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#1 axs

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 11:55 AM

Hello.
I'm thinking about purchasing a portable DVD player that could be used in-home, as well as on the road. Ideally, I'd like to take this with us on trips, but also use it as a player at home, that would provide the same audio/video capabilities as a standard DVD player.

Most of the models sold in Canada don't have S-video capability, but I'm not sure if that should be a primary concern.

Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:57 PM

Read the reviews for the model BEFORE you buy it as it can save you a lot of time and money.

Name brands are not always the best buy but often they are the only ones that work well.

Check out ebay if you want one with a S-video port on it, many ship worldwide.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:00 PM

One caution to cowsgonemadd3's suggestion is make sure the ebay seller has a good reputation, and above all that the DVD player supports your regions DVDs. Other wise you'll be stuck with unplayable DVDs.

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#4 axs

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:50 PM

Thanks. I did read some reviews online, but most of the models recommended are not available at the big box stores here, so that's why I was asking if anyone had any personal recommendations. I'll continue my investigation, but if anyone has suggestions, or comments, they are most welcome.

Thanks for the suggestion about ebay...hadn't considered that!

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

I'm not sure if you can afford to take this a little more high-end, but if you can, I'd recommend an MP4 player that is much more compact and has longer battery life than a portable DVD player. I'd recommend an Archos 4 Generation (as in ##4) like the Archos 504, which is what I bought. It has a 40GB hard drive, a 4.3" screen (1.7x bigger than iPod video) and has a 5.5 hour life. You can buy most of the best MP4 players on NewEgg.com
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:39 AM

Thanks. I'm not very technical, and I just want to be sure that the player will play all the DVD formats (+-R/RW). Do MP4 players handle those formats?

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:18 AM

For a portable DVD player, this one looks compatible with all DVD disc formats. As for MP4 players, as long as your computer can play DVD's and you have the right programs, you can put them all on your MP4 Player. Somebody else can recommend a program for ripping DVD's from the disc onto your PC.
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