Product Type: LG Electronics DVD players
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LG DVD 3200
Member Name: nwheatstone
LG DVD 3200
Date: 18/07/01, updated on 18/07/01 (294 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to set up
Disadvantages: Useless manual
Working in a video rental store I have had many people telling me of the delights of the world of DVD. Unfortunately, working in a video store means I haven't got much cash to spend on one. Routing around the internet I came across an ad for the LG3200E (multi-region) for £130.00 and decided to take the plunge.
I was pleasantly surprised on its arrival to discover a classy piece of equipment: slim, sleek, silver and with a scart lead. Unfortunately this is where my own problem started. The set-up manual made no sense to me (and I have set up many a home PC etc.). It suggested by use of large pictures (and little text) that a scart lead, audio plugs and s-video were needed. This was confirmed (I thought) when I could get a fantastic picture but no sound. The next morning a call to Richer Sounds (my supplier) cleared it up. Bad quality scart leads supplied by the manufacturer were the problem. I had a fiddle with the connections and sure enough the problem was solved.
That out the way, I cannot fault the machine in any other way. Picture quality is brilliant, sound good (I especially like the 'fake' 3-D surround sound option). Having not had a DVD player before I was not aware that it was particularly slow at reading the discs - it just gives me the opportunity to pour a glss of wine before the film starts!