View Full Version : DVD Player Recommendations?

August West
2007-03-29, 06:05 AM
Hi all;

Can anyone recommend a DVD player that plays NTSC and PAL format DVD's? Hopefully this will be a player that has digital audio outs, component video outs, and has a reasonable cost. It would be amazingly cool if it would be HDTV ready (for the future), but thats only a bonus.

Is seems that the DVD players I find that are PAL/NTSC compatible cost a huge amount more, and that just does not seem right to me. Surely everyone in Europe is not paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars just to get a DVD player......

2007-03-29, 06:32 AM
almost all of the cheap no-name DVD players at WalMart or KMart will play both NTSC & PAL...a few of the names off the top of my head are Apex, Durabrand, CyberHome, etc...

i recently picked up a Durabrand for $29, and it'll play anything, including data discs...has both component and digi outs i'm pretty sure

2007-03-29, 07:51 AM

A simple hack will make this player region free also. Great player, great price.

2007-03-29, 08:59 AM
I own this player and it plays everything I give it except QPAL(?). Worth every penny.

2007-03-29, 12:47 PM
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2007-03-29, 01:29 PM
best one i ever bought and own now is the samsung hd960 plays anything u put in pal/ntsc/divx/xvid/avi/mpg/jpg/bmp/etc......... i love it and has HDMI out

unreal it even upconverts to 1080P MMMM HMMMMM


August West
2007-04-07, 09:42 AM
Thanks for all the info and replies.

After looking at several different players, I thought "What the hell?" and burned 10-16-81 Milk Weg (PAL) to disk and popped it in the old trusty Apex AD-5131 and it played perfectly!!! This player is definitely a keeper in my book

Black Dog
2007-04-07, 08:13 PM
I've had no problems with this one....


Progressive Scan Output
Compatible with DVD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/Kodak PICTURE CD
Supports 16:9 & 4:3 TV Picture Mode
Compatible with NTSC/PAL TV Systems
Supports GUI & OSD (Graphics User Interface & On Screen Display)
Scan & Slow Playback
Pause/Step-by-Step/Zoomed Playback
Up to x 32 Fast Forward and Backward
Up to x 4 Zoom
Repeat & Repeat A-B Playback
Support Multi-Language & Multi-Angle
Component Video Output (Y/Pr/Pb)
Composite Video/S-Video Output
Coaxial Digital Audio Output
2 CH Analog Audio Output (R/L)
Power Supply: 120V AC 60Hz
Power Consumption: 10W

Dimension: (WHD)10.24 x 1.97 x 10.24 (INCH)
Weight: 4.4 lbs.
UPC: 639247 35135 6