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Old 09-29-02, 11:10 PM   #1
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Malata -should I or shouldn't I?

I know this question must have been asked a million times before, but I'm seriously thinking about getting a Malata player since I'm fed up with waiting for a region-free device for my X-Box and I want the x y scaling feature for Police Story. I'd REALLY appreciate it if you guys would be so kind as to answer my questions:

1. The 552 or whatever is the best region-free player out there, right?

2. Does the Malata player display PAL movies as good or better than an X-Box? Because Purple Storm and Drive look just as good as any of my American DVDs on my X-Box, and I remember someone here saying that the X-Box actually displays PAL DVDs better than a Malata player. But for $275 shouldn't the Malata be much better??

3. I want to be able to play VCDs, so I was wondering how good the Malata plays VCDs.

4. Do you think that I should hold off buying the player just in case the price drops any time soon?

5. Are there any weird quirks or problems with the player that I should be aware of?

6. and finally, is HKFlix the cheapest place to buy the player?

Thanks for your time.
Old 09-30-02, 10:30 AM   #2
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Old 09-30-02, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: Malata -should I or shouldn't I?

Originally posted by Prancetron2000
I know this question must have been asked a million times before [....]
.... which is why we ask people to use the search function.

Feel free to re-post your question in an existing thread.You may also care to review the sticky 520 thread for some insights.

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