Need some advice for a DVD newbie....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by ScoobyDoo555, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. ScoobyDoo555

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    Hi, 1st post so be gentle!! ;)

    I've got a Toshiba SD100e (ancient, I know!), and I'm in the market to upgrade this weekend.

    I'm ideally after a Toshiba (in black), purely because I like the picture, and it also has to be available at Richer Sounds (got to take advantage of their buy back warrantee!!!) But I would like to look at other brands.

    What do I want out of this machine? Well -

    1. It has to play DVD+r & -r (and the RW derivatives)
    2. It has to play CDrs (not overly bothered about CDRW, although it would be nice)
    3. MP3 compatabilty
    4. DTS
    5. Optical and Coax Digi (pretty standard by now)
    6. DivX?
    7. WMA etc?

    Can anybody give me some recommendations?

    Does it matter what brand of media I'm using (CD & DVDr etc)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Scoob:laugh: :laugh:

    Edited to add, my budget is about £180. ;)
     
  2. nwgarratt

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  3. ScoobyDoo555

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    Looks really good! :)

    OK, next thing is that I've got teh warrantee, of which when I trade in my old Toshiba, is going to be worth about £180. Is there a DVD for about this price (that meets most of the requirements ins my original post)?

    Not too bothered about DivX TBH...

    Cheers,

    Scoob
     
  4. Napoleon

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    I have two Tosh 100's,and they are magnificent players made before the cheap chinese players hit the market.It plays dvd+R/-R by the way.You will have to look hard and preferably study the advanced test results conducted by HomeCinema Choice/What Video,otherwise just buying a new player(because it's new) will disappoint you somewhat.

    I don't use a dvd player to play cd's.Why wear out the laser on a dvd player(the most expensive and usually uneconomic part to replace),when you can buy a cheap(very) cd player?.Just my opinion of course.Best wishes.
     

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