inexpensive DVD player for parents

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  1. RobertW

    RobertW Supporting Actor

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    my folks expressed an interest in getting a dvd player a while back, but they have no desire in spending more than $100, and the lesser the better. but i don't want them to pick up a piece of crap from wal-mart for $30, so i did a little looking online.

    of these three, which would most of you go with?

    Toshiba SD-3960
    Sony DVP-NS575
    Panasonic DVD-S27

    the Secrects of HI-FI folks seem to like the Toshiba as the best of the real inexpensive ones. are they right?
     
  2. EvanW

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    try a RCA DRC233(maybe DCR233)
     
  3. Wayne Ernst

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    I have the Toshiba 3960. I can't vouch for the video quality as I'm not using it as a DVD player. However, I am using it as a CD player as the DACs in this player are mighty impressive and the analog capabilities of this player are pretty impressive with music.

    But ...

    I don't think I'll be keeping this player. For music, I'll jump on something a bit better and purchase a dedicated CD player. The load times on the 3960 are painfully slow. You can put a disc in and it takes a while (a minute?) to recognize my CDs. I don't know if the first DVD player ever invented has taken this long to recognize a disc. Of the players you've listed, I'd push for the Panasonic. They are a good value, good performer and easy to operate.
     
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    I would get them the Panasonic DVD-S27
     

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