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Old 04-13-03, 12:37 PM
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I need a good all region DVD player (under 500 bucks)

DTS- but a decoder is not needed
progressive scan
good error correction
converts PAL to NTSC


suggestions welcome
Old 04-13-03, 09:46 PM
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CyberHome DVD CH-DVD-500

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...ion=cyber+home

80 bux or 90 w/ shipping. Here's a thread telling all about it...I've had mine over 5 months and LOVING IT!

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ight=cyberhome
Old 04-16-03, 03:37 PM
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I got the Cyberhome for $50 at Best Buy and it works quite well.
Old 04-16-03, 04:06 PM
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There was a Panasonic RP-82 with an all region hack on Ebay for under $500
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Got a Cyberhome 500 as well.

Decent player for the money, but it definatly is a sub $100 player. It doesn't remember your spot on disk, is kind of slow to load the disk and menus, but it will play darn near anything you throw at it.
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Malata is tops along with JVC, and you can get a real nice one for about $230 shipped...check the international forum.

Personally, I own a cyberhome, just because it really was like $50. If it pops, I'll get a malata. but until then, it's the cheddah.
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The Panasonics do not convert PAL to NTSC, for your requirements I would suggest the JVC-500 or 600.
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You can get the Malata DVD-520 for about $250 shipped. It is a great player. I still use my Denon 1600 (a TRULY great player) as my primary player, but I use my Malata for R1 4x3 and Non animorphic discs (as well as R2-6/PAL discs of course) because of its great scaling features. Well worth the money and I have had no trouble with it at all. My one complaint is that you have to turn the power on at the front of the player. No power button on the remote. And it wont save your place on a disc if you turn it off. But these are minor things (at least to me).
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What about the Jaton PSD7611K Progressive Scan DVD Player?
Old 04-23-03, 06:03 PM
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I own a JVC XVS500BK with *manual* switch to play all including RCE discs, my set has a built power converter for PAL and has a hardwired, progessive scan.


All part of the mod that was done in the USA. I bought the already mod player about February of 2001. No complaints and no problems. For DVD-A and disapearing zoom icon, I got the Toshiba SD-4800 both were under $200 each.
Old 04-23-03, 06:33 PM
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The region free Panasonic RP-82s do not convert PAL->NTSC. The Cyberhome is good for $50 and does a perfect conversion, but the doesn't have the best picture quality. If you are serious about watching PAL discs, get a modded JVC.

The cheap Chinese players don't do a perfect PAL->NTSC conversion.
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Does anyone know any stores that still carry these? Best Buy told me they no longer carry it.

Thanks
Old 04-26-03, 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by shaggy
Does anyone know any stores that still carry these? Best Buy told me they no longer carry it.
Radio Shack had them in some of their B&M stores for a while. You can also buy the CyberHome 500 direct from www.cyberhome.com for $80.
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My Malata 3600 has been really nice, and it has speakers as well, so it's a complete system in itself.

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Does anyone know about the cyberhome CH-DVD 300? Does it do everyhing the 500 does?

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