HDMI DVD Player for under £20 @ Tesco
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HDMI DVD Player for under £20 @ Tesco

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Found 14th Dec 2008Made hot 14th Dec 2008
Digilogic DVDH701 HDMI DVD Player

Having just bought an basic 32" HD ready HDMI TV, I was looking to buy an inexpensive DVD player. Saw this in Tesco, is it too good to be true?

This Digilogic DVDH701 HDMI upscaling DVD player comes in a silver colour complete with HD upscaling which upgrades standard DVD discs to 1080p quality when connected to a full HD TV via HDMI cable. It also features picture zoom, parental lock and an RGB output. 1 HDMI and SCART socket are included to connect to other audio visual components.

47 Comments

who?
more landill

not nice......above..... i might get one thanks for that

Original Poster

I haven't yet bought it myself. So if anyone thinks this is not a great deal, I'd be very interested to hear what they'd recommend instead. Is there any good reason to spend a bit more? Would I notice the difference?

(Oh, I've no idea what the first poster means)

royals;3759680

who?more landill



Landill :?:

It was this price in September so you would expect a few reviews, but can't find any.

For those not investing in blu-ray yet using HDMI rather than SCART should bring a nice improvement as you are completely avoiding that lossy analogue stage.

royals;3759680

who?more landill


So long as it upscales better than you can spell it will be a cracking deal;-)

voted hot as vindaloo!!

I have this with a 32inch LCD and the pictures are pin sharp. The remote however, as expected is tiny and not especially user friendly but overall I am well pleased with this and for the price you won't find better.

solar26;3759832

So long as it upscales better than you can spell it will be a cracking … So long as it upscales better than you can spell it will be a cracking deal;-)voted hot as vindaloo!!



doesnt need to upscale to give better PQ, as hdmi is digital is means that no encoding/decoding to and from digital to analogue is needed, and thus should keep PQ to best it can be. remember your hdtv already upscales anyways...

royals;3759680

who?more landill



Why bother posting this, if you can't justify what you're saying, and helping other bargain hunters. :roll:

sorry...hot nonetheless...heat added

Good deal, Hot

can this play hd dvds? sorry for bein think :oops:

............thick

Latinosharkey;3760052

can this play hd dvds? sorry for bein think :oops:............thick



No

Bought this when it was £16 from tesco about 1 month back. Have to say it does claim to upscale to 1080p but i can hardly see a diference between watchin it on this and a normal DVD player. Probs best spending extra bit more and get something with good reviews. Id give this 2/5

Latinosharkey;3760052

can this play hd dvds? sorry for bein think :oops:............thick


The clue was in the description...

"standard DVD discs"

To play HD discs you need a HD DVD player.
To play Blu-Ray discs, you need a Blu-Ray DVD player.

HTH

u can get a half decent hdmi toshiba for a tenner extra from ebuyer etc

awoodhall2003;3759890

doesnt need to upscale to give better PQ, as hdmi is digital is means … doesnt need to upscale to give better PQ, as hdmi is digital is means that no encoding/decoding to and from digital to analogue is needed, and thus should keep PQ to best it can be. remember your hdtv already upscales anyways...



I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was supposed to be landfill. If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like samsung and toshiba etc make upscaling dvd players? And more to the point this one is supposed to output to 1080p. Maybe I should throw my sky HD box in the landill ( sorry- landfill) because the tv upscales anyway.Are you telling me I would be wasting my money buying one? I'm not being cheeky:whistling: I really don't know the answer.......:thinking:

asm80;3759733

I haven't yet bought it myself. So if anyone thinks this is not a great … I haven't yet bought it myself. So if anyone thinks this is not a great deal, I'd be very interested to hear what they'd recommend instead. Is there any good reason to spend a bit more? Would I notice the difference?(Oh, I've no idea what the first poster means)



I went for the Toshiba for £5 more, mainly because I have a standard CRT and no need for HD BUT wanted the DIVX functionality. At this price if you dont want DIVx this looks like a cracking deal?!?!

solar26;3760219

I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was … I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was supposed to be landfill. If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like samsung and toshiba etc make upscaling dvd players? And more to the point this one is supposed to output to 1080p. Maybe I should throw my sky HD box in the landill ( sorry- landfill) because the tv upscales anyway.Are you telling me I would be wasting my money buying one. I'm not being cheeky:whistling: I really don't know the answer. Please tell...........anyways......:thinking:



i also didnt think HDTV could upscale a DVD :?

but the Sky HD box is different as its designed to accept a signal with a much larger bandwith than normal Sky reception.

solar26;3760219

If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like … If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like samsung and toshiba etc make upscaling dvd players? And more to the point this one is supposed to output to 1080p. Maybe I should throw my sky HD box in the landill ( sorry- landfill) because the tv upscales anyway.


