Novatech Portable DVD player is NOT a Cyberhome

Discussion in 'Video Streaming Boxes & Services' started by Jon Weaver, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Jon Weaver

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    Following information that I found on various forums, I bought a Portable DVD player from "Novatech" as I believed that it was a rebadged version of the Cyberhome LDV710.

    I got it today and its not the Cyberhome at all.. Not sure if its any better or worse, but its certainly different.

    I will have to wait until I go back to work where I can compare the performance of my DVD with a colleagues Cyberhome.

    Has anyone been able to do any comparisons??
     
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    Just looked at the Novatech site and the picture they show IS the Cyberhome.. What I have is different.

    The most noticable difference is that on the Cyberhome, the eject button opens the ENTIRE top of the unit (including the buttons)

    The player that I have been sent only opens 1/2 the unit to reveal the DVD drive and leaves the buttons attached to the unit.

    Also, the Cyberhome has cursor keys (including enter) AND a play button.

    On my player, the 'enter' buttons is the 'play' button.

    I wouldn't be surprised if underneath, they are the same unit, but on face value, they are not!
     
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    You may be right I cannot say, however it does work with the same Cyberhome codes to make it multi-region and who gives a **** if the buttons go up or not. It is still a good player and well worth the money.
     
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    If it were just the buttons, I would agree, but that was just an example.. The differences are too many to list.. For example:

    Its plastic
    Its got a cable from the battery to the DVD player.

    But worst of all, the picture performance is awful compared to the Cyberhome..

    Mine has gone back.. £230 is a not a bad price, but considering they were selling the Cyberhome version for the same price, I am not paying that kind of money for an inferior unit!
     

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