View Full Version : Which DVD player ?
9th September 2002, 07:38 AM
Hello I am new to this forum.
I am looking into buying one or two DVD player.So I would like to know which DVD players are you using for Gigs. Portable one like that from site
http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_you_need/dvd/index.html or something else? Maybe VCD format player which are chiper but they have smaller resolution than DVD format players ?
I need some advice about it, so anny proposal?
9th September 2002, 02:55 PM
VCD is definately lower rez than DVD...but you can author VCDs yourself with a cd burner...most DVD players now will also play VCDs...if money isn't an issue (and when is that?), I'd go with DVD players as thats where things are headed and (sooner or later) we'll all be able to afford DVD burners...or maybe consider getting one DVD player and one VCD player?
those portables linked thru audiovisualizers.com are all pretty cool and prices are decent...if you want "full size" versions, look @ WalMart (if you're in usa) at the cheap Apex brand.
9th September 2002, 03:14 PM
Yes DVD writers are now down to around ?200 and blank DVD's less than ?1 each so I would highly recommend forgetting VCD and going for DVD stuff :)
9th September 2002, 03:43 PM
right now for us the sweet spot is svcd. We can burn it from our laptops, and have nearly DVD-quality video, though only about half an hour on a cd. I'd say get the $150 DVD player on that site, as it also supports svcd and vcd and dvd-r. I'd like to get a couple of those in the future, but $$$ as always. =]
9th September 2002, 09:52 PM
make shure that you get a player that can loop a track without displaying any text on the screen - alot of cheap ones will say loop1 or somthing
we have a pioneer 535 its very good and will play DVD, SVCD, VCD and CD full size though
i've not found any portable ones that are cheap and will play SVCD yet
11th September 2002, 10:01 PM
Waw, empty dvd-r for 1.5 euro... where do you find these...
I pay 7 euro a piece
12th September 2002, 12:25 AM
I only know of this UK supplier but there are now so many brands of cheap dvd-r that there must be other European sellers:
Its worth trying a few different brands to see whats best for compatibility with players, 2X recording etc.
Prices I mention are for DVD-R General discs, like used by Pioneer 103/104 writers, not the original DVD-R format as used in Pro ?1000 writers from a year or so ago that allow CSS etc.
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