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DVD player on a budget


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#1 of 7 David Blair

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Posted May 20 2006 - 06:47 AM

So, my cheap Cyberhome DVD player died on me a this week. What is a good replacement for $100 or less?
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#2 of 7 JeremyErwin

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Posted May 20 2006 - 11:25 AM

Do you have any special features in mind?
Progressive Scan, upsampling, region-free, hdmi?

#3 of 7 David Blair

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Posted May 20 2006 - 01:58 PM

The basics that I need are progressive scan and S video (component for future TV upgrade). HDMI isn't a necessity right now, my receiver doesn't have the inputs. I want something that won't need to be replaced when I finally make the jump to widescreen/HD.
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#4 of 7 David Blair

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Posted May 26 2006 - 04:41 PM

Any suggestions would be great.
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#5 of 7 gene c

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Posted May 28 2006 - 03:39 PM

For around $100 I'd go with a Sony or Panasonic. I use Pricegrabber.com to see what's available in certain price ranges or other categories. Even if you prefer to buy from a store and not on-line, you can easily see what current prices are as they seem to change almost daily. I saw some from Denon which would work well also. But stick with a name brand.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#6 of 7 David Blair

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Posted May 30 2006 - 11:17 AM

I picked up a Sony DVP-NS55P. It definitely has a better picture than the Cyberhome!
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#7 of 7 Dave H

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Posted May 30 2006 - 02:58 PM

I recently demo'd the Sony H75. It is a very respectable player for the money.