Xenta Divx HDMI DVD player 1080P DIVX/XVID/MP4 with USB playback £29.99 @ Ebuyer
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Xenta Divx HDMI DVD player 1080P DIVX/XVID/MP4 with USB playback £29.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 18th Aug 2009Made hot 19th Aug 2009
What a great price for a great bit of kit!!!!!!

SOOOOOOOO COOL ITS COOOOOOOLLLLDDDD

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"SOOOOOOOO COOL ITS COOOOOOOLLLLDDDD"

Well with £4.79 delivery to add on, it's not as warm as it otherwise would have been!

Nobody seems to have confirmed what it will play, nor what media eg. will it allow use of USB hard drives, or just USB flash drives?
forums.ebuyer.com/sho…319

Anyone got one of these and if so are they any good. The USB/Divx players seem to hit and miss for quality.

I got a Samsung 1080P9 from Sainsbury's for £50 and it is very nice but could use this in another room?

I have a USb DivX player and you can also use Portable hard drive if formatted correctly. (I forget the format but I think it's the old format method).

Very easily done, though.

Massive bargain even with just Flash drive.

If you visit the Giveawayoftheday site they are giving away a Vid downloader which you could then convert (Using the program) to MP4. AVi which will then enable this player to play Utube vids Etc.

rizla01;6051383

I have a USb DivX player and you can also use Portable hard drive if … I have a USb DivX player and you can also use Portable hard drive if formatted correctly. (I forget the format but I think it's the old format method).Very easily done, though.Massive bargain even with just Flash drive.If you visit the Giveawayoftheday site they are giving away a Vid downloader which you could then convert (Using the program) to MP4. AVi which will then enable this player to play Utube vids Etc.

Interesting worth looking into:)

rizla01;6051383

I have a USb DivX player and you can also use Portable hard drive if … I have a USb DivX player and you can also use Portable hard drive if formatted correctly. (I forget the format but I think it's the old format method). Very easily done, though. Massive bargain even with just Flash drive. If you visit the Giveawayoftheday site they are giving away a Vid downloader which you could then convert (Using the program) to MP4. AVi which will then enable this player to play Utube vids Etc.



I can easily convert to any format out there, that's not the problem, but was looking at one of this sort of units the other day which would only play DivX etc. from files on CD/DVD R or RW disks or from a flash drive up to 4Gb, whereas some I have seen will allow use of a 2.5" portable USB hard disk, which is of course a lot more convenient, especially seeing as I don't really use flash drives, and would have to buy some to use with one.

I already can send video from my media streaming player to the bedroom, but a cheap bit of kit like this would be handy for use there without having to leave the PC on as a server, and the unit switched on next to the main TV!
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Asda used to sell a really cheap similar type unit (non-HDMI though) that was very flexible, and this one would only be truly useful if it was as versatile.

I have a subvision one off of there that is very nice its's the same size and can use cards aswell, it's multi region out the box aswell, you get a nice pic aswell for what it is

1080p? Surely if its upscaling its 1080i? Not that anyone will notice visually but it does seem a bit of a standard price for an upscaling dvd player.

paolo;6055831

If you don't need to play discs then here's an alternative - … If you don't need to play discs then here's an alternative - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/41255/SumVision-Cyclone-Micro-HD-Media-Player-USB2-0



Interesting alternative. Both devices are perfect for what I need although I don't really have a need for cd/dvd support. However, they seem like very "cheapy" brands, any idea on reliability or life expectancy?

Furthermore, the SumVision (no CD/DVD) unit also states that the HDMI upscaler requires a "storage card". Would this be an SD card for it to spool onto whilst upscaling? Unsure as to what that means...

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The USB/Divx players seem to hit and miss for quality.


It should be noted that a lot of USB playback is crippled by 2 factors:
1) Most players seem restricted to 8.3 filenames, so you have to take care in naming your files. I believe that M$oft heavily restricts the ability to read long filenames on FAT disks.
2) USB 1 seems in use for most of these devices; this can work as long as the bitrate is not very high - highly detailed images like rain, leaves and cornfields often causes stuttering.

Just a quick question what's the maximum resolution it will play from XVID/DIVX type files

Howdy folks...

just a quick note:

I picked up a similar unit in Maplins for £35.

HDMI, 1080p upscale dvd, USB socket, scart, composite and RCA outs etc...

I found it easier buying from Maplins than online as if the unit breaks down, you just walk into maplin, and walk out with a replacement. Otherwise you gotta package it, go to the post office, mail it away, wait for ages, then wait in for the postman to bring back a repaired or recon unit...

It's just easier to have somewhere to tack it back to, and it's about the same price as this.

remlap;6060947

Just a quick question what's the maximum resolution it will play from … Just a quick question what's the maximum resolution it will play from XVID/DIVX type files



depends on the resolution of the file your playing. I've run a 720p planet earth avi from a USB stick.

it was delightful!

philmitchell;6051565

I have a subvision one off of there that is very nice its's the same size … I have a subvision one off of there that is very nice its's the same size and can use cards aswell, it's multi region out the box aswell, you get a nice pic aswell for what it is



me too also aswell......

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Maybe a obvious answer and a stupid question, but do dvd players that do 1080p also upscale normal dvd's or do you need to specifcally get an upscaling hdmi connecting 1080p playing player for that?

I got an eltax one off there about 3 years ago. Still going strong and plays virtually anything other than mkvs. Does stutter a bit with leaves and rain but pressing fast forward and then play immediately usually sorts it out, and for the price (£23 at the time) i can handle it every few weeks of watching stuff most nights.

Adnan786;6061702

Maybe a obvious answer and a stupid question, but do dvd players that do … Maybe a obvious answer and a stupid question, but do dvd players that do 1080p also upscale normal dvd's or do you need to specifcally get an upscaling hdmi connecting 1080p playing player for that?



