Product Type: Wharfedale DVD players
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Wharfedale 750 DVD
Member Name: dooyoosoo
Wharfedale 750 DVD
Date: 07/07/00, updated on 07/07/00 (459 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, functional,aesthetic, multi region DVD player
Disadvantages: May not play every film on the market.
Available only at TESCO, I missed this DVD player the first
time around as TESCO rapidly sold out of them. I have recently been able to purhcase one however and,I now know why they sold out. This DVD player is remarkable value for money, it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and functional. It offers much the same capabilities as other DVD players that are on the market at the moment and is around 100 pounds cheaper than some of the other makes.
So what can you do with this DVD player? Well, you can play DVD's of course, but not only that, you can zoom in on scenes, you can pan around the scene, view a scene with subtitles and where the DVD allows, you can use the multi-angle viewing feature to enhance your movie enjoyment. It is also handy for playing audio CD's when your CD player
is temporarily out of order (;-)
Because there are only a few manufacturers of the DVD chips which decode and play the DVD's and mostly they are based in America, many DVD players bought in the UK will actually contain the same chips as in the US and can thus play DVD's purchased in the US if you enter a simple code. For this DVD player you need to open your disk tray and pop your DVD in. Then if you press 0,1,2,3 and then play - the DVD will be decoded successfully.
This can save you a lot of money as DVD's are on average around 30% cheaper than they are here. You can also get your hands on DVD's that are not yet available here which is a nice advantage. Another good thing about DVD movies is that you get so much more than just the film such as storyboard scenes, scenes that were cut from the feature, interviews with the cast and on some a video soundtrack or two.
One thing to bear in mind though, is that some of the cheaper DVD players will have trouble decoding and playing some DVD's with a higher ratio of special effects. One such film that has been troublesome is the Matrix however, I do not have the p
ersonal experience to state if it is definitely a problem for this model of DVD player.
Anyone out there who may have had difficulty with this or any other movie? If so, please add a comment and let us all know about it.