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Aldi HD Upscaling DVD Player £39.99

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1d, 3m agoFound 1 decade, 3 months ago
One of the most remarkable, feature-packed DVDs on the market today - and for an equally remarkable price. Already compatible with 'next generation' HD TVs, this is set to become yet another Aldi best-seller.

Includes FREE HDMI cable. Employs a digital process that upscales standard DVD quality to virtual HD quality. HDMI connection means no loss of picture or sound quality. DivX compatible for playback of downloaded movies. 5-in-1 card reader for viewing all your digital pictures on your TV. 5.1 channel output with AC3 Dolby Digital Decoder. Full function remote control with batteries. Front headphone socket. Progressive scan. DVD±R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, VCD, JPEG CD, Kodak Picture CD, MP3 CD. DTS decoder
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#1
Thanks jack1974uk...

Deserves a separate thread on its own :)
#2
If you need a decent 40" LCD TV to go with it, there's one here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/4481/tevion-40-widescreen-hd-lcd-tv-3-ye

Lots of useful info on the above DVD there too :)

Thanks!
#3
Does anyone know if this play is multi-region?
#4
yazooo
Does anyone know if this play is multi-region?


Hello, As far as i'm aware this is not multi-region however, no doubt there's a crack available to make multi-regional.

HTH.
#5
yazooo
I've done a bit of searching online and so far there are no multi-region hacks posted.
However there are various ebooks being sold on eBay and other places that claim they have Region Unlock Codes for the Tevion 8000 (which is what this model DVD player is).
Maybe this information will get onto the 'net somewhere, sometime.
As it stands at the moment, the unit is not Region Free, and there are no 'hacks' available publicly, as far as I can see.
I hope this helps.
X10
#6
Oh, and if anyone wants some more information about this unit:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDnameid=7043&Search=Search&

X10
#7
all the info you need is here including Region Free...

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dv-rec.de%2Ftest%2Fplayer2006%2FTevion%2F8000%2F8000.html&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

p.s. there are plenty of hacks available for this - you will find them all on the German DVD forums.
The best one I know about is the USB hack. It means you can plug in your MP3 player etc ...
#8
[SIZE=2]if this is a tevion 8000 like you say it is then the code to make it[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]region free is:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Open tray
Press '9','9','9','9' on the remote control
Press '9' for region code free
Close tray
[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]got this from another site.


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#9
Thanks for the link on the region hack, some good info there. Def gonna pick one of these up now, cant go wrong with 40quid...hopefully!
#10
Thanks rorynolan and harry99 for the extra info!

X10
#11
Looks veeeery nice, need my HDTV first hehe!
#12
Hi, can't quite make it out - maybe I'm being daft (!). Has this got a USB port to plug in and play from a memory key like the previous Aldi telvion for £29.99? It sounds like a great player...perfect for our new LCD tv coming...
#13
This looks ok but I'd also consider the Toshiba SD 360e - wins loads of awards 5* from What Hifi & video etc.

Plus it's only £69.99 delivered from play.com (plus you get a few pennies back form quidco)

LCD & Plasmas cost a lot of money.. seems a shame not to have a V good DVD player for only £30 more.
#14
[SIZE=2]Upscaling is usually pretty worthless in <£150 models, as the scaler in the player is likely no better than that in your TV. It makes absolutely no difference at what stage the scaling is done, so there's no intrinsic advantage to having it in the DVD player.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Personally, I wouldn't bother whether it upscales or not unless you know your TV has a particularly poor scaler. The real quality difference happens if you pay enough for an Oppo DVD player (£175ish), which does the job outstandingly well.[/SIZE]
#15
Yes this is potentially the case, however the reason I personally went for one (got the Sony not a Tosh) was not upscaling alone but the fact that my DVD was a bit old rather Naff with only SCART connection, where as I see a great improvement using the Sony, is that because it's a better DVD player yes may be, but it's possibly also the fact that the HDMI is digital and with a good cable v reliable, much better than the SCART, and in my particular case slightly better than component...

now you only tend to get HDMI connections on upscaling DVDs....
#16
bluep
Hi, can't quite make it out - maybe I'm being daft (!). Has this got a USB port to plug in and play from a memory key like the previous Aldi telvion for £29.99? It sounds like a great player...perfect for our new LCD tv coming...
I can't find any info to say it has a USB port and it's not shown in the images either, so I doubt it has...
#17
Must.... Resist...

I can't spend anymore on computing or home AV. The wifes beginning to get suspicious about the number of new "Silver" items in our living room :roll:
#18
[SIZE=2]Yeah, SCART is a very poor cable type these days, especially with large TVs where the defect is magnified.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Component or HDMI are the way to go (HDMI is theoretically better, but in practice over short lengths component is pretty much identical).[/SIZE]
#19
Wow! This is worth it for the HDMI cable alone, they are very expensive.
#20
arfster
[SIZE=2]Component or HDMI are the way to go (HDMI is theoretically better, but in practice over short lengths component is pretty much identical).[/SIZE]

I agree with you there afrster. I have tried HD through an HDMI and component, and I can't see any loss at all with component, even on a 42" screen.

CJ
#21
rayman
I can't find any info to say it has a USB port and it's not shown in the images either, so I doubt it has...

Hi Ray, This DVD Player doesn't have a USB port, however the provision for one to be added is there if you do not mind voiding the warranty.

This DVD Player is multi-region hackable.

