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DVD player with DivX playback, USB socket, progressive scan £24.99 at Maplin stores or plus £2.99 p&p £27.98

£27.98 @ Maplin
Seems reasonable price for a player capable of divx playback and with a USB socket. In-store, or plus p&p. Uncharged p&p for on-line orders over MOV £35 inc VAT. Slim and small multi-function DVD p… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Seems reasonable price for a player capable of divx playback and with a USB socket.
In-store, or plus p&p. Uncharged p&p for on-line orders over MOV £35 inc VAT.
Slim and small multi-function DVD player with MPEG4 AVI playback
Plays compressed (DivX, XVid etc) video through USB or disc
SCART, Component, S-Video and Composite Video outputs
Progressive scan and RGB through SCART
Coaxial digital audio output
Slimline full-function remote control included

Compare to ASDA model offering similar features now at £30 in-store but previously available for limited period at around £17.
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#2


that's the same destination as the "go to deal" button, but for some reason the got button gets confused with extra text!

Anyway, below is a link to a huge image (daren't post directly cos it sprawls across page!):

http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/a32jc.jpg
banned#3
got one a few months ago, amazing dvd player for this price, plays all avi files!!! =)
#4
Flipd
that's the same destination as the "go to deal" button, but for some reason the got button gets confused with extra text!

Anyway, below is a link to a huge image (daren't post directly cos it sprawls across page!):

http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/a32jc.jpg


Dont mention it:whistling:
#5
Region2?
#6
Be very wary, I had 3 of these which had to go back due to faults (3 different faults). For the brief time that they did work, they did play almost any format.
#7
more expensive but similar and looks better imo http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139176
#8
Remember Quidco too - and if you spend another £25 you would get a three quid off by registering for their own discount emails. Normally you get roughly 10% off at Maplin if you can combine their own email discounts and quidco (which again as a rule increase to about 13% for higher spends).
#9
the advantages of not having to recode an avi file is worth this money

and saves on blank dvds

get it now folks d/l your films unpack em and hey presto

easy peasy unlimited access to your desires, top top top
#10
Got one of these a few months back, Excellent value for money will play anything, Region 1 and 2, avi, divx

To stuff at a bargain price, no grumbles here :-)
suspended#11
will it play movies off usb?
#12
Just ordered through Pay Pal. Can anyone tell me what region 1 and region 2 means?
1 Like #13
Manxie
Just ordered through Pay Pal. Can anyone tell me what region 1 and region 2 means?


DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world. For example, the U.K. is in region 2. This means that all DVD players sold in the U.K. are made to region 2 specifications. As a result, region 2 players can only play region 2 discs. The DVDs themselves are encoded for a specific region. On the back of each DVD package, you will a find a region number.

Example:

REGION 1-USA, Canada
REGION 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
#14
tab84
will it play movies off usb?


Taken from Maplin webpage about this item.

Slim and small multi-function DVD player with MPEG4 AVI playback
[COLOR="Red"]Plays compressed (DivX, XVid etc) video through USB or disc [/COLOR]
SCART, Component, S-Video and Composite Video outputs
#15
For someone got one of these do you if it supports resume not only from DVD but also from avi files? Also will it play avi files one after will going to the menu select the next one.

May seem lazy but when my wife trying to feed the baby she doesn't often have a hand free. Really just want to turn the player on and it remember and play where it left off.
#16
Can you connect a hard drive via the USB port of just a USB pen?

How does this compare to a hard drive enclosed in a media player, as they seem cheap now as well? ie something like this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13542
#17
is it USB 1 or 2

I have a Philips with USB but its only 1.1 and playing from a pen drive is awful :thinking:

Will this recognize and power a portable hard drive too:?

Thanks for any answers in advance:thumbsup:
#18
stphnstevey
Can you connect a hard drive via the USB port of just a USB pen?


Hard drive would work just as well as a pen drive, although sometimes it can be tricky navigating through folders and long lists of files with these devices.

stphnstevey
How does this compare to a hard drive enclosed in a media player, as they seem cheap now as well? ie something like this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13542


I've had 2 hard drive enclosure media players, the quality of the playback on them both wasn't great, playback was jerky with alot of downloads, and they had issues with the audio going out of sync. I've not tried the specific one you mentioned though.
#19
I found that the problem with running a divx off a ext.HD is that the player takes aaggeess to read and order all the files and folders. I guess if your ext.HD doesn't have many folders, it will load up quicker. Also, based on the model I have, the OSD doesn't have enough space to show all the title of the files, so you end up only being able to see the first few characters. My suggestion is that you invest or use a 1gig to 4gig USB stick, and use that for media.

