.95.

Hope that this helps.

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