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Durabrand DVD-1000 @ Asda - anyone got one?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Loobster, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Loobster

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    Hi all

    I wondered if anyone has one of these. I saw one at Asda today for under £20, it's tiny, and would be ideal for me to take with me when I travel as I can use the hotel room TV with it (the player has a SCART output).

    My main question is how good is it at playing recordable media, ideally +RW but if not, then how about ±R?

    I would have just bought one at that price but they only had the display model and no boxed ones in stock.

    --Loob.
     
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    Hiya,
    I don't know about that model, but it's dirt cheap.
    I read somewhere that all the top brands try to keep a lid on compatability, because of illegal copying etc.
    The point is that the chipsets usually have compability, but the big companies spend money making them incompatible, hence the price differences :thumbsdow

    So I'm guessing that most cheap players will have no problem with what you're asking :thumbsup:

    And I'm not being funny, but £20????
    Surely it's worth a gamble??
     
  3. Loobster

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    As I said, if they had had stock at the time I would have just bought one. I thought that in the meantime I would see if anyone else here had one while I am waiting for stock to arrive (or I drive past an alternative Asda during the course of working out of town).

    Thanks for the reply in any case.

    --Loob.
     
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    Why should that matter?
     
  5. Loobster

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    Errr...a bit scratched, no box or manual, no remote control? Would you have bought it?

    --Loob.
     
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    scratched, offer em £15
     
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    just bought a mico 1028 from sainsburys £25 not too bad watched sin city on a disc that my sony rdr threw out and it played fine but for £25 its a bargain
     
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    Thats not what you originally posted. Knowing that then no i probably wouldn't of bought it. But if it had the remote and they knocked off a bit of cash then i might have as what good is a box i'd throw away and a manual i'd never read :)
     
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    Grrr. Adsa Aintree didn't have any either. I am in the Manchester area on Thursday, maybe I will be lucky then.

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    Loobster,

    I bought one from Asda in Trafford Park a few months ago, it has a multiregion hack and seems to play most discs. It is a little noisy, but £20 is a joke. Like you, I have one for when I go away and intend to leave it at work for the odd quiet weekend.
    I will dig it out and run some +RW by it.

    Ged.
     
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    Ok. I managed to pick one of these up today (I found an Adsa that had a pallett full!). So I will now proceed to answer my own original question.

    Basically this player plays anything I have that is an authored DVD-Video disk. It plays all my DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW disks. It should be noted, though, that I only use high quality disks (Verbatim +RW/-RW, Ricoh +R, MCC/MKM (Verb) +R, and Ritek G04/G05 DVD-R) - so I don't know how lower quality disks will fare.

    PQ is good and the unit is no noisier than my Yamada. You can hear it when accessing on chapter or title seek, but not during playback. It seems to interpret all my 16:9 flag settings correctly and set the TV to the correct aspect ratio.

    For £20, you can't go wrong with this ultra-portable player.

    I also found the website for this player:

    http://www.lenoxx.com/audiosystems/DVD1000.htm

    --Loob.
     
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    Hi Loob,
    mine is stored somewhere safe! It's so small I cannot remember whereabouts I put it.
    Mine ticks quite a lot but I can live with it, out of interest, does the Scart output RGB?
    I intend to find this player soon!
     
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    Well looking at the manual no it dont. If it did i would be off to asda this afternoon looking for 1!!
     
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    My mates got one of these machines and it will basically play anything you put into it, including circular beer mats, just as long as you write a film title on it!
     
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    Can anyone defo say if its got a scart or not?
     
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    also, is it multi region, otherwise i will go and get one today from the Asda store in Cippenham, slough?
     
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    :hiya:

    Twenty quid for a machine that will do prog scan, cant fault that. Def will get one fror the bedroom. Shame its not got scart but with s video and component thats good enough for me. Could always use an s vid to scart lead for those that dont have component or s video, Im off to asda to get one, what a steal. :D
     
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    The one I bought has a scart but NO component, it can be made multiregion, the code is over in the hack forum.
     
  19. Loobster

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    Yes it definitely has SCART. That's what I've been using it with.

    --Loob.
     
  20. lordvader

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    Ok now just got to find out if my asda has them in stock (Hinckley, leicester or nuneation)
     
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    And it does do RGB through the scart.
     

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