Good cheap DVD player that has USB and HDMI

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  1. silent

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    hi

    after a dvd player with USB slot for connecting a ext western digital hdd to that has all movies and media files on it etc etc.

    are there any good ones for under £50 delivered?
     
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    cheers for that.

    what kind of HDD are you using on this?

    lots of conflicting info from posters but seems to work with fat32 partition.

    can you confirm this please? :)
     
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    320gb WD Mybooks here fat32 ....no worries.
     
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    i too have western digital 250 gig HDD in a Aqua plus media enclosure linked via usb and it works a treat plus i got my 5960 from sainsburys for just £35 :smashin:
     
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    i was referred to these media thingies, are they good and easy to use?
     
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    You mean " media enclosure's " for housing a hdd , then yes there really quite good especaily if you have a hdtv . most hdd's seem to work ok on 5960 if the drive is formatted in FAT 32 -the Aqua media plus comes with fat 32 driver to format any hdd for storing many of your media files .once done linking up to your 5960's usb socket is a doddle -just use the aqua's remote to play your video file's or music its really that easy . you can see the aqua media plus here for quite a good price £38 ..............
    http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1627

    hope this helps
     
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    cheers, it certainly does help.

    So basically, i plug my ext hdd into the agua (if i go this route) and link it to my TV and it'll work the films from my hdd (acting as a kind of router) or plug straight into a 5960 dvd and hey presto.

    excellent, will make a decision. the dvd is £44.99 inc del now. may go for that agua thing as i could put a new hdd in and use it for extra storage or could i use it like a media pc?
     
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    The Aqua media as a vga socket plus composite & component AV outputs
    giving you three choices of connection , ie .. to a pc monitor / hdtv / crt tv and also if you have a philips 5960 via usb . i found the 5960's usb socket was my best option as it displays any widescreen video in full size , depending if you have a wide screen tv or a hdtv ( my tv is only a 32" sony crt ) but if you have a hdtv i say connecting to component is the best option . but that just depends on what you want to connect it to ?
    so if you do go for the 5960 then getting a media enclosure will save you having to burn all your media to dvd plus you gain a nice multi media / storage device all in one :smashin:
     
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    cheers. i will probably go for the dvd player to replace mine and plug the external into there, although i have xbox and xbmc(i would not attempt to modify the memory cab to make a usb), and then the agua when i buy my hdtv. i only have an 26" widescreen crt.
     
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    another option to consider:
    "Ebuyer DV-254 HDMI DVD - USB & Card Reader - Upscaler"
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/104108

    £39.99 inc.vat (deduct another £10 ie £29.99, if you pay by google checkout) plus £4-5 for delivery (under £35 incl.delivery)

    though i didn't have this one with me now, i'd like to buy one soon :)
     

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