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Best MR DVD Player £30-40 ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Spy, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Spy

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    My sister-in-law wants to buy her first DVD player.

    Which is the best Multi-region DVD player for £30 to £40 ?

    Picture quality is probably the most important criterion.
     
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    I wonder if anything in Tescos would do the job...
     
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    Don't buy the supermarket junk.

    Stretch to another £30 or so and get a cheap Toshiba or a Pioneer, leagues ahead of the supermarket trash.
     
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    tosh sd 150e for less than £40 see price runner. Or try aldi tevion for under £25

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    get the Tosh, be wary of other cheap models, i had one that i actually won from work, every film looked like the Matrix......lol
    (meaning the black level was bad, everything dark looked more green than black..)
     
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    Pic quality wise I have the tosh sd150, bought it for £30. Its the best picture I have seen on my tosh 36" tv. I have tried Pio 575 x2, Pio 565, Tosh sd340/240, Phillips 720 sa/5100 and various others that mates have brought round for shoot outs. If all you want is a good pic the tosh has been the best, at least on my set. I now waiting for a mate to get a 350 to see a comparison.
    Regards
     
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    Thabks to everyone.
    It seems that the Tosh 150 is the one to go for.

    Azz, I think the £36 price is not Multiregion, in fact I can't seem to find a MR one ??

    Does anyone know why ?
     
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    Philips 3005 - multiregion with the handset hack ( see amazon site for details ). ( I have set mine to R0. )

    A basic but competant player. Have had mine for 2 months in heavy use and no probs. Reads all kinds of DVD +- R, RW that my other machine spits out. Also build quality and remote feel sturdy.

    Have to press 'open' on unit to load/unload disc and can get a bit tetchy if it wants to do something else at the time but just be patient.

    Don't believe Amazon's 'multiregion' stickers - I sent back two players from them before finding a cheapo that was multiregion.
     
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    i bought the tosh sd 350e,and it just needs a hack code done with the remote,so the 150 shouldn't be any different,it's only the likes of pioneer that need a firmware based multi region hack
     
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    Sd150 is a different chipset (Zoran Vaddis 6) and cannot be hacked with the same code as the sd340/350. So if any one does know how to multi region the 150 I would be pleased to hear from them.
    cheers
     

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