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I want a DVD player with a USB slot that can plays avi. files - where do I start, please?

Mrs.ZMrs.Z

Hi everyone.

I have an old CRT tv in our bedroom, our aerial reception is rubbish and the thingy that is supposed to send our Sky signal upstairs drives me mad, so am considering putting a DVD player up there so we can actually use the TV LOL!
I know there are DVD players that have a USB slot, but how do I know if it plays avi. files - is that what DivX is or is that something entirely different?
Would really appreciate some help before I buy the wrong thing! x x x

P.S. Can anyone recommend one they've actually bought or is worth buying? I only want something cheap

Thank yous x x x

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    Ungreat
    I have one of these, it says upscaling but that wouldn't matter if you are running it from a scart (but helpful if you get a better tv later).

    AVI is sometimes referred to as Divx and Xvid as it's all to do with the containers and other technical stuff you don't need to worry about. Most TV shows are in AVI format and many movies are as well.
    richx45
    I used to have a DIVX DVD player, a Philips DVP5960, it would play all data files off dvds/discs & USB stick...

    Something like this....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVP3580-05-Upscaling-Progressive/dp/B003HC7U4C/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1298639574&sr=1-2

    ;)
    jonny619447
    I bought that philips bluray player from Ebay for £45 from techfurb, might be back on again at some point.

    It had USB, Upscales to 1080P, players all different files. ANd you get a bluray player into the bargain too :)
    jonny619447
    Are you bothered about the DVD player or do you just want something to play films from a USB stick?
    Mrs.Z
    jonny619447
    Are you bothered about the DVD player or do you just want something to play films from a USB stick?


    Don't want the DVD's at all, tbh - just the USB playback, is there such a thing then?

    Thanks so far everyone, the Philips one looks like the obvious choice, though I was hoping to spend about £30 max
    Mrs.Z
    Ooh, is this the same one? It looks the same but doesn't mention USB
    Argos

    Edit: Oh the reviews say it does :D - sorted?

    Edited By: Mrs.Z on Feb 25, 2011 13:30
    Mrs.Z
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215


    Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.

    Thanks but my old TV only has scart connector and the DVD player form Argos only costs £3 more :)
    jonny619447
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215


    Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.



    Mrs.Z
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215


    Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.

    Thanks but my old TV only has scart connector and the DVD player form Argos only costs £3 more :)


    I would look for something along the lines of the link that dcx has posted. If your just looking for a simple usb device that connects to your scart you can probably find one for about £15.

    Thats why I asked because if you don't need the actual DVD player, then obviously the price will go down. Have you got an xbox or ps3?
    chillyyyy
    just google man its all there for everyone to use ffs
    jonny619447
    chillyyyy
    just google man its all there for everyone to use ffs


    Misc is also here for everyone to use, and anyone has the right to ask for information and advice. If you do not want to help the OP... do one :)
    jonny619447
    strike
    280624085168 - Ebay?


    Waste of money really, well over and above what the OP needs.
    jonny619447
    I have found this as an option for you, I would contact the seller and ask them if it will play AVI. My cheap xenta usb dvd player didn't state that it did but it has managed to play every video file that I have thrown at it.

    Small and compact, it is also a freeview reciever and you can record TV to a USB device as well.

    Ebay item number: 140515435013
    Mrs.Z
    dcx_badass
    Mrs.Z
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.
    Thanks but my old TV only has scart connector and the DVD player form Argos only costs £3 more :)

    I know that, this can connect to scart. And it is much better than a dvd player for file playback, this will play everything you can throw at it and is much neater.

    Ok, sorry - it only mentions HDMI, not scart so I assumed it didn't
    Mrs.Z
    jonny619447
    I have found this as an option for you, I would contact the seller and ask them if it will play AVI. My cheap xenta usb dvd player didn't state that it did but it has managed to play every video file that I have thrown at it.

    Small and compact, it is also a freeview reciever and you can record TV to a USB device as well.

    Ebay item number: 140515435013

    Oh, I am getting confused now LOL!
    Mrs.Z
    dcx_badass
    Nah-uh:
    •Video Output Composite Video, HDMI

    Composite is Yellow/white/red, which your TV probably has or you can get a composite to scart adaptor for like £1 (prob have some lying around).

    http://www.hdcabling.co.za/images/SCART_Input_Composite_Yellow_White_Red_Connector.jpg


    Oh ok cool didn't see that :)
    lumoruk
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.


    Nice the original is only £18.58 if you don't mind the lack of HD

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167205?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
    belly1066
    Try maplin. Normaly sell DVD players £25 upover with USB port. Take a USB stick with you and they will gladly play it for you but put difrent file formats on stick and see witch one plays them all.
    Mrs.Z
    lumoruk
    dcx_badass
    If you don't need the dvd plaer then get this:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242215Fits in the palm of your hand and will play everything you want.


    Nice the original is only £18.58 if you don't mind the lack of HD


    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167205?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

    I bought the Philips DVD player today and will give it a go - if it's not much good I will return it and buy this one you've recommended instead, so thankyou :D

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