And, yes, my player from Maplins I bought last year plays files one after the other automatically, and would guess that this one does the same.
#20
It takes ages to read from a portable hard-drive, mine was only 80GB and I could be waiting 10 minutes for it to read the disk before starting playback.
The player does not support resume on .avi files and it doesn't read chapter marks either, so when you start the film it is very difficult to navigate to a specific chapter.
On some .avi files the playback becomes jerky and sticks, the audio goes out of sync, particularly on large files.
For £25 it is adequate but don't expect it to be brilliant, I had 3 that had to go back. 2 because of disk drive failure and one that just refused to read anything through the usb socket.
#21
:thumbsup: for the advice lads , think I'll keep saving for the Western Digital media player that does HDMI and upscaling etc...... and had no probs accessing external HD's:thumbsup:
banned#22
steveymp
:thumbsup: for the advice lads , think I'll keep saving for the Western Digital media player that does HDMI and upscaling etc...... and had no probs accessing external HD's:thumbsup:


thats exactly what im waiting for to come down in price!!! hurry hurry
#23
Just got an asda onn dvd with usb, divx and upscaling- and it takes ages to load £24- now £30.
I got the argos one - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/340973/philips-dvd-player-hdmi-1080p-usb2-/
AND IT'S GREAT!
#24
Bought yesterday - plays avi files easily when burnt to DVD but I cannot get the USB port to recognize anything I've tried. I doubt I'm doing anything wrong as the set up is very simple. They advised me at the shop that it'd even play files from SD cards using an adaptor. I don't know if mine is just faulty though I'd have to say the USB connection is very flimsy. Look like a return for me and look for something more stable!!
#25
bought one yesterday and doesnt play from usb, tried two different one's and just comes up no usb device connected.
phoned maplin and they checked with thier teck support people and said it should so took it back and swapped for another one and guess what " it doesnt play usb" so ive given up.
it seems to play any dvd format divx avi etc, as i bought if for that anyway and the usb was a bonus think ill put up with it.
it is annoying mind when something is clearly advertised as usb though.
#26
nunny53
...and guess what " it doesnt play usb" so ive given up...
...it is annoying mind when something is clearly advertised as usb though.


I can only attempt to understand your frustration, and let's look at this objectively:
you have tried the same USB device in more than one of these players and it does not function in any.
Others have mentioned no problems in playing USB files, some even with USB hard discs.
This tends to point to a unique situation in your case. I can suggest at least five additional possible causes for your unique situation besides player-hardware failure:
1) there is a hardware-specific physical compatibility issue between your USB device / player
2) your USB device is attempting to draw more power than the player can provide
3) there is a file-format compatibility issue with your USB device / player (FAT / NTFS / other)
4) your USB device contains hidden / unhidden files with extentions other than .avi / the USB device is bootable and this is preventing the player from reading data correctly.
5) your USB device has more than one partition (possibly a hidden partition?) and this is preventing the player from reading data correctly.
Reasonable suggestions in this case would be to obtain a virgin player & try different USB devices, typically starting with small-capacity freshly FAT-formatted single-partition pendrives containing a small number of avi files of a few MB.
Of course, if you have a peculiar requirement to use a specific piece of USB hardware containing a specific partition and file format that proves to be incompatible with the player, then this player effectively has no USB benefit to you.
Fortunately as you say, you can still benefit from its ability to play AVI files via the optical drive.
If USB would be of real benefit to you, consider the ASDA Onn model mentioned in the original post. It's an extra £5 at £30 but possibly an additional £5 well-spent, especially as it has upscaling - assuming that the ASDA model would be capable of reading your problematic USB device.
#27
i cant find it in ther site :(
#28
:-(
squadonline
i cant find it in ther site :(


Maplin items do have a habit of disappearing and reappearing on their site, don't know why. maybe some sort of automated nil-stock system?
Anyway, for the first week of March 2009 this google cache of the item should still function.
Shame that once it (temporarily?) disappears from the site it is impossible to check store stock-levels on-line.
#29
Flipd
:-(

Maplin items do have a habit of disappearing and reappearing on their site, don't know why. maybe some sort of automated nil-stock system?
Anyway, for the first week of March 2009 this google cache of the item should still function.
Shame that once it (temporarily?) disappears from the site it is impossible to check store stock-levels on-line.


cheers 4 da reply m8... missd it :(
#30
07 March 2009:

some stock apparently still available in-store.

Maplin still referring to this item on-line, although a subsequent link appears to be dead.

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