DVD Players

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  1. Maricopa

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    Just went to Best Buy to look at the offerings and they go from @ $50 :) to mid $200s :confused: to $1400. :lol:

    I have a really nice, but older hi-fi with a 3cu ft subwoofer and satellite speakers. I'm not interested in surround but need a player with RCA audio outputs...which my super cheap current Walmart special DVD player has. It works fine, but it's noisy and doesn't remember where you shut it off, and that's a PITA hence the search for a new one. Trouble is all the better new ones don't have RCA outputs for the audio.

    Anyone else run into this and have a work around?
     
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    My local Walmart has this type of dvd player for about $25, which reminds me that i need to pick up another spare today.
     
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    I have a Sony DVD player that dates back to 2001 or 2002.

    I cannot complain about that longevity.
     
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    Check out pawn shops and Craigslist.
     
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    I just read that there are HDMI to RCA converters. Possible solution? Surely cheaper than most DVD players.
     
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    Goodwills...
     
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    My last was $100 for a Blue Ray
    Not sure about the connectors in the back but i feel your pain
     
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    SCART to RCA adaptor might work too if DVD has analogue outs
     
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    My local Walmart has this type of dvd player for about $25, which reminds me that i need to pick up another software today

    That's what I have now.
     
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    Please let me retract this statement.
    They now have some upgraded Sony model for $49 with no info on the box about outputs.
     
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    You can also run the rca output from your TV to your stereo so doesn't matter how you connect your DVD player to the TV assuming your TV has one.
     
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    If I wanted to go backwards, I’d get a VCR .

    interim or last ditch tech (100 disc CD carousels) doesn’t interest me
     
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    All the thrifts around here have piles of nice DVD player, usually for less than $5.
     
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    "You can also run the rca output from your TV to your stereo so doesn't matter how you connect your DVD player to the TV assuming your TV has one"

    Flatscreen don't typically have RCAs. Usually just HDMIs.

    "All the thrifts around here have piles of nice DVD player, usually for less than $5."

    I've bought CD and DVD players at Goodwill before for shop use. Although I've bought receivers, etc. from them and had good luck I've never bought a player that worked.
     
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    A Sony Playstation 2, in either original large format or the later slimline, makes a very good DVD player. The PS2 to SCART lead has audio breakouts for phono.
    You'll need the Sony remote, which doesn't cost much.

    Advantages :
    • Very good DVD player
    • Above average CD player, should the need arise.
    • It's a PS2, so some great games for next to nothing second hand
    The disadvantage, from your list of requirements is it doesn't support resume.

    An Android TV box, or Raspberry Pi, with an external USB DVD drive + USB DAC opens up new realms to you. VLC, Kodi + a plethora of other programs await. DVD playback, CD playback, rip your CD collection to FLAC and have a jukebox. A decent TV box would allow you to play DVD ISO images from a memory stick or attached drive too. Note the Pi and TV boxes generally have mildly crappy audio output aside from their HDMI, hence the USB DAC. Night and day difference in the sound quality via the DAC.

    DVD players have come and gone in our house. Cheap ones just don't seem to last well, despite not getting that much use. Our original release PS2 soldiers on regardless.
     
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