Best Budget DVD in silver?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by filipe, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. filipe

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    Which is the best budget DVD in silver (to match the rest of the kit) and where can i buy it?

    I'm willing to spend up to £120
     
  2. hobbes

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    £120? You can't be serious.

    Up it to £175 and you can pick up a Toshiba 210E, one of the best budget players around. You can get it for £175 from LEConcepts via a pricebeat from <a href="http://www.electrocentre.com" target="_blank">Electrocentre</a>.

    And yes, its available in silver.
     
  3. PaulBoy

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    £120 Can You Be Serious ?<br />Well yes actually he can ...<br />My son just bought a Cyberhome L528 from Unbeatable (.co.uk) for £117 including P&P<br />Here's the spec ...<br />Multi-Region <br />AC3 Decoder <br />CDR/CDRW Compatible <br />Multi-Disc <br />Height 90mm <br />Width 430mm <br />Depth 340mm <br />Weight <br />Number of scart sockets 1 <br />Headphone socket <br />S-VHS Output <br />Optical digital outputs 1 <br />Coaxial digital outputs 1 <br />Component (RGB) output <br />5.1 channel output <br />My sons arrived yesterday (ordered Wed)<br />It is a hefty piece of kit weight wise<br />My only complaint would be the remote (cack)<br />Have tried R2 & R1 discs so far & no problem<br />I even know a site dedicated to it which has Firmware upgrades (which you burn onto a CDRW) <br />The L528 comes in Black & Silver so make sure you order the correct colour <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
  4. Ars longa, vita brevis

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    beware cheap dvd players, usually a false economy, will probably end up not working with some new features on dvd's. samsung anyone.

    would go with the above toshiba recommendation, although i dont know if they have cured rce yet.
     
  5. fishyben

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    samsung anyone?<br />I have samsung 511 and i'v had no problems with it at all, it plays all the 'new features' on dvd's and that includes RCE discs <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
  6. pete o'flanagan

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    Try a rowa 280 from asda £99 3 year warranty and its silver. depending on model version you can region hack with handset or if not you can get it chipped for macro and multiregion.
    good luck Q.
     
  7. Stuart Wright

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    November What Video has a review of the £99 Alba DVD-113 on page 57. The mag is out now.
     
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    Alba DVD-113 is good, though the display can be a little flakey. You get a lot for the money (£99.95) as it's quite large.

    Acoustic Solutions DVD-521 (£99.95) is good too, although has dust-trap top vents, and is a little noisy in use, and drawer isn't fully exposed when open - ooer Missus ;) nice flash-screen though :p

    Proline DVD-2000 (£99.95) is one of the best: simple, smooth, and very good performance.

    Limit DVD-8080 (£99.95) nice looking, haven't seen one in use, but looks well built at price.

    Himage DVD-2290 (£99.95), very compact, minimalist - no display - but very good sound and picture! Can be a little flakey such as must not touch remote buttons for 10secs after switch on - even has a couple of simple games.

    Why not check out my new forum for £99 DVD players at99dvds
    and leave a helpful comment? :)
     
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    I have the Toshiba SD-100ES, which is silver. I may be biased, but I think that the cheap 'supermarket' players are in a totally different league to the slightly more expensive £160-200 players. My player is fantastic, and the newer, cheaper SD-210 is even better... What I could have got if I bought my player 6 months later...

    he he

    Buy from a good reputable retailer, your average asda employee will not be able to help you choose, use or repair anything...but they may be able to get you a few tins of beans at half price...

    sorry to anyone who works in asda, i bought my telly from tesco!!

    django
     
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    I agree with Django. I had a Wharfedale 750 which I swapped for a 750S. I kept swapping it because of firmware glitches and noisy drives. But for the price (£180), I was happy enough, mainly because I did not know better. But now I have a Toshiba 210 (£190, multiregion from LEconcepts.com, available in silver or black), I realise that real quality is only half a step up in price from supermarket uncertainty. Toshiba Rules!

    [ 03-10-2001: Message edited by: dwsadler1 ]
     

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