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Yamada DivX / DVD Player with HDMI Ouput £54.40 including P&P
Yamada DivX / DVD Player with HDMI Ouput  £54.40 including P&P

Yamada DivX / DVD Player with HDMI Ouput £54.40 including P&P

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This is much cheaper than I could find elsewhere at £55.51 including P&P. The cheapest I could find elsewhere was for £67.99 PLUS postage.

The Yamada DVD-Mi220X offers everything a DVD player of the latest generation needs. Brilliance, sharpness and liveliness of its high resolution picture can‘t be outgunned due to HDMI technology!
Besides this the DVD-Mi220X features a VGA interface and all standard interfaces: Scart, S-Video, Video, Digital & Analogue 5.1 output.

Features

* HDMI and VGA interface, Progressive Scan
* Supported media MPEG4, DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, HDCD, JPEG
* TV system PAL/NTSC
* Interfaces Video: HDMI, VGA, CVBS, S-Video, Y/Cb/Cr, Scart
* Audio: analogue 5.1, digital coaxial and optical
* Dimensions Unit: 430 x 248 x 38mm, gift box: 490 x 312 x 100mm Weight 1.9 kg

Don't forget your 1.5% cashback from Quidco.

Please note that this player is NOT an HD upscaler,
}despite it's HDMI connectivity.
- cutthroat_jake

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- OldEnglish

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Good find jakey - that is the cheapest I can see. That deal request forum is rather useful sometimes...!

Thanks for this CJ :thumbsup:

Good Find Cutthroat Jake, BUT what real purpose does the HDMI output serve? I mean the whole reason why bluray etc have been developed was to cope with HD, as DVDs are inferior in capacity to hold that much data. Just a thought and not a Dig at your find in anyway

Yeh that is a good point Jak, now Im confused? I thought the HDMI connector on the new tvs was to cope with inputs from future devices that support bluray etc...

Welcome to HoTUKDeals jak I expect the point of an HDMI connection with a DVD player, is probably so you have an HDMI to HDMI lead/cable. I don't know if they do adaptors or whether the same "best of DVD" quality can be achieved through an adaptor?

Welcome to HotUKDeals djdannyt too

HDMI connection has two benefits, the most important being:

-depending on the DVD player specs, it allows the DVD Player to upscale the picture to a higher resolution (720p or higher). This can result in minor to significant increase in picture quality (audio quality remains the same). Note: this unit doesn't offer that feature.

-digital transfer of the audio/video signal, which may result in minor increase in picture quality (audio quality remains the same).

Your TV set is also an important factor in making use of the added benefit of using the HDMI. You will need a newer HDTV ready flatscreen that has HDMI input available. Also don't forget that you need to buy a HDMI cable for this if you want to make use of the HDMI feature, and these cables are not cheap (they cost between 25£ to 80£ each)!

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alien7

HDMI connection has two benefits, the most important being:-depending on … HDMI connection has two benefits, the most important being:-depending on the DVD player specs, it allows the DVD Player to upscale the picture to a higher resolution (720p or higher). This can result in minor to significant increase in picture quality (audio quality remains the same). Note: this unit doesn't offer that feature.-digital transfer of the audio/video signal, which may result in minor increase in picture quality (audio quality remains the same).Your TV set is also an important factor in making use of the added benefit of using the HDMI. You will need a newer HDTV ready flatscreen that has HDMI input available. Also don't forget that you need to buy a HDMI cable for this if you want to make use of the HDMI feature, and these cables are not cheap (they cost between 25£ to 80£ each)!


Thanks for the comments alien7 and jak. I think the player comes with a free HDMI cable, which makes it even better value.
Also, the concept of "upscaling" is a little vague, but Rayman explained it in the simplest of terms as far as I'm concerned....It makes the best picture possible from a DVD, provided your TV set supports HD.

CJ

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I finally found the resolution information for this player at ]unbeatable.co.uk.

It seems that this player definitely is NOT an upscaler as the Video Resolutions are 480i 480p 576i and 576p (All Standard Definition Formats).

Maybe this Philips player is a better option for those wanting an HD "upscaler"?

CJ

@cutthroat_jake:
No DVD Player on the market comes with a free HDMI cable, believe me! At least I couldn't find any, so I ended up paying £30 for a regular HDMI cable.
Since this DVD player doesn't support upscaling, why spend £55+ on something you can get for £30? :wink: amazon.co.uk/gp/…nce

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alien7

@cutthroat_jake:No DVD Player on the market comes with a free HDMI cable, … @cutthroat_jake:No DVD Player on the market comes with a free HDMI cable, believe me! At least I couldn't find any, so I ended up paying £30 for a regular HDMI cable.Since this DVD player doesn't support upscaling, why spend £55+ on something you can get for £30? :wink: ]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...onics&v=glance



I agree that the player is not all it seemed at first, i.e. the HDMI connectivity, but no upscaling. However, it still is a bargain at this price, hence the post. I was not offerring it up as the BEST player, simply a bargain for that model.

Just FYI, there are several cheap-ish DVD players coming with a free HDMI lead. Here's the same one, for example on sale from ]SVP. Check the "Box Contents" section.

CJ

You may also want to check what tv you are using because a lot have built in upscalers, i.e. The Sagem DLP has a built in upscaler which does all the work so your dvd player does not have to have a built in upscaler.

Also any LCD screen that supports 720 will naturally display any dvd at 720 so an upscaler is not required. A 720 res tv will not display a dvd at anything less.

And to be honest, component is just as good if not better than HDMI, anyone who has a HDMI tv should run Sky through HDMI and their dvd through component.

Hope this helps.

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SAFC1BeerMonster

You may also want to check what tv you are using because a lot have built … You may also want to check what tv you are using because a lot have built in upscalers, i.e. The Sagem DLP has a built in upscaler which does all the work so your dvd player does not have to have a built in upscaler.Also any LCD screen that supports 720 will naturally display any dvd at 720 so an upscaler is not required. A 720 res tv will not display a dvd at anything less.And to be honest, component is just as good if not better than HDMI, anyone who has a HDMI tv should run Sky through HDMI and their dvd through component.Hope this helps.



Thanks for the input beer monster. You seem quite wise for a mackem! :thumbsup:

CJ

Thanks for all the extra information guys! Very useful

sounds like a good deal :thumbsup:

Dropped a bit in price to £54.40 including super saver delivery - I'll add it to the first post

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