Alba DVD 103 Reviews
Product Type: Alba DVD players
Description:Manufacturer: Alba / MP3 Playback: No / CD-R(W)-Playback: / Dolby Digital / Audio-Output: optical/coaxial / RRP (estimated): 131 £
Newest Review: ... when the audio is going through my TV its pretty meaty. Unlike many more expensive players the Alba has nice audio CD ... more
Customer Alba DVD 103 Reviews (10)
by - written on 03/03/01, updated on 03/03/01 (Very useful, 1420 readings)
I am well into technology and gadgets, but don’t have a lot of money to spend on them, so to me this product was ideal. As DVD players go the ALBA DVD-103 is certainly not the best, but it is one of the cheapest on the market at the moment. However just because it is not the best does not mean it is no good. This DVD player has the features that I need and the quality is pretty good too. The DVD player itself is a big silver box, this is lucky as we had to replace our video recently and that is also a silver box so it does not look out of place on my technology tower. The buttons are a bit on the big side and they are all square, no soft round ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/10/00, updated on 10/10/00 (Very useful, 1539 readings)
I was a little reluctant to go out and buy a DVD Player as I am waiting for when they bring out writable DVD Players so I can tape stuff off the telly. However a friend told me about this DVD player that he had heard about down at Toysrus (I know, not the usual place to find a DVD Player!), so I went down to check it out. All I can saw is that I am now a proud owner of the ALBA 103, priced only at £140. This is absolutely nothing for what it can actually do. The player itself has a slick silver finish with a stylish look to it, there isn't an abundance of buttons and dials on the front that make it look tacky, and it manages to look rugged without being as ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/04/02, updated on 11/04/02 (Very useful, 734 readings)
I was lucky enough to get this DVD player in exchange for my 'Proline 1000' player when it broke down under warranty. The main features are as follows; CD/DVD/VCD Playback Dolby/DTS compatible (no 5:1) 2 x Composite video out 1 x S-video out 1 x Scart 1 x Optical out 1 x Coaxial digital out 2 x Stereo phono out 1 x Headphone socket (Front) Functionality that i have not tested (have read about in reviews, but not on box & may be firmware dependant) Multi-Region out of the box (no hack required) CD-R / CD-RW compatible MP3 compatible The brushed silver design of the player is nothing to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/03/01, updated on 15/03/01 (Very useful, 932 readings)
If you want a simple cheap DVD player, you might consider the Alba 103. The thing that bugs me about DVD is that most DVD enthusiasts are kind of elitist. DVD is the perfect format for "home cinema", so a lot of people think that is what DVD always *must* be. I don't think this is true. I think that if/when I am living in a nice house and driving a nice car, I may want my living room to be a "home cinema". But right now I am in a tiny bedroom with a 14" TV. So there is a market for cheap DVD players, the kind of players that suit a 14" TV with a mono speaker. I don't need anything fancy, I just need a basic player ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/02/03, updated on 05/02/03 (Very useful, 486 readings)
I've had my Alba DVD-103 for about 2 and a bit years now. It came free with my dreamcast package at the time from Toys'R'Us and was replacing my super small Sharp player which had developed a fault. I didn't turn my nose up ata free DVD player, no sir-eee. But I didn't expect to be this pleased with the results. The player itself is a nice burnished silver affair and is chunkier than you'd expect from a player these days. However this player has something missing ont he cheaper players now-a-days, an LCD info panel at the front. A nice feature of this is that it has a number of brightness settings all set using the remote control. ... Read the complete review
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