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What is the best player I can get for under $70?

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by HG27, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. HG27

    HG27 Guest

    I figured it would be okay to ask this question since this is Divx/Svid.
    I want a player that can handle Divx, mainly, I'm not very familiar with Xvid. I have vids in AVI format and want to watch them on TV instead of computer.
    I would like to stay under $70 if possible.
     
  2. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    Bermuda dollars? No wait, Zimbabwean dollars?

    Actually if you downloaded these avi's then there is probably a 99.9% chance that they are compressed with Xvid and not DivX.
     
  3. ugc

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    I bought a cheap phillips DVD player that will play divx/xvid for $65 bucks at walmart. Just look at the logo's on the player, if you see "Divx Certified" you should be good. Most Divx players will play Xvid in todays market.
     
  4. HG27

    HG27 Guest

    @ celtic_d
    Sorry, I meant US dollars

    @ ugc
    I did hear about a dvd player like that
    [​IMG]
    Is this the one you are talking about?
    I heard that these had a bad capacitor or something and that it would cause them to die after like 2 and half months.

    Overall what brands do you guys think are best for Divx/Xvid?
     
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  5. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    I have a Philips 5960 that I purchased on sale at Best Buy for $70.
    I've had it for quite sometime with no problems. It plays every-
    thing I put in it.
    You might check out Techbargains.com. They list all the best buys
    on the internet and change their site twice a day. I have seen some
    really good buys on there.
    Also you might look at some of the threads on Afterdawn under DVD
    players. There is a lot of info on the different brands.
     
  6. ugc

    ugc Regular member

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    HG27>
    Mine looks like your picture, but I haven't had any problems with it at all (knock on wood), be my luck it'll break tomorrow. ..lol
     
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  8. shiroh

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    i suggest get one of those harddrive player. i don't like burning dvd ;p
     
  9. HG27

    HG27 Guest

    I saw some of those on ebay. Could you use any E(IDE) hard drive on it?
    Or is there a special kind of hard drive it uses, and then i'm going to have to transfer stuff to it via USB or Firewire right?
     
  10. MarkDogg1

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    wait till black friday get one for 20.00 price i got mines at
     
  11. chunkhead

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    If you buy anything other then an Xbox you're throwing your money away!

    See one in action and you'll question how the other manufacturers are allowed to rip you off!
     
  12. HG27

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    Doesn't the xbox need to be modded though?
     
  13. chunkhead

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    Yep, but anyone can do it. Click on my name to find out how easy it is!
     
  14. Lohdriver

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    I have the Philips 5960/37; liked it so much bought another. Have owned both for over a year-0 problems; often on sale ($49-$59) at CC; was until last month the latest version in US & Canada; if you get this one go to the Philips site & dl & install the firmware update. It is a 5mb file you have to unzip & burn to CD. The replacement 5982/37 was just on coupon @ Costco for $59.95. You can go to Philips site & compare specs.

    These machines have played every DivX, Xvid, or avi file I've tried. I normally dl the files to a 6GB Seagate jump drive & view them via the USB port on the front of the player. Whatever is worthy of keeping is then burned to DVD.

    Now how do you think I feel about the Pioneer DV606 I paid $400 for in 1998(Costco, the in town rate was about $700) It will only play Region 1 DVD+R discs; can't update firmware, no USB, no HDMI, blah blah blah. It's not even hooked up anymore.

    Hope you find somthing you like as much as I like these.
     
  15. Shardel

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    Lohdriver
    Could you please post a link to that firmware update? I am having
    a problem locating it on their site.
    Thank you.
     
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    http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/d/dvp5960_37/dvp5960_37_fur_aen.pdf

    http://www.usasupport.philips.com/productDocuments.html?ProductCode=DVP5960/37&subCat=DVD_PLAY

    The first link is for the pdf read me explaining how not to get into trouble when you update the firmware. The second is the page where you will dl the file. If for whatever reason they do not work -
    Go to Philips home page,upper center of page find 'Contact & Support'
    Click that & you will be prompted to enter your product #, which would be DVP5960/37.
    That will navigate you to the right place. Trust me, its really simple. After all, I did it twice. Cheers.
     
  17. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    Thanks for the links. Don't think I'll have any trouble following
    the directions-just didn't quite know where to look to find them.
     
  18. HG27

    HG27 Guest

    Thank you very much guys, that player (Philips 5960) looks like my best bet. I really like the USB port and HDMI. Also the hacked firmwares available.
    Thx again.
     
  19. timmins99

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    Compare the DVP5982 with the DVP5960. You are really getting a better machine. If you intend hooking up a USB drive, go DVP5982 because it's USB port is USB2.0, a much faster transfer speed.
     
  20. shiroh

    shiroh Guest

    one of thosse china brad mpeg4 dvd players.
    bought one like USD30 :D
    very limited capability. no qpel of course. resolution limited to dvd res. x>720 it won't play.
     

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