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      06.05.2012 21:03

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      Who needs expensive and fancy when this is just as good

      I bought this DVD player once the digital switchover began. There is no point in me buying a whole new TV just for the bedroom that would be used a couple of hours a week so decided to just get a DVD player for when movies in bed was needed.
      My last combo DVD / VCR player had recently died so I wanted one in a hurry without having to trawl through websites to find one. I popped into Asda and saw this one there for £17.
      It's not fancy but it does the job!
      The small size means it can sit on top of my TV unit without having to balance the TV on top of it (which wouldn't work anyway as it is top loading)
      Setting up was very easy just plug it in and go. Although it is best to be aware that there was no scart lead supplied with it and this is essential to connect it to the TV. This was not obvious from the packaging but thankfully we had a spare one lying about.
      To be honest I wasn't expecting much for £17 but was genuinely surprised by this wee gem. It plays the DVDs at a high quality, it can play multi region DVDs, it's compact and was easy to set up.
      The remote that it comes with has my favourite feature of the ability to mute it with the DVD remote, no need to go fumbling around for the TV remote in the middle of a movie if needed.

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      15.09.2011 16:20
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      A great DVD player for those on a budget.

      I love movies. I don't watch much television but I love to watch films. So naturally this requires a DVD player. Having previously used our Play station to watch DVD's on I felt that we should get an actual machine. I happened to notice this one in Asda whilst doing my weekly shop. It was on offer at £17. My husband thought it would be rubbish but I figured its a DVD player, all I want it to do is play DVD's. So I took the risk and bought it there and then........the risk paid off as this is a great little machine. I cant understand why anyone would pay more!

      This is a nice small compact machine which is very slim. I think that it looks sleek and classy. It isn't covered in buttons and lights and so it sits neatly in the television unit unobtrusively. It is black in colour so it will go with most televisions and isn't garish enough to offset any décor etc. (I think these things are important, lol).

      It was really easy to set up this machine, the cables are a good size which is useful if your plug sockets aren't right next to the machine. However it is important to not that this machine didnt come with a scart lead and so this would need to be gotten separately if this is required for your television set. We had a spare one anyway so this was not an issue for us. This is easily connected to to the television and when turned on the picture is very clear. This DVD player plays DVD's with no problems, the picture is clear the sound is good and to be perfectly honest I couldn't tell the difference between this machine and our much more expensive one upstairs. It's is also multi regional player which is great as this means it can play DVD from other countries. This means you can buy foreign DVDs (often for much less) and enjoy them in the same way you normally would. I surprised to see this feature in such a low priced machine.

      This machine comes with a basic remote control which is really handy but I find it a bit frustrating as the infra-red can only be picked up if pointed directly at the unit, which can make for some shuffling around. But generally that doesn't really matter.

      Is this a top of the range machine? No. Is it a good machine? Yes. Does it work well? Yes.

      Overall, It works, it works well. It plays the DVD's. If your looking for a cheaper machine that looks and performs well I would check this out. Why pay more??

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      06.02.2011 15:35
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      Great little dvd player for a great price.

      My old dvd player was clicking randomly making it very hard to watch dvds at all. I found the Asda SP DVDTL01 online at asda direct and was so impressed with the price that I ordered one. I wasn't expecting alot for the money but have been pleasantly surprised by it. It's a nice compact size so you don't need a lot of room for it, I have a very thin unit and wouldn't fit a full size dvd player on it but this is perfect. It's also multi regional which is a big bonus for me as my son has some dvds from the US and these play great on it and lastly it is so easy to set up and use it would be perect for a first dvd player for a child as it's not too expenisve either. All in all it'a a great little dvd player for a really good price.

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      It's currently online at £19.95 with a £4.95 delivery charge. There is the option of collecting in store but this says it's only free with orders over £25 and only in selected stores.


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      This product is not supplied with a scart lead so remember this if you don't have one. The box is an asda smart price box so looks rather unintresting but the dvd is packed well. I can't say how long it takes to set up as my sister did it while I got my son ready for bed but was under 5 mins and my unit for it is in a corner and the plug socket is very hard to get to so will probably take even less time.


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      All in all it'a a great little dvd player for a really good price even with the cost of delivery it's still cheaper than most on the market. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new dvd and doesn't want to spend a huge amount.

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        04.12.2010 00:06
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        100% recommended

        Having used my last DVD player till it whirred to an end (damn these cheap players which only last 6 years!) I needed to look for another and quick especially with these cold nights upon us where I just want to get into bed put a dvd on and stay warm.

        First stop in my hunt for a DVD player was my local Argos clearance store where I found the cheapest DVD player was £100 well that's not a bargain for me so I went off to Asda sure they would be able to help me with my quest and I was right. Now this DVD player seemed to be packaged in 2 ways in Asda one in the Smart Price Packaging and one in The Asda own packaging either way it was £20 it just depends what packaging you prefer.

        The DVD itself it quite compact and sits neatly on top of my TV it is a DVD player which opens at the top so you do need to put it somewhere where you are able to fit the lid open. It comes with av leads which are the ones which are different colours and push into the coloured holes in your tv these maybe at the back, side or in our case front of tv. As the holes on our tv are at the front I chose to use a scart lead instead as I sit the player on top of the tv. Luckily it has a scart socket but does not come with a scart lead this was not a problem for me and I am sure most of us have scart leads these days. It does tell you clearly on the box that you will need to get one if you don't already have one though so you can't really complain.

