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Ju|ian 06-19-02 08:57 PM

Best portable DVD player for imported discs?
 
the AIWA XD-DW5 seems to be a good choice.. it's region free-able and apparently can play PAL discs.. anyone know of any other good portables able to play PAL and region free?

funkydjmcescher 06-20-02 11:22 AM

Shinco DVD-960.

Ju|ian 06-20-02 01:32 PM


Originally posted by funkydjmcescher
Shinco DVD-960.
would you happen to own one of these? would you know if it displays PAL discs properly (anamorphic ones too?) and the ideal online retailer to purchase one?

thanks :)

gabegarwick 06-20-02 06:02 PM

Julian, here's another thread where member young discusses his Shinco player.

Cheers,
Gabe

young 06-21-02 06:00 PM

hiya

yup, i am very happy w/ the player. i really broke it in during a long vacation and it worked great! it was a real lifesaver for the plane ride for my kid!

i got it from here:
http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/portable/index.htm
note that their price for me was higher b/c of the exchange rates - they charged me in HK dollars and when i did the conversion, it was like $50 more! but it is still, of course, cheaper than anything else. also, they seem to have several storefronts but they seem legit. i didn't have any problems getting it from them and they included the power adapter for free like i requested.

btw, the 7" is really great when 3 kids want to watch the same thing! ;)

Ju|ian 06-21-02 09:35 PM


Originally posted by young
hiya

yup, i am very happy w/ the player. i really broke it in during a long vacation and it worked great! it was a real lifesaver for the plane ride for my kid!

i got it from here:
http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/portable/index.htm
note that their price for me was higher b/c of the exchange rates - they charged me in HK dollars and when i did the conversion, it was like $50 more! but it is still, of course, cheaper than anything else. also, they seem to have several storefronts but they seem legit. i didn't have any problems getting it from them and they included the power adapter for free like i requested.

btw, the 7" is really great when 3 kids want to watch the same thing! ;)

nice. so you got the 1170? is it really much different from the 960 besides the bigger screen? would you know if both are able to display 16:9 anamorphic or not?

and did you have to pay customs?

thanks :)

julian

young 06-22-02 06:01 PM

hiya

other than aesthetics, i assume only the size of the screen is the main difference. i'm not sure about the 960, but mine can do 16x9. but it only supports s-video or rca (better not lose the included mini to svideo/rca cable :eek: ). i would assume the 960 can do anamorphic. and i didn't have to pay customs.

off the top of my head, it came w/:
mini to svideo cable
mini to rca cable
mini to stereo rca cable (there is a digital out, but no supplied cable)
crappy headphones
thin remote - easily loseable and not all functions are on the player so don't lose it.

hope that helps


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