Alternatives to Toshiba 220E?

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  1. NicolasB

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    I've decided to buy my father a cheap DVD player for Xmas. I don't think there's much point in spending a huge amount of money - his current TV is 20" non-widescreen and old enough that it doesn't accept anything more sophisticated than a Composite SCART signal. He will probably upgrade it eventually, but I figure if he wants a classier DVD player then he can buy it himself. :) In any case he's very firm that he doesn't want me to spend too much money.

    So: I was thinking about getting a Toshiba 220E, which I notice Richer Sounds is doing for £120 region free these days. My question therefore is: is there any other model available for, say, less than £150 which is a significant improvement on the Tosh 220E? Or is there any other model that is just as good but a shade cheaper?
     
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    Considering that the 220e is the reviewers choice and is recommended in both low and mid-range systems, I doubt that you will find a better player for much less than £200. Do you want to get him a player that will need upgrading with the TV? Better to spend £120 now rather than waste £80 on a player that will looked awful on a nice new tele.
     
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    funnily enough that's exactly what i was going to buy my dad this christmas before I found out he wanted a camcorder (more expense:( )
     
  4. RichB14

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    Have a look at the pioneer dv350 ,got one from richer and on my old 4:3 ferguson with dodgy scart leads it produces an excelent picture 100% better than a ps2
     
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    "which I notice Richer Sounds is doing for £120 region free these days."

    If you mention the Amazon deal at £119 incl del, RS will pricebeat and do the Tosh for £109 incl delivery. Last time I rang (Fri), RS only had it in black. Luckily, thats what I wanted. Cheers, Chris.
     
  6. shoestring25

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    another alternative to the tochiba 220e is the sony DVP NS-405 this has all the features of the toshiba but it also avoids the potential problems the toshiba has with seamless branching (eg the matrix).

    cheers
     
  7. Jasonjo

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    pioneer dv350 - recently bought one for my father-in law...very impressed for a sub £200 player

    JJ
     
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    Ive owned a Toshiba 2109 and now a Toshiba 220 these players don't repeat DON'T have a problem with branching and play movies better than any pioneer or sony model spend ur money wisely go for a Tosh u know it makes sense :clap:
     
  9. Desticado

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    no problems to report with my 220e and seamless branching
     
  10. Gerry

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    Simply put there is no better Alternative to the Toshiba 220E in this price range.
     
  11. Desticado

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    HCC rates it as the best DVD player for under £300... and it only costs £120ish. That has to say a lot, really.
     
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    I've had no 'pruning' problems with my Tosh 220. Excellent player at triple the price. Cheers, Chris
     

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