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Veale
27-11-2002, 11:59 AM
Morning people,

Need some advise on a new DVD player, am looking at purchasing one and wondering if anyone has any recommendations.

Would like a reasonably cheap one $400-$500, good picture and features, with multi-zone.

Any suggestions

Cheers

Veale

tweak\'e
27-11-2002, 12:03 PM
a pc dvd player? or a standalone tv dvd player?

Veale
27-11-2002, 12:05 PM
Sorry, a standalone player.

Synchronised_Thoughts
27-11-2002, 12:13 PM
I have a Mustek V560 Yukai DVD Player that I got for $350, ths is when they first came out, the price must have drooped byy now, but this DVD player had great picture and is multi zoned...

Mustak V56o Yukai DVD player (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3de3ff12012ce916273fc0a87f9906df/Product/View/G1519)


The only other one that I think is in the same range as the Mustek V560 Yukai DVD Player is the Panasonic DVD Player DVD-RV32

DVD Player DVD-RV32 (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3de3ff12012ce916273fc0a87f9906df/Product/View/G1562)



Synchronised_Thoughts

Veale
27-11-2002, 12:19 PM
Furthur to this post, am I best to go with a player with SVGA output. I know that with Tv-out on my computer, this produces the best pcture.

Cheers

Veale

Synchronised_Thoughts
27-11-2002, 12:21 PM
yep go with SVGA!! its the best way to go about it i think.....:)



:osynchronised_Thoughts:o

godfather
27-11-2002, 02:31 PM
Dick Smith are selling a Mustek 56L-5C, that has all outputs (including component video). SVideo out (I assume you meas SVideo and not SVGA) as well.
It has all-zone ability (change via the remote to any zone or all zone) and also has Macrovision On-Off.

Current price is $229, an older model is $199, the newer one was on special at a new store last weekend for $199

Lohsing
27-11-2002, 02:33 PM
Pioneer DV-355 ... awesome player. Am picking two up at trade which is $360 incl ... retail I think they are at $448 (Paul Money Audio).

Good reviews in Tone magazine, and will play everything short of SACD, DVD Audio and DivX.

Lo.

Veale
27-11-2002, 03:03 PM
Yere, I did mean SVideo :D oops,

That brings me to another point, can any current players, play DivX files?

Veale

Synchronised_Thoughts
27-11-2002, 03:07 PM
you have to turn them into VCD files first!!!

look here (http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/avi2mpeg1.html
)


Synchronsied_Thoughts

Lohsing
27-11-2002, 03:08 PM
Newer dvd players DO play DivX, but it's not an accepted format as yet. They are only really catching up with SVCD... but there ARE new players which support DivX, but you will have to wait until next year to get standalone players supporting DivX in New Zealand.

S-Video out is pretty much standard nowadays anyway, so not really an issue if you ask me...

Lo.

Lohsing
27-11-2002, 03:10 PM
Synchronised_thoughts - You don't have to convert them to VCD format just yet... there ARE dvd players which will play DivX...

read here (http://www.zeropaid.com/news/articles/auto/10272002c.php)

Lo.

godfather
27-11-2002, 03:11 PM
Yes, some can

Go here (http://www.vcdhelp.com/dvdplayers.php) for all the info you want on what does what.

Synchronised_Thoughts
27-11-2002, 03:13 PM
o kool!!:) i thought that there was gonna be like a 2 year wait for Divx playable DVD players!!:p


Synchronsied_Thoughts

Lohsing
27-11-2002, 03:14 PM
If you are only concerned about DivX and playing DVD's... then get an X-Box... it plays both, and can be made region free as well!!

Lo.

Veale
27-11-2002, 03:41 PM
Is VCD playable on a PS2?

Synchronised_Thoughts
27-11-2002, 03:47 PM
yes it is, but x-box are better!!:)


Synchronised_Thoughts

crozier
27-11-2002, 04:03 PM
> and also has Macrovision On-Off

How do you turn macro vision off on this model?

Veale
27-11-2002, 04:47 PM
So both models play VCD and SVCD. Does that mean I could just create one off these and it would play straight away?

Veale

Lohsing
27-11-2002, 04:48 PM
No. Neither X-Box or PS2 will play SVCD at this stage.

Lo.

godfather
27-11-2002, 06:31 PM
Crozier:

Mustek info

Turn power on with disc tray empty.
Press "SETUP"
Press "NEXT"
Press "PREV"
Press "NEXT"
Press "PREV"
New menu in upper right corner.
UP and DOWN select function, LEFT and RIGHT to change.
Set to 255 for multizone
Change 3001 and 4001 to 3000 and 4000 to turn off macrovision.
Works on DVD-V56L-5C New Zealand Zone 4

crozier
27-11-2002, 10:20 PM
Thanks Godfather. I'll try that when I get the player out of the stocking on Christmas day! :)