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Steve BL

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My 5 or 6 year old Toshiba dvd player just went for a CHIT the other day. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, it would just not power on at all. I opened the case and noticed the main power fuse was blown so I took it to radio shack and replaced it with the same fuse only to have the pair of them blow the second the power cord was plugged in.
Lucky for my I still have my PS2 for now

It was wired up using digital coax, and component cables.

So now I'm looking at DVD players at Circuit city and Future shop.
I currently have an RCA 52" HDTV and RCA 600W DTS 5.1 surround.
I was looking for something in the $150 range that would work well and be dependable. I don't need top of the line, after all I'm running an RCA tv and reciever LOL

I had a few in mind but I really have no idea what I should be looking for. I understand I don't NEED one that upconverts but should I get one anyway? will I notice any difference over a standard DVD player using componet cables?

Here are the ones I was looking at (recommended by the sales reps for my set up)
If anyone has any other opinions or recommendations I happy to hear them. I just don't want to buy a piece of junk like my poloroid portable unit.

LG Upconverting HDMI DVD Player With DivX (LDA-731)

Panasonic 1-Disc DVD Player With HDMI (DVDS52S)

Toshiba Upconverting HDMI DivX Compatible DVD Player (SD4990)

Yamaha DiVX Compatible Progressive Scan 1-Disc DVD Player (DVS5750S)

Samsung Hi-Def Conversion DVD Player (DVD-HD860)

Sony 5-Disc DVD/CD Changer (DVPNC85HB)

Sony DVD Player (DVP-NS75H)
 

Charlie Campisi

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Most of the upconverting players, while they have component outputs, only upconvert through their HDMI or DVI outputs. If you don't have those connections on your tv, you may want to look into it before buying.
 

Chris Gerhard

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If it is HDCP compliant then the HDMI upconverting players should work fine with an HDMI>DVI cable.

Chris
 

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