Cheapest DVD player?!??!

  GibsonSt19 14:48 08 Dec 2003

Anyone know where the cheapest DVD players can be found, preferably with MP3 capabilities??

Thanks guys and gals

  Belatucadrus 15:30 08 Dec 2003
  GibsonSt19 15:50 08 Dec 2003

Nice swan!

  Stuartli 16:20 08 Dec 2003

Seen 'em at £29.99 but Asda have one under its Pacific brand name at £37.95 that my son tells me will play absolutely anything placed in its tray...:-)

  lamachan 18:28 08 Dec 2003

Make sure that the DVD player will play the type of discs that you want. I wanted a player for VCD discs and found that quite a lot do not support this format.

  jaydeeace 19:20 08 Dec 2003

Yeah, definitely Richer Sounds - more "techie" than ASDA and do a price match for any local store. Last time I checked their idea of local, it was about 75 miles, but don't quote me!

  machow 20:15 08 Dec 2003 have some pretty good players at low prices. I bought one and it will support pretty much anything.

  Bapou 23:12 08 Dec 2003

I agree with Stuartli's son.The Pacific may not look stylish but makes up for it in price plus performance.

  Lead 00:17 09 Dec 2003

Just be careful and don't forget you get what you pay for.

I have had 4 'cheap' DVD players and they have all developed problems within months. Their picture quality was pretty dire (from the start) and they all developed audio sync issues.

I suppose when they cost £30, you could just buy a new one every year when the warranty expires. ;)

I would advise spending at least £150, preferably >£200.

Having said that, I have just ordered (under recommendation) one of these for my dad's Christmas present:

click here

At £99 relatively inexpensive, it can be made region-free very easily and it will play most formats. Can't say (yet) how it will perform/last, but it's had rave reviews.

  Stuartli 08:35 09 Dec 2003

You usually get what you pay for but a DVD player is basically little more than a glorified CD player..

Richer Sounds is a long established hi-fi etc outlet that has been offering new and discontinued equipment from some of the world's top manufacturers at very (usually VERY) good prices.

It's similar, to those who know Morgan Computers, in its operation.

There is a website which is kept fully up to date at, not suprisingly(!):

click here

  Stuartli 08:37 09 Dec 2003

...just repeated Belatucadrus's link...:-(

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