• DVD Players
  • Nowadays, DVDs and DVD players are everywhere. With its high-quality digital picture, interactive bonus features, and ample storage space, DVD has become a part of our everyday lives. But more DVD players mean even more choices, and choosing the correct player can be a tough task. Yesasia.com has put together this handy guide to help you choose the best DVD player for your personal use, be it at home or on-the-go.
     
    Basic User:

    From time to time you might enjoy seeing a movie. You might have a few hours to burn, or you may wish to watch a DVD with a group of friends or family on the weekend. For you, DVDs are just a leisure-time activity, and nothing to be taken too seriously. You're not interested in spending a full month's salary on your DVD player; what you want is just a standard function DVD player that's reliable and simple to use. Here are the specifications of the DVD player you should be looking for:

    • Compatible with DVD/VCD/CD/MP3
    • Composite video and audio (L/R) output for connection to your television's composite inputs (the yellow, red, and white connectors on the back of your TV)
    • PAL/NTSC standard selectable to match your TV system
    • Built-in speakers and headphones output if you're planning to buy a portable DVD player
    • Region Free, so you can watch DVDs produced from anywhere in the world

    Intermediate User:

    You like all sorts of movies, as long as they're big ones. You belong to this level if you want to see all the big new movies as soon as they are released on DVD. You enjoy the high quality of picture and sound that DVD offers, and you like your viewing experience to be as close to the cinema as possible. Besides watching DVDs, you may use your player to play other media, like JPEG images, MP3 music files, MPEG format movies, or even Karaoke-enabled DVDs and CDs. Here are the specifications of the DVD player you should be looking for:

    • Compatible with SVCD/DVD/MPEG/JPEG CD/DVD-VIDEO/MP3
    • 5.1 channel surround sound support (Dolby Digital and/or DTS)
    • S-video output, component video output, and optical audio output
    • Microphone inputs for the Karaoke users out there
    • DivX playback or progressive scan

    Advanced User:

    Movies aren't something you do; they're a part of who you are. If you're this type of user, then movie watching is very, very important to you. You probably already know which connection and which cable will ensure the best quality and performance from your DVDs. You might even need to record television shows on your DVD player, or even archive them on recordable DVDs. You already know how to use most of the functions on your DVD player, and you're way ahead of the technology curve. Here are the specifications of the DVD player you should be looking for:

    • Compatible with DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+RW/WMA
    • 5.1 channel surround sound support (Dolby Digital and/or DTS)
    • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) video output, S-video output, component video output, and optical audio output
    • HDD (hard disk) storage or DVD recorder functions to record television shows and movies
    • G-code timer recording system


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