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Old 11-10-03, 10:18 PM
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New DVD players at HKflix

How do they compare to their respective predecesors and one another?

Malata DVP-558

http://hkflix.com/hardware/malata_dvp-558.asp

Sampo Universal DVD Player

http://hkflix.com/hardware/sampo_612n.asp

Skyworth DVD-1050P

http://hkflix.com/hardware/skyworth_dvd-1050p.asp

JVC XV-N77SL

http://hkflix.com/hardware/jvc_xv-n7x.asp

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Old 11-10-03, 10:49 PM
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I'd probably stay away from the Sampos. I'd read that the previous version didn't do pal-ntsc conversion correctly.
Old 11-11-03, 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by mrwilson
I'd probably stay away from the Sampos. I'd read that the previous version didn't do pal-ntsc conversion correctly.
Thanks for the heads up.
Old 11-11-03, 10:09 PM
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Yeah, but this particular Sampo was designed specifically to correct that problem. At least from what I read. I can't speak from personal experience.... I'm just sayin'.
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Any idea what chipset this 'new' Sampo is using?
Old 11-11-03, 11:40 PM
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Anyone know if the Malata DVP-558 doesnot have the overheating problems of the 520 and actually has a functioning standby mode. Also, does this new model not feature X-Y scaling or was that an omission of the site?
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I bought a JVC XV-N50BK from HKflix & it is GREAT! Has played everything I've put in it with no problems. Their service is excellent, as well. I must recommend the JVC!
Old 11-12-03, 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by spongebobkay
I bought a JVC XV-N50BK from HKflix & it is GREAT! Has played everything I've put in it with no problems. Their service is excellent, as well. I must recommend the JVC!
Cool! Hey, are you in the US? If so, did you have to buy a voltage converter? I ask because one is listed as an optional item when you purchase the JVC player and I was wondering if the players they used can handle US voltage or if the converteris an actual necesity.
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I live in California & no I did not buy any adapter or converter. The dvd player works right out of the box. There is no codes to put in or anything needed to watch any dvd, regardless of region or format. Just Plug & Play!
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Excellent. I've had a good track record with JVC so far so it's tied for the top spot (along with the Malata) with regards to which DVD I'm considering the most in this list. Assuming you have this hooked up to another JVC component, does the AV Compu Link work just fine?
Old 11-12-03, 08:25 AM
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I have not used the AV Compu Link feature.
Old 11-12-03, 10:19 AM
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Oh okay. Well, thanks for your quick replies just the same.

Thanks to you I'm really considering the JVC. So unless someone can reasonably convince me otherwise, come next semester, I'll have that DVD players as my first multi-regional player ever.
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I have the JVC 602 from HKFLIX and while I think it is a good player, it has shown some quirks that I am wondering show up in the new N50 model. These are:

Subtitles not shutting off when they are supposed to: In the movie Phenomenon there's a scene where Portuguese is being spoken and the subtitles come on, as they should. However when they revert to using English again, the subtitles do not turn off on their own (needs to be done manually).

Problems with multiple angle segments: Mallrats makes use of this feature, though the player randomly freezes for a time either when multi-angle material is encoutered or when it completes.

Do the new models feature these quirks also? (I'd also like to hear from anyone who has a 600 series player and its behavior on these two discs).
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Hmmm.... Experienced any of the problems stingo describes, spongebobkay?
Old 11-13-03, 08:24 AM
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I have the movie Phenomenon & did not experience this problem. I do not have the other movie. However, I have not had a single, noticable problem, yet, with the JVC N50.
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Originally posted by spongebobkay
I have the movie Phenomenon & did not experience this problem. I do not have the other movie. However, I have not had a single, noticable problem, yet, with the JVC N50.
That's very good news... although my wallet will not be happy to hear it (esp since it seems the new model comparable to the 602 is the N77...)
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I've heard that the N* series doesn't have manual region selection but is still RCE proof.
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Originally posted by stingo
That's very good news... although my wallet will not be happy to hear it (esp since it seems the new model comparable to the 602 is the N77...)
By the way, if anyone has Mallrats and one of the new N models (or one of the 500/600 series) from HKFLIX would LOVE to know if your player plays it ok...
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My N50 does not have manuel region code settings. It automatically reads any disc you put in & plays it. I'm not sure what RCE proof is?

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