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    Any recommendations on DVD players?

    I need a new one, and the one I bought earlier from Wal-Mart today didn't work.

    I don't necessarily need anything with a bunch of bells and whistles. At this time I don't plan on upgrading to Blu-Ray just yet. I really don't watch anything on old VHS tapes these days, so I don't need a combo.

    Any ideas or suggestions?



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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Any that upconverts is going to serve you well. If you can use the HDMI as your interface cord, do it. It does a much better job, and the difference is noticeable. Make sure your TV has an HDMI input. Brand doesn't really matter on HDMI, you don't need to buy a Monster one.

    I really like Samsung and Panasonic electronics lately. Great value and performance for the dollar. I used to be a Sony guy, but I like these now, and LG makes some good stuff too. Look up BestBuy's ad and see which is on sale. Sears also has some good brands at good prices.


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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    DVD players are basically disposable at this point, the lower end ones anyways. If you don't need it to upconvert then any cheap one you can find should be ok.


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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Agree. If you are watching on Stanfard Def. and will be for the foreseeable future it barely matters as long as it works. When you start upconverting to near HD quality then you have to do some research. If you have some burned DVDs from your computer you'll want to be sure they are compatible as well.



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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Seems like you can even get upconvert DVD players for $50 or so...



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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Does anyone have good ideas as to what upconverting DVD players are good? From looking at reviews I would guess the Pioneer DV-410V and the Harman Kardon DVD 48...anyone have thoughts about these?



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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyTom View Post
    Does anyone have good ideas as to what upconverting DVD players are good? From looking at reviews I would guess the Pioneer DV-410V and the Harman Kardon DVD 48...anyone have thoughts about these?
    Pioneer makes good stuff and the one you have listed has HDMI. I assume your TV also has HDMI? Also keep in mind that if you have a TV that has HDMI there is a good chance that it already upscales on it's own so you may not even be able to tell the difference between it and a normal DVD player that you already have.



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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    also note that a upconvert player will only upcovert over hdmi. If youre not going to use hdmi then just buy a $30 special from wall mart again
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    Re: Any recommendations on DVD players?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Seems like you can even get upconvert DVD players for $50 or so...
    Yes, but if you have an HDTV of any size they are not created equal.



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