replacement for dead toshiba 340

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    anyone? which tend to be more reliable, philips or pioneer?
     
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    anyone got any advice at all?????? :eek:
     
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    I replaced my old Pioneer deck before Xmas, that did 5 trouble free years.
     
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    hallelujah :clap:

    thanks for answering!

    cheers.
     
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    At the bottom end of pricing the players are all made in china often by smallish companies for the bigger brands. So the debate about which is better doesn't really work. Generally in the past Pioneer would be better where as Philips are more renowned for innovation rather than build quality but nowadays it wouldn't be logical to seperate them. Build quality of both at the bottom end of pricing will be a bit mediocre but the latest chipsets are more reliable than ever and embedd most functions into a single chip.

    Toshiba are generally inferior because they seem to fit atrocious dvd drives in their cheap models where as both Pioneer and Philips as far as I can tell seem to have a good reputation in this regard.
     
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    cheers. yeah i think i'll go for the pioneer. the philips has a slot drive, which i have a suspicion might be a bit more prone to buggering up than a tray.
     
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    oh great. i've just looked at the specs a little closer and it says the pioneer doesn't play dvd+r only -r. not such a problem cause i use -r but don't wanna get caught out when the philips can play both. do you reckon they just say only -r but can actually play +r too. seems strange not to.
     
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    I recommend avoiding the Pioneer DV-380S. I ordered one from amazon last week. It arrived yesterday and was pretty easy to set up however after about 10 minutes of playing a DVD it froze. Eventually it started again but that was after a couple of minutes of spinning the disc. I've tried several different DVD's just to be sure but it does the same thing with all of them. Maybe its just a bad batch or something but I would definately avoid it.
     
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    philips DVP5100 it is then!
     
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    now i've just read that the philips has a very limited file structure on divx dvd's.
     

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