Reliable DVD player for under $100?

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  1. Donald_S

    Donald_S Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a friend who has had horrible problems with a Toshiba DVD player. She wants to get a basic progressive scan DVD player that will play everything she gets from Netflix. Speed and features are not that important, reliable playing of disks is. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    It’s no problem finding them under $100. A reliable one – that’s another question. If it lasts more than a couple of years, you’re ahead of the game.

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  3. DerekCV

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    I bought a cheap DVD player at Sams club about 6 months ago... it is tiny, no display screen.. very basic, has component and S-video out. It was like $40 and I've had about 100 of my sons DVD through it with no issues... I'd get another one.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Like Wayne notes, spending less than a hundred bucks is chancy when trying to locate a reliable DVD player. Up your budget by about $30-$40 and you're in better territory.
     
  5. Leroy

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    Well,

    My $70 Pioneer DV-270s holds up very well next to my $300 JVC 723GD. And plays any and every type of media I throw at it, unlike the JVC, which I only keep around for SACD playback.

    So, there are some good quality, relieable players on the cheap.
     
  6. Donald_S

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    First, thanks for the feedback.

    Second, I wasn't very clear. The unit works fine, hasn't broken down or anything like that. But it has trouble playing about 20% of the disks, especially if they are rentals like Netflix or Blockbuster ones that have been around for awhile. It's not the disks though, because she took them to a friend's house and they played fine. I'll look into the Pioneer, Leroy.

    Any other suggestions would be *much* appreciated.

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  7. Leroy

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    Donald,

    If you can't locate the DV-270s, the newest version is the DV-275s and is still $100 or less depending on where you look. I too had problems with some discs in my JVC, and as I said before, the Pioneer handles everything I've put in it.
     

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