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Best entry level DVD player?

Old 12-01-02, 11:02 PM
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Best entry level DVD player?

Anyone know? Im looking to pick one up for my little brother, who is 14. He doesn't need extras like pro scan, etc.

I also dont wanna spend too much, but something that will make him happy. He will probably only watch about 3 or 4 movies a month.
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Old 12-01-02, 11:10 PM
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Bestbuy.com has a progressive scan on sale this week for $79.99 (plus free shipping). I know you said you didn't need a fancy one, but at $80 its not a bad deal at all. Here is the link.

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Old 12-02-02, 08:34 AM
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I think a Panasonic RV32 is your best bet. I would stay away from the cheap brands (like Mintek, etc) because they don't have much quality control and your player might not last long at all.

I bought a Daewoo back about 9 months ago, I use it about once every 1 or 2 weeks and the sound went out on me 2 weeks ago. I could have spent alittle more and got a more reliable unit.
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Old 12-02-02, 01:43 PM
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there is a good pioneer out there. its the DV-354. retails for around $119, lately its on sale for $109. but, they have a $20 rebate on it, so its only $90. personally, i think its a little better than the panasonic 32K. it competes with players up to $149. its definately a good buy. also has 96/124 audio processing too.
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Old 12-04-02, 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by Lastblade
I think a Panasonic RV32 is your best bet. I would stay away from the cheap brands (like Mintek, etc) because they don't have much quality control and your player might not last long at all.
Yeah, the el cheapo brands are a lost leader so they can sell you an extended warranty and expensive cables. I second the RV32 recommendation- it's $99 (after a $20 mail-in rebate) at Best Buy this week.
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Old 12-05-02, 01:18 AM
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I would recommend the RV32, as well. I have it in my bedroom and it works great.

As far as progressive scan, that only works if the TV is HD.
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