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Old 01-21-10, 10:13 AM
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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

Sony DSP-7700 from '98(I think). The damn thing cost me $800, but with the exception of a slightly sticky disc drawer, it's still chugging strong.
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My first player was a Panasonic A-115 that I bought in April 2000 for $220.
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Please. I have a Sony DVP-S3000 I got in 1997 for $600. Thats right, the first year of DVD. It had to be fixed once under warranty, but has worked ever since. It was actually my second player I got that year. I had a toshiba before that, but returned it because it sounded like a jet engine.
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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

Originally Posted by dahacker
Please. I have a Sony DVP-S3000 I got in 1997 for $600. Thats right, the first year of DVD. It had to be fixed once under warranty, but has worked ever since. It was actually my second player I got that year. I had a toshiba before that, but returned it because it sounded like a jet engine.
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The only dvd player I have left is the Panasonic DVD-RP82S. I don't use it any more but it's hooked up to a Hitachi 42" LCD TV down stairs. I did buy the first Toshiba model which I think was the SD-2006 and then the SD-3109 with the twin trays. But those were sold a long time ago.

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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
Sony DSP-7700 from '98(I think). The damn thing cost me $800, but with the exception of a slightly sticky disc drawer, it's still chugging strong.
Ditto -- mine's chugging along with no issue -- built like a tank.

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Old 01-22-10, 07:18 AM
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Please...what? Bow to you? Grow up. Converse.
Grow up? Take it down a notch. I'm just proud I got DVDs the first month they were out in 1997. Later.
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I still have my Toshiba SD-3109. The thing is a tank.
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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

I had a Sony DVP-S550 which I got in December '99 as a Christmas present to myself for $249 from someplace online flush with VC. It was still my primary DVD player until 2006 when it got moved to the bedroom and then in 2008 we got another dvd changer and it moved to the spare bedroom. I gave it away just last week to my sister who just got her own apartment. The thing still works perfectly except for its inability to read all but the most perfectly clean DVD-Rs. One feature it had that I've really missed was the front headphone jack. Really nice for watching movies at night/when the wife was studying.
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Pioneer DVL-909, laserdisc/DVD player bought in 1998. Went to the shop once for DVD problems and twice for laserdisc problems, but it was my main player til last week when I finally got an HDTV- my main player now is a Sony BDP-350 I got from a friend last Christmas. I have another laserdisc-only player too, so the DVL is now getting a much-deserved rest.
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Sony DVP S300 from 1999. First set top DVD player I owned and it still works.
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Toshiba SD2109
Got this from the wife for Christmas in 2001. Just disco'ed it as we got rid of the tv in the bedroom. It still works great though.
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Around mid 1999, I bought a Philips/Magnavox DVD-825 at Circuit City. I used it until early 2009 when I purchased a Pioneer DV-410V. The Philips/Mag started to have issues loading DVDs and I could only play about 85-90% of the discs I tried. It wouldn't play burned DVDs at all. Right now, it's serving as a table for my Xbox 360.
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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

Originally Posted by TheKobra
Over the years I have purchased several DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray players. But when it comes to reliability my Panasonic RP91K is still going strong after 9 years. This baby was just build like a tank. I am willing to bet the player has close to 5,000 hours on it.

13 years later it is still going strong!
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Dragged out the DVL a few weeks ago, the drawer seems to get stuck sometimes now since it's sat for a long time unused. Been having the same problem with another laserdisc player, though the one I have hooked up now was recently fixed for that. The DVL will probably be my last backup laserdisc player since its playback quality isn't so great, and when you power it off the DVD pickup always slides into place which puts a lot of unnecessary wear on it. The DVD section of that is woefully obsolete nowadays, though it was pretty cool for its time- had it hacked for region-select and no Macrovision. Meanwhile I've had 2 el cheapo (Koss and Portland) DVD players die on me, bought for their PAL-compatibility and also had a Philips DVD recorder (DVR-985) die on me as well. Got a newer DVD recorder and a backup on top of that, and my Oppo Blu-Ray player will now play my import DVDs and it's built well enough so it isn't likely to give up the ghost so easily.

Oldest thing I have hooked up right now is an RCA SGT-250 SelectaVision Videodisc player made in July 1982- it had actually never been used for 23 years until I got it, working great upconverted to 1080p!
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Wow, that's awesome!
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Model number not on player's front, would have to dig out manual to find out. Sony player from 1998. Cost $350. Used it less than one year before upgrading.
Does not play CD-R or DVD recordable formats
No component out. S video highest quality
Dolby 4 channel surround. No 5.1
Does not have progressive scan
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Originally Posted by TheNightFlier
I still have my Toshiba SD-3109. The thing is a tank.
I had this one also. I believe this one had the dual dvd trays. I brought one of the 1st gen Toshiba players SD something back in 1997. Unfortunately I have none any more.

I did purchase a Yamaha DVD-S1800BL 1080p Upconverting DVD SACD Player for my brother back in 02/09. He still has it, the best $60 bucks I ever spent on a dvd player.

The Toshiba hd-dvd are still going strong. One hooked up to my system and 3 or 4 in the closet.
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I really miss having a dvd player that will have audio while you're fast forwarding. It was really funny during the end credits of Touched By An Angel.
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I still have my first player from 1997. An RCA with a built in 5.1 decoder. At the time I only had a 5.1 ready reciever. This was replaced by the Malata in 2001 and finally the Oppo in 2005. I never bought a DVD player again after the Oppo. They all still work but are back in their boxes sitting in the attic.
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Re: The oldest DVD play you own and does it still work?

Originally Posted by kahuna
I had this one also. I believe this one had the dual dvd trays. I brought one of the 1st gen Toshiba players SD something back in 1997. Unfortunately I have none any more.

I did purchase a Yamaha DVD-S1800BL 1080p Upconverting DVD SACD Player for my brother back in 02/09. He still has it, the best $60 bucks I ever spent on a dvd player.

The Toshiba hd-dvd are still going strong. One hooked up to my system and 3 or 4 in the closet.
Yep, it had the dual tray. It was great if you wanted to watch a double feature. I plugged it in the other the day to test it out, still works perfectly. I can't even begin to imagine how many hours are on it.
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A toshiba dual tray was my first player. It lasted from 1998 until about two years ago. I recycled it at Best Buy, but to this day I worry that I didn't check both trays and left a DVD in there.
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Jan. 31, 2001
Bought my first DVD player: code-free Pioneer KV-102 for $400 from an electronics store on Canal Street (Manhattan's Chinatown).


It still works and it's my main player in my living room. The only problem is when the tray opens it shuts again right away and I have to keep pressing the "open" button until the tray stays open.

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Toshiba SD1600 - I bought it from my sister for about $250 in 2000. She won it at a party at work. Her family had too many VHS and didn't want to change format. They have since upgraded....anyway it still works, its in our bedroom and gets used every morning when my wife does yoga, as well as for the occasional movie
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I still use my Toshiba SD-1800 which I bought in 2003 for $144.95. It's actually still the main player in my living room hooked up to my old 240 lbs Sony 36" Wega CRT.

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