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Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by shippers, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. shippers

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    just picked up an acoustic solutions multi region dvd player from argos for £24.99!! model no as8099.just set it up in my lads bedroom & its great. it does say that it won't play dvd recordable discs,but i've just tried a dvd-r disc & it played it ok. :thumbsup:
     
  2. sh18

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    hey, just picked one up tonight, not the best looking player ever but for 24.99 who cares!
     
  3. BIONIC MAN

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    Also looking at this player does it play all regions ok
    has this player got a front display screen

    Like you have said for the cash

    Thanks for your time in a reply

    :D
     
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    the dvd player doesn't have a front display, i've played R1,2 & dvd-r disk & all played ok.
    i'm gonna get a 2nd for my daughters bedroom,as i stupidly bought a goodmans 14" tv/dvd combi & after 12 months the bloody dvd player packed up & i refuse to pay out & get it repaired!!!
     
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    Does it output RGB ?
     
  6. the_sanguine

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    what's the catalogue number?
     
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    Argos beaten by Currys. Apex dvd player £19:99. Offer ends Tuesday 30th. Good luck.
     
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    Yeah notice the curry's player :smashin:
    Anyone got the Apex player , if so any good


    Like the Argos player properly sold out :thumbsdow
     
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    sorry don't know the catalogue no, i'm at work,but will look when i get home. argos grimsby had loads left when i was in town today! i don't think it outputs rgb either,when i tried to set it on my lads tv the screen went a horrible colour.
     
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    Yes it does output RGB. Multi-region out of the box including RCE. Very good picture indeed. Remote a bit iffy but for £24.99 a steal.
     
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    argos catalogue no....533/4025
    it says £29.99 in the brochure but it is £24.99
     
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    i returned two of the accoustics today both had the same fault,might be the batch in my local store. when you go to the set up menu and select 16.9 for a widescreen the picture goes completly.luckily i remembered how many clicks down and across to reset to 4.3 which i done blindly on the black screen,this got the pic back.its a shame because they are a cheap spare room bedroom etc multiregion player.also my local store is woking and i got the last two,so if anyone has one should check it.
     
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    Bought one of these for my folks for Christmas (technophobes), and they play multiregion out of the box.

    Particularly like the way you can control the volume through the DVD remote (not very technical I know, but convenient when just plugged into my parent's TV - no surround sound :eek: )

    Also like the JPEG feature - having never seen this before (my Toshiba player at 6 times the price doesn't have this feature), I am mighty impressed and means that my folks can view our wedding and honeymoon photos on screen rather than us having to get them printed.

    A steal at 25 notes...
     
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    Can anyone please advise me of the following problem...

    As previsously mentioned (for those paying attention), I bought one of these players as a Christmas present for my folks. Whilst round their house over the weekend I casually had a glance around the back of the TV to check that there was a free scart socket - which of course there wasn't.

    However, they have a free S-Video connection, so the question is - does this DVD player provide an S-Video output and is it a simple case of using the three lead connector (yellow video and red / white audio leads) ?

    Unfortunately, in a fit of festive excitement, the good lady has already wrapped the player so I can't check myself.

    Hope this has provided a good giggle for eveyone and a wise advice not to let the misses near unwrapped presents...

    Cheers
     
  15. gizlaroc

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    I just bought a load of Akura (sp?) players from Makro for xmas presents.
    They play everything out of the box, including jpegs, rce, dvd-r, dvd-rw etc. etc. They have S-Video, RGB, component and progressive, even come with an RGB scart.

    Price?? £22.99. :)
     
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    are they multiregion?
     
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    sorrey just noticed you put rce so they must be.
     
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    They play all Region's , also DvDR & RW'S
    Picture is also very good for the price

    :D
     
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    Could you please advise what modal no the Akura sp is

    :)
     
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    I don't know, don't have them here, but there is only one they do at Makro.
     
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    juat got one of these meself as a crimbo presie for someone.

    Build is OK but the draw is wafer thin... can see that breaking off in a drunken moment!

    No display on it, but thats not always a problem.

    Nice and mirror shiny silver.

    Not bad value at all if you ask me.
     
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    In my local Argos they are selling the alba DVD player + 5.1 speaker system for £49.99 - apprarently £150 off
     
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    Bought the Acoustic Solution player on Friday and not only is it multi-region straight out of the box but it also plays DivX (so far tested *.avi and *.pmp) burnt onto DVD+R discs.

    Tempted to buy another as a spare for when this one breaks. I mean it's only £24.99!
     
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    Hi. I recently brought the Acoustic Solutions AS8099 due to the fact that it's multi region out the box. I tried a region 1 disc and got the message saying 'this disc is not formatted to play in this region'.....Any ideas where i'm going wrong?:confused:
     

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