Cheap DVD player

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  1. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    I need one more gift for my friend's wedding, and I am looking for an inexpensive DVD. I have looked at the NS315 and the RV32, but also noticed the Pioneer DV-353 is quite inexpensive. I have owned both Sony and Panny, but have no experience with Pioneer video gear. Anyone own the 353 or other models and can comment?
     
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    John, do you know what type of tv your friend has? Or if they are thinking of getting a HDTV-ready television? Progressive scan players are fairly cheap these days as well. I know a Samsung model that retails for $150 nowadays got good marks in a recent Home Theater magazine issue. In addition, the Toshiba SD3800 is $180 at Best Buy as is the Panasonic RP62 and Sony 715 models. As for interlaced only players, the 3 you list plus the Toshiba SD2800 should all be in the $130 range and are all probably decent. I have only used Toshiba (SD2700) and is has performed well for over a year.

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    Thanks. Their TV is not HD ready, so progressive is not a requirement. I found a Samsung interlaced for $119, and I will have to go give it a look. Otherwise, it will probably be the 315, which I found on sale for $130 locally, at the same store no less.
     
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    I've had good experiences with the Toshiba SD-2800 as my bedroom unit. Nice little machine.
     

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