Best Cheap DVD Player ever


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echotheory

I'm sure a lot of people know of it or have one already but I just thought I'd express my love for this one particular DVD player I've had for a few years now.

The Apex AD-1110W

Little tiny player that packs a punch.

Plays the following:

CDR/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R

/VCD/SVCD/DivX/JPG/MP3/WMA

One thing I just found out about it the other day, it has a built in PAL/NTSC converter.. this thing will seriously play anything you got.

Best part? It's $40

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cal2002

Apex makes a lot of cheap, semi good players. (Y)

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imation2458

Iv'e had 2 Apex DVD players die on me...

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bangbang023
Iv'e had 2 Apex DVD players die on me...

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That's the same thing with a lot of the cheap players. A few people get lucky and they last forever, but most people wind up having them die pretty quickly.

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Le_gin

I've had both of my Apex's for a year and a half, with no problems, luck of the draw i guess(like bangbang said) :)

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Pink Floyd

I dunno why Apex still sells their dvd player that cheap

I remember a couple of years ago they got suited by Sony because they never

payed to Sony the dvd technology patented by Sony...

dunno what's happened after that

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Dashel

Phillips also makes an excellent multiformat one as well. (No WMA but I could care less)

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hifive

Phillips has a Divx / Xvid DVD Player as well for $60.

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Snipe

I bought this DVD player a while back and gave it to my fiance. It still works :)

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QuarterSwede

Doesn't matter who makes them in my opinion. I had a top of the line Sony DVD player that crapped out on my after a year. It wouldn't even play CD's and I pampered it. Come to think of it, that's the second piece of Sony hardware that's crapped out on me.

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coolmonk

Depends on what "cheap" is to you. To me the best cheap DVD player would have to be the Denon DVD-2200. Excellent picture quality and well-balanced colors with rich blacks. Also has very good sound and its ability to play SACD/DVD-A just makes it a plus! Now I know they have $100 players that can do SACD/DVD-A as well, but they use cheap audio DACs that sound like crap. Last time I checked, you could pick one up for about $200 online (retail is $599). When you weigh out price vs performance, this is one player that just cannot be overlooked!

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pimpshiznid
I'm sure a lot of people know of it or have one already but I just thought I'd express my love for this one particular DVD player I've had for a few years now.

The Apex AD-1110W

Little tiny player that packs a punch.

Plays the following:

CDR/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R

/VCD/SVCD/DivX/JPG/MP3/WMA

One thing I just found out about it the other day, it has a built in PAL/NTSC converter.. this thing will seriously play anything you got.

Best part?  It's $40

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You mean to tell me that the DVD player I have had in my living room for over a year now has been able to play DivX and I have been converting my files to DVD all these years? *smacks self in forehead* :laugh:

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Toxikk

i had an apex that would play all that BUT factory dvds.

my sony is much better.

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GeneralStorm

We have a Samsung model we bought for the RV. It does what it's supposed to quite well.

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ggareis

My Apex just died too :(

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teste

$180 Sony DVD/VHS Combo in main viewing room, and

$40 Apex DVD-only player in the other "secondary" room.

Plus a dvd-rom on the comp, (not so good for backedup DVD's).

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Shibby

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...4999583-3975651

Starlogic Multi-region 2.1 DVD Player ?29 normaly now at ?24

seem pretty good players, plays alot of formats but not divx/xvid

i had a samsung dvd s224, it was pants died on me after 2 years, stoped playing everything even dvds!

brother had a samsung stero with a 3 disk changer in it. died after a year.

i've now got a jvc xv-n316s and i love it to bits. i think it was about ?80 from currys http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/130_181820.html

plays alot of formats.

svcd,vcd,dvd+r (mpegs on dvd+r as well)

mp3 on cdr and dvd+r

divx and xvid with ac3 on cdr and dvd+r

jpeg pictures. on cdr and dvd+r

all of this can be put in to folders as we:D :D

the only bad thing is not much outputs and the nav of folders can be a pain in the ass but never the less its still a great player

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leesmithg
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...4999583-3975651

Starlogic Multi-region 2.1 DVD Player  ?29 normaly now at ?24

seem pretty good players, plays alot of formats but not divx/xvid

i had a samsung dvd s224, it was pants died on me after 2 years, stoped playing everything even dvds!

brother had a samsung stero with a 3 disk changer in it. died after a year.

i've now got a jvc xv-n316s and i love it to bits. i think it was about ?80 from currys http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/130_181820.html

plays alot of formats.

svcd,vcd,dvd+r (mpegs on dvd+r as well)

mp3 on cdr and dvd+r

divx and xvid with ac3 on cdr and dvd+r

jpeg pictures. on cdr and dvd+r

all of this can be put in to folders as we:D :D 

the only bad thing is not much outputs and the nav of folders can be a pain in the ass but never the less its still a great player

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I bought that one for my daughter as a xmas present, was ?29.99, gone done again they must be getting short on that stock.

Tesco are doing them cheap now.

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The Crock

I've had my Apex AD-1100W for about two years now, still running strong. :)

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Steve Lampkins
the best cheap DVD player would have to be the Denon DVD-2200. Excellent picture quality and well-balanced colors with rich blacks. Also has very good sound

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Erm... I think it's your TV and sound system which determines if you have good picture / sound...

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SonComet

Not true. The dvd player also plays an important role in picture and sound quality. I didn't know this until very recently and will be looking into a better player than the progressive scan sony that I have now, lol.

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DigitalN.

what about a PStwo? or are those still alot...

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HilariousNinja
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B...4999583-3975651

Starlogic Multi-region 2.1 DVD Player  ?29 normaly now at ?24

seem pretty good players, plays alot of formats but not divx/xvid

i had a samsung dvd s224, it was pants died on me after 2 years, stoped playing everything even dvds!

brother had a samsung stero with a 3 disk changer in it. died after a year.

i've now got a jvc xv-n316s and i love it to bits. i think it was about ?80 from currys http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/130_181820.html

plays alot of formats.

svcd,vcd,dvd+r (mpegs on dvd+r as well)

mp3 on cdr and dvd+r

divx and xvid with ac3 on cdr and dvd+r

jpeg pictures. on cdr and dvd+r

all of this can be put in to folders as we:D :D 

the only bad thing is not much outputs and the nav of folders can be a pain in the ass but never the less its still a great player

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The starlogic is great value for a multi-region player. Now its gone 5 quid cheaper

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coolmonk
Erm... I think it's your TV and sound system which determines if you have good picture / sound...

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Why don't you get an awesome TV and $10,000 speakers and then use a $70 "so-called" progressive-scan DVD player from Wal-Mart and see if your picture and sound is better than my system with my average HDTV and $3,000 speakers paired with a Denon DVD-2200 (which can be bought for around $300 now). I highly doubt you know anything about home theatre.

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