Dvd Players

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I just ordered a DVD player, which is something I never thought I'd do. This is one, probably meant for traveling, that has a small screen attached to it - an all-in-one DVD player/viewer.

    First, it cost less than a hundred dollars. I looked for one because my iMac is way too picky about the DVDs that it will play. When I get a DVD from Netflix, I have to clean it before putting it in the DVD drive and, even then, it often has trouble playing it, skipping over supposedly damaged spots that a DVD player probably wouldn't even notice. I often have to send them back and sometimes the replacement doesn't work either.

    I bought a low-end DVD player but, for some reason, I can't get it to work with my television. I have set up DVD players to televisions before and it has never been a complicated affair, but this isn't working. The TV tells me it's set up but can't ever find it when I am trying to play a DVD.

    So, instead I bought a 10.5" portable DVD player that I can set up when I need it, and put it away in the meantime.

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    I like that one...but I don't watch DVDs. If I did I think I'd buy that one, seems perfect.
     
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    @Ken Anderson , if a DVD won't play because it is scratched, you can spray it with Endust , wipe it with a soft cloth or paper towel and it will play. It works. I have done it many times.
     
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    It only works with Endust, though. Other waxes won't work.
     
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    So Turtle Wax is out, then?
     
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    they make disc cleaners that do a credible job,I have one but then I have a lot of DVD's. and from the stores or mail they can be really scratched or marred.
     
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    As a matter of fact, I see that Endust makes a DVD cleaner.
     
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    check it out.. they are made for disc. here's mine

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    I don't really want to spend $40-50 though, as nearly everything I watch on DVD is from Netflix. I don't need to fix them; I just need to get them to play once. Usually, I can do that with a regular screen cleaner. But there are some DVDs that just won't play on my iMac, and I am thinking they'll probably play on the DVD player.
     
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    that high but the Endust looks cheap enough. I doubt if they make mine anymore. I bought it years ago. I used to rent from Block buster before they crashed. and Netflix to. a lot of those DVD's were not in good shape. so I got my money's worth from the cleaner. now I buy the file download and burn to a disc. they'll play on a DVD player. they were designed to and DVD players are cheap now
     
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    They still make the Memorex OptiFix Pro - that's the one that's nearly fifty bucks.
     
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    I didn't pay that much for mine. to much competition
     
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    I didn't even know that you had to wax turtles.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    That's what keeps the water from soaking into their shells.
     
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    Oh that's a cute little thing @Ken Anderson , I like that. I have a dvd player all set up at the TV station , god alone knows why because I rarely watch DVD's any more..apart from the odd aerobic exercise video..but I could always just use the computer to play those..
     
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    Now that it arrived, let me give a review, although I have just now began playing the first DVD on it. The picture and sound are good. The sound doesn't go up very high but, of course, it's a very small screen so it's not intended to be placed far away. It can be used with earphones or a headset, but I don't think I'll bother with that. It does indeed play the DVDs that my iMac wouldn't play. So, I guess it meets my objectives, and was a good buy. That is, unless it quits working.

    Plus, since it's portable and has a chargeable battery, I can watch movies while we're driving long distances and my wife is driving. That would be sure to annoy her.
     
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    glad your new one is up and running fine.
     
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    Unsurprisingly, my wife says it's going out the window if I watch movies while she's driving.
     
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    Since it wasn't expensive you can call her bluff. :)
     
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    or she throws it out the window
     
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    I purchased a Samsung DVD player this past Autumn but haven't used it even once yet. I guess it's because I was watching Netflix a lot. I have since cancelled Netflix so I could watch some of my movies..I especially like As Good As It Gets.
     
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