Dvd player

vbimport

#1

My old dvd player is more or less dead. I picked up a Philips dvp 5140 today to replace it, it was on sale at Bestbuy for $38.

Upside
It plays any dvd I throw at it

Downside
poor quality video (bitrate is 1/2 of my old sony)
video aspect ratio - it is playing some widescreen movies as fullscreen, changing the aspect ratio on the dvd player doesn’t help.

So I am going to return the player and wanted your opinion of 2 other players in the same price range.

  1. Sony DVP NS67PB
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10086189&catid=20208&logon=&langid=EN

  2. Toshiba SD 4100
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10100847&catid=20208


#2

I would go with the toshiba as it has a s-video hook up and the sony does not


#3

how is the toshiba for playing any DVD±R?


#4

The reviews at Amazon are not good.