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I am impressed.

Remember that $35 Cyberhome CH-DVD300 DVD player I mentioned? I researched it more on line today (seeing as I had a bit of free time in the afternoon).

Well, I bought one.

As I said in the Subject line, I am impressed. This is the most versitile unit I have ever seen.

I tried it with CDaudio, CD-R audio, CD-R mp3, CD-R avi & mpg (played some but not all, but I don't know if the ones it didn't play are good or not as the CD was from a friend and I hadn't looked at it before today), DVD and DVD-R. It should also handle the other DVD and CD formats according to the specs.

It seems to be a solidly built unit 9"x9"x2.5". The case is metal, it has some "heft". Mine's silver, but it also comes in black. It is small enough and appears to be sturdy enough that I can bring it with me on a trip if I feel the need. The only "drawback", and it's a very minor one, is that the remote takes a button battery rather than the more common AAA batteries. It has output jacks for Digital Audio CoAx, Standard AV, S-Video and Component Video with Progressive scan.

From what the specs say, it'll handle NTSC and PAL and there's a site which shows how to access the submenu which controls the region code. I have no DVDs to try this with, but I'm going to ask JB if I can borrow one of his.

Even without the Best Buy rebate, $40 is a great price for this unit. The extra $5 makes it even better.

Comments

Sure.
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse!!

Yes please!!!
JB.. Got all 6 volumes of Dangermous? :)

Here is what you can buy from the UK DVD wise now:

Dangermouse vol. 1-6
Count Duckula
Dungeons and Dragons cartoon series
Willy Fog cartoons (Around the world/Journey to centre of the earth)
Dogtanian.
Roland Rat (Large rat puppet series that used to be on here in the mornings)

Quite a lot of other stuff as well :)
If JB's DM DVD is OK (alphabet soup anyone?)I may ask you to get a copy for me Skipai.

We'll have to see. It may also be available online.
Dangermouse DVD's are Regional 0 (Free) They're in PAL format though so they will play on your R1 machine.

I can't make a dvd copy, don't have a burner. *sniffs* divx I can do. But you can buy them at www.play.com who will ship to the US.
... But you can buy them at www.play.com who will ship to the US

Thanks!!
They are on sale at the moment. £4.99 (Usual price is £9.99) So I would get them now considering the £/$ rates being as they are. It's going to set you back $1.80 per £1 at the moment x.x

*SIGH*

play.com will not ship or sell to the US

playUSA.com will not sell R2 DVD's

Stupid, stupid, stupid!
I wanted to order both DVD's of Butterflies and five Danger Mouse disks (they are out of Vol 3)

I guess I'll have to start hunting elsewhere.

Re: *SIGH*

You know, you could ask me to buy and then send me the money via paypal although you ahve to pay for the $/£ as well.

Let me know.

Re: *SIGH*

Thanks, I'll think about it.
I wish I had some more then Vol. 1-3. But that is all I have.

Re: $35?

I still have my $240 Toshiba unit from five years ago too. It still works OK, but won't read the DVD-R discs and has had trouble with the security on a couple of commercial products. This is a "cheap fix" for the situation.

Tech prices drop fast whan a product is in demand.
You've had five years of use at roughly eleven cents per day. Not too bad when you look at it that way, eh?

Re: $35?

My £450 dvd player I got back in August 1998 is not use-able anymore. It won't play many disc's. I think it's the laser lens taht needs cleaning or something. Had to move to the playstation 2 now to play them.

But yeah, prices have dropped. I am waiting for the LiteOn 5005 to drop a bit more in price though. Nice DVD Recorder for less than £200 now here. Then again the 5006 is out but don't know how much better that model is though. Hohum :)