1080p Upscaling DVD Player, HDMI £16 @ ASDA
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1080p Upscaling DVD Player, HDMI £16 @ ASDA

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LocalFound 27th Jun 2012
1080p upscaling DVD player with remote and phono audio outputs.

Seems and excellent price considering the cheapest DVD player they sell is £13

Found in ASDA, Cardiff, Pontprennau. Probably nationwide. There were loads on the shelf.

Can upload picture if required
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Thanks for posting JamesClark1991, I've added the price to the thread title
Very good find boyo, but will this be nationwide?
Make and model number would be useful.
Heat added
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 27th Jun 2012
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Uploaded a pic incase anyone wants to know the brand etc

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7456565582_99536b430e_k.jpg

Edited by: "JamesClark1991" 27th Jun 2012
Would not trust that cheap, nasty **** i had one it **** up a vhs to dvd copy of a show i did for someone and after watching it disc was cracked in the centre.

No air vents.
I don't want much for 16 quid but does anyone know if this plays avi from usb?
No else it would have a dixv logo on the box.
Would get it if it were multi-regional.
Cheers, needed one. Any way of playing .avi/.mp4 etc through this?
Acquiescence

Would get it if it were multi-regional.



You don't want much for your 16 quid do you?
Fraggles

You don't want much for your 16 quid do you?



Most players have region hacks available, it's worth a google.
Excellent price confirmed for hull bilton heat
SixFeet

Cheers, needed one. Any way of playing .avi/.mp4 etc through this?



We need a deal for something that plays all of those as well as .mkv. That would be awesomeness. There are a few players on ebay for around £25 but it's a gamble on quality.

Otherwise the new range of bluray/media players from Panasonic/LG etc all play every file format imaginable!
good find if you are on a budget never seen a upscaling one at this price heat added
out of stock online asda

Seems and excellent price considering the cheapest DVD player they sell … Seems and excellent price considering the cheapest DVD player they sell is £13



In which case, you'd be as well with the £13 one.

The vast majority of TV's will probably upscale better than a cheap & nasty DVD player so the fact that it does the upscaling for you isn't really a big deal.
sancheez

In which case, you'd be as well with the £13 one.The vast majority of … In which case, you'd be as well with the £13 one.The vast majority of TV's will probably upscale better than a cheap & nasty DVD player so the fact that it does the upscaling for you isn't really a big deal.


This.

Don't buy a dvd player that upscales. You're much better off sending a native SD signal to your TV. All HD tvs will then automatically upscale the picture - and in the vast majority of cases the tv will do a better job of that than a budget dvd player will.
A quick google would tell you that people are screaming for hacks for this model. Most failed to appreciate the claim that it plays NTSC disks - Region 0 disks that would mean. Most NTSC disks are Region 1.

The actual size of this product is 36 x 21.5 x 3.3.

It says its pal/nstc on box but doesnt play american Region 1 DVD'S.
you have to buy a HDMI lead it does not come with one.

Your best chance is to find out who actually makes this and the firmware used - Asda certainly do not. And at £16 a kick it will inevitably be some cheap Taiwan outfit.

When you know the firmware, there could well be other 'branded' models out there and one of these could have a hack. But you always risk frying your player when you try to hack it.

Most certainly the cheaper DVD Player models, will be Region 2 only.
I don't think this is a hot deal at all. Yes, it's ONLY £16, but it's a very basic DVD player.
Several times over the past 4 or 5 years LIDL have had their 1080p upscaling DVD player for £20, which has digital out (DTS), plays divx via usb or memory card and will play CD & DVDs (easily made into multi-regional) I bought mine at least 4 years ago for £20, mainly so I could burn a load of mp3s onto a DVD
cold.


quick search found this hotukdeals.com/dea…977
note the year of post - for this money with current technology, I would expect a lot more
Edited by: "jeczap" 28th Jun 2012
Late

This.Don't buy a dvd player that upscales. You're much better off sending … This.Don't buy a dvd player that upscales. You're much better off sending a native SD signal to your TV. All HD tvs will then automatically upscale the picture - and in the vast majority of cases the tv will do a better job of that than a budget dvd player will.



You can probably set the output resolution such that it doesn't upscale and let your TV do the work. I have not seen an HDMI DVD player which does not claim to upscale. There's no point getting a SCART DVD player and letting the TV upscale it, at least go for one with an HDMI connection.
Edited by: "crumpetman" 28th Jun 2012
crumpetman

There's no point getting a SCART DVD player and letting the TV upscale … There's no point getting a SCART DVD player and letting the TV upscale it, at least go for one with an HDMI connection.