If you mean will this player upscale your dvds to 1080p then yes it will

philmitchell;6062474

If you mean will this player upscale your dvds to 1080p then yes it will … If you mean will this player upscale your dvds to 1080p then yes it will



Then again ... so will your TV (assuming its full HD)

Bobzilla;6061036

Howdy folks...just a quick note:I picked up a similar unit in Maplins for … Howdy folks...just a quick note:I picked up a similar unit in Maplins for £35.HDMI, 1080p upscale dvd, USB socket, scart, composite and RCA outs etc...I found it easier buying from Maplins than online as if the unit breaks down, you just walk into maplin, and walk out with a replacement. Otherwise you gotta package it, go to the post office, mail it away, wait for ages, then wait in for the postman to bring back a repaired or recon unit...It's just easier to have somewhere to tack it back to, and it's about the same price as this.



Do you have a link to it? I got mine from eBuyer today but it has a dent in and wont play DVDs (though the USB port works fine). Wish I had gone locally too. But eBuyer do refund the return carriage costs.

ChrisUK;6062959

How about this ?http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=227101



"The USB port is intended for small USB thumb drives so could not be guaranteed to support mass storage external hard drives i am afraid."

Seems to be the problem with many of them available at the moment:-(

Just get an Xbox 360 - job done

Got a 1TB drive plugged into mine full of DivX movies !!

This has now dropped to £24.99 as deal of the day!

ChrisUK;6065347

Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full … Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full of DivX movies !!



if your 360 is anything like mine it isn't the quietest of devices and you can forget about watching divx files burned to a dvd because that will turn the volume of the ruddy thing up to 11, and hell if you are going to spend that much on a multi-media solution you can get a wdtv and a 1tb external hard drive for £140 and that will play 1080p mkv files as easily as it will play divx and still remain whisper quiet and it will handle external hard drives in ntfs format so no 4GB file size limit also it consumes less power than a 360 and takes up less space. The 360 should only be considered as an option if you wanna play games as well, but then it would all come down to personal taste as to what games you want to play since the 360, ps3 and wii (with hacked firmware) can all play divx files, and they all have their advantages/disadvantages 360 is the loudest not the best thing for watching films but has an infra red port for universal remotes, ps3 is most expensive but has a blu ray drive and conversion of HD mkv files to work on it is easy and wii consumes the least power and is smallest but will not upscale and it's more difficult than the other two to get a media server working with it.

ChrisUK;6065347

Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full … Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full of DivX movies !!



I can get a media center extender or a media player cheaper, (and thats overkill) rather than having an old box of junk cluttering the place up. BROKEN ones sell for more than this price on eBay!

It's something neat & easy to play the odd DivX file in the bedroom, not an amusement arcade I want it for.

NormanCod;6060932

It should be noted that a lot of USB playback is crippled by 2 factors:1) … It should be noted that a lot of USB playback is crippled by 2 factors:1) Most players seem restricted to 8.3 filenames, so you have to take care in naming your files. I believe that M$oft heavily restricts the ability to read long filenames on FAT disks.2) USB 1 seems in use for most of these devices; this can work as long as the bitrate is not very high - highly detailed images like rain, leaves and cornfields often causes stuttering.



true i got the sumvision one and it can't play bigger than standard definition .AVIs in DivX or Xvid format off the USB stick, haven't tried off the hard drive I guess it's just a bandwith issue it can't read fast enough off via USB, maybe a high speed card would work better, reading from DVD works fine though

very hot if it's USB2 and can read at high speeds, if not then it's kinda cole the sumvision one has been around for a while at £30

forgot to mention...the sumvision one uses the exact same software/manu etc as the toshiba DivX DVD players, i had one before the sumvision. it's the blue screen white text looking one

Just what I was looking for, thanks!

Found this solution to playing media via USB Hard disk today too (No DVD etc):
misco.co.uk/app…796
Thing is, delivered, it is getting on to as expensive as a proper media streaming player! :-(

ChrisUK;6065347

Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full … Just get an Xbox 360 - job done :DGot a 1TB drive plugged into mine full of DivX movies !!



I couldn't get my Seagate Freeagent working with my 360 which is a bit annoying. Some seem to work, others don't. Maybe its the format of the disc? (NTSC or FAT32)

had another look at this

this is inferior to the sumvision phoenix as it does not have multiple speaker output so you can't turn the tv volume down and plug in a proper 2.1 (or more) system to get much better sound quality

Anyone know if this is multi-region capable?

Ahh silly me just spotted it: region 0 region free.

Bobzilla;6061036

Howdy folks...just a quick note:I picked up a similar unit in Maplins for … Howdy folks...just a quick note:I picked up a similar unit in Maplins for £35.HDMI, 1080p upscale dvd, USB socket, scart, composite and RCA outs etc...I found it easier buying from Maplins than online as if the unit breaks down, you just walk into maplin, and walk out with a replacement. Otherwise you gotta package it, go to the post office, mail it away, wait for ages, then wait in for the postman to bring back a repaired or recon unit...It's just easier to have somewhere to tack it back to, and it's about the same price as this.



Thanks for the Maplins heads up, just ordered, and if it goes wrong it's just up the road to take back. I will add that this deal with the HDMI is worthy of some heat tho, I was just swayed by the ease of return if it all goes tits up. Cheers.

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Just turned up and what can i say!!!!!!!

Plugged it it and worked great.
Plugged in an external 2.5 and played all format bar MKV (shame....)
So I can now watch "blueray" avi/mpg files on my 1080p tv and looks soooooooooooooo sooooooo coooollll. its now £5 more than i said but still great!!!! BUY ONE..... (shame on MKV but its cheap cheap cheap...)
With this and easynews.com its the way foward.......
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