need a new DVD player

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  1. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    OK so i think my Toshiba DVD player of the past 5 years is dying. After watching my anime episodes it will go through 3-4 episodes fine and then it will start to stutter through and i have to shut it off and turn it back on after a while. So i think it is just failing at life.

    I would be within a 400 dollar price range.

    do not recommend anything Sony or i will hunt you down and cut your achilles.

    The only exception to the price range is if there was a DVD player that could hold lets say 500-1000 DVDs at once and was easy to navigate to each disc.

    So what do you people think is best.

    and ah crap now i will have to reprogram my Universal Remote, does anyone know where i can find the codes for a yamaha remote for DVD players?


    EDIT: Oh yes must have optical sound (don't know if new ones don't have these)
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    Check out the current range of Pioneer DVD players, see which is in your price range, just make sure it has progressive scan and you'll be fine. I doubt you'll find any without optical audio out, so that shouldn't be a problem. The Pioneer DVD-V5000 looks like it could be exactly what you want?

    edit: Just did a quick price search on the DVD-V5000 USD$339

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/product/detail/0,,2076_15020669_114963594,00.html
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....also have a look at the Yamaha S1500 - it's nice and slim, has the optical output, plays ntsc and pal and also plays dvd-a and sacd....and very inexpensive - can be had for under $200us....oh yeah!
     
  4. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

    eva01

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    this is the DVD player i saw at bestbuy that caught my eye a lot, because i do plan on getting an LG HD TV this summer

    i am buying it tomorrow no matter what because i am always home due to my illness and can't go to school, but i do work at the hospital still. However when i am home i am always watching DVDs so i NEED one.
     
  5. clayj macrumors 604

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    What's wrong with Sony? I have three Sony DVD players (400 disc changer + DVP-S9000ES for home theatre, DVD/VHS combo player for bedroom) and they all work great.
     
  6. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

    eva01

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    i have owned like 7 sony products in my life and none have lasted more than 3 months
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    Same all of my Sony products have been fantastic, but I'm in Australia maybe we only get a limited amount of (good) stuff here? Currently in my house I have a Sony HDTV LCD TV, Sony progressive scan DVD player, Sony HDTV set top box, a Sony VCR (which I don't use since I have an El Gato EyeHome/EyeTV setup) all of these work great. I've used Sony monitors pretty much since I got in to computers (I have an Apple Cinema Display now though), my TV before the Sony LCD was a Sony CRT, before I bought an iPod (or 3) I only used Sony portable audio. I've owned all 3 Sony gaming consoles. None of these have given me a single problem. I guess I'm just lucky?
     
  8. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    The guy at Best buy told me that a DVD player will probably die out after 2-3years!!! :eek: What a great saleman :rolleyes:

    edit- Oh and I have a Toshiba DVD/VCR (I no, I no, I still have a VCR ;) ) and its been great.
     
  9. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Toshiba makes absolutely kick ass products and always have.

    i never listen to salesmen ever.
     
  10. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says..yup...I've had my Toshiba 28" tv for 15 years now and its only ever needed one inexpensive repair...whenever I do decide to upgrade to something newer I will probably look at the new Toshiba stuff first....oh yeah!
     
  11. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Ok i got my LG DVD player today, unfortunately my Yamaha Remote doesn't have a code for LG to control it. So i am buying a new Universal Remote.

    I would like to have a touch screen but i really don't feel like spending in excess of 4-500 dollars for a Remote.

    If you know of something that is good and is computer programmable i would just like your opinions on it.

    What does everyone think of the Logitech Harmony series? they are mac compatible so i can still get online with the remote and download the codes (seeing as no one in this universe has any codes that i can tell for the LG DVD player) and it is reasonably cheap, the most expensive is 250.
     

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