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Stunning price!

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This sleek Tesco Value DPA08 silver coloured DVD player is front loading and is compatible with DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, JPEG, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and MPEG4 Xvid formats. With region 2 DVD playback it also features a SCART socket.

* "2CH 225mm, w/o display
* Cheertek CT909G Solution + Fuss Loader
* Compatible with DVD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/JPEG/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/MPEG4/Xvid
* Scart output only - PAL/NTSC system
* Full functional remote control
* 32 subtitles,multiple angles - Accessories: Remote Control"
* Hard Drive No
* Media Format NTSC & PAL
* Multi Region Capable No
* Product Range Boxes
* Product Sub Category DVD Player
* Region Code Region 2 - Japan, Europe, Middle East & South America
* Remote Control Yes
*SCART Sockets 1
* VCR Combo No
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#1
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss136/s162000/valuedvd.jpg
#2
Good find....Rep
#3
Shame no DivX

Heat added though
#4
DivX / XVid same thing...Sorry nearly the same for anyone that is going to tell me
#5
the panasonic ones are 3.00 cheaper
#6
Unsure on the correct "format" but would a player like this play multi item disks ?. Ie basically a data disk. I like to put things like short video clips, music and pictures and a disk now and then and would like to play them on more than just the PC/
#7
teraomi
Unsure on the correct "format" but would a player like this play multi item disks ?. Ie basically a data disk. I like to put things like short video clips, music and pictures and a disk now and then and would like to play them on more than just the PC/


I'm pretty sure it would if you put them in the root of the data disk. :thumbsup:
banned#8
gr8h8me
DivX / XVid same thing...Sorry nearly the same for anyone that is going to tell me


so it will not play divx movies?
#9
jamespir
the panasonic ones are 3.00 cheaper


Could you provide a link please?:thumbsup:
#10
XVID // DIVX

Xvid is a primary competitor of the DivX Pro Codec (Xvid being DivX spelled backwards). In contrast with the DivX codec, which is proprietary software developed by DivX, Inc., Xvid is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.[1] This also means that unlike the DivX codec, which is only available for a limited number of platforms[2], Xvid can be used on all platforms and operating systems for which the source code can be compiled.

Wiki rip but common knowledge among nerds like me lol :-D

Also Xvid encoded files can be written to a CD or DVD and played in a DivX compatible DVD player. However, Xvid can optionally encode video with advanced features that most DivX Certified set-top players do not support.
#11
that doesn't answer his question.
can this play divx? yes
can this play xvid? yes
#12
I have one of these in my bedroom.

Yes, plays DivX and Xvid.
It displays directory of data disks and supports subdirectories.

What it doesn't do is allow fastforward/rewind while playing DivX/Xvid, but you can use the goto function to jump.
#13
ewwwww lol . that tescos looks more dirty than my own.
#15
jamespir
the panasonic ones are 3.00 cheaper


where?
#16
Prolly a one off deal at a one off tesco (£10 Panasonic players). Would love to be proved wrong.
#17
Good spot, off to Tescos tomorrow!
#18
I find all this xvid/divx confusing.

I have 1 simple question - can anyone answer it?

Will this play an .avi file that I write on to a CD-R or a DVD-R/+R ?
#19
RM02
I find all this xvid/divx confusing.

I have 1 simple question - can anyone answer it?

Will this play an .avi file that I write on to a CD-R or a DVD-R/+R ?


Yes most will let you use CD/DVDRW also to save on wasting discs.
Just place the avi on the disc, dont put it in a folder etc, as it confuses some players, just place it at the root. ;-)
#20
HarryB
that doesn't answer his question.
can this play divx? yes
can this play xvid? yes


Also Xvid encoded files can be written to a CD or DVD and played in a DivX compatible DVD player.

Thought this kinda hit the nail on the head, since I said there the same, there spelt the same backwards etc etc.

Nevermind :roll:
#21
RM02
I find all this xvid/divx confusing.

I have 1 simple question - can anyone answer it?

Will this play an .avi file that I write on to a CD-R or a DVD-R/+R ?


There is no simple answer.

It depends on what encoding is contained in the .avi.

DivX and Xvid are MPEG4 codecs that are inside .avi containers with audio streams, usually AC3 or MP3, DivX is licensed, Xvid is open source, both are based on the same technology.

Open up your .avi on your computers player and there should be an option to see the files details on one of the menu's. If it says DivX, Xvid or MPEG-4 then it should work on this player if written to a CD or DVD as a standard file.
#22
Can you hack these players to play extra codecs? My XBMC won't last forever. Ideally I'd be looking for one of these jobbies with a usb slot
#23
Entilzha
I have one of these in my bedroom.

Yes, plays DivX and Xvid.
It displays directory of data disks and supports subdirectories.

What it doesn't do is allow fastforward/rewind while playing DivX/Xvid, but you can use the goto function to jump.


