Product Type: Sony DVD players
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My Black Magic Box
Sony DVP SR100B
Member Name: springtide
Sony DVP SR100B
Date: 12/10/10, updated on 01/11/11 (107 review reads)
Advantages: Great price and does the job.
Disadvantages: Small size of machine control buttons
About a year ago we bought a new tv a Sony Bravia KDL-32V2500 and were very pleased with its performance and sleek good looks so much so that the cheap and cheerful supermarket dvd player which sat underneath it looked out of place and got moved to end its days in the salty atmosphere of our boat. On with the hunt for a new dvd player we didnt want anything fancy, it was almost a case of form over function, but it had to look right. We didnt have to search for long in our local Spanish Mediamarkt store, we wanted to continue the Sony theme and sood we picked out the Sony DVP SR100 because of its ultra slim looks and the fact that its high gloss, black shiny finish really matched the tv. Also the stunning fact that it was about 43pounds! We couldnt go wrong and even bought the extended guarantee with it.
Keep it simple.
It Measures32cm on the front fascia by 20 cm deep and has a height of 2.5cm so you get an idea of how slim it is, I have not weighed it but believe me it is pretty light. On the front the controls are from left to right, the power button, then the disc entry, next the led panel which informs you in day glow green "on. off,load, etc" Next three buttons for open, play and stop. Thats it and thats all we wanted!
Ours did not come with a skart plug but we had one from the old dvd player so it was simple to connect to the tv. The power cable is long enough to connect to our socket bar (this is a Belkin surge protector as we get a lot of power surges. at the back of the tv (I would have measured it but the other half has it set up just so) anyway itīs long enough.
We were a bit hampered in that the instructions were in Portugese (maybe that is why it was cheap!), but the set up is simple and it has worked without a faylt for two years. Although we do not have speakers attatceh to it we can play a music cd as long as the tv is connected.
Great value for money if you want a simple dvd/cd player that looks sleak and slim and fits in a small space.
The only disavantage that it has is the size of the buttons on the machine itself which would definitely be difficult for someone with sight problems ,eg my Mum and Dad, to use . Apart from that I am a contented customer.
Fours stars from me.
Thank you for reading my review which may also bbe posted on Ciao under splishsplash
Summary: Looks great ,just what we wanted
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