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Best portable DVD player for imported discs?

Old 06-19-02, 08:57 PM
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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?
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Old 06-20-02, 11:22 AM
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Shinco DVD-960.
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Old 06-20-02, 01:32 PM
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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?

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Old 06-20-02, 06:02 PM
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Julian, here's another thread where member young discusses his Shinco player.

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Old 06-21-02, 06:00 PM
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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!
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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?

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Old 06-22-02, 06:01 PM
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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 ). 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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