Upscaling is just guesswork and, as such, is never going to be as good as true HD - and because it's guesswork, one companies method can be better than anothers.

HDTVs upscale because they have no choice (you'd end up with a small picture otherwise), a unit with a dedicated and (more likely) better quality upscale chip is likely to be better and/or more efficient.

K1LLER HORNET;3760250

i also didnt think HDTV could upscale a DVD :?


They upscale in *size*.That doesn't necessarily mean they are upscaling in quality to try and emulate HD...

I bought this one hotukdeals.com/ite…244 (£16.50 went back the next day to get another) Can't fault it ! excellent upscaler + Plays D/L Movies transferred to memory stick, via USB port.

solar26;3760219

I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was … I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was supposed to be landfill. If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like samsung and toshiba etc make upscaling dvd players? And more to the point this one is supposed to output to 1080p. Maybe I should throw my sky HD box in the landill ( sorry- landfill) because the tv upscales anyway.Are you telling me I would be wasting my money buying one? I'm not being cheeky:whistling: I really don't know the answer.......:thinking:



As mentioned your HDTV will already be upscaling other wise your 480/576 feed would appear as a small box on your 720/768/1080 Tv ;-)


Upscaling is useful if you havea cheap and nasty LCD as generally these have poor quality scalers built in. But if you have a decent quality Sony/Panasonic/Pioneer LCD/Plasma the scaler in these TV's will be far better than the one in a cheap upscaling DVD player.

HDMI DVD players will give a better image on any TV than a Scart connected one though.

So basically one of these is better than a Scart DVD player on all TV's but if you have a good qaulity panel leave the scaler turned of on the DVD player and just take advantage of the HDMI improvement.

Personally I'd still give this a miss and spend and extra tenner on a good branded player.

solar26;3760219

I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was … I was having a dig at the spelling of 'landill' presumably it was supposed to be landfill. If HDTV's upscale pictures that well anyway why would companies like samsung and toshiba etc make upscaling dvd players? And more to the point this one is supposed to output to 1080p. Maybe I should throw my sky HD box in the landill ( sorry- landfill) because the tv upscales anyway.Are you telling me I would be wasting my money buying one? I'm not being cheeky:whistling: I really don't know the answer.......:thinking:



Ummm consumers are generally easily fooled! plus if the upscaling is better in the stand alone unit then the tv then you might see a better PQ.
SkyHD doesnt upscale...you recieve HD broadcasts...fool!

Original Poster

I bought the Hanspree Lounge ]http//ww…-c/ last week. I know this isn't the best quality 32" HD, so all I'm looking for is a DVD player that will get the best out of it.

I'm not sure what the upscaling on the TV is like, so I'm not sure what I need from the DVD. I'm happy to spend a bit more on the player, but I do need to know it will be worth it.

awoodhall2003;3760353

Ummm consumers are generally easily fooled! plus if the upscaling is … Ummm consumers are generally easily fooled! plus if the upscaling is better in the stand alone unit then the tv then you might see a better PQ.SkyHD doesnt upscale...you recieve HD broadcasts...fool!


My point was you were saying that hdtvs upscale anyway - so why would there be a need for an upscaling player? Someone else understood the question and answered it for me. Thanks for letting me know that I receive broadcasts from sky HD. That was going to be my next question. Now as I'm a fool.... What does the black dish-like thing do that is attached to my house;-)
Merry xmas

£20 is still a good deal!!

awoodhall2003;3760353

Ummm consumers are generally easily fooled! plus if the upscaling is … Ummm consumers are generally easily fooled! plus if the upscaling is better in the stand alone unit then the tv then you might see a better PQ.SkyHD doesnt upscale...you recieve HD broadcasts...fool!



Actually skyHD does upscale.

HD channels are sent in 1080i but SD (576) broadcasts are upscaled to 720p or 1080i depending on what you have the box set to. If you leave it to AUTO it doesn't upscale SD.

asm80;3760364

I bought the Hanspree Lounge … I bought the Hanspree Lounge ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/280015/32-lcd-hannspree-lounge-tv-257-56-c/ last week. I know this isn't the best quality 32" HD, so all I'm looking for is a DVD player that will get the best out of it.I'm not sure what the upscaling on the TV is like, so I'm not sure what I need from the DVD. I'm happy to spend a bit more on the player, but I do need to know it will be worth it.



