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Old 06-27-00, 07:42 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a DVD player that can play VCD's, it will be used to play VCD's most of the time and DVDs occasionally. My original player, Toshiba 2109, doesn't have this VCD capability. I'm looking for a similarly priced model that can and am looking at the Toshiba 1200 and Sharp DV-710U. Does anyone have experience with these models?
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Old 06-27-00, 08:52 PM   #2
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We use Phillips at my work and they both have CDV capabilities. I'm not too sure on the ones you have mentions although you can probably check into it on
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Old 06-27-00, 11:02 PM   #3
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Nobody likes 'em, but my JVC 501 played the only two vcd's I ever tried (American Pie and Rush Hour). I bet you could get someone to sell you a 501 dirt cheap.
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Old 06-28-00, 03:14 AM   #4
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No one likes the JVC 501 because of the horrible firmware. Do a search for the 501 and you will see dozens of posts regarding disc X, Y, and Z not working. I have never seen a player with more headaches.. short of maybe the Oritron.

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Old 06-28-00, 01:19 PM   #5
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Most new DVD players can play VCD. All new sonys have the ability for sure, I think its kind of standard now.
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Old 06-28-00, 02:21 PM   #6
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I'm quite definate on the fact that your SD2109 should play VCD's.

Anybody else agree?
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Old 06-28-00, 07:40 PM   #7
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i have a toshiba 3109 and it says it can play VCD's, however, it can't play recordable media. I have found some that worked on there, but they were old discs, don't even know the brands. Anyone know any that WILL work???
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Old 06-28-00, 07:47 PM   #8
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Just say no to JVC!!!!
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Old 06-29-00, 02:24 PM   #9
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Most will play VCD's but most WON'T play CD-R's, The Pioneer DV-525 plays every disc I ever fed it. I have an Apex that plays everything as well.

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Old 06-29-00, 04:48 PM   #10
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I've played over 60 discs on my JVC XVD701BK
and I have not had a single problem. It says it is VCD compatible but I have never tried to play one on it.
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Old 06-29-00, 04:54 PM   #11
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I have the Toshiba 2109, it cant play VCDs. Anyways, its not that worth it. VCDs are a combo of VHS and DVD. Im wondering if theres a switch or something to turn on the VCD function, because if you type in ZOOM606ZOOM it shows your info of the DVD player, and it says 'VCD - OFF', so i was wondering if you can somehow go inside and like turn ON the vcd function. Can you turn on the VCD function manually???

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