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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   crankbait09

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Posted January 02 2014 - 08:29 AM

I have a question about whether I should buy a dvd player or stick to my ps3 as the main source of playing a disk.  I don't really have a desire to watch movies in blu-ray which the ps3 normally played.

 

100% of my movies are your standard dvd player.  If I were to purchase a dvd player, do they come with an HDMI port or are the blue rays the only ones that have adopted that technology?

 

Is there a good/bad dvd player that should/should not go with my Denon AVR-1513?



#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted January 03 2014 - 10:06 AM

It's just better to get a Blu-ray player since it plays also DVDs. PS3 ("Slim" model, at least) is actually very good Blu-ray AND DVD player with great upscaling.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 03 2014 - 10:34 AM

Yes you can find DVD players with HDMI.

 

How cheap do you want?

http://www.amazon.co...=gpx dvd player

 

You can find used players, but they won't much cheaper...

 

LG DN191

Pioneer DV420 (there are others)

 

Pretty much the only thing keeping "DVD players alive" are multi-region players. Many HDMI multi-region are still $30 used. But a used $30 multi-region is going to be better than that GPX.



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Posted January 03 2014 - 10:39 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c33219d01 (I'd rather have that over the GPX)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a8958e253 (this is a good one...hurry)



#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted January 03 2014 - 02:24 PM

Buy a Blu-ray player. With them on sale as cheap as $69, it's silly not to. And they will improve the quality of your DVD's also. I highly recommend the Panasonic players.



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Posted January 03 2014 - 02:26 PM

I have 2 DVD players and switch back and forth between them - it reduces general wear and tear if you alternate machines, rather than using one unit all the time. 



"When I get a little money, I buy movies.  If there is some left over I'll attend to utilities and groceries".
 
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Posted January 03 2014 - 07:34 PM

I notice that has a lot of reviews/purchases....is this a good player for the money?

http://www.amazon.co...=blu ray player

 

i dont mind cheap but im also ok with spending 50-80 on a player.  obviously, the cheaper the better.



#8 of 12 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 03 2014 - 07:56 PM

As long as it isn't missing anything you'd later want(app wise).Kmart had it for $60 the week of Christmas.

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   classicmovieguy

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Posted January 03 2014 - 08:07 PM

Sony players are normally the #1 standard - I wouldn't have any other brand, quite honestly. 



"When I get a little money, I buy movies.  If there is some left over I'll attend to utilities and groceries".
 
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   crankbait09

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Posted January 03 2014 - 08:09 PM

i used to live by sony everything, if i could afford it at the time.  then samsung came in to the picture as well as all these others so it made me second guess my thoughts.

 

i have never had a problem with sony at all!! But, with it being home theater type stuff, i figured you guys would know the ins and outs and the what to/what not to buy



#11 of 12 OFFLINE   classicmovieguy

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Posted January 03 2014 - 08:26 PM

I've had a Sony Blu-ray player since 2009 and, touch wood, it hasn't skipped a beat. 



"When I get a little money, I buy movies.  If there is some left over I'll attend to utilities and groceries".
 
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Posted January 03 2014 - 08:30 PM

Panasonic BD89. Best Buy has it on sale for $75. Great players with great DVD upscaling.




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