Why?

As long as you you use a decent RGB SCART cable, I very much doubt you'd be able to tell the difference.

(With SCART the cable does make a difference, unlike HDMI. Use a garbage SCART cable, picture quality will suffer. Even my mates wife could see the difference when I demonstrated how bad the SCART cable they were using a year or two back was ...)

When I got my first HD panel I tested this. Connected my old DVD player via RGB SCART. Connected a newer "upscaling" DVD player via HDMI. Tried the same DVD in both players. Couldn't see any difference whatsoever on the TV. (TV was a Sony. Old DVD was a Xoro, new one was Philips.)

If anything, you're just clogging up an HDMI port with this.

Unless your TV is poor, it will do what it's supposed to do and upscale it anyway. Probably better than the DVD player ....
Edited by: "sancheez" 28th Jun 2012
Ridiculous comments on here, it's a cheap upscaling DVD player, why let the TV do all the work, if it's that good at upscaling you won't be using this bit of kit in it anyway. Why on earth would you spend money on a decent rgb scart these days, when you can buy a £1 hdmi cable? Not to mention its as thick as a f***ing coke can and video only so you'll have to give up your optical or invest in a good quality set of phonos too. Honestly some people, get a grip and stop preaching utter tripe!
Ridiculous comments on here, it's a cheap upscaling DVD player, why let the TV do all the work, if it's that good at upscaling you won't be using this bit of kit in it anyway. Why on earth would you spend money on a decent rgb scart these days, when you can buy a £1 hdmi cable? Not to mention its as thick as a f***ing coke can and video only so you'll have to give up your optical or invest in a good quality set of phonos too. Honestly some people, get a grip and stop preaching utter tripe!
Yes, some people do indeed talk tripe...

It's a cheap dvd player. Most TVs will do a much better job of upscaling than a cheap dvd player. Don't worry about letting the TV do all the work. It can handle it.

You think people with half-decent TVs don't use budget dvd players? That's a very silly and rash assumption.

There are probably millions - literally millions - of scart cables lying around unused these days.
Free trumps £1.

It might also be advantageous for some people to use scart rather than hdmi, btw, if they're running short of hdmi slots on their tv/amp and don't want to use a switcher.
Ridiculous comments on here, it's a cheap upscaling DVD player, why let the TV do all the work, if it's that good at upscaling you won't be using this bit of kit in it anyway. Why on earth would you spend money on a decent rgb scart these days, when you can buy a £1 hdmi cable? Not to mention its as thick as a f***ing coke can and video only so you'll have to give up your optical or invest in a good quality set of phonos too. Honestly some people, get a grip and stop preaching utter tripe!
You're the one making the assumption, you have no personal experience with this product nor anyone's tv. And why would people be running short of hdmi sockets if they haven't even got a DVD player plugged in? Are there cd players and radio's using hdmi now? Even if they have a sky HD box using their one and only hdmi socket that tv is unlikely to do a decent job of upscaling. Furthermore, a decent scart cable is a niche these days and cost more than this DVD player, there's a reason for that, it's a dead technology. Get a grip!
brownbear88

Furthermore, a decent scart cable is a niche these days and cost more … Furthermore, a decent scart cable is a niche these days and cost more than this DVD player



lol

OK. That confirms it. You have no clue.

As Late rightly mentions, most people will have plenty old SCART cables tucked away in a cupboard somewhere and, chances are, one of them will be a decent one. Failing that, scrounge one off a mate. Failing that, plenty decent ones around (as long as it's fully wired and each connection is shielded, it's fine) for under a fiver.

Why let the TV do the work? Because it'll probably do a better job.

And since when has SCART been video only? Dear oh dear .....
RGB scart is video only you muppet. A proper decent one will set you back a few quid because of the insulation and quality connections needed to make it decent. Show me a decent one for a fiver that will rival a hdmi cable. Chances are chances are........You have no clue what you're talking about.
You, sir, are an idiot and there's little mileage in continuing to point out the many flaws in your argument, as you're so sure of your misguided "truth" you're not going to accept the flaws, and nobody else cares... so I'm bowing out before it gets any sillier.

Feel free to chalk it up in your mind as a win for youself. Everyone else knows the reality is quite different.
We bought one of these after the mother in law's got fried by a power surge which Western Distribution admitted happened but they did not want to replace her sky box or the DVD player ... Its flipping marvellous, probably as good if not better than our one we paid a fortune for... highly recommend it
I bought mine last week and am pretty pleased with it although it will not play a DVD i burnt last night
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