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DVD player only £99

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bob007, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. bob007

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    I was throwing all the junk mail out when this leaflet caught my eye.

    DVD player only £99; yes it's from Britannia and you have to join there club but i have seen one of these players working, a friend of mine has got one and we hooked it up to my Sony 36inch, i was taken back by how good the pictiure quality was.

    Features are;

    1. Multi Region
    2. Htachi Optical Pick Up
    3. Dolby Digital 5.1ch Decoding Output
    4. DTS Digital Audio Output
    5. Fully Compatible With, DVD, SVCD, CVD, MP3, VCD2.0/1.1/1.0, DVCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
    6. karaoke
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      I think it's a good deal, i know you have to buy 6discs in two years, but the player should be £250, not bad if you are on a budget.

      Multi region is auto and had no problem with RCE discs.
     
  2. Kevo

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    What make and model is it?

    Oh, if I were you AVOID Britannia DVD Club at all costs.

    I have yet to hear a good word about them.

    You rarely get the DVDs you want and the so called 'cheaper' ones are barebones Warner ones which you can probably get cheaper from Play.com.

    If yo look you can probably get the same DVD player from somewhere else at the same price without having to join some rip-off club.

    DO NOT JOIN. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
     
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    Model REC900

    Yes they have had some bad things said about them, but then you have mentioned play 24/7, haven't you read the recent posts about them?

    Iv'e never seen this player anywhere but in Britannia, yet alone cheaper. Iv'e seen cheap players but not with the features this ones got, and as i said the picture quality was very good.

    But for someone on a budget i think it is a good deal, buy 6 discs at full price, you would only be paying about £25 more than if you were to buy online, and you got 2yrs to do it.
     
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    I have read the posts about Play.com but from experience I have NEVER had any problems with them (touches wooden desk!) and I have ordered some 30 plus DVDs without a hitch.

    Go ahead with the Britannia deal if you like but seek advice from someone who has joined the club first.

    I posted on another forum earlier this year asking about them and I got quite a few replies, all saying the same thing.....AVOID.

    (I'll try and dig out the link for you, if its still exists)

    It's up to you.
     
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    Iv'e got a dvd player; I only posted the info for someone who was on a budget as i thought it was a good deal.

    I am also a member of britannia dvd club, very rarley buy from them now if at all, as i order online R1's, must be one of the lucky ones as i had no problem with ordering in the past.

    One day we will have a company that everybody is happy with, but i won't hold my breath.

    Have a mrry xms m8. ;)
     
  6. mjn

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    to be honest, 30 dvd's isn't that many, talk to the people who have ordered over 150 from them, and its a different story!!
     
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    Back to the REC900 player.

    Is it VCR friendly (macro disabled), or can it be modified ?
     
  8. bob007

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    Have no idea if macrovision is disabled, only had it hooked up for a few mins to see if it would play R1 and RCE discs.

    If macrovision has not been disabled, companies like http://www.homecinemaheaven.com/
    may be able to help, thats if you were interested in one.
     
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    Ok, forget Brit Music. Nightmare bunch. Locked in to buy 6 'Full' Price DVD's + p&p. Work it out and you'll get a better deal cash wise in the long run from just about anywhere!

    The player you mention, I'm almost positive it's the one mentioned in the mags that's about to be sold in Safeways for £99 in the near future. Check it out.

    Whatever you do, get your player without commitment to Brit Music. I'd rather spend an extra £50 and buy another player if I had too.

    The REC was mentioned either in HCC, HE or What HiFi. Have a look.
     
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    General Skanky,

    When do the safeway players go on sale and are you sure its the same player ?

    The reason I'm after this machine is because it will make a good second player for the bedroom and will play all types of discs.

    Can you provide a web link to the magazine article you mentioned ?
     
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    There is a £99 DVD player available from Tesco. Dansai model 852. Plays DVD VCD CDR CDRW MP3 SVCD. Makes a fairly good job of it. Mechanism feels a bit flimsy. Converts NTSC to PAL 625/50. Easily hacked for multiregion and plays known RCE titles OK. Macrovision can be disabled easily. Has outputs switchable for RGB, Component, or CVBS & SVideo. Haven't tried RGB or Component yet.

    And no tie-in with the Britannia cowboys.
     
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    Any idea why this player is not on the Tesco web site ?
     
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    How do you Easily hack it for multiregion ???????????????????
     
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    1 press setup on your remote control
    2 press the stop button
    3 press the previous button
    4 press the next button

    This displays the factory menu. Go to region code and set it to "bypass". Go to macrovision and set it "off" if required.

    Press setup to save and remove the menu.
     
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    :p


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    Cheers thats brill worked a treat.
     
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    In reply to the cheeper side of DVD ,I got a Goodmans DVD 350pk at Comet for £199 with a 5.1 amp built in and speakers,and the found a code to knock of the Macrovision and make it multi-region,
    not much out put around 50 w RMS but good as a starter pack and it works very well.
    well pleased Keithd50@aol.com
     

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