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'Cheap' DVD players for Christmas

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Shady, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Shady

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    Folks

    What are your suggestions then for a cheap(ish) DVD player. It hasn't got to have all the whistles and bells as this is going to be a Christmas present for my girlfriend and she will only want to watch Friends or such like on it...

    ...but it does need to be multi-region, either remote hack or chipped, as I will want to play some of my more 'choice' movies on it - albeit without the booming surround of my B&W's.

    Any make/model will do - not snobby about labels, but a reliable player which is not to 'happy shopper' will be lovely.

    ...oh, and info on the best place to get them. I was going to do the leg work myself, but why have a forum and bark yourself as the saying goes.


    ...and don't think I am being cheap - she will be getting other pressies as well...(before we get complaints from 'birds').


    Cheers
     
  2. pointon

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    My vote goes to the Cyberhome ADL528. Has everything you could possibly need at this level for a great price. RGB out, Dolby Digital decoding, multi-region capabilities. Plays loads of formats, even MP3 discs.

    Bizzarely it's even got component video outputs, for the enthusiast who blew all his money on his masive plasma screen or projector and can't afford to buy a DVD player now.

    Available at www.richersounds.com for £99.95, and now they're also doing a special offer, giving a free Cambridge Audio Scart cable worth £20 with every ADL528 bought online.

    There's loads of discussion about the ADL528 around here that you can check out. It's highly regarded as arguably the best budget DVD player available. I've borrowed one and tried it, for the price it's fantastic, and my parents are getting one for Xmas so they leave me alone while I eat all the mince pies.
     
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    Do you mean porn Shady? Can I borrow some?

    Agree with Pointon, if its for the Lady then £99 for the Cyberhome in more than adequate. For £50 quide more theres always and LG, & the for £179 theres the Tosh SD210 (requires chipping). There is loads of choice!
     
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    You can pick up a Tosh 210e for £169 Multi region RCE compatable from Electro Center in Bham, Tel 0870 754 7070,


    Went in there today to look at the tosh 36zp18 telly which they sell for £1499 but no surrond speakers .

    They have plenty of the tosh DVD in stock.

    Was told by the sales staff that these DVD's aorto detect no handset hack required give them a call nothing to lose, the tosh has an award from HCC.

    By the way couldn't get one from Richer Sounds they where out of stock didn't know when they would have some in but where more money anyway.;)
     
  5. Cliff

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    I am also looking for a cheap player with CD-R/W and MP3. Anyone bought or seen the new one in Safeway?

    The Cyberhome spec looks good but IMO it is not very pretty esp in black from Richers. It is also big!
    Is it OK with home made VCDs using TMPGEnc?
    Cliff
     

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