Upscaling DVD player

Found 22nd May 2007
Keep missing the various specials that have been on here of late.

Looking for a reputable make & model for as little money as poss - have to fork out for pricey LCD telly aswell!

Anyone know of any deals to be had?
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Hi, I have bought two of these HDMI dvd players below and all i can say is they are fantastic, they have everything you will ever need in a dvd player, i one hooked up to my 42" HD tv in the living room plus the same in my bed room, i put my dvds on to my usb hard drive and which the films from that which are fantastic looking, hope this helps. Regards Dave

If you use £10 off with google plus pick super saver delivery you will have this dvd player for £27.20 what a bargain!



Ebuyer DV-254 HDMI DVD - USB & Card Reader - Upscaler

Perfect Price for this amazing HDMI player - make your home HD


HDMI output 480P / 720P / 1080i for HD-ready TV
3 in 1 Memory Card Reader
USB Input
Fully compatible with DVD, MP3, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, JPEG, DivX.


Surround formats: Dolby ProLogic, Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Digital Stream Audio Out: Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, PCM
Audio Languages (Soundtracks): Up to 8 languages
D/A Converter: 27MHz/10 bit sampling video / 96 KHz/24 bit sampling audio

Horizontal Lines: More than 500
Picture Format: Interface, Progressive scan
Screen Formats: 16:9, 4:3
Colour Formats: PAL, NTSC, and AUTO
Disc Formats: DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD, VCD,

OSD Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch
Subtitles: Up to 32 languages
Parental Control: Yes
Video Output: 1 x Composit, 1 x S-Video, 1 x Component
Analog Audio Outputs: 5.1 channel (RCA)
Digital Audio Outputs: 1 x coaxial
SCART Outputs: Audio / Video
Mains Voltage: 110-240V / 50-60Hz
Power Consumption: 15W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 38x410x230mm
Remote Control: Infrared
I bought my Sony DVP-NS76H for abou £60 on ebay.

I saw a deal at ebuyer for one roughly £22 (after google checkout) on this site a few days ago .. depends on what price you're willing to pay though..
Thanks gents, looks just the job.

Will order later.
Daveshop - so will that play divx and avi straight from a usb pendrive AND an external hard drive?
samsungs run out at around the 45 quid mark...id suggest gettin one that is the same make as your telly if poss...then the remote should work with both units
what does upscaling mean?
bod emrys

Daveshop - so will that play divx and avi straight from a usb pendrive … Daveshop - so will that play divx and avi straight from a usb pendrive AND an external hard drive?

Hi, I've played lots of avi's, mpegs, divx (supports latest version of divx aswell) plus wmp movies without any problems, all played straight from my 80gb usb drive which i transfer videos from my pc. Regards Dave

what does upscaling mean?

DVDs run at 720*576 (or *480 for US ones), but a HDTV can be at 1280*720, 1366*768, 1920*1080. To display on it a different number of pixels the image has to be scaled, via software making semi-intelligent guesses at intervening pixels.

Problem with upscaling players is that all HDTVs upscale. They simply have to, or they couldn't display any standard def content at all. The question then is whether the DVD is better at it than the display. Frankly, I'd expect most cheap ones won't be. If that's the case, all you're doing is shifting the point of scaling from the TV to the player, which doesn't achieve much :-(

Fair enough, if you get good reviews for a player and know your TV isn't that hot at scaling, then fire away.
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