Tevion DVD1100UKT Multi-region Blu Ray player

B12

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Was in my local Aldi's today and see they will have the above Blu-Ray player inc HDMI cable for sale from Thursday 4th June?

I'm using a PS3 for Blu Ray playback on my living room TV just now, but recently bought a bedroom 32" Toshiba LCD and would like a Blu Ray player for that. I bought an Aldi HDMI upscaling DVD player a few years ago that was well regarded on the AV Forums, so might just go for this.

Any thoughts? Havent been keeping an eye on price's for Blu-Ray Players, so how does £139.99 fit in these days?

All it says in the pamphlet for spec so far is ...

Up to 1080P and that it plays the usual BD. DVD. DVD+/_R/RW. CD. MP3 ETC.

If it could be made region free like their Tevion HDMI upscaling DVD player did, that would be a bonus for me, but I'm not sure if this would be a good buy (early days yet) Dont want to spend a fortune on a second Blu-Ray player and certainly not as much as a second PS3 would cost.

Any thoughts from folk more dedicated than me to the hobby would be most welcome :)

PS: Aldi say they will have a range of Blu-Ray discs available on same day at £9.99.
 

Ian_S

Distinguished Member
When you can get the Sony S350 for £10 extra, I wouldn't go near it tbh.

Unless there's a promise of regular firmware updates, the most likely outcome is a player that won't play new discs in a few months time. Cheap brands don't bank on on-going support normally and the Bush from Argos is a good example.

If you want an even cheaper player, try the Samsung BD-P1500 or it's replacement the BD-P1600, both sub £140 without too much hassle.
 
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kingfats

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Any thoughts? Havent been keeping an eye on price's for Blu-Ray Players, so how does £139.99 fit in these days?

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Gets you a very good player :thumbsup: Samsung 1600 or chuck a tenner on top for the S350 and just a little bit more for BD35.
 
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B12

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OK, thanks Guys, as I say, hadn't been keeping my eye on the ball as far as prices were, and I assumed Aldi would be able to produce something really cheap and of reasonable quality like the HDMI upscaling DVD player recommended here a few years ago.

If I'm going to buy a second Blu-Ray player, one of my priority's would be the ability to have firmware upgrades, my PS3 has had a few in a year and I just use it for BD.

Good to see player prices starting to drop to reasonable levels at last.
 
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somersetpaul

Active Member
Looks like the Curtis player at Asda and Currys (1100 model number is the same too). Aldi version appears to have a usb socket on the front.

I was looking at getting one but found a Sony bdp-s350 on clearance. Probably a better bet with regards to firmware updates etc.

Tevion do give good customer support though and an HDMI cable is included.
 

m_w_clarke

Active Member
PS: Aldi say they will have a range of Blu-Ray discs available on same day at £9.99.

The list of tenner BDs doesnt look that great:

21, Incredible Hulk, American Gangster, Open Season, Rambo, Casino Royale or Spiderman 3.

You can get them all around the same price (if not cheaper) on Amazon

But its good that they are trying. Maybe HMV will start to follow (we can but hope!)
 

Phylos

Active Member
Also, it doesn't even mention if this player is profile 2.0 - and no mention of an ethernet port.
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
Lots of choice at that price point.... as many above have said i'd be buying something with a bit more weight behind it for updates etc..

Samsung BD-P1500/XEU - Blu-ray Disc Player: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £120

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £142

Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc Player 1080p Full HD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £148

Panasonic DMP-BD35EB-K Profile 2 Blu-ray Disc Player: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £149

Various pros and cons to each but all Profile 2.0, some can be multi region for SD, Samsungs very clever on audio etc.... much more tempting in my opinion!!!
 

Montala

Member
Another model worth a look, which is also now available for about £150 is the LD BD370.

It comes with both USB and Ethernet ports, with a built YouTube option, which some might find useful!

Apparently is also quicker than a lot of others at loading Blu-Ray movies - more details can be found in a separate dedicated thread for anyone who is interested. :smashin:
 

somersetpaul

Active Member
It is profile 2.0 according to the box and supports BD live function.

I think with a three year guarantee and an HDMI cable included its not bad value. A three year guarantee at Comet is about £45!

Box also says visit CURTIS INTERNATIONAL - manufacturer and distributor of quality consumer electronic products for support although I can only find the older model without USB socket on the front. Proves that it's made by Curtis though.

I would like to hear feedback from any owners.
 

petet66

Active Member
Lots of choice at that price point.... as many above have said i'd be buying something with a bit more weight behind it for updates etc..

Samsung BD-P1500/XEU - Blu-ray Disc Player: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £120

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £142

Sony BDPS350 Blu-ray Disc Player 1080p Full HD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £148

Panasonic DMP-BD35EB-K Profile 2 Blu-ray Disc Player: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo - £149

Various pros and cons to each but all Profile 2.0, some can be multi region for SD, Samsungs very clever on audio etc.... much more tempting in my opinion!!!

