Which cheap dvd player to buy? Looking for recommendations

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike McKeand, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. Mike McKeand

    Mike McKeand Auditioning

    Mar 13, 2003
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    I have been looking at 3 dvd players that are all right at the $100 level. I don't need anything more than these because I don't have a HDTV (to use progressive scan) and I don't have component in's on my tv. I don't see a new tv in my future for quite a while either.

    So, the one's I've been looking at are:

    JVC XV-S300BK
    Panasonic DVD-RV32K
    Sony DVP-NS315/B

    The Panasonic seems like it has the best features but it lacks a digital coax out. From the reading I've done so far, it seems like the coax is the preferred link rather than optical.

    The Sony lacks controls on the front of the unit which would be nice to have when listening to cd's and I don't need/want to use the remote. I can still push buttons.

    Something about the JVC doesn't appeal to me. It just seems cheaper than the others.

    Anybody have experience with any of them or recommendations on others in the same price range?


  2. Ray Chuang

    Ray Chuang Screenwriter

    Jan 26, 2002
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    Be aware that the DVD-RV32 series has been discontinued. Panasonic has replaced it with the DVD-S35 series, which does give you the option of 480p progressive scan component video output should you decide to get a TV that supports this video mode.

    I have the DVD-S35K and it's a pretty nice unit, with good video quality.

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