Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by surefire, Sep 11, 2003.
Is there such a device? if so can anyone recommend one?
If you do a search there's a thread about it from fairly recently, basically there's the KiSS DV-500 or an X-Box plus there's numerous unheard of brand named ones. Most aren't very good with DivX 3.11 or anything with a hi-bitrate, the X-Box seems to be fine with everything once you install a mod chip and put Xbox Media Player on it !
I have a KiSS-450 ... as pinkprobegt says, it's not great with 3.11 files ... it supposedly does PAL progressive but I've not had a chance to try it. As a straight DVD player it's fine from my experience, XVid and DivX >=4 seem okay most of the time.
If you want to read up others' experiences you may want to visit their forums . KiSS release firmware updates and there's a hack to provide multi-region running.
I think though that an HTPC is probably a better idea if you plan on doing a lot of DivX viewing, and of course an HTPC has other benefits .. ripping DVs and playing off hard disk for example.
There are others around but I have never researched them. The KiSS uses the "Sigma" chip to do the DivX bit, others use different chips and may provide better DivX support .. some on the KiSS forums discuss other brands.
The Philips DVD737 will be able to play Divx (3.11, 4 and 5), XVid and all other MPEG-4 like files.
I have just ordered this device, so I am not yet able to say if it does play anything. Apparently it does, although some models seem to have problems playing dvd's ...
in most countries it is allready available in stores...
Scan Ellion 520C DVX Slimline Multiregion Xvid/DVD Player
£75.00 + v.a.t
(£88.13 inc vat)
Size 420(W) x 44(H) x 250(D) mm
DivX 4 & 5 Yes
Audio - DTS/Dobly Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby Decoder No
Scart Output Yes
SVideo Output Yes
PC Connectable No
Progressive Scan (NTSC) Yes - Progressive Scan Out
Have a look here for info;
Looking at user ratings the xbox is in the lead at 8.1 out of ten closely followed by the Liteon 2001 and Kiss models at 7.8.
i jus got the Scan Ellion 520C DVX Slimline Multiregion Xvid/DVD Player. from http://scan.co.uk/ and it is the best player i can see
at the price .
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