        The dvd player also comes with a remote control which requires 2 aaa batteries which were also supplied. The remote has a standby button, number buttons a mute, subtitle, angle, prog, goto, audio, display, return setup to name but a few basically lots of things I will never use it of course has play, pause, stop, skip scene and fast forward and rewind which are the main buttons used lets face it.

        Inside the box you get a quick guide which is 6 six steps to get the DVD player up and running. It shows you pictures of what you should have in your box - the player, av lead, remote and batteries, next step pop batteries in remote, then use av leads to connect the DVD player to your tv here is where I used my scart lead. Next up plug the DVD player in and press the power button, switch your tv to av or in my case the tv automatically switched to scart, last but not least open the top by pressing the eject button on top which is one where you press down to release the lid and away you go your DVD should automatically play if not you should press play or take it back to the shop if its broke lol. Now I managed to do all of this without looking at the instructions in less than 5 minutes it was really easy. You also get a user guide with the DVD which is more detailed on how to set up the DVD player and tells you what all those buttons you will never use do. If you loose your remote you are only going to be able to press play / pause or stop so I have to keep my remote in a safe place for those DVDs with series on, its a real pain when you can't select what you want to watch.

        The DVD is able to play multi format discs so is able to play cds and DVDs which have been made on your computer of family pictures or films maybe lol. It can also play music cds which is good if you want a bop around the living room with the music coming from your tv speakers.

        When the DVD player is on it is not noisy like some players I have owned and my disks all play smoothly with a good picture quality and no jumping which is what I wanted. The sound quality is also excellent.

        I give this DVD player 5 stars you can't complain for only £20 it is excellent value for money.

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          18.01.2010 09:49
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          All in review -------- Make your own mind up

          DVD player were brought out to replace the VHS video tapes. We all remember the big clumpy tapes, they took up so much room but with the compact DVD they take up less than half room. Must more handier for people who have less room to store thing and people like me if you like to be up to date with the latest equipment that is available to buy.

          My little girls argue over who is watching what and to save time and a headache for myself I decided to buy another one so that they can both watch what they want. I wanted something that was easy to use and suitable for my 4 year old to be able to use herself, not forgetting a cheap one as I also like a bargain, who doesn't a?




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          The cute, black, DVD player is small enough to fit in one hand. It measures at H4.2 x W26.0 x D22.5 cm. It has one scart socket that allows you to plug a scart lead from the DVD player to the television, however it doesn't come with a scart lead so you will need to buy one. You can buy them from the pound shop or even from the ASDA website so £2, lets face it its not really breaking the bank is it? It comes with one years Lengths of parts guarantee and one years Length of labour guarantee. It also comes with a standard size remote control and is dolby, digital compatible. The player plays DVDs, Cds, and MP3s.





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          Where Can I Buy This From?
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          I bought it from ASDA,If you are wanting to know a bit more information about the product you can have a little look on the website to see the product and a little bit about it. I have listed the link below all you have to do is search DVD player.


          http://direct.asda.com


          You will probably already know is that that there are different ways that you can order the product. You can phone the store to either reserve it or make a home delivery for you. You can pick up in store or get them to deliver it but the number to call is a 0845 number that will cost you a pretty penny, so I would probably recommend the best option is pick up in store.


          If you do order it online to be delivered please note that there is a delivery charge of roughly £5 so bare that in mind if you do wish you get it delivered.





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          Strangely enough I am very surprised that the online price and in store price is different. I normally find that the online price is cheaper but this time it is the opposite way about. Online the DVD player is available to purchase for £20.00 and in store it is available to buy at £17.00.





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          My Overall Opinion
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          When I seen this DVD player sitting on the shelf for some reason the plain white and green box with a picture of the DVD player caught my eye. Funny really because when I look at it now it is rather plain and boring but compared to when it was sitting on the shops shelves it was eye catching and the price certainly caught my eye too. £17.00 well..... £19 really as I had to a scart lead but still a really good buy.


          When I opened the box the DVD player was secured with polystyrene around it, to save it getting damages or broken. The box was pretty small too which cuts down on waste of paper and so on, and the cardboard can also be recycled.


          Once the DVD player was out the box it was pretty easy to set up. I took the scart lead out of the packaging and attached one end to the television and the other side in the DVD player. I switched my TV on, pressed the on/off switch on the player and it come on straight away. Soon as the DVD asked me what option if I wanted I pressed the play button.


          There are three switches on the DVD player, on/off, open/close, and play/pause. All three buttons are easy to press and are placed on the right hand side of the player. When they player opens it doesn't open like normal DVD players where the disk opens out. There is a little indentation that you press for the plastic "lid" to pop up, and to close the player all you do is press the plastic "lid" down.


          Although I haven't had to use the remote control my youngest like to remind me that there it is there by removing it from the TV unit and dropping it on the floor even now and then. And yes it is sturdy enough that it has been damaged or broken. It is a black stylish remote that has different colour buttons in different parts of the remote to make it easier to find the right button you are wanting to use. For example the bright red button is to switch the DVD play on or off, the grey buttons are numbers, and function buttons, and blue buttons are for the main buttons that you will need which is play, stop, fast forward ect.


          There are special features on this player which I am going to list below:

          ~Subtitles
          ~Angles
          ~Audio
          ~Display
          ~Zoom
          ~Set up
          ~Title
          ~Menu


          I think over all considering everything that I have mentioned above and the fact that I have not any problems with this product I would give full marks of 5 out of 5 and would highly recommend. If my 4 year old can manage to work this them you will be fine:o)

          I hope that my review was of some use to you, thank you for taking the time to read it, it is very much appreciated. Thanks again.

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