If your current DVD player is connected by Scart then you will probably see an improvement with any HDMI player.

Actully Hanspree are better panel's than a lot of brand snob's would have you believe. They aren't a big name in the UK but in mainland europe they sell bucket loads of TV's. Probably about the best budget end LCD manufacturer.

Uridium;3760343

As mentioned your HDTV will already be upscaling other wise your 480/576 … As mentioned your HDTV will already be upscaling other wise your 480/576 feed would appear as a small box on your 720/768/1080 Tv ;-)Upscaling is useful if you havea cheap and nasty LCD as generally these have poor quality scalers built in. But if you have a decent quality Sony/Panasonic/Pioneer LCD/Plasma the scaler in these TV's will be far better than the one in a cheap upscaling DVD player.HDMI DVD players will give a better image on any TV than a Scart connected one though.So basically one of these is better than a Scart DVD player on all TV's but if you have a good qaulity panel leave the scaler turned of on the DVD player and just take advantage of the HDMI improvement.Personally I'd still give this a miss and spend and extra tenner on a good branded player.



Thanks for that Uridium. I do have a scart connected dvd player( have sky movies so don't watch too many dvd's). HDMI equipped player is on the 'to do' list now though:thumbsup:

Uridium;3760653

If your current DVD player is connected by Scart then you will probably … If your current DVD player is connected by Scart then you will probably see an improvement with any HDMI player.Actully Hanspree are better panel's than a lot of brand snob's would have you believe. They aren't a big name in the UK but in mainland europe they sell bucket loads of TV's. Probably about the best budget end LCD manufacturer.



i have a hannspree 32 panel and ive had it for over a year now and its a wonderful set, ive seen it side by side with a samsung panel and must say i configured them both and i could not see much difference between them, the samsung from time seemed better at faster objects but the samsung had been burned in my hannspree hadn't. its defintely the top end of the budget sets.

solar26;3760606

My point was you were saying that hdtvs upscale anyway - so why would … My point was you were saying that hdtvs upscale anyway - so why would there be a need for an upscaling player? Someone else understood the question and answered it for me. Thanks for letting me know that I receive broadcasts from sky HD. That was going to be my next question. Now as I'm a fool.... What does the black dish-like thing do that is attached to my house;-) Merry xmas£20 is still a good deal!!



It is a good deal, the black dish? doesnt that send signals to aliens? :thumbsup:
Merry :santa: as well!

Uridium;3760636

Actually skyHD does upscale. HD channels are sent in 1080i but SD (576) … Actually skyHD does upscale. HD channels are sent in 1080i but SD (576) broadcasts are upscaled to 720p or 1080i depending on what you have the box set to. If you leave it to AUTO it doesn't upscale SD.



I was not aware it upscaled SD broadcasts, however if i thought about it, ie if i owned one, i would hope they had added that in.
Cheers nonetheless.

royals;3759680

who?more landill



i understand.....it can be a tough time at christmas but we can get through this together

So it doesn't play xvid/divx/avi then??:?

denholmeuk;3760210

u can get a half decent hdmi toshiba for a tenner extra from ebuyer etc



do you have a link for this as I cant find it? :thinking:

Phil21;3760192

The clue was in the description..."standard DVD discs"To play HD discs … The clue was in the description..."standard DVD discs"To play HD discs you need a HD DVD player.To play Blu-Ray discs, you need a Blu-Ray DVD player.HTH



Correction:

"To play Blu-Ray discs, you need a Blu-Ray [sic] player"

There is no such thing as a Blu-ray DVD...

B0rker;3762773

Correction:"To play Blu-Ray discs, you need a Blu-Ray [sic] player"There … Correction:"To play Blu-Ray discs, you need a Blu-Ray [sic] player"There is no such thing as a Blu-ray DVD...



well technically you could argue it is a blu ray DVD as the blu ray is the laser it uses and DVD just means digital verstaile disc which is what it is...
but that being pedantic! :thumbsup:

End of the day i have this and the picture is the same as playing on a standard dvd player.

daBluone;3762397

do you have a link for this as I cant find it? :thinking:



thats because there isnt! the cheapest one is £111.62 from that brand!
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