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Old 20th July 2007, 15:07   #31
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The last post is more than a year old now - any new DVD players in the market since then? I'm looking for something less than 5K, to be attached to a normal CRT telly. Are Philips and Pio still the best available?
Hey Wimwian, i got a philips player which plays Divx , dont exactly remember the model number, but it was bought very much under 5k
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Old 20th July 2007, 15:17   #32
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The branded ones in india will always come with the region code configured in the firmware but can be overridden with configurable hacks, just google with the model number you buy.
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Old 20th July 2007, 15:30   #33
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I bought Pioneer 492 and very much satisfied with its perfomance, capability to play any disk(reagion free), scratched disks having HDMI interface and it really upscales your DVD pictures to true 1080i for LCD's and Plasmas.
Bit costly in india around 11-13k without B&W.
Try 393 its under 4K but no HDMI.
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Old 20th July 2007, 15:38   #34
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philips has one with hdmi for around 4k. it seems good. there is also a samsung with hdmi about the same price. both also play divx.
Thanks. HDMI compliant and around 4K! sounds good, can you provide me with the model numbers?
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Old 20th July 2007, 16:45   #35
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HDMI compliant and around 4K! sounds good,
Sounds too good to be true !!
There's a Samsung model - HD 860 - which is supposed to be very good. Should be available for around 7 with B&W.

Japonica has a couple of Pioneers, with HDMI, for 6.5K each.

Or get the basic Denon for 15K
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^^The philips 5965K upscales over HDMI and with newer firmware does a pretty good job. Costs around 5 grand I believe. It even has USB input and plays every damn format known including Xvid with QPEL.
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Can anyone explain how a DVD Recorder is diffrent from a DVD player?

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I am looking for a basic DVD player. Is the Philips DVP5965K/96 at 5K a good buy?
DVP5965K/96 - DVD Player - Players and recorders - Recorders, DVD and home theater - Philips
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Old 12th November 2007, 16:04   #39
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Looks like a good buy for 5k

Pro's
- Has HDMI out
- Has a USB in
(Useful if you have media in a portable USB HDD and want to play it)
- Offers video upscaling of upto 1080i
(However this matters only if you have a good LCD/Any other Flat panel TV )

Only con
- Does not have an optical out
(However given that it has a digital co-axial out, you should be fine )
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Hi is anybody aware of a DivX player having a USB port, which will let you play Divx/Xvid format movies from an external hdd or a pen drive?
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Old 12th November 2007, 18:42   #41
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for 3.5k the pioneer dv 393s is a steal, plays all formats including divx.
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This link compares the Philips DVP5965K/96 and DVP5150/94

Apart from the HDMI output (which i am not looking at) which would be a better bet for regular CTV compatibility or music playback purpose.

1. Also the link is inconsistent about DivX Ultra compatibility of DVP5140, with showing diffrent yes/no at two diffrent places. Any ideas?

2. I am leaning towards DVP5150 due to its multichannel audio out and 24 bit audio, however if its UltraDivX non compatible then its DVP5965

3. The only other competitor to these two is Sony NS76H
Sony India : DVP-NS76H (DVPNS76H) : Details

ANy suggestions among all these three? I am not looking for HDMI or even USB support. Also Plz don't suggest me any other players...as i want to go for only Philips or Sony and it will further confuse me!!


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Old 13th November 2007, 11:05   #43
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I need a new DVD player. Optical out is a must and it would be good to have HDMI. My AVR doesn't have a HDMI port though. It has to be region free and max 10k. I've been using Pioneer players since '95 I guess and don't mind grey products. Help please!
P.S. Am using a 40" LCD.

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Old 13th November 2007, 11:48   #44
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I bought Philips DVP5150 costed ~3K. It is very good, plays any DVD, supports DivX, etc. Check out DVP5150/94 - DVD Player - Players and recorders - Recorders, DVD and home theater - Philips
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Can anyone explain how a DVD Recorder is diffrent from a DVD player?

Elito
Hi Elito,

I think the biggest difference is that one of those two can record lol.
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