Richer Sounds have most of those prices beaten too
Samsung 1500 £120
Samsung 1600 £135
Sony 350 £140
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
Richer Sounds have most of those prices beaten too
Samsung 1500 £120
Samsung 1600 £135
Sony 350 £140

Sadly, as is the experience of many, they rarely have any stock available, you have to pay for online delivery and i find it far easier to just get what i want sooner - if your local Richers has stock, then great, otherwise save yourself the hassle!!!!
 
hmmm, interesting, the Aldi player looks pretty much like the Momitsu BDP-899 (Momitsu BDP-899 Region Free Blu-ray player). Maybe it´s also region free for everything?

Now that would be interesting, simple remote hack for region changes. DVD or blu. The only thing is the Momitsu sells for a lot more than this ALDI unit. about $350 US and us prices don't include sales tax. So vat needs toi be factored in. If it is the the Momitsu this would be a real bargain:thumbsup:
 

Richer Sounds

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Sadly, as is the experience of many, they rarely have any stock available, you have to pay for online delivery and i find it far easier to just get what i want sooner - if your local Richers has stock, then great, otherwise save yourself the hassle!!!!

Hi,

I was sorry to read that you appear to have experienced problems whilst checking stock at one of our stores.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that all of our offers are genuine deals that are available from all of our stores. From time to time, due to the small size of our stock rooms combined with the high demand for certain products, some of our stores can temporarily sell out. However, in these circumstances stock is always available to order from our warehouse.

The only exception to this is with clearance or end-of-line models, such as the Samsung BDP 1500 and Samsung BDP1600 mentioned above. In this situation we always make it clear that these models are last few and are therefore, by definition, finite in supply.

Meanwhile, if any customers are experiencing problems obtaining any particular model then please do not hesitate to let me know and I will do my best to help.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
Hi,

I was sorry to read that you appear to have experienced problems whilst checking stock at one of our stores.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that all of our offers are genuine deals that are available from all of our stores. From time to time, due to the small size of our stock rooms combined with the high demand for certain products, some of our stores can temporarily sell out. However, in these circumstances stock is always available to order from our warehouse.

The only exception to this is with clearance or end-of-line models, such as the Samsung BDP 1500 and Samsung BDP1600 mentioned above. In this situation we always make it clear that these models are last few and are therefore, by definition, finite in supply.

Meanwhile, if any customers are experiencing problems obtaining any particular model then please do not hesitate to let me know and I will do my best to help.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds

Hi John,

My criticism may seem a little unjust, I have at times has issues with the above but as you say it is usually with end of line products - this was the main reason for me stating this as several of the products i mentioned are listed as such on your site - my experience of obtaining products like these from yourself is less than favourable, hence i was recommending that in order to ensure a good deal, buying from somewhere such as Amazon that has stock but may be a few pounds more expensive may ultimately be the best solution in this instance.

Scott
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
I agree with those noting that £140 for a no-name player isn't particularly 'budget' when you can get good quality Sammys and even better Sonys and Pannys for the same or only a few quid more.

The only caveat I'd offer is that the £10 starting point is almost certainly a bit of a fake, so they can mark this as a 'sale' item in a month's time (or however long you have to wait) at maybe £100.

What's perhaps more interesting is the idea of a cheap-as-chips supermarket like Aldi selling this and some £10 titles alongside the fruit & veg. This could be a good sign for the spread of Blu-ray Disc into the mainstream.

Steve W

ps Sammy BDp1500 now £114:

http://www.ajelectronics.co.uk/ViewProdDetails.asp?Prod_code=ITEM000900

SW
 
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kingfats

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I agree with those noting that £140 for a no-name player isn't particularly 'budget' when you can get good quality Sammys and even better Sonys and Pannys for the same or only a few quid more.

Hi Steve. :)
Apparently the Sony is even cheaper.
 

961

Well-known Member
Hi Steve. :)
Apparently the Sony is even cheaper.

I paid £129 for the Sony at Lasky a while back and thought I got a spectacular bargain

At £99 it is the dog's b k s

But quite apart from these prices it gives blu ray performance better than many at £500

Current prices of best brand blu ray players mean there is no sense in buying non-branded stuff. Remember, you look at the output for a long time!
 

hardeepr

Novice Member
Now that would be interesting, simple remote hack for region changes. DVD or blu. The only thing is the Momitsu sells for a lot more than this ALDI unit. about $350 US and us prices don't include sales tax. So vat needs toi be factored in. If it is the the Momitsu this would be a real bargain:thumbsup:


This month's HCC (Sept) has a review. From the final verdict:

Highs: Profile 2.0 support, region hackable (for Blu and DVD)**, good performance
Lows: HDMI audio incompatibility*, lack lustre build quality

They give it 3/5 overall

* The reviews mentioned that they problems with an Onkyo 906 but a Sony 5400 was fine.
** simple remote hack.
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
This month's HCC (Sept) has a review. From the final verdict:

Highs: Profile 2.0 support, region hackable (for Blu and DVD)**, good performance
Lows: HDMI audio incompatibility*, lack lustre build quality

They give it 3/5 overall

* The reviews mentioned that they problems with an Onkyo 906 but a Sony 5400 was fine.
** simple remote hack.

WOAH! Is that right?

Did they give any link as to how it's done?

Steve W
 

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