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prog scan dvd for £37.99

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by kbfern, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. kbfern

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    Just seen this in my local paper today

    Lidl are selling a prog scan dvd player with the following:

    component out, s-vid,coax,optical and scart outs.Pal/Ntsc silver or black, DTS and DD decoders.All for an incredible £37.99 from next Monday.Never heard of the make (Bench) but at that price who cares, got to be worth a punt.Just hope that they have some left on Monday.

    If anyone has heard of the make please let us know?

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/index.nsf/pages/c.o.oow.20031215.p.DVD_Player
     
  2. kbfern

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    Sorry for duplicate post did'nt see hornydragons post earlier today! still have the link on me.
     
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    Bench is a make I have seen on alot of produces from Lidl. I dought if it is multiregion though as I bought a Supervision branded player from them quite a while ago for £80 :eek: (seems like a fortune now) which despite having no region code on the back would give the message 'region error' if a region 1 disc was tried. You could probably buy it and try it out then return it using the unwanted Christmas pressent excuse though. When I bought the Supervision I had no region 1 discs. :suicide:
     
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    try this

    You can change the country code setting of the DVD Player E-Bench KH 6777 by following the below steps:

    1. Power on
    2. open door
    3. press no. 2812
    4. a special menu pop up
    5. 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2....9 for all region.
     
  5. Majik

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    If you want one - I'd get out there and get it!! Going very fast indeed - managed to grab a couple at the Rugby store by taking an early lunch. They'd already sold 120!!!

    Majik
     
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    All gone when I went into my local store. Can someone post a review on the player as Lidl will probably repeat the offer in a few months.
     
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    I got one and was well impressed when I found out that you can turn macrovision off too on the same page as the region selector once you do the hack.

    Excellent player. I've been trying various dvd-rs, about 20 so far and all have worked.
     
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    Not on offer in the two local (north-west) stores I tried, and not in the in-store leaflets. Must be a regional offer rather than nationwide - shame

    :(
     
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    Managed to pick one up from Farnham Lidl.

    Seems very reasonable quality for the price!!

    Had to visit 2 store till I found one though.
    First store (Camberley had sold out by lunch).
    Saw one guy pick up three.

    Thanks for the region hack, seems to worak a treat.

    NIB.
     
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    Because it has a full dd/dts/prologic decoder built in it also downmixes dts sound through scart and headphones!

    Now thats a feature available on hardly any dvd players and of course the only ones that do have it have dts decoders on board which is rare. Even all in one home cinema systems rarely downmix dts. Its possible the JVC THA-35R does though as thats based on the exact same chipset as the ebench player.
     
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    Has anyone seen these in any stores in London?

    I tried the Edgware store but no luck. It seems that they stock very limited quantities

    Hardly worth trying!
     
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    They probably all flew out the door on Monday - thats when I got my couple.

    I think you've got more chance of a date with the Pope...

    Majik
     
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    This probably isn't any use to anyone, but Argos are selling ALBA DVD players for £37.99 - I got one for my dad for Christmas. He's not very technical, so if the quality isn't wonderful, it'll hardly upset him, but for under £40 I thought it was worth a shot. Doesn't do a whole lot as far as I know, just the essentials.

    Have a look for yourself though
    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...0001&langId=-1&catalogId=1001&productId=64305

    Let me know if this is any use to anyone.
    Got mine in one of the stores in Belfast.
     
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    jonny82,

    Quite a few DVD players now available sub £40 but the Lidl unit offered progressive scan.

    Lidl here in Ireland didn't carry it yet but usually a few weeks after you guys in the UK.
     
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    Lidl in Ireland will have it from tomorrow (monday 29th dec) morning.
    Hoping to pick one up - might even get a 2nd as I forgot to get a gift for one of my mates and I know that his DVD player (Scan SC2000) went kaput couple of months ago and he has no way to play non-region 2 dvds
     
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    Picked one up this morning.

    Will have a "play" later but can't see these lasting long judging by the way they were flying out the door in Limerick.

    :smoke:
     
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    Picked one up this morning as well, had very little time with it but a slightly better picture than my aging Tosh 210e (Tosh was using component but not progessive). Not sure how it's going to behave with problem disks though, I have Identity(R1) which has trouble on some of the no brand cheap decks and it won't play at all on this one.
     
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    does any one have the problem of having very low sound on this player as i have to turn the sound right up on the tv to hear it ?:confused:
     
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    Just bumping this as Lidl have these back on offer from Thursday 29th July. Their ad doesn't mention prog scan but they make a price comparison to the player in this thread Price Last Year £37.99 This Year £29.99
     
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    Looks good but if you order online the price including vat and delivery is £45. For people local to Lidl then its only £30 all in for the Bench and it comes with a 3 year waranty and choice of colour.
     
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    Looking at the initial post it stated that the unit had component out. Can anyone who purchased a unit on the original offer confirm this and the full specificiation?

    Is there web link for Bench products?

    Regards
    Glenn
     
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    fair coment :)
    just offering some alternatives for when weve emptied lidl :D
     
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    Was waiting at my local Lidl store at 8.30 am today
    Picked up 2 Silver Bench DvD Players :smashin: , mind you buy 9.10 all the silver players had gone & not many black left
    I missed out last time , Not this time and saved £8 on the price :D

    It does have Component Out , Yes
    Pal / NTSC prog scan , Yes
    Multi Region Hack , Yes

    Also Been on Bench's web site post back later with it

    :clap:
     

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