#1  
  09-09-2007, 05:19 PM
SavageAmusement's Avatar
Verified Member
 
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Stats: 2,781 posts since Aug 2005
Status: Verified Member
Thanks: 31 times in 29 posts
Send a message via Yahoo to SavageAmusement
Long ago the dvd player I had in my living room died- So I bought a nice new one, multiple holder, the works- because that is where I entertain-

Now, I have redone my bedroom, new furniture and so on- and have the space to put a nice tv and a dvd player- so could someone name a few brands to me that are known to play burned dvd+ or dvd- as well as PAL format discs-
so that I can buy one machine to do all formats I have.

I previously bought one, for on the OUTSIDE it said it did this- but after just going through return HELL to return it when finding out it didn't, I only got a store credit, despite the receipt in hand-
So I would like to go purchase a new one that does, what it says it can do-
but I will take the word of truth HERE instead of on a box as done before.

My budget is 89.00 on the reciept and maybe a little over if I have to add- but this is a secondary player I just want it to play formats, I don't need to record, edit etc etc etc.

Thanks for any advice!
__________________
"I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."
Homer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
  09-09-2007, 11:27 PM
lordsmurf's Avatar
Site Staff – Forum Moderator
 
Arcade Wins: Asteroids Champion Minigolf Champion People on Fire Champion
Location: The Smurfs Village
Stats: 9,760 posts since May 2005
Status: Moderator
Thanks: 129 times in 114 posts
Does this store have any Toshiba players?
__________________
The LS Collection:. My Cartoon and TV Show List | My Want List | My Future Projects
Reply With Quote
  #3  
  09-10-2007, 06:16 AM
SavageAmusement's Avatar
Verified Member
 
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Stats: 2,781 posts since Aug 2005
Status: Verified Member
Thanks: 31 times in 29 posts
Send a message via Yahoo to SavageAmusement
This is what I wrote down today on my lunch hour:

Philips Upconvert DVD Player with DivX, DVP3960/37


Magnavox DVD/VCP Player, DV200MW8
Watch your favorite movies on DVD or VHS with equal ease


Philips DVD Player/VCR Combo, DVP3340V
Take advantage of one player that plays both DVDs and VHS tapes.

Sony Progressive Scan DVD Player, DVPNS57P/WM


Durabrand Progressive Scan DVD Player, DVD-1002

Magnavox Progressive Scan DVD Player w/ DivX, MWD7006

Magnavox Progressive Scan DVD Player, MDV460
It plays commercial DVDs and CDs, as well as DVD+/-Rs and CD-Rs, including MP3s burned onto a disc.



these last 2 are the ones that SEEM they can do pal but notice upon researching them they say nothing about pal.

i can find all sorts of info on dvd+r and dvd- r Nothing on pal format.

i've read so many now, my brain hurts.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
  09-10-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Verified Member
 
Location: USA
Stats: 716 posts since Aug 2007
Status: Verified Member
Thanks: 7 times in 6 posts
What toshiba model would you recommend to play burned discs, ntsc & pal?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
  09-10-2007, 06:21 AM
SavageAmusement's Avatar
Verified Member
 
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Stats: 2,781 posts since Aug 2005
Status: Verified Member
Thanks: 31 times in 29 posts
Send a message via Yahoo to SavageAmusement
I can't find toshiba anywhere--- but I keep seeing posts about how easy it is to pick up a cheap 25.00 player that plays pal- and I am curious what player that is...brand/model etc.

But I didn't find a toshiba at walmart, circuit city or best buy out here.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
  09-10-2007, 11:29 AM
lordsmurf's Avatar
Site Staff – Forum Moderator
 
Arcade Wins: Asteroids Champion Minigolf Champion People on Fire Champion
Location: The Smurfs Village
Stats: 9,760 posts since May 2005
Status: Moderator
Thanks: 129 times in 114 posts
I have a Walmart Durabrand in my kitchen. It plays PAL and NTSC, works suprisingly well, has good color/decoding quality, and the only flaw I have found so far is it hates low-reflectivity discs (Ritek, being the primary offender). I bought it because it was small enough to fit in the area on the counter above the tv. It doesn't have any advanced functionality (zoom, color modes, audio enhancements, etc), but for $25, no shock there.

Best Buy used to carry the Toshiba models. Any of them tend to be just fine. My Toshiba has all the advanced features. So does the Toshiba I bought for my mom two years ago Christmas.

__________________
The LS Collection:. My Cartoon and TV Show List | My Want List | My Future Projects
Reply With Quote
  #7  
  09-11-2007, 01:39 AM
SavageAmusement's Avatar
Verified Member
 
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Stats: 2,781 posts since Aug 2005
Status: Verified Member
Thanks: 31 times in 29 posts
Send a message via Yahoo to SavageAmusement
I'm going to check out the Walmart Durabrand then..I don't need fancy settings for the room its going in, its just a - watch a cartoon before bed kinda machine- but i don't want to be limited on format to do so-

The player i have in my entertainment room can have all the fancy features I have yet to figure out.

If the durabrand doesn't work, i'll pipe up again.

Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ReWritables- Quick question SavageAmusement Record TV: Video Tech Support 8 06-19-2007 02:59 PM
Quick question....What's the percentage SavageAmusement The Coffee Clutch: TV Talk and News 4 05-26-2006 07:40 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 AM  —  vBulletin Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd

Contact Us   -   Top of Page   -   Site Home   -   Forum Home   -   Archive   -   Forum Policies