What voltage?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by [email protected], Jan 14, 2002.

  1. m@rk

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    As I didn't bother getting a chipped DVD player recently and I understand the Toshiba DVDs can't be hacked without chipping, the whole world of R1 disks is closed to me for now.

    But I do go to the States quite a bit and have noticed that I can pick up a cheap DVD player (R1 of course) for less than $99 (about £65) and a Toshiba for about £100. For the odd R1 disk, this would be fine (I can stick it into the spare SCART).

    Now the only electrical stuff I have bought in the states before has been PCs & Laptops which all come with auto switching power supplies.

    Does anybody know if things like DVD players are auto switching (especially the Toshibas or Sonys) or if they just have a fixed 120V?

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  2. Ian J

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    I don't know the answer but a transformer is not very expensive.

    I used to have an American Pioneer 606 with transformer which worked well. You will not get scart sockets or RGB as they are not fitted to American players but the s-video output on mine performed well.
     
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    Most likely it will only work with 110V - have a Yamaha DVD-700 (R1) and it cannot cope nor can it be modified (well, it probably could but I guess it will be more expensive then a new player).

    You can use a transformer but you also still could get your current player chipped, it does not need to be done during the purchase.
    Less equipment, less cables, less hassle ....
     

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