Need some help choosing a DVD player.....

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  1. Mills

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    I'm trying to pick a DVD player and possibly sound system to go with it and I need some help because I don't really know what I'm doing.

    My budget is quite small, about £220. What I want is a DVD player that is multi-region or can be remote hacked to be so, and a sound system that supports Dolby Digital and DTS if possible. I'm not sure whether I need an amplifier or if I could buy a 5.1 set of speakers and plug them directly into the back of the DVD player?

    Some things I'm considering are the Kiss DP 330 on scan.co.uk, the Scan SC 440LSI also on scan.co.uk, and a H&B home cinema system at this address: http://dvdworld.co.uk/hardware_body.asp?pf_id=80351 .......

    I'm not sure what each of these are capable of...... and what the best thing to do in my position would be. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    For this budget you'd be hard pressed to get seperates. Follow the link below to get an idea of all in one solutions within your budget:-

    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemlist.php&c=1502

    Alternatively you could get your av system gradually.

    start with a dvd player( £120):-

    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=206127

    then an av amp (£180):-
    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=206385

    and some speakers (£80):-
    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=300064

    and eventually a subwoofer(£80):-

    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=300181


    these are all examples only altough the toshiba and yammy I can vouch for since I've owned both in the past . You generally get what you pay for. The best thing to do is get some mags or surf the web for reviews on the type of kit your interested in. Read these forums for a while and you'll learn quite a lot before parting with you hard earned cash.:smoke:

    good hunting:devil:
     
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    Cheers, is an AV amp necessary? I think someone I knew had a DVD player with 5.1 set of speakers plugged into the back of it directly and it seemed to work ok.....
     
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    That's what the all in one solutions offer. You have a dvd/amp combination in one box and plug the speakers into it.
    The other bits I suggested were if you wanted to go the seperates way. ie buy it in parts bit by bit when you have more funds. But if you can't wait and have limited funds then an all in one will get you off to a start with dvd/ home cinema. I started with an all in one some years ago but got the bug. Two years later and a few thousand pounds and I'm nearly there. You notice "NEARLY". There always seems to be something worth an upgrade. Be warned it can lead into a very expensive although enjoyable hobby.:smashin:
     
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    i would recommend a multiregion tosh 330 great player for the money
     
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    Try and get a player thats also got an rgb scart out. (better picture quality!)
     

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