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Toshiba DVD DIVX Player £35.86 inc delivery

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I was hunting for a budget DIVX player. In the end, I bought one of these. I didn't want all the bells and whistles - just a name I had heard of which could play anything I could chuck at it. It … Read More
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1d, 1m agoFound 1 decade, 1 month ago
I was hunting for a budget DIVX player. In the end, I bought one of these.
I didn't want all the bells and whistles - just a name I had heard of which could play anything I could chuck at it.

It arrived overnight (which I paid extra for), and I am very impressed.

It is not multi-region (yet), but no doubt someone will find a hack for it soon....
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#1
good find. brilliant price for a Divx player on a good brand. You would normally pay this for a cheapo brand!
#2
This is a hack fron videohelp.com for the Toshiba SD-270, assuming it's the same as the SD-270E that's been posted it should work

Region code hack posted by Amarildo, November 12 2006:
1.Power on.Press "setup" on remote control.
2.Select deserid language
3.Select Tv System, change to NTSC
4.Exit menu. Open tray
5.Press "2403960" on remote. The number 4 will appear. Press enter on remote repeatedly "9" appears.
6.Close tray
7.Set is now multiregion.
#3
+ 5% quidco
#4
Never understood why people 'chuck' things at DVD players??
banned#5
Does anyone know if this dvd player 'resumes' (i.e. if I turn it off, can I resume from where I stopped it)? Thanks. :-)
#6
A word of warning if you are buying this solely for it's DivX capabilities.

Toshiba have never and will never bring out firmware for their DivX players. I have owned a lot of DivX players and had the misfortune of buying a Tosh a few years ago.

After a few months a new version of Xvid was released and all avis encoded with the new version would play for 3 secs then stutter then lock up. I contacted Toshiba directly about a firmware update and they basically laughed at me for wanting an update. I was told to buy the next model up (even though my one was 6 months old) and they refused to refund me (as did Amazon as technically it still worked).

If I was after a cheap DivX player I woukd personally go for one of the Umax that SVP currently stock or get a 2nd hand Xbox with XBMC installed.
[mod]#7
Good deal, thanks verwoodspring :)
#8
joconnor
A word of warning if you are buying this solely for it's DivX capabilities.

Toshiba have never and will never bring out firmware for their DivX players. I have owned a lot of DivX players and had the misfortune of buying a Tosh a few years ago.

After a few months a new version of Xvid was released and all avis encoded with the new version would play for 3 secs then stutter then lock up. I contacted Toshiba directly about a firmware update and they basically laughed at me for wanting an update. I was told to buy the next model up (even though my one was 6 months old) and they refused to refund me (as did Amazon as technically it still worked).

If I was after a cheap DivX player I woukd personally go for one of the Umax that SVP currently stock or get a 2nd hand Xbox with XBMC installed.



Umax dvd player last few months. Lots of owner had problem with opening the disc drawer by itself. Then not functioning at all.

There Philips DVP-5960 for £49.99 plays divx and most video pc format file, firmware upgradable,usb and hdmi, easy hackable to region free. You can also use SD cards on usb with adapter with cost £3. You can hook up the usb external hard drives and usb flash drive.

here link for updates:
http://www.phunkyfish.com/article/4/philips-dvp-596012
#9
Where can I buy that Phillips one from?
#10
^Sainsburys instore.
#11
i own the previous model of the phillips divx player , and by the sounds this one is even better , i would recommend these players to anyone .
#12
Ravster
^Sainsburys instore.


I got a Toshiba SD360E DVD/DivX player and had no problems with it! It plays Xvid/avi/mpg mp3 jpg. even resumes play where you left off when you re insert the disc! Id highly recommend Toshiba players!
#13
Hixxy22
I got a Toshiba SD360E DVD/DivX player and had no problems with it! It plays Xvid/avi/mpg mp3 jpg. even resumes play where you left off when you re insert the disc! Id highly recommend Toshiba players!


Until a newer vesrion of DivX or XviD comes out and then you are stuck with an obsolete (as far as avi playback) player. I have this argument loads of times with people on another forum and all of them eventually succumb to the Tosh's inability to keep up due to lack of firmware updates.
#14
asusboy
There Philips DVP-5960 for £49.99 plays divx and most video pc format file, firmware upgradable,usb and hdmi, easy hackable to region free. You can also use SD cards on usb with adapter with cost £3. You can hook up the usb externally hdd and usb flash drive.

Philips dvd players on paper look great but in reality are slow buggy systems.
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[*]I had a divx Philips only a few months ago and had to return after trying to deal with it for a long while when it started to scratch my cd-r's. (this may be an isolated incident)
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[*]The remote on Philips dvd players (they are all the same) are the worst remote man could have made. My friend who still has the remote still doesn't know how you use it. Very very easy to press the wrong button which can mean starting from the beginning.
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[*]It takes ages to load a dvd (like 10 seconds) and then is slow at navigating around.
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[*]Only shows like roughly 10 characters of a file name. So if you for example have Stargate SG1 seasons on a dvd-r then there's almost no way of 'reading' what episode you're on. As for example if you're watching a file called "Stargate SG1 - 1x12" you will only see something like "Stargate S". Believe me if you're like me and like to build a collection of tv shows on dvd-rs then this is a major major pain. There's only soo much you can shorten a name in the hope to be able to tell what episode you-re watching.
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I'm sure there are a few more things but these were enough to stop me wanting to buy another Philips dvd player. But I have to say the USB flash support is very tempting. To be able to put a 700mb divx file onto a USB pen and not have to burn to a cd is a serious attraction.

