DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Decent Non-HD/Standard DVD Player?

Old 08-05-06, 11:16 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 9,446
Decent Non-HD/Standard DVD Player?

Hey guys, my DVD player finally crapped out yesterday... and I hate to be "that guy," but after looking through a couple dozen of DVD Players on Amazon and related sites, I think I'm more confused than when I started.

Here's the lowdown for my setup:

- I'm in college, and won't be getting an HDTV for at least 2 years, so I'm looking for player that will work on a 4:3 TV, no-HD necessary.
- My TV supports S-Video and RCAs.
- Region-Free would be nice, but not necessary.
- Pretty much the only thing I'm playing on it is commercial store-bought DVDs.
- My audio system uses component outputs.

So I guess I'm not looking for anything too fancy, but really have no idea where to start. I had a Toshiba SD3950, and it was alright, but it seemed to have a major issue anytime there was a lightning bolt/camera flash where the image would completely flip out on the TV, and I have not an idea what was causing it.

And if there's an older topic I should look at feel free to shove it in my face
lordwow is offline  
Old 08-06-06, 11:09 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Dogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 202
Take a look at http://www.videohelp.com/

In the dvd players section, just plug in whatever options you want and do a search.

For the most part, for your current setup, any dvd player should be just fine. Just find one the color, size, style, and price you want.
Dogg is offline  
Old 08-06-06, 03:26 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 9,446
Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like I'm going to pick up a Sony DVP-NS85H. Great system and allows for S-Video or HD, so I can keep it for a long while.
lordwow is offline  
Old 08-08-06, 08:38 PM
  #4  
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
I think that's the changer version of the NS75H if it has the same mechanics it's a great player.
Gonzo Style is offline  
Old 08-09-06, 12:00 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 9,446
Originally Posted by Gonzo Style
I think that's the changer version of the NS75H if it has the same mechanics it's a great player.
Yep, they're identical except the 85 is the 5-disk changer. Given that my girlfriend and I watch about 3 or 4 TV on DVD shows at once, we figured it would be well worth the extra $15 orr so for the 5-disk version.

Either way the 75/85 seems to be the best low-cost DVD player out there IMHO from what I've read.
lordwow is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.