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Best budget DVD player? (cheap... really cheap!)


Standard Member
I'm looking for a cheap DVD player for a small portable 4:3 TV. What's the best available for around 50 quid? It must be multi region capable without chipping. The ability to play DivX media would be a bonus but isn't necessary. DVD-Audio and SACD aren't at all necessary. If there's nothing worth spending £50 on, what would a budget of £70 get?

Is this Scan Ellion model any good? What about this Umax/Yamada player? They're just random choices. Feel free to slate them and suggest others!



Prominent Member
skyworth Divx/dvd player £31 delivered from whsmith online
dk digital 915 Divx/dvd player £50 delivered from ebuyer online


How about the Philips DVP 630 DivX Multi Region Capable DVD Player, 65 quid at amazon? Supports PAL-progressive, DivX and "Video Upsampling is a high-quality processing technique that dramatically omproves the picture quality by eliminating the so-called "mosquito noise" and the other distortions caused by MPEG video compression that are visible on average DVD players."

Alternatively, a multi-region Sony for 50 quid:

Sony DVP-NS355 Multi-region DVD Player

or a DivX-compatible Yamada for 55:

Yamada DVX6700 DVD Player MPEG4 Compatible (Slim)

(sorry for not posting direct links - I don't know if the URL's at Amazon include some personal information - don't want to give people access to my shopping cart :p )


Established Member
I you want really cheap try the Pacific 1002 at asda,there not bad at all and play just about anything you can throw at them,plus can make multi-region via remote.

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