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Cheap DVD player

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by martin king, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. martin king

    martin king Guest

    I purchased a Daytek P871 Dvd for approx $50. Its works great except the
    remote is very weak and must be pointed directly at the sensor. What is the
    difference in quality between this unit and a name brand like Toshiba? Can I
    expect similar longevity as a name brand?
     
  2. Generally speaking, a name brand will have parts availability. That doesn't
    mean they're worth fixing.
    No way to tell how long your cheapie might last. Maybe a year or two, maybe
    ten years - who knows?

    Mark Z.
     
  3. There are other issues to consider, such as performance, how well it will
    read the various formats of recordable DVDs and output capability, such as
    progressive scan vs interlaced, audio capability, etc.

    For low end standard definition viewing of movies, these cheap disposable
    players are fine for most people. Most people will never notice the
    differences between players nor need the more advanced features. Just don't
    be surprised if it breaks and is not worth fixing. This is often the case
    with even more expensive name brands, just more likely with the extreme
    cheapos.

    If you are lucky you get what you pay for. In the case of cheap consumer
    electronics, people usually get more than they pay for, at least compared to
    the costs of electronics in the past. That is if you want something that
    you will have to throw away when it breaks. Landfill potential is another
    discussion...

    Leonard Caillouet
     
  4. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    But at $50, I'd expect 2 years, a good life, and you can upgrade to
    the next best thing when it dies.
     
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