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Old 04-12-02, 10:10 PM
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Whaat are your must have/most used features on your DVD player?on your

Hi,
I had a few questions and was hoping that you could give me your opinions.

I currently do not own a real DVD player. I am able to play my DVD's on the Playstation2. I would like to get a real DVD player. I currently have a Sony 32" WEGA (I am not sure if that will help with your recomendations). I was considering getting a pioneer DVD 440, or 444 model. The reason I was leaning that way is because the WEGA TV stand has a tiny shelf in the stand (since the cable box, and the VCR are on the other shelves) and I thought that those were two of the smaller models and would fit (also in my price range $200- $250). How much clearance does that DVD player need to be vented properly?

What are your must have features, and what are your most used features on your DVD players?

Thank you for your help
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Re: Whaat are your must have/most used features on your DVD player?on your

Originally posted by JadeTiger


What are your must have features, and what are your most used features on your DVD players?

Play and Stop.
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PAL-> NTSC conversion, ability to read CD-R's and CD-RW. Ability to play VCD's, XVCD's, SVCD's, and miniDVD's.
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A ---> B looping..

I have the Pioneer 444, and it works fine. I got it because of the small foot-print and it's silver (match my TV). It's not a real progressive scan tho'.
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Originally posted by icondude
PAL-> NTSC conversion, ability to read CD-R's
Ditto that! Nice looking remote and on-screen display don't hurt either.
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The Zoom feature is neat, but not really "must have". I'd certainly never watch a movie like that, but it can be useful to show people what they'd be seeing in Fullscreen versus what they're seeing in Widescreen.

I would agree with the VCD and CD-R comments. My Toshiba plays neither. It also doesn't like most of the stuff on Disc 5 of The Godfather Collection and doesn't play those features either.
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Progressive scan, no question about it.
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Originally posted by icondude
PAL-> NTSC conversion
the new malata that i bought about 6 weeks ago just paid for itself last weekend by my being able to watch the west wing on dvd from R2.
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Originally posted by gotapex
Progressive scan, no question about it.
ditto. zoom and ffwd would be nice too.
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Re: Re: Whaat are your must have/most used features on your DVD player?on your

Originally posted by Movie_Man


Play and Stop.
Ditto. And the Pause button.
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If you like to watch movies in the dark, a "display off" option is important too.
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slow motion. to watch the frame right before something blows up
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bookmark memory, jog wheel, display panel off, auto audio select

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