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High Quality \ Budget DVD player : Toshiba SD 340E ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by thestorm, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. thestorm

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    Hi all

    If I had the money to spare I would go all out and buy a really good Denon
    DVD player..but since I'm on a tight budget I'm aiming to buy a player for
    under £80

    My current dvd player is an ancient Sony DVP-S725D it's doesn't play
    cd-r/dvd-r an is not RCE enabled either! But it was awesome in it's time.

    I need a player that can play anything I hit at it, be it divx, dvd-rw, or RCE
    discs. I understand that a player under £80 won't be able to complete against
    a player costing £1000 but I do expect above average performance.
    Some discs will be recorded (burnt) on dvd-rw using my PC running Windows
    Xp pro Sp2. Content will include home movies made using a camcorder, so I
    don't want the player crashing in the middle of a movie of a my Paris trip!!

    I really like the operating system of my Sony and expect a player to just as
    easy to use. eg Auto Switching of Region playback, so i don't have to
    manually select region.Picture zoom would be great and a movie book mark feature.

    am I asking too much?

    I have read some reviews for the following players

    - Toshiba SD 340E (is there a newer version out?)
    - Sony DVPNS30
    - Panasonic S97

    What do you advise and why? and where is the best place to buy at the
    lowest price.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Sofa1

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    I don't think you will find Panasonic S97 under 80, at the first place? maybe you were thinking about Panasonic S29? list price of S97 is 300. and it wont play Divx either. it also applies to Sony which won't play Divx as well.Sony NS33 will, but I heard a lot of complaints about its Divx features.

    maybe Toshiba is a safe bet. think about Pioneer DV-380 also.
     
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    Toshiba SD-350 with HDMI at around £80 is going to be the one no doubt :smashin:
     
  4. thestorm

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    cheers guys..i've got some research to do now!
    I'll probably go for the Toshiba SD 340E but will keep and eye out for
    the Toshiba SD-350, i don't think it's widely available in UK yet and there are
    no reviews for it. Even the Toshiba UK web site doesn't have details of it.
    Toshiba has been known to release dud players so I'm going play it safe.
    Where's the best place online to buy online?
     
  5. Steve.EX

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    I personally feel that buying Toshiba is about as safe a spend DVD player wise as you can get.
    Dud players???????????
     
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