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DVD Player Wish List

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#1 of 1 Bob_Wilson



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Posted August 29 2005 - 08:35 AM

I have a Malata DVP-520 and two Toshiba DVD Players one of which is an SD-5100. I was quite happy using the Toshiba 5100 as the unit for the sleeping chamber, but it has now gone to DVD Player heaven, or considering that it was not on the market for very long, perhaps it went to DVD player hell. In any case, I need to replace the SD-5100.

I would like to get another region free player so I can watch my region 2 PAL discs in the bedroom. Ideally I would like the player to have the following features:
  • Number Of Discs - more than one Mandatory (if and only if video and audio performance is not affected negatively)
  • Voltage - dual 110/220 @50/60Hz Mandatory
  • Onboard Dolby Decoder - desired but not required
  • Progressive Scan - Mandatory
  • Zoom - infinite zoom in and out in one pixel increments - Mandatory
  • X/Y Scaling - Mandatory
  • Upconverts To HD - Mandatory
  • DVD Bookmarking - Mandatory (Ideally pressing stop once would enable bookmarking, and pressing stop twice would disable it.)
  • Adjustable Brightness/Contrast - desireable but not required
  • Headphone Jack Volume Control - Mandatory
  • Firmware Updatable - Mandatory
  • Chipset - Whichever produces the best output for each mode - Mandatory
  • Outputs:

    Analog Stereo Output (RCA) - Mandatory
    Analog 5.1 Output (RCA) - desireable but not required
    Digital Audio Coaxial Output - Mandatory
    Digital Audio Optical Output - Mandatory
    Headphone Jack - Mandatory
    Composite Output - Mandatory
    S-Video Output - Mandatory
    Component Output - Mandatory
    DVI Output - Mandatory
    VGA Output - Mandatory
    Network - 10/100 Ethernet and/or USB Mandatory
  • Media Formats Supported:
    CD - Mandatory
    CD-R - Mandatory
    CD-RW - Mandatory
    DVD-Audio - Mandatory
    HDCD - Mandatory
    DVD-R - Mandatory
    DVD-RW - Mandatory
    DVD+R - Mandatory
    DVD+RW - Mandatory
    VCD - Mandatory
    SVCD - Mandatory
    MP3 - Mandatory
    Picture CD/JPEG - Mandatory
    MP4/MPEG4/AVI - Mandatory
  • Memory Cards - PCMCIA, and USB 1.1 port - Highly Desirable but not mandatory
  • Modification Type - none required to set unit to region free operation Mandatory
  • Regions - 0 Mandatory (region free out of the box)
  • Upgrade Method - CD or DVD - Mandatory
  • PAL-NTSC Compatability

    PAL-NTSC Converter - Mandatory
    Correct PAL-NTSC Conversion - Mandatory
    NTSC-PAL Converter - Mandatory
    Correct NTSC-PAL Conversion - Mandatory
    NTSC and PAL Output - Mandatory
    RCE/REA Support - Mandatory
  • Warranty (Parts/Labor) - One year minimum for both - Mandatory


Bob Wilson