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DVD Players: Philips vs. Pioneer(10 posts)

DVD Players: Philips vs. PioneerI Love Shimano
Jun 9, 2002 5:02 PM
I'm choosing between a Philips and one made by Pioneer. Which one should I get based only on BRAND? It's for my parents, BTW.
Phillipsmr_spin
Jun 10, 2002 6:53 AM
Based only on brand, get the Phillips. They invented the technology, or at least key parts of it. That really doesn't mean anything (since everyone else uses their patents), but neither does shopping based on brand.
who cares?ColnagoFE
Jun 10, 2002 7:55 AM
As long as it's not some weird Japanese off-brand you are pretty much getting the same guts. They all work. I rarely use any of the special features on mine. BTW...I have a Pioneer, but would just as easy use a Phillips.
what about SONY?Fender
Jun 10, 2002 11:18 AM
have you considered Sony,RCA and other brands??
re: DVD Players Connectivityjrm
Jun 10, 2002 2:36 PM
The technology is pretty common place. Just make sure that it's compatible with your parents existing components. I tend to chack the types and number of connectors on the back of the unit. Most DVD players have RCA (R F & A), S Video, & Dolby Digital.
re: DVD Players ConnectivityI Love Shimano
Jun 10, 2002 5:27 PM
I see. I know that I have to check the connectivity. I was wary of the Philips brand because they used to provide the CD players that the McDonald's here gave aay for free. I just felt that Philips was some brand that did not make quality components. Still have to look into JVC, while RCA is not sold here. I've heard that Sony DVD players sucked, and my PS2 DVD player sucked too. So I won't be getting a Sony.

Thanks again
re: DVD Players ConnectivityJekyll
Jun 11, 2002 6:16 AM
take a look at Panasonic. I am not sure of the price range you are shooting for and the features they may require (progressive scan, etc). I recently bought the RP91K and am very happy with it. Not an entry level machine but exceptional performance for the price without some of the software bugs common to other players (chroma bug, etc.)
Check out audioreview.comMe Dot Org
Jun 12, 2002 2:00 PM
Seriously, check out the sister site here. I learned a bit about audio and video when I was shopping a couple of years ago (I ended up with Toshiba DVD at the time).

Will your parents play only DVDs on it? CDs? CD-Rs? Is DTS compatability important? Some questions to answer before buying...
Thanks, I got the Pioneer DV-533K...universal compatibility!I Love Shimano
Jun 12, 2002 7:38 PM
Paid just 13 thousand pesos for it. That's equivalent to USD$260.
depends on featureskomatiite
Jun 13, 2002 6:14 AM
i have an APEX dvd player and it rocks! it plays all of
the movies as of yet with out freezing up, PLUS it plays
cd-rw's, cd-r's AND mp3-cd's; so you can get like 6 hours
worth of music on one disc. it also plays VCD and SVCD discs.

of course, these might be extraneous features for your parents, but for the price of them, you really cant beat
it. (mine was < $100 new outta the box).