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Which portable dvd player?

Discussion in 'Portable Disc & Media Players & Recorders' started by ken1956, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. ken1956

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    Looking to buy a portable player (with screen) for my daughter's Christmas, to be used in car/on holiday and as bedroom player (on portable TV with scart in). Whatever I get must be:

    Multi-region or capable of being remote hacked
    Play dvd-r consistently (dvd+r would be good too!)
    Be reliable
    At least 7" screen?

    Preferably under £200.

    Maybe I expect too much!! Any experiences/advice welcome.
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    Moving this thread from the DVD Players forum to the Portable DVD Players forum.
     
  3. ken1956

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    Thanks for moving it to where I should have put it in the first place! Apologies for the stupidity.

    I notice that in another thread here you were writing about your own portable player. Sounded like the kind of use I need. Does your one play dvd-rs? I have a fair bit of home video etc that I would need to be able to show on it.
     
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    Gutted I just sold one a month back the Mustek DVD PL207A that you can get from Overclockers.co.uk for £177

    This I found had the loudest sound output from the unit. This being compared to the ones that richersounds have on offer.

    I thought it was very good, picture, sound and build.

    It has a infra red remote too which works from a great distance, complete with AV lead to tv, car charger/power, mains charger/power, and also it has its own rechargable battery.

    I think there is a multiregion hack for it but never tried it!
     
  5. ken1956

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    Thanks a lot for that. Very helpful.
    The Mustek certainly seems to do everything I want. Anyone know the difference between the PL207 and the PL407 apart from cosmetics?
    Anyone know a reasonably priced source for the carry bag for this model?
     
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    I bought a cracking portable dvd player from Aldi in july ..the Tevion dvp7011 7inch screen all the extras too all for £160 ... though im not sure if its M/R
     
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    I got a Mustek 407 from Toys R Us a while ago.
    Great little machine,7" widescreen,remote,battery,charger/adaptor,carrycase,leads for use in car,earphones and a copy of Spiderman,all for £160.
    Plays everything I have ever put in it and can be made multi region with the supplied remote,the screen is very clear and doesnt smear like some cheaper models when the camera pans.
     
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    My advice would be to leave the Mustek alone - not because it's the worst player out there (far from it) but because you can do better at the same price. I had a Mustek 207a that I got from ebuyer and I sent it back - after a bit of a fight. It had a bad pixel just to the left of centre screen that would always catch my eye. Otherwise it did everything I wanted reasonably enough. However, when I got my money back and invested it in a Shinco 1720 and am pleased to have bought a superior player. The screen is much more vivid than the Mustek, which looking back on it had a bluish tint. The build quality is superior altogether too. The Shinco is made from a solid brushed aluminium whereas the Mustek is plastic. Sound is as good if not better too. Multi-region from the box. Very happy I made the right decision to send my Mustek back and go for the Shinco.

    Hope this helps.

    Jules
     

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