Possible Region Hack for Aldi HDMI DVD Player.

9999 1 für Code 1
9999 2 für Code 2
u.s.w

9999 9 für Codefree
#22
Bought one of these players today, superb bit of kit, plays all, Divx files a treat! There is a definate difference in quality when played through my Toshiba 32" HD LCD at 1080i using the supplied HD lead, sharper, more defined. Got it hooked up to 5.1 sounds too, using the optical connector, I was amazed it had one of these too at this price too, sounds fantastic. Used the multi-region hack too, works a treat. If you are thinking of getting one, move FAST, as these(and the 40" HD LCD`s) were flying out the door at Aldi. Now all I have to do is watch all my DVD`s again;-)8)
#23
VeedubyaGTi
Bought one of these players today, superb bit of kit, plays all, Divx files a treat! There is a definate difference in quality when played through my Toshiba 32" HD LCD at 1080i using the supplied HD lead, sharper, more defined. Got it hooked up to 5.1 sounds too, using the optical connector, I was amazed it had one of these too at this price too, sounds fantastic. Used the multi-region hack too, works a treat. If you are thinking of getting one, move FAST, as these(and the 40" HD LCD`s) were flying out the door at Aldi. Now all I have to do is watch all my DVD`s again;-)8)


Hi VeedubyaGTi,

Glad to hear that this is a good buy. There were people queuing outside the nearest store for 9am this morning, most of them were wanting the Tevion LCD TV. Not sure how many of the HDMI DVD Players were sold but am glad that the region hack works. Tevion (aka Medion as far as i'm aware) seem to make good kit.

Best Regards.
#24
just got one of the dvd players myself in Aldi - they have a palet load of them and the 40" TV's - i went to Aldi in Livingston, Scotland
#25
got to Leeds store around 11am , no TV's or DVD left lol
#26
Few players left this morning in NW London, all TV's gone. Player looks nice, quality difference using HDMI is def noticeable and worth the money.
#27
Loads of DVD players in Hull (near Sainsbury's), I did resist the offer but very tempted.

I might go back tomorrow :lol:
#28
Got mine yesterday, delighted with it as well. Does a much much better job with DivX/Xvid files than my old Yamada player and the HDMI upscaling while not upto OPPO standards is still very decent. For £39.99 it is a cracking buy, the only problem I have encountered so far is that it doesn't like some of my .mp3 files but I didn't really buy it for music playback anyway so I can live with that.

I just need to find a few superbit DVD's now to really test this baby. :)
#29
Some info here on the chipset the player uses...

http://www.zoran.com/Vaddis-R-888

It has had some great reviews on German sites as well, nobody can really fault the upscaling.
#30
poppy10
Wow! This is worth it for the HDMI cable alone, they are very expensive.


Well yes they are expensive if you go for a quality product such as Monster or QED etc..... BUT you can get cheaper ones: (and I imagine this will ship with a 'cheaper' product)

http://www.kenable.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=hdmi+cable&osCsid=31a0281b71c325987648b3d0524c095e&x=0&y=0

and since it's all digital will most people really notice much difference ??? (I bought a QED one - against the price of an LCD it's worth getting quality)
#31
Have to say I'm really with this. Good PQ, decent improvement, and build quality seems alot higher than I would expect from a Budget Model
#32
Loads of them and both sizes of TV in the Fareham store, I just got one :)
#33
[SIZE=2]Stoke-on-Trent Aldi (on the road to Leek) has got loads. Just a word of warning - the HDMI cable is REALLY REALLY short - around at meter at the most. [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]I put the dvd player next to my 32inch LCD and it barely stretches to the HDMI port on the other side of the tv. (put it on the other side you all shout!.....well, I will do but it will take some untangling to move all the stuff over to that side).[/SIZE]
#34
Hyde, Cheshire still has half of it's second pallet available but they are moving quick, same as the 40inch LCD and HDD/DVD TV recorder. Snap them up while you can!
#35
Am I doing something wrong here? I hooked it up, went into setup and switched to HDMI output. I can see the film on my LCD HD-ready tv but whilst some DVDs are better, others are really pixelated with the new player. Do I need to fiddle with the settings or is it because some newer DVDs are remastered or filmed at a higher quality and others aren't? My old cyberhome seems to play the other dvds at a better quality if this is the case. Not sure whether to return this one now or not.
#36
45ure
Well yes they are expensive if you go for a quality product such as Monster or QED etc..... BUT you can get cheaper ones.....


Don't get me started :-) HDMI cables are the biggest ripoff of our time - the very nature of a digital connection means they either work 100%, or they fail horribly. A 3 metre cable you can have for £10, 5 metre £15. Both are _exactly_ the same in performance as the ripoff £100 cables. When they fail, HDMi connections cause massive artifacts, not small losses in quality - as such, if they don't work, you get a refund. The only reason to pay more is if you need a 10 or 15 metre cable, because at that distance it does have to be made properly.


Remember, HDMI is the same as DVI internally (on the video side), and nobody ever tried to sell DVI monitor cables for £100. It's only in the crazy world of hifi that companies like Monster can get away with selling stuff at ten times the price of exactly identical competing products.
#37
This selfsame DVD player is now available at Woolworths for £39.99. It's down as a Technsonic but is apparently exactly the same player.

Has anyone who's bought one of these had problems with it? Is it still going? I'm tempted to get one from woolies but I know you don't get the three year guarantee with them.

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