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Old 15th February 2008, 10:38   #1
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I need to upgrade my DVD player at home. I need HDMI port and SD card reading features in my new DVD player. I know lot of DVD players these days come with HDMI support, but any player in the Indian market that offers both HDMI and SD card reader?


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Old 15th February 2008, 11:40   #2
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Found one.

Life's Good

It has HDMI and USB ports. And I have a card reader at home. Hope it all works as claimed.
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Old 15th February 2008, 12:36   #3
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Found few more. Now confused :-)

1. LG DN-192H
2. Philips DVP5965K/96
3. Philips DVP5986K/98

Leaning towards Philips. Hope they include HDMI cable in the box.
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Old 15th February 2008, 12:52   #4
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I'm not sure but I remember seeing in some magazine have given philips one a better rating.I think 5986 upscales upto 1080p, right?
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Leaning towards Philips. Hope they include HDMI cable in the box.
HDMI cables are generally not included in the package, unless there is some offer going on. You can get a good quality HDMI cable for about 2-2.5K.

Philips are decent VFM DVD players. I have one for like 5 years now and its good. Plays RWs and pirated discs as well hence serves the purpose!
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Old 15th February 2008, 19:23   #6
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i saw ur other thread. i need USB host that can play movies off flash memory.

i remember samsung dvd player coming with HDMI cable, but no USB support. i checked with Sony in bangalore, and the HDMI cable costs Rs700. Sounded too good to be true. I was expecting it to be some 1500ish.

Any DVD player that can play off an USB hard disk - TechEnclave

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nishantgandhi
i saw ur other thread. i need USB host that can play movies off flash memory.

i remember samsung dvd player coming with HDMI cable, but no USB support. i checked with Sony in bangalore, and the HDMI cable costs Rs700. Sounded too good to be true. I was expecting it to be some 1500ish.

Any DVD player that can play off an USB hard disk - TechEnclave
Yes I think its either fake or the first generation HDMI otherwise it cant be that cheap. Just checked on some online shopping sites and found that they are in the range of 2000 (unbranded,local) to 4500 (branded).

Pioneer DVD players are pretty good and play off all files from USB flash disk (photos, MP3, videos) but not .avi
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Here is what I finally ended up buying (for the benefit of people with similar requirements):

Model:
Philips DVP5986K/98

Price:
Rs4,700. Along with a Rs.600 HDMI cable from the same shop.

Shop:
Philips Arena
296/D, 9th Main Rd, 38th Cross,
Jayanagar 5th Block, (Near Telephone Exchange)
Bangalore-560 041.
Tel : (080) 41502100 / 01
Contact person: Mr Jay (Very helpful)

Experience:
+ve:
I am able to play lot of downloaded movies (with size up to 1.5GB) off my 8-GB pen drive. My 8-GB pen drive is of some unknown el cheapo brand and it is mighty slow even with computer. So the DVD player is taking some time (3 minutes?) to start the movie - but no problems once the movie starts. I noticed it is much faster with a 2-GB pen drive.
USB support is a must for me because even when I rent DVDs, i usually rip them and watch it leisurely as I hate watching today just so I can return it tomorrow :-)

-ve:
1. My digital camera (casio) video codecs are not supported by this DVD player. So I can see my camera videos only with TV out, and not directly using the DVD player off an SD card reader (to save camera battery). Too bad, but I can live with it.
2. User interface/remote is so-so. I could not adjust the slide show duration.

Conclusion: One of the few (if not the only) DVD players with HDMI and "good" USB support.

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Sorry to hijack your thread, andro. But since your purpose seems to be solved, just a question. What format do you rip the DVDs into? I assume avi. However, if it a foreign language DVD, is it possible to rip it with an english subtitle (assuming it is available in the orginal DVD) into avi?
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sorry didn't see your post.. i am no expert, but i am using VLC media player on my computer to 'rip' dvd files. it has lot of settings and i am sure it can do what you are looking for: overlay the subtitles on the video. i haven't tried though.
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I use ImToo DVD ripper or Magic DVD ripper. They both have an option to burn with subtitles and also gives you the option to select target output format e.g. Avi/wmv with CBR or VBR etc
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I too bought the Philips 5986 ... Paid 4,500/- for it though - nothing else free!!

The Philips Arena here however did not have a HDMI cable - nor component cables - surprisingly no cables of any sort other than regular AV cables!!
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androdev, does your DVD player also play Divx off the USB ?
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Yesterday was at Reliance Digital Retail, Vashi and the assistants were telling me that Philips has introduced a new model with HDMI and USB , which they had brought to demonstrate for Reliance this week. They said price was sub 4K. After reading your thread I assume it must be the same one which you purchased, though you mentioned a price of 4K+.
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androdev, does your DVD player also play Divx off the USB ?
yes. i am able to view avi files upto 2GB size from my 8GB usb stick. it takes about 3-5 minutes to "start" though (due to large file size and large USB capacity).

most shops give you a demo with your own USB drive and files. so check before buying.

yeah.. price could be less than what i paid.
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