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Old 14th November 2007, 11:35   #61
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I recently went shopping for a dvd player for my parents. I own a Philips DVP642.
I carried:
1) DVD (pirated) from local library that stoped playing after certain point.
2) DVD (original) from USA
3) VCD I had burnt using Nero in my comp
4) A mp3 cd that had some issues on my dvp642

Philips played 2,3,4. Samsung had problems with 4. Sony showroom refused to play my cds! The sales person in Shubam said Sony has problems with its dvd players.
This is surprising! When I was buying Philips DVP5150, I tried with different DVDs and it played all. Till date (more than 5 months) I haven't faced any issues with it, it plays local DVD (bought in roadside shops), branded DVDs, mp3 cds, vcd, etc.
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This is surprising! When I was buying Philips DVP5150, I tried with different DVDs and it played all. Till date (more than 5 months) I haven't faced any issues with it, it plays local DVD (bought in roadside shops), branded DVDs, mp3 cds, vcd, etc.

Hi Satya. Cost?

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Philips DVD players start at around 3K and IMHO the best VFM right now. Play DIVx too!
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Dear Elita,

:-) To give a more detailed answer :

A DVD Recorder can play DVDs as well as record from TV or a Camcorder or any video source onto writeable DVDs.
Expensive DVD recorders also have Hard disk ( upto 160 GB ) and you can record many many DVD movies on it.

You can also use the DVD recorder for showing delayed TV ( you can freeze , fast forward etc in your TV program ).

Overall , if you are a busy person who wants to watch you favorite TV program at leisure , a DVD recorder is for you. If you can spend about 18K rupees , you can buy a DVD Hard disk recorder as well. Most of these recorders also have HDMI out so that you can watch upscaled video on your HD TV ( if you have one ).

Hope that's enough jargon :-)
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The Philips DVD player (I own one), the 5965K - Yes it plays Divx, but has problem with the Xvid codec. There is an LG one (sorry, don't remember the model) that is supposed to be good and plays Xvid codec well.
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Does anyone know how to play MPEG files on my Daewoo DVD S151 DVD player. Bought it from US six years back. Would like to have help from you .

Thanks for your help
Just convert the Mpeg to DVD format and burn it on a DVD.

Freebies available
- To convert the DVD use DVD Flick - You can google for it .
- To burn use Nero, or any other tool you are comfortable with
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And don't forget to look for USB port...i believe now a days it is a must-have in DVD players.
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Hi Satya. Cost?

Elito
I found the bill now, it costed Rs 3750/= at Viveks and it was DVP5150. Refer this post I posted few days back.

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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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And don't forget to look for USB port...i believe now a days it is a must-have in DVD players.
Really?

Apart from a occasional convinience, why? plz explain

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Just convert the Mpeg to DVD format and burn it on a DVD.

Freebies available
- To convert the DVD use DVD Flick - You can google for it .
- To burn use Nero, or any other tool you are comfortable with

Thanks Buddy for all your help. Will do now.
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This is surprising! When I was buying Philips DVP5150, I tried with different DVDs and it played all. Till date (more than 5 months) I haven't faced any issues with it, it plays local DVD (bought in roadside shops), branded DVDs, mp3 cds, vcd, etc.
Yes i bought the 5150 also. No, with the local library dvd, i wanted to use a dvd that had issues with my present dvd player, so i took that particular dvd. the same dvd didnt play on any of the other players like the samsung (after a certain point).

i think this library gets dvds (not 2 in 1 or 4 in 1) from malaysia or china. the software used to rip/write the dvd has some issues.

But im happy with the purchase. Compared to my dvp642, the bass doesnt have that punch and the colors seem different, but when i hooked it to the lcd tv it looked fab.

Definitely a good player. Got it for 3500.
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Finally bought a Philips DVP3146X/94 as the Philips DVP5965K/96 seemed to be a bit of an overkill for my ancient TV.
MRP 3.99K. Got it for 2.6K.
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Yes i bought the 5150 also. No, with the local library dvd, i wanted to use a dvd that had issues with my present dvd player, so i took that particular dvd. the same dvd didnt play on any of the other players like the samsung (after a certain point).

i think this library gets dvds (not 2 in 1 or 4 in 1) from malaysia or china. the software used to rip/write the dvd has some issues.

But im happy with the purchase. Compared to my dvp642, the bass doesnt have that punch and the colors seem different, but when i hooked it to the lcd tv it looked fab.

Definitely a good player. Got it for 3500.
Yesterday I just tried few dual layer DVDs and 5150 played them !! I didn't remember if manual mentioned anything about dual layer DVDs. I was happy with this purchase since I forgot to check if it supports dual layer while buying.
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UPDATE: Got the DVP5150. Price - 3.2K, from NExt at Lajpat Nagar

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Hi Guys,

DVP3166/94 looks better than DVP5150, any inputs?
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