Yes, I've had 2 of these and returned them both. I rang the Tesco electrics people who suggested sending me another remote control. I decided on refunds while I think about it. Surely it must be a manufacturers fault. I've got 2 other Xvid players and they fast forward/rewind great.
#24
RM02
I find all this xvid/divx confusing.

I have 1 simple question - can anyone answer it?

Will this play an .avi file that I write on to a CD-R or a DVD-R/+R ?


Yes, but I found that it would play short programs OK, but would not recognise some films. The 2 other Xvid DVD players were able to play the fils without any problem. Maybe I just got a bad one.
#25
Johnboy_1975;5663440
Can you hack these players to play extra codecs? My XBMC won't last forever. Ideally I'd be looking for one of these jobbies with a usb slot

Wouldn't you be better off getting one of those Western Digital jobbies for £75.
A £12 generic DVD player isn't going to play everything you can through at it.
#26
They seem to be selling a lot of electrical bits of recently. I got a 14' CRT TV a few days ago for only £18.90. Seems to be one off in store sales. I guess it depends on stock. Worth Checking whilst shopping.
banned#27
HarryB
that doesn't answer his question.
can this play divx? yes
can this play xvid? yes


thanks:thumbsup:
i will get one
#28
jbp
Wouldn't you be better off getting one of those Western Digital jobbies for £75.
A £12 generic DVD player isn't going to play everything you can through at it.


Agreed, this is a very basic MPEG 4/DVD player. For the price it's decent. I bought one for my little bro so can burn off XviD DVD's instead of converting to MPEG 2 every time.
#29
Entilzha
There is no simple answer.

It depends on what encoding is contained in the .avi.

DivX and Xvid are MPEG4 codecs that are inside .avi containers with audio streams, usually AC3 or MP3, DivX is licensed, Xvid is open source, both are based on the same technology.

Open up your .avi on your computers player and there should be an option to see the files details on one of the menu's. If it says DivX, Xvid or MPEG-4 then it should work on this player if written to a CD or DVD as a standard file.

About right. This player will probably play anything in the AVI container (with .avi after it for the less technology educated) however, it may refuse to play some DIVX files using custom settings maybe some videos if it is cleverly encoded too. It will probably completely ignore software subtitles too.

Another big downside to these "MPEG-4 Compatible" players, is they WILL NOT have the codec to play certain types of audio (there are several ways of encoding audio for a video) This means that some films you download (legally of course) will either refuse to play, or play without sound.

They will probably play videos with MP3 or PCM audio, but complete ignore, or play without sound, ones using ACC or AC3 audio codecs.
Around half my downloaded movie collection contains AC3 or ACC audio So dont think 'oh i'll be okay'
There isnt a clever way to sort this out ither. The only Real solution takes a decent PC about half an hour.


No, this will not be hacked to play different video formats, XMBC is much better than this.

If your looking for a serious way to play your Divx/Xvid movies - Get a WDTV and some kind of removable HDD. Or use an old PC with XMBC installed and put a graphics card in it with HDMI or Svideo out.
You can install some software on the wii to play your DIVX/Xvid Movies, PM me for info on how.
#30
jamespir
the panasonic ones are 3.00 cheaper


where?
#31
£15.58 in the tesco superstore in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough
#32
Been £14.74 for weeks, so a decent deal at £12.58.
Heat added.
#33
Please note that some "legal" divx/xvid downloads will play without video if the resolution is outside the players limits, this is becoming more of a problem with the advent of HD television sources, this will mean messing about with re-encoders to change the resolution of the avi.

But still a great deal
#34
Do not buy this DVD Player.
I got one early this year. These players can not cope with standard multi layer discs, and skip badly when trying to change layer.
#35
Bargain, might get one for the kidz bedroom - they can watch Alvin and the Chipmunks to their hearts content then....lol :0)
Heat added hun x
#36
Does anyone know a multi-region hack, please?
#37
Tesco Value DVD player reduced to £12.58 instore
Naa not here in Basingstoke Chineham Store.
still £15.58 :-(
#38
third_amigo
Tesco Value DVD player reduced to £12.58 instore
Naa not here in Basingstoke Chineham Store.
still £15.58 :-(


Probably not marked up right, check on the till :thumbsup: Tesco don't do store specific deals as far as I know. Maybe 1 or 2 odd ones but not for an item like this.
#39
Avoid these, I had one for a few months and they are hopeless, the faults included: -
It would randomly crash, whilst playing DVDRs and retail disks, locking the player up completely and requiring it to be powered off and on again before it would start working again.
It is very, very noisy.
It suffered problems (freezing, skipping, refusing to do it) with fast forwarding/rewinding DVDRs and retail disks.
It wouldn't play about half the AVIs I tried on it.

After reading around the net it appears to generally be a very poor machine rather than a faulty unit so I took it back, got a refund and bought a Sumvision Phoenix Premium from Scan for £33. It was a lot more money but it is a fantastic player and has a similiar small footprint (one if my main reasons for trying the Tesco player).
#40
I bought my first dvd player 8 years ago and it cost £399 - woohoo

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