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shc
2006-04-15, 08:19 PM
I was wondering what dvd players people use for Dual Layer Dvd's. I was looking on the web but didnt come accross any that seem to play DVD9. Im looking for a relativly cheap one, but I am willing to pay a little more for one that will play DVD9.
Thanks in advance for any tips

inside'eye
2006-04-15, 09:12 PM
Forgive my ignorance,but surley that dosen't make a difference.

AAR.oner
2006-04-15, 09:17 PM
any dvd player buy should play DVD9s

reece
2006-04-15, 10:45 PM
Like Aaron said, they all should play DVD9. Look for one that also plays other video files (mpg, avi, etc) to cover all bases.

wilson
2006-04-15, 10:50 PM
go down to wally world or target and get a cyberhome dvd player for 36 bucks ...... plays any format and then some :)

AAR.oner
2006-04-16, 09:07 AM
go down to wally world or target and get a cyberhome dvd player for 36 bucks ...... plays any format and then some :)
:thumbsup

my $200 dollar JVC DVD player will play both +R and -R, but won't play "data discs" or discs burned with an EXTRAS_TS folder/checksums/info/etc...

but just about every under$50 player at kmart/wally will play anything! go figure... :lol

shc
2006-04-16, 08:32 PM
Thanks everyone!! Im going to go pick one up tommorow. Ive got one of those cheap ones from sams club that has played everything ive put into it. It just doesnt play dvd9.. maybe too old? Either way Im due for an upgrade. Thanks again!!

Chuffer
2006-04-16, 09:11 PM
How about DVD players that have higher bit rate limits. Like above the 10080 that is standard in most. I would love to find a player that works with the high rates that I have come across every once and awhile

ssamadhi97
2006-04-17, 06:34 AM
Thanks everyone!! Im going to go pick one up tommorow. Ive got one of those cheap ones from sams club that has played everything ive put into it. It just doesnt play dvd9.. maybe too old? Either way Im due for an upgrade. Thanks again!!
That's certainly strange. To the best of my knowledge dual layer has always been part of the official dvd specs - it is required by official specifications that dvd players and dvd drives read dual layer discs, so a player that doesn't support stamped dual layer discs can't even call itself a dvd player. (note that most if not all movie dvds are dvd-9 discs)

However afaik there are still considerable compatibility issues between dvd players and burned dual layer discs - I guess that's the problem you're having?

You might want to consult http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers when picking a new player.


(Eh.. Hi shc, long time no see - how's tricks? :))