Looking for multiformat DVD player

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  1. #1

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    Looking for multiformat DVD player

    Hi All,

    I'm looking to buy a cheapie DVD player (preferably has USB input) that recognizes all the popular formats (mpeg, avi, divx, etc) and reads cd-r/rw+r, dvd-r, dvd+w.

    I was surprised to see find out that most players here in the HK market support RMVB. Surprised because the type of player I want has been readily sold in North America for years.

    Anyone seen the type of player I'm looking for? Source in MK would be preferable.


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    a decent dvd player like pioneer dv-410 or if you need upscale dvd dv-610

    Best prices are:- mong kok is the best place

    yau shing building. exit e3 mong kok mtr, outside the tunnel, which will be nelson st, on the corner you'll see body shop, before you reach body shop, enter the that same buliding entrance, you will see a sign with korean food display, and a lift adjacent to there, it's a pretty scrappy looking place, ( of the top of my memory) fl 6, 8, 11, 13 and 16 is full of (proper) hi fi, home cinema and tv

    a good place where i go ( as well a lot of hk local and techie savvy people), if you're not familar bring a friend who is

    alternatively, consider china club av ltd on fa yeun st (sneaker/trainer st), cheaper as well as honest, prices so much better than broadway, fortress, eg, i have saved hundreds of dollars on official pioneer dvd recorders and teac set top box.

    [url=http://ccav.silver.yp.com.hk/index_main.php?charset=big5]\

    also check prices (if you know what brand, or model number

    www.price.com.hk ( sadly in chinese only, just enter the brand or model number in the search)


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    wayland - most of the cheap made in china players (300-500) will support what you need, unless I'm missing something (RMVB?? whats that??).


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    shri, heh that's exactly what I said when I saw the ads.

    RMVB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    imparanoic, thanks for the suggestion. I was looking for something cheaper but I'll keep it in mind. According to the faq, that 410 won't play HD files

    FAQ for Pioneer DV-410

    Basically I'm looking for a hardware version of VLC


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    well, the choice is yours, you can get a high quality dvd player which last a long time and better performance in playing dvds ( as reviewed by hi fi/av mags) + added function of standard video ( mp4, divx, avi) and photographs ( jpeg)

    or it seems you after a low cost china designed/make dvd player (not great performance) play everything ( jack of all trades, ....) and every format, but likeliness won't have great built quality, chances won't last that long as well (i have attempted repair many china brand dvd players over the last few years or taken them to repair, but the repairer states not really worth it)

    if you after play back of rmvb (common/ most availble format for down loading chinese TV dramas from the net) surely a HDD AV player with usb/memory card ( not a dvd player) would be better, western digital has a few models

    or even a modified original xbox as that can play rmvb


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    Well the thing is, I have never ever watched a rmvb file so I'm looking for the more traditional file types I listed above.

    These devices are disposable for me nowadays (unless I'm buying for a wicked setup i.e. bluray) so I'm going to look for a cheap one. I was using my laptop connected to the lcd but my optical drive broke (very common which is why I'm in no hurry to replace it).


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    a few of the bigger international brand name DVD players do not play all formats e.g. from other regions or "home made" DVDs. probably because they are trying to support all the "legit" business practices they force on us...

    i got a BBK (from China) machine from Fortress about 1 year ago for HK$280 and it plays everything and had no problems with it yet.