Proscan Progressive Scan DVD Player


#1

#2

I don’t care what you say, people still use DVD players.


#3

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a region-free hack for this player (you need this to play foreign DVDs)


#4

It’s cheap, it’s small and will be great in the kids room since you dont need to worry about breaking this thing.


#5

I may have to grab me one of these. I’ve always had better luck with these else cheapo DVD players than with higher end models. red one I have now, from a previous wooting, is fancier but head several shortcomings like the time display press (countdown vs count up, chapter vs title) are buried in a deep menu, and it doesn’t have its own volume controls.

but if you can’t region-zero it, maybe not.

hmmmm…


#6

Won’t play Dvix but they list Kodak picture disk?

how weird. who has a pile of those laying around.

there is no usb in for your thumb drive.

seems to me at 15.00 and shipping this is still a stretch.


#7

Boy these things have gotten so small and cheap. I can remember when I bought my first DVD player. It was a few weeks after the 9/11 attack and I was still shaken up. I needed a way to distract myself so I found a DVD player that was being discontinued and was on sale at a local Circuit City. I can’t remember who the manufacturer was, but it was one of the big name brands. Possibly Pioneer or JVC.

I finally got it for about $130 (even cheaper than the advertised price of $150) because the entire stock had sold out and all that was left was the floor model. It was behemoth of a device taking up almost as much room as the receiver/amplifier. The tray was in the middle and looked tiny compared to the box.

I used that monster for several years before replacing it with an XBox 360 (then later a Blu-Ray player) both of which I bought from Woot.

I eventually sold that old DVD player to a co-worker a few years ago so I could buy that XBox 360.

Man how time flies, items change and prices drop.


#8

Not even HDMI? What’s the point?


#9

These are standard 480p without any upconverting. So no need for an HDMI output.


#10

Please don’t laugh at my lack of tech knowledge, but…

My desktop PC disc drive is broken and all I ever used it for was watching DVDs.

Could this be hooked up to a computer for that purpose?


#11

Some computers have video connections for recording, and if not, you can sometimes get them for $15-25. Yes, $20 to connect a $20 player. And it will be a bit clunky to actually use it.

If you are dealing with an older monitor, it probably has a VGA connector, squarish with 15 pins, usually blue. You can get an adapter between Svideo (the round connector with 4 pins that this has) or component video (the three orange, blue, and green plugs) and VGA, and connect this instead of the computer. But again, that will probably cost $10 or more with shipping.


#12

I’m pretty sure that if you told me in 2000 or 2001 that DVD players would eventually sell for $15.99, I wouldn’t have believed you.


#13

My first one (80s) was close to $400.


#14

Sigh . . . that’s a shame. Thanks for saving me quite a bit of time, though.


#15

90s? Or are you talking about a CD player?


#16

For about this same price you can replace the drive in your computer. It is not as hard as it seems. Open the case remove a couple of wires and screws and put in the new drive with the original wires and screws. You just need to know if you have a SATA drive or IDE.


#17

Think about this…

This player at $15 costs LESS than some of the DVD discs that you’ll put in it!!! I’m sure that my earliest DVDs cost more than that when I got them.


#18

That’s what I’m thinking. I remember sitting in 8th science reading a magazine article about how great Men in Black would look on this new DVD tech!


#19

what a great deal! will work perfect for my bedroom!


#20

I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago. It works fine and does a good job. For some reason, I couldn’t get the S-Video connector to work. It plugs into both my TV and the DVD, but it did not work, so to use this I used the red, white yellow cables. The picture is fine, the remote is a bit clunky.

I have owned five DVD players or DVD/VHS players so far and the cheap ones seem to last longer than the expensive ones. None has been as reliable as the VHS players I have owned.Two years is the longest a DVD player has lasted me.

I am very careful with the player and the disks and I have no kids.