I have a MAGNUM DVD PLAYER 2004 which is my third player and I would like to upgrade to a newer and better one. The reason why I want to ditch my current player is because almost half of my self made dvd’s didn’t work. Some didn’t load at all, others started hanging after an hour or half an hour. And it doesn’t seem to read DVDRW, although the manual says it does. Tried different brands, different burn speeds, different software,etc, and this for the last 2 years. They all work well on my pc though.
In google newsgroups they recommended me the philips dvp5960 but I went to an electronics store today and they said philips have lots of problems. Panasonic is better according to market studies and so on(we talked for about half an hour).
What’s important to me is reliability. If I insert a self made disc, I want it to play from start till finish. I looked on videohelp.com too but I don’t know what to think anymore, the one says this, the other says that in the reviews, and then there’s the google forums where they say that…
So then I thought if the cdfreaks don’t know it, nobody knows.
The player should have these features:
PAL, CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, VCD, SVCD, DivX, CD-MP3.
Also welcome but not strictly necessary:
PAL/NTSC so that I can play american dvd’s too (I’m in Europe >PAL) and a 5.1 RCA output for my surround set.
If you would like to know which software I use, here it is(although I do not want to start a software discussion here):
AVS Video Tools(only the video converter)
Nero 6 (esp Nero Burning ROM)
Thanks in advance for your help!