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Best budget DVD player?
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My cheap second room DVD player gave up the ghost tonight following about four years of good service.

I'm looking to purchase a replacement for no more than £80 - what would you recommend?

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Have a look at some oppo dvd players, i think there pretty good, dont know the prices but i would of thought you could get one for about £80-100.

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Oppo makes some of the best DVD players, but they're expensive & over your budget. Check www.opposhop.com


Sony & Toshiba make some good DVD players. I would look at players with HDMI connectivity.

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A budget DVD player means "cheap" to me. Personally I shy away from Supermarket brands and would buy a branded circa £50 job. Unless the "oppo" brand means a lot to you I would spend less than £80.


and I am someone who paid circa £500 or a Sony DVD player when they first came out. Big Smile

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Thought it would be a good deal getting a oppo asa there good with films and music, £100ish would buy you a dvd player you could have for years, makes it a good deal, just a thought.

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The best Toshiba you can afford...

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nick46:Thought it would be a good deal getting a oppo asa there good with films and music, £100ish would buy you a dvd player you could have for years, makes it a good deal, just a thought.


Obviously I am new here so apologies, but I thought that an upscaling DVD player was for PQ & 5.1 sound not for music.

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But if you could have both would that not be a good thing?

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philips dvd players are good about £50 with upscaling i think

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You really can't go wrong with this Toshiba - which you can buy for far less than the £70 we tested it for. A true bargain.

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JohnDuncan:The best Toshiba you can afford...


And that would be the new XD-E600? Should be all of 80 smacks. Almost makes me regret buying my Sony 360 as initially I won't be getting too many blu-rays.

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JohnDuncan:The best Toshiba you can afford...


And that would be the new XD-E600? Should be all of 80 smacks. Almost makes me regret buying my Sony 360 as initially I won't be getting too many blu-rays.



The Toshiba XD-E600 looks really nice. Couldn't help notice that this player is available in the US on Amazon for $69.98, & £86.25 on Amazon UK!! When will the manufacturers stop ripping us off?

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Brilliant!  Thanks to everyone who responded.  I shall let you know how I get on.

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Do also consider a used Denon DVD-1940 - an award winner that produces excellent upscaled pictures. I have seen a few (in mint condition) go for under £80.00 on E-Bay.

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Clare Newsome:You really can't go wrong with this Toshiba - which you can buy for far less than the £70 we tested it for. A true bargain.

 

So I guess having snapped it today for £39.99 at play.com with use of about £7 of vouchers it's even more of a bargain?

 

Will report back once it's arrived and is hooked up.

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EvilWolf:Do also consider a used Denon DVD-1940 - an award winner that produces excellent upscaled pictures. I have seen a few (in mint condition) go for under £80.00 on E-Bay.



I'll second that if anyone else is after a similar purchase. Excellent picture upscaling and sounds great to. I paid about £250 for mine originally and that was excellent value for money so at £80 you are laughing Smile

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