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Is it worth spending a lot of money on a DVD player?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Duster, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Duster

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    Hi:hiya:

    Is it worth spending alot of money on a DVD player?

    I went to my local show room and looked at many different players, ranging greatly in price.

    When I checked out the back of the players, they seem to have the same number of ports. IE scart, digtal sound, AV.
    So, where is the extra money going on the more expensive models?

    So is it worth spending alot of money on a DVD player, or are you just paying for the brand?

    Thanks for any info
     
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    What do you mean by expensive? Over £100? Over £1000?

    I think minimum is £100- don't bother with Apex's, Matsui's etc.

    Nathan
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply,
    Well it would be my second DVD player in my bed room, so I really dont want to spend much money on it, as little as possible.

    It would only be connected with a scart cable.

    Sorry, i'm abit of a newbie with DVD players, But would just like to know what you get when your spending over £100, to the sub £100 DVD players?

    Thanks....
     
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    Well the really cheap ones (say £60-£80) have sub quality MPEG boards, and incompatibilty (discs with seamless branched) problems so I would avoid them.

    Get something like the Toshiba SD110, about £100.

    Going over £200-£300+ and you get things like Component, DVD-Audio/SACD, Progressive, better quality components/power supply/remote/build quality etc..

    Nathan
     
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    Hi Thanks again for your reply.

    seamless branched???? is that when the disc stops of a sec and then starts again?

    Sorry of being a newbie:blush:
     
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    No. The 1 second gap is the layer change.

    Films like The Abyss, The Matrix, Terminator 2 (R1), Independance Day are Seamless Branched- it means there are several versions (or special features) through the film- for example The Matrix Rabbit feature, and the Terminator 2's three- version (theatrical, special and alternatate ending)

    Some cheap players (the older Samsungs for instance) had problems with The Matrix and T2. probably why the R2 T2 is a standard DVD, with the alternatate ending on disc 2.
     
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    don't be sorry for being a newbie-we all were at some time, the split second pause is usually the layer change on a dual layer disc-some players are very fast doing this and some are relatively slow. the tosh 220 multi/region for £120.00 at richer sounds is a good buy-quality and price wise.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks again for your reply.....
    & sorry for me being so dim:blush:


    I think i'll take your advise and look for the Toshiba SD110 or 220


    Thanks again for helping me out with this one.:cool:
     

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