Which DVD player should I buy and who should I get to chip it to be multi region?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by madmann, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. madmann

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    All I know enough about TVs and DVD players is that I appreciate that could not make a rational decision about which to buy.

    Region & Pal I can just about get to grips with but RCE, multi scan, SACD etc are a bit of mystery.

    I want to buy my partner (who is even more technologically challenged than I am) a DVD player.

    She is a film fan, would order movies from the US and would want to play CDs

    It would be nice (but not essential) if the machine would play CDs we’ve purchased and compilations which could be mpeg files or old vinyl tracks extracted and written to CD with the aid of Toast 4.

    We have a Sony KV-32DS65 Digital TV and Nad T750 surround sound receiver/amp.

    So what should it be?

    I was thinking about a Sony NS900V until I saw the comments about the dodgy RGB picture output.

    Sony DVP-NS700, DVP-336, Pioneer DV444 or the Panasonic A7EB chipped to be multi region all seem to be contenders.

    Does anyone have any experience with these machines?

    And any experience of the different chip shops? How does the multimod by techtronics compare to the code free DVD ?

    Any assistance would be welcome.
     
  2. Ian J

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    I have the Pioneer 545 which is a 444 with an extra scart and extra sound processing and I think that it is a great machine.

    I would prefer to buy ready modded as if it doesn't work properly you can send it back for replacement. If you buy a region 2 machine and have it modded elsewhere you could have problems if it didn't work with everyone denying responsibility.

    Techtronics do not have a good reputation for after sales service.

    You don't need to know most of the techno gubbins that you listed but ensure that whatever you buy will play RCE encoded discs.

    Ian
     
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    Steer well clear of Techtronics.
     
  4. johnson

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    Whatever you buy,don't buy it from TT.
    That's the best purchase advice I can give.
     
  5. alanrob

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    How much do you have to spend on your DVD player?
     
  6. pointon

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    After buying my parents a Samsung M105 for Xmas, from Multi Region Magic for an absolutely stunning no-nonsense price of £149.99, I don't think I can recommend them highly enough. Customer service should be like this always. A great selection of machines at extremely competitive prices, all fully modded (I hate hacks) and RCE compatible. Better than Techtronics any day of the week (in my opinion).

    I know where my next DVD player is coming from:

    www.multiregionmagic.co.uk
     
  7. madmann

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    Sorry should perhaps have given some idea of budget in the original post.

    The price I usually try to buy anything is at that point where to get a 5% improvement in performance you have to pay twice as much.

    With a DVD player that seems to be somewhere between £250 and £500 but would I use, appreciate or understand the extra features that the higher priced machine should bring with it?

    Given a budget of up to £600 what you you buy?

    Remember the primary use will be for watching movies so good solid reliable pictures and sound track are all important, secondary use would be for playing music CDs.

    Thanks for your help - it is appreciated.

    Richard
     
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    Have to agree regarding Multi Region Magic, excellent service, bought Tosh 210 modded from them, currently £189, you'll not find much better IMO, spend the rest of your budget on some DVD's.

    Cheers

    Si
     
  9. alanrob

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    madmann - I have sent you a private message :)
     
  10. Zone

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    What little gem have you got for sale Alan?:D

    Si
     
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    forget the moans I have no problems with my ns900 if you want quality and value for sound and vision, get one.
     
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    I have a Pioneer 737 & it is awsome. The shop where I bought it from modified it for me for fifty quid. I bought it from Sound & Vision at Farnworth, near Bolton. If you want their phone number, it is in HCC mag.
    Cheers, Neil
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