DVD Player purchasing help!

ravenvii

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I need to buy a DVD player (yes, DVD. Not HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, just regular ole' DVD). I'm getting my first HD TV soon (a 720p front projector... man it's gonna rock), so I am wondering if it's worth it to buy a up-converting DVD player? I'm a bit tight on money after getting that HD TV! Haha... so what'd you guys think?

And please suggest a player! I'm not sure where to begin, :eek:.
 

Saluki Alex

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The one that I'm looking at is the Samsung DVD-1080P7 Up-Conversion DVD Player. I just got my first HDTV this past week so I'm planning on getting this tomorrow. Also, if/when you buy an HDMI cable, look on Amazon, I just picked on up for a few bucks including shipping.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsung-Up-Conversion-DVD-Player-DVD-1080P7/sem/rpsm/oid/178671/catOid/-12873/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Here's the HDMI cable that I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002L5R78/ref=pd_cp_e_1/103-5035457-2919048?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_r=0YW3W4PSRZVP51RAZ1AP&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=250314601&pf_rd_i=B000E8SY5Q
 

ravenvii

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The one that I'm looking at is the Samsung DVD-1080P7 Up-Conversion DVD Player. I just got my first HDTV this past week so I'm planning on getting this tomorrow. Also, if/when you buy an HDMI cable, look on Amazon, I just picked on up for a few bucks including shipping.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsung-Up-Conversion-DVD-Player-DVD-1080P7/sem/rpsm/oid/178671/catOid/-12873/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Here's the HDMI cable that I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002L5R78/ref=pd_cp_e_1/103-5035457-2919048?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_r=0YW3W4PSRZVP51RAZ1AP&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=250314601&pf_rd_i=B000E8SY5Q
I read some reviews on that model, and it seems lukewarm. The main complaint is that it couldn't play dual-layer DVD+R discs. Other than that, it does seem nice, and the price isn't bad.
 

Saluki Alex

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I read some reviews on that model, and it seems lukewarm. The main complaint is that it couldn't play dual-layer DVD+R discs. Other than that, it does seem nice, and the price isn't bad.
It seems to have the best reviews of the up-converting DVD players that I've looked at (and in that price range). Plus, I don't really play burned DVDs, so that's not as much of a problem for me.

I too would appreciate getting other people's input on this since I'm in a similar position.
 

iBookG4user

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This one has pretty good reviews, it supports a multitude of formats, the main complaint with it is that it doesn't come with an HDMI cable. Although HDMI cables can be had pretty cheap now.