We bought this DVD player a couple of years ago and it's still going strong now. I'm not particularly technical, but this little bit of kit is fantastic and was so easy to set up I'm pretty sure that a child could do it (not that I would let them). You can connect it to your tv with a SCART lead or RGB. The instruction manual was sufficient and easy to follow. I like the look of the player, being black it matches all the rest of our kit near the tv. The remote control has a lot of buttons on it, but I only really use a few of them and it's reasonably straight-forward to use.
Not only does this player run DVDs and CDs but it also has a USB port that you can put flash drives into. This means you can look through your photos without burning them onto a CD, which I find quite handy.
When watching DVDs the picture is crisp and clear and we've had no problems with it over the last two years. I bought this for around £40 but I see on here that they are advertising it for less than £30 now, which is fantastic value in my opinon. I've found LG as a brand to be reliable, affordable and easy to use, so all in all I am impressed!
I have had this DVD Player for about a year and a half and it has proven to be a good buy. We have had an LG Television in our house for around 6 years and we have found the brand to be pretty economical in the market place, and good quality.
We have DVD Players connected to every Television in the house. I admit perhaps we don't watch that many DVDs often, but due to the price of them thesedays they have got a pretty cheap part of Technology.
I picked this up for £41.99, but see that you can now get this for as low as around £30 which I think is a great price.
This looks like the picture - not that you can really see much of it in the picture. It is quite a thin unit and although it is quite long and wide, it will slot into a unit quite easily more so due to this being kind of slimline. The 1 image I get about Black plastic products is that I always think that the part where you press the buttons on this will go all shiny if you know what I mean. I have to say I usually use the remote control to operate this anyway. This has a silver coloured strip on it and the buttons are silver as well, so at least this jazzes the plain black up a bit.
This even says Hello to you on the little screen when you open this - how nice. Also this screen will tell you if there is any load Errors when loading the Disc up.
Connection wise you can connect this through HDMI, RGB Leads and Scart.
It is HD supported and also plays DIVX, WMA, MP3, CDR, CDRW and JPEG. You can even connect USB Memory Sticks to this (or Flash Drives since I have just wrote a review about them), So you can watch any Pictures from your PC on your TV without putting them onto a Disc.
The Remote Control is alright for this. Quite a lot of Buttons on this, but as usual i've only used a handful of them. The only remote Control i've seen that takes only 1 battery.
To set this up is easy enough. Just plug it in and either flick to a channel that you perhaps used your other DVD Player on if you had 1, or go through your Television channels until the LG screensaver comes up and you will know that you have found your channel.
Picture wise this is a good enough clear Picture. No faults with this at all in my eyes. When this is running is has a slight whiff to it, but it is pretty quiet. You will hear the fan a little bit, but nothing much.
A really good buy for a good product which Technology wise is a good buy
We were fairly late adopters to the DVD player, but seem to have gone through 4 or 5 machines in just as many years. Not might I add due to wanting updated models, but just that they keep dying on us. Gone are the days it seems that a machine will last for a good 10 years, so here is DVD player number 5, the LG DVX-482H.
When it comes to choosing a model, all I looked for is something that will play DVD's to be honest, we weren't even tempted by Blue Ray. So considering all the models in the storeroom did this, the next consideration was price. This was particularly priced well, on special offer for approx £47. It's LG, a brand which I know well and trust to at least last a few years - touch wood. It's very sleek, black finish with silver detail looks good and should fit in well with most tastes.
The off/on button is located on the front, and a very light touch will operate it, it's as if you don't really have to push it in. The green display will flash up "HELLO", followed by "LOAD" as it reads the disc, then it reverts to the time counter. The TV will display a big LG logo as it reads the disc. The eject/close is the next button which is a pretty quick drawer mechanism allowing you to load or remove the disc. Next you have a concealed USB socket which allows you to connect memory sticks, and external hard drives. The rest of the front is the Play, Stop and skip back and forward buttons. Round the back is the usual scart socket, an optical digital audio out port, coaxial out, Audio L/R out, Video Out, and 3 component out sockets. As with most modern players there's also a HDMI output, which I am not currently making use of, as I use scart.
It's a Full HD supported machine with upscaling if using the HDMI connection. It supports a wide range of formats including DIVX, Windows Media, DVD-Video, WMA, MP3, JPEG, CDRW, CDR as well as the multitude of disc formats around today. An interesting feature is the ability to record the audio of a disk directly through the USB socket onto a memory stick as an MP3 file at up to 320kbps. I've not had a chance to use this and to be honest probably won't either.
The remote is powered by just one AAA battery (included), and also have the facility to control the TV as well as the DVD unit. This doesn't seem to work with our Philips TV, but it has codes for LG, Samsung, Sony and others. The usual buttons are present including zoom, angle, subtitles and so on.
Setup of the unit is pretty straight forward, make your chosen connection and turn it on. Press the setup button on the remote and you'll be able to alter the language, time ,TV format (¤:3 or 16:9 Widescreen, settings for Dolby, DTS, MPEG, parental lock amongst other things. There's a screensaver which kicks in if you don't use the unit for some time whilst in setup mode.
In operation I've not noticed anthing outstanding about this DVD player. So far so good it's not had problems reading anything I've thrown at it (not literally) the picture quality is good both with video and photos, the sound is as you'd expect and everything seems in order. It's very quiet in use, apart from initial spin-up but nothing that'll hurt your ears.
I think for the money it's got a lot of features, some which I'll probably never use, but others which might become useful in the future, such as HDMI. It's pretty green in the fact that it has energy saving, and only 9 watts when in use and shuts itself off completely if there is nothing happening which I like. Now I just need a TV that shuts itself off when no-one is watching it, or when the ads are on at least.