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After the digital switch over, I needed to buy a new TV and as my DVD player so years old, I decided to get a new one of those as well, seeing as I didn't have one with my at me university address. As I spent a fair bit on my TV, I didn't want to spend loads on a DVD player so I headed to Asda to see what their cheapest option was.
For £18, I walked out of the store with a brand new DVD player. On getting this home and taking it out of the box, I loved how small and compact it is. The actual size of this product is 36 x 21.5 x 3.3. My old DVD player is a bit of a beast so this one was very lightweight and easy to move around in comparison. The DVD player is black in colour and on the front it has a play/ pause, eject and on/ off button as well as the DVD tray. I know some DVD players have all sorts of extra settings buttons on the fronts of them but I liked how simple this one was. I don't want to have to mess around with a million setting on the front of a DVD player before I can even watch a film.
Installation is just as simple as the rest of the DVD player. All you need to do is plug it in to the wall and then connect a scart lead from the DVD player to the TV. The scart lead is not included with the product though but luckily I had a spare lying around anyway. As soon as this is done and you turn on your TV to the DVD setting and have turned it on, it should be picked up straight away. I do love a good plug and play product that isn't complicated at all. This DVD player does come with a remote control as all things like this should do and it also comes with batteries for that. The range of the sensor on the control is amazing. I have my DVD player situated inside of a bookcase that faces away from me. The sensor reaches around the bookcase and although sometimes I have to put it at a particular angle, it generally always works from no matter where. Not bad at all considering what I paid.
Sometimes with cheaper models of things like this, you can experience problems with picture quality etc. Not with this one though. The picture from DVDs on my TV screen is absolutely perfect. My TV wasn't exactly a really expensive one either or one of the best brands so that doesn't make up for the difference in a cheap DVD player. Also, sometimes you can experience discs not wanting to be played or skipping/ jumping during playback but I have had this for about half a year now and have not once had this happen to me. Fingers crossed that it never will happen either.
Although this is an extremely basic DVD player, it is well worth what I paid for it. I don't understand what the more expensive DVD players do so I don't see the point in buying one. All of that extra technology would be wasted on me so I won't be paying more than I need to. For £18 I got myself a really good but cheap DVD player.