Help me choose my first DVD Player

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  1. Andrew Romig

    Andrew Romig Auditioning

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    Hello,

    This is my first entry to this forum, so an extra big hello to everyone.

    It used to be that if I wanted to watch DVDs I had to do it on my computer, but my office isn't setup for long-term comfortable viewing, so I feel that I need to take the plunge and get a real DVD Player for my Television.

    I'm searching for a good bang-for-the buck, if I have to spend up to $300 to get that I will, but I don't want some cheapo Apex that's gonna die on me in 3 months.

    A few things that are important to me in a DVD player:
    1. Skipping must not occur anymore than once in a blue moon (I hate skipping!)
    2. High-Quality Audio, I'm considering upgrading to higher quality sound system soon
    3. I want it to play DVDs well, I don't care about CD-RW, CD-R, HDCD readback etc. I have a very nice stereo system for all my audio needs.

    Please note that my current home entertainment rig is a 31" Tube TV and the speakers in it. While I am seriously considering upgrading my sound system later, I'm not going to get anything like HDTV for a long long time, so visual doesn't need to be the best (VHS quality visual is adequate, though if better is possible on a Tube, I wouldn't mind)

    I'm a simple person who likes watching movies but isn't (yet) a grand home-theater buff. What I really need is a DVD Player that works and will work for a long time at a nominal price (however much that is)

    Currently I have been looking at a Phillips DVD711(AT), but any suggestion is welcome.

    Also does anyone happen to know what the audio frequency response on the Phillips DVD711(AT) is?

    Thanks a million for looking and helping, I'm really overwhelmed here.
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    i am very happy with my sub 200.00$ JVC player,these players are very reliable and there ar a few models to choose from,i would suggest getting a progresive scan player,not much higher than non prog..and i would save you from upgrading if you decide to go HDTV in the near future.
     
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