Turbotrent From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 152 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1220 times:
I finally convinced myself to buy a DVD player. I have checked several shops and boy, I really don't know which one to choose. My budget is in the region of €120.
I also don't know a thing about those players, so what are the things I have to check for if I'm going to buy one? For me a DVD player just have to play DVD's, nothing more
Yesterday I took a look around in a shop called 'Mediamarkt' and they sold DVD players for €50! It was a Daytek M700-M. I have never heard about that brand, maybe someone here can tell me his or her experience with that machine
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NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
Well, I am also in the market for a DVD player, and I'm looking for the least expensive that I can find. My friend bought one from Target called "CyberHome" for $50. I will probably purchase that one as well.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
I just bought one and love it. I got a Panasonic PVD744S. It is a DVD/VHS combo, which is good b/c I have a fair number of movies on VHS, and to buy the combo was cheaper. Total cost was $160... plus I bought an S-Video cable, and I still need to pick an A/V cable to patch the audio into my TV.
If you're like me and intend to slowly upgrade your a/v equipment overtime I'd would suggest against buying the cheapest one that is on promo at your local grocery store. You want it to at least have S-Video or Component Video outputs, having digital outputs would be the best for future growth. SO it might be worth stepping up a level or two to get a slightly better model... which still means you'll not be spending much more than $100 for a decent unit.
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Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
I agree with DesertJets! The DVD market is still in a big evolution (certainly price wise, also quality wise), so I would now buy the cheapest thing available and buy a better one within maybe 5? years. Or a bit earlier when your cheap one doesn't last 5 years