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Half width DVD player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by sticker, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. sticker

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    Anyone know of a half width, short length DVD player that can play either DVD-r ot DVD+r?

    I want this to play background music utilising MP3 on DVD-r/DVD+r so really need the matchig amp as well.

    I want them to be discrete and they don't have to be top quality music output, not interested in video.

    Cheers
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    Cyrus?
     
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    Teac, at a price level for mortals?
     
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    Teac DV L800 is WxHxD: 275 x 111 x 301 and has a matching amp.
     
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    My Dad has this, sounds better than my Yamaha 630 to my ears.
     
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    Denon used to make a model called the DVD-F100 which was part of they're AV-F100 system - a half width AV package. You could buy the unit separately but I really don't have any idea as to whether or not it, or an equivalent is still available.

    If you can track one down, it supported component, s-video, and composite out (IIRC) for video, and coaxial output to a processor - can't fully remember if optical was featured - I'm sure someone will remember :) Picture quality was fairly stunning from what I can recall :)

    K.
     
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    Teac 700 is half width (800 is 3/4) and bloody good too! According to specification it can't play any consumer recordable DVD but does seem to work fine with DVD-R.

    TEAC's technical lot aren't about today but someone's gonna hopefully be letting me know tomorrow if it will actually play MP3 discs from DVD-R media (which you'd think it would but then again you'd be surprised how many don't!)

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    :blush: Failed to see the second part to your post - I don't think that the Denon supports MP3 playback off of DVD-R discs being the older model that it is :(

    As I said before though, there may well be a new version out which does... it's another "avenue" if nothing else :)

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    Thanks guys for your thoughts.

    General, the Cyrus would be nice but is a bit more than I wanted to pay and it's length is a factor, its too long :(

    Liam/Maw/kwangomango
    Same problem with the TEAC, very nice though and it got me thinking. Seen the Ref350 very cheap, but I can't find out whether it will play DVD-r/DVD+r.

    Kelvin, thanks for the Denon link, I confirmed with them that it did play the disc's but they are sending me info on a new mini model M71

    Cheers
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    There's a mini panasonic with matching amp too, saw it in shop@panasonic. Got a catalogue somewhere in what pases for my office, I'll dig if you're interested. It was very small, just bigger than a dvd drive for a PC, and I think 50wpc amp.
     

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