Looking for "standard" DVD player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Sebastien S, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Sebastien S

    Sebastien S Second Unit

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    My mother's DVD player (a Panasonic) just died, the thing was about 5 years old but seemed to have problems since day one.

    Anyway, she's looking for a new "basic/standard" DVD player. She doesn't have any "hi-end" equipement, the only thing she will be using this with is a basic 4 year old Panasonic 27" TV.

    She's looking to spend around (and no more than) $100 CAN ($75 U.S.). However, she doesn't want to go with a cheap bargain brand player at $20 - $30 either. She's looking for a "decent" image & sound quality for the setup she has and for this thing not to die within year one...

    She's somewhat concerned about going with Panasonic again (since this one always gave her problems) but I have a Panasonic DVD-RP 82 player that's over 3 years old and it still beats the pants off certain DVD players released today!

    I'm helping her with this purchase and am wondering if I should go with any perticular "brand" name?

    "Sony", "Panasonic" (again), "Toshiba", "JVC" ect...
     
  2. Stephen Orr

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    I've purchased several of Sony's sub $80 DVD players for various purposes, with excellent results.
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    Since this is for a smaller TV and its unlikely that your mother would really notice subtle changes between players I'd pay more attention to the remote and user interface. The sony's are typically pretty easy to use but take a look around and I'm sure you'll see something that's got a straight forward and logical design.
     

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