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It seems quite amazing to me, that something that was so expensive and state of the art, can now be so cheap.
I am possibly showing my age now, but there was a time when everyone had a VHS player and videos, then when DVD players came onto the market, they cost a couple hundred pounds - but like many things in the world of technology the prices eventually came down - now it is commonplace to have a dvd player in your living room.
I have three adult children, one has left home and has a family of her own, the other two are at university. I discovered when the students went off 18 months ago, that my house was looking empty, and not just of people!!
The DVD player in my living room was somewhat temperamental, so I decided to swap it for the one in my daughters bedroom - to find it wasn't there!! hers was so small, that it fitted in her suitcase and she took it with her.. so that was that.
As you may have gathered from my other reviews, I am not a brand name person - I like to think of myself as a Savvy Shopper, so I was on the hunt for a DVD player at a reasonable cost.
I researched what I actually needed a DVD player, which brought the cost down considerably.. We do not have any Blu-Rays, we do not play copied discs - we literally wanted something that would play a film, bought from a shop (Or in my case EBay or Amazon)
I found a nice little model in Tesco, the Samsung E360 DVD player, and was totally happy with the cost, at the time it was about £38 on some sort of promotional offer, today (February 2013) it is £29.99
It looks great to be honest, black, glossy and very stylish. I would have said that it was a much more expensive model than it actually is. So face value so far, top marks.
It has a remote control, which is simple to use. Stop, Pause, Eject, Forward, Reverse, Off-On - so top marks there - and 18 months on we are still on the original AAA batteries!
This DVD player has the facility to put a USB stick in it and watch films or view pictures etc taken from elsewhere - this is something that I have not done, so I wouldn't want to comment - however it sounds like a brilliant idea.
It plays Region 2 discs, which is UK and Europe format
It plays DVD, DVD R, DR, CD, CD RW, DVD Video, DVDR, DVD RW, MP3, DiVx (although I have to admit to not knowing what half of that means... it plays standard DVDs perfectly, for me that is great)
It's dimensions are 300mm x 42 x 208mm
In conclusion, good price, looks expensive, works great