PS: I then ordered a Toshiba (not sure if it's the same one as above) but returned it after hearing a lot of issues with it. One I remember clearly was people complaining about the poor build and a bright distracting blue light which is on while your watching a dvd. According to reviewers the bright light was unbearable. I'm fairly sure it is this one and even if it isn't the last few Toshiba's models before the one I got all had the same complaints. So there's a good chance this one (if it's different) will too. I like to enjoy my movies in peace to returned. Still hunting.
#15
Mebster

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[*]Only shows like roughly 10 characters of a file name. So if you for example have Stargate SG1 seasons on a dvd-r then there's almost no way of 'reading' what episode you're on. As for example if you're watching a file called "Stargate SG1 - 1x12" you will only see something like "Stargate S". Believe me if you're like me and like to build a collection of tv shows on dvd-rs then this is a major major pain. There's only soo much you can shorten a name in the hope to be able to tell what episode you-re watching.
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Well speaking for myself (and thousands of other people) you just write;

S02E11 or 2x11

as the filename if you referring to Season Two, Episode Eleven. Why du need to have the program name in the filename? There is also this new idea of.....wait for it....writing on the CD\DVD with a pen (try it, it works).
#16
Forgot to ask. Do most sainsburys stores have this Philips player? And for how much?
#17
Would you not be better adding extra cash and going for an upscaling dvd hmdi divx player, better in long run?
#18
Lewisboss77
Well speaking for myself (and thousands of other people) you just write;

S02E11 or 2x11

as the filename if you referring to Season Two, Episode Eleven. Why du need to have the program name in the filename? There is also this new idea of.....wait for it....writing on the CD\DVD with a pen (try it, it works).



I used the modded firmware which had long filenames support. (for the philips player)
#19
Great price for this player, voted +
#20
Picard123
Where can I buy that Phillips one from?


lewisboss77
Forgot to ask. Do most sainsburys stores have this Philips player? And for how much?


Sainsburys instore. Model: Philips DVP-5960 for £49.99



azazeal
Would you not be better adding extra cash and going for an upscaling dvd hmdi divx player, better in long run?


I agreed. Philips DVP-5960 player has it.
#21
Thanks for reply Asus. Theres a post in the forum regarding the philips DVD player. I've just brought it and its smashing.

Lew

P.S THanks go to this OP tho as its still good deal for the Toshiba one, I just prefered the Philips (just me)
#22
With the USB support on the phillips, can you hook up a large usb drive like an ipod and playback the films?
That does sound very tempting if it can!
#23
yes. Just plugs in (USB).
#24
does the usb play avi from a external usb hdd???

i've modded my lg/targa player to do the same but it takes over 15 minutes to "index" the drive :O think cluster size needs to be a smaller, but its a 400gb so no way im reformating just for that!
#25
Lewisboss77
Well speaking for myself (and thousands of other people) you just write;

S02E11 or 2x11

as the filename if you referring to Season Two, Episode Eleven. Why du need to have the program name in the filename? There is also this new idea of.....wait for it....writing on the CD\DVD with a pen (try it, it works).

I personally like to know what the episode is called - not just some number. If i can have the episode name and number viewable on a pc then i don't see why I should be limited on a pc. You may like the idea of opting for a inferior product but I don't. Yes millions of people are happy to write S02E11 but there means nothing to me.

And what on earth do you mean about writing the names on the CD/DVD? How am I suppoded to write all the episode names on it?

Anyway that was like 1 of the few issues i raised. The manner at which you addressed it was almost like you designed the philips dvd player single handed. Chill out dude.:p
#26
I got this DVD player for sometime. The problem is when I watch an AVI, I can not jump to a specific location: the time search simply ignores the command. Is it a general issue with DIVX AVI's or am I missing something?
banned#27
Mebster
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[*]The remote on Philips dvd players (they are all the same) are the worst remote man could have made. My friend who still has the remote still doesn't know how you use it. Very very easy to press the wrong button which can mean starting from the beginning.
[/LIST]
[LIST]
[*]It takes ages to load a dvd (like 10 seconds) and then is slow at navigating around.
[/LIST]

I can totally agree with these points. The Philips remotes for their DVD players are next to useless. The people who designed them should be shot.
banned#28
Lewisboss77
Well speaking for myself (and thousands of other people) you just write;

S02E11 or 2x11

as the filename if you referring to Season Two, Episode Eleven. Why du need to have the program name in the filename? There is also this new idea of.....wait for it....writing on the CD\DVD with a pen (try it, it works).

I think you have missed the point! For example, If you have 10 episodes on a disk, it can be a nightmare working out which episode is which if all you can see in the folder list is:-
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'
'Boston Leg'

I mean, how difficult can it be to display more than 10 letters of a filename!

Get it?
banned#29
Titanium
I got this DVD player for sometime. The problem is when I watch an AVI, I can not jump to a specific location: the time search simply ignores the command. Is it a general issue with DIVX AVI's or am I missing something?

It is a general issue with DIVX files. Some players even lose their position in the program when you press the STOP button (cheapo Yamada, UMAX ones).

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