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Prog Scan DVD player £37.99

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by hornydragon, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. hornydragon

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    Got the Lidl offfer thing this morning and they are offering an e-bench DVD player:
    Plays DVDs,CDs,MP3s, JPEG Picture CD's CD-Rs,CD-RWs:
    With AC-3 decoder to play back Dolby Digital 5.1:
    With DTS decoder to playback DTS signals!!!!!
    Two headphone Jacks with independant volume control
    With Scart lead
    PAL/NTSC Compatible:
    Availble in black and Silver:

    It does have YUV outputs according to picture and states Prog scan, even hinting at PAL as no NTSC only in Ad.
    Offfer as of 15/12/03
     
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    Very tempted by this - any confirmation of the prog scan and general review yet?

    My HTPC is beginning to bug me....

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    HD,
    I have a friend who is very interested (she ordered a Yamada from Amazon but it won't be delivered before X-Mas and shes wants one before) and wanted to know if it was definitely MR ? Are there any websites with more info as I typed in "e-bench DVD" into Google and didn't find any info ? Thanks

    Rgds

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    Type dv885a and see what turns up - all in German and not much help though....

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    try using babel fish to translate the german pages, I guess MR should be easy enough but there was no mention of MR on the advert.
     
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    If it's this model:

    DVD Player DV885A / LCpower885A

    Then at least the German version is multiregion.

    Translation English - German:

    MR = Region Code Free
     
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    Got this player - fantastic on prog scan via my AE100!!!!
     
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    Pal or NTSC progressive scan?
     
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    It does both. I was a little disappointed in the colour via scart rgb as its a bit too rich but the progressive scan image via component is superb. Also has a full dts decoder so will decode dts sound tracks to your television and through headphones.

    A little tip if you want more headphone output is to set front left and right channels to 6db instead of 0db in the audio options. You might have to do this for all channels if your actually using the built in 5.1 decoder and connecting via phonos to an amp.

    It really is the most remarkable dvd bargain out there. Its a nice looking player, jam packed with features, excellent performance and a 3 year guarantee for £37.99. Its based on the Zoran Vaddis 6 chipset which is a chipset favoured by Arcam and Samsung. The JVC THA 35R uses the exact same chipset and has had excellent reviews for its picture and sound. The JVC is probably made by Samsung as were most of the earlier models.

    If you can find one get it. Theres just nothing out there anywhere near the price that compares to it.

    I had a Toshiba 330 and it was poor in comparision.

    The only thing that goes against it is the slightly too rich colour via scart rgb. Apart from that the picture is both detailed and clean. I'm another AE100 user and it also gets a glowing recommendation from me.

    Don't forget its also multiregion without any dodgy firmwares or special remotes so you'll never void your warranty and you can turn macrovision off.
     

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