DVD Virgin Help Please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by stu.king, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. stu.king

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    Hi All,
    Read up on all this DVD stuff and ready to take the plunge, but can't decide on which make or model.

    Understand certain players can be hacked to play cheap discs available via the internet from abroad, so ideally my machine needs this.

    Also with two teenage girls, are there any machines that play those music CD's that come with a video included that work on the computer?


    Want it to play Cd's that have been copied from a computers CD writer.

    As this is first machine, looking to spend about £200 or less.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Stu
     
  2. Electric Mayhem

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    Have a look at the Toshiba SD210E.

    Its available chipped for multiregion from

    www.richersounds.com

    www.leconcepts.com

    It will play CDR´s, Video Cd´s, CD´s with MP3 etc

    Picture & sound quality puts most mid priced players to shame. It certainly outperforms all other budget players out there.

    cheers
     
  3. pointon

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    Is the Tosh modified bought from Richer Sounds? Or don't they just supply a handset hack.

    I would recommend taking a look at either the Toshiba or the Pioneer 444... readily modified from Multiregion Magic .
     
  4. Electric Mayhem

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    Pointon

    The one I bought from Richer Sounds was modified. Plays everything including RCE discs (using the disc swap trick).

    Paid just over 200 quid for it about 6/7 months ago.
     
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    The thing with the videos you get on singles is that often they are programs as opposed to proper videos. Sometimes you get an MPEG, I don't know if players can handle these, but often they are part of a program or in a custom file format.
     
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    Enhanced CDs with video tracks are invariably in the Quicktime format, for some mysterious reason. AFAIK, no DVD player will play these.

    I am just about to extract some of these files from CDs and convert them into MPEG1 format and write them onto a VideoCD.
     
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    will the shop guarantee the chipped player?
     
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    WHOA!!! slow down guy`s,considering Stu doesn`t know much about the DVD world I think you are going way too fast,now The TOSHIBA SD-210e is available from www.techtronics.com for £198.58 (free delivery) MULTI-REGION using the standard multimod and you don`t need to do the "disc swap trick" You can see it here
     
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    What's too fast? There's nothing very advanced about DVD-ROM material, such as video being in Quicktiem format.

    Steer clear of Techtronics unless you're prepared to deal with the worst customer servive of any electronics company around.

    Multiregion Magic are, in my opinion the very best multiregion DVD company around at the moment.

    Please excuse any mistakes. I am currently extremely drunk.
     

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