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Generic DVD Player - $29.95 @ OO.com.au with warranty + cashback + velocity rewards

Posted By: Brad, posted 2007/07/14 11:11
OO.com.au have this cute, but unattractive DVD player for a shockingly low $29.95. It's certainly the lowest price I've seen for any type of DVD player. Ever. It even comes with a promising 12 month warranty.
Expiry date:2007/07/18
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  • Brad2007/07/15 02:15:18
    http://www.oo.com.au/prod/ELTE-2258/2m.jpghttp://www.oo.com.au/prod/ELTE-2258/6m.jpg
  • admin2007/07/15 08:40:45
    yea fugly. Few more years yet before the 1980's VCR look is back in vogue. Can anyone tell me what it is that constitutes the difference between high end and low end dvd players ? Not so much in the fruit that goes with them but the pure quality aspect.
  • ozpete2007/07/15 10:17:58
    admin
    yea fugly. Few more years yet before the 1980's VCR look is back in vogue. Can anyone tell me what it is that constitutes the difference between high end and low end dvd players ? Not so much in the fruit that goes with them but the pure quality aspect.


    fugly? - how can this be! its part of the Platinum Range....:w00t:

    Cheaper because its only 2CH audio output. But it's indicative of what DVD players really cost to make. A packet of screws at Bunnings costs $5 and how much assembly is required there. Guess this maybe a closeout at cost as there probably isn't too much demand for these now, even with the retro look.

    Would the 12 months warranty be worth sending back - I recently had a Remote control boat I bought for $20 that needed warranty repair. Postage alone for return was $15, and then if after repair it broke down again within the warranty period , yep another $15 mail in.

    An then theirs the waiting while its being repaired...
  • admin2007/07/15 19:32:58
    Is there any real difference in the output quality on the video side?

    I'm asking because I cant really see how there would be. I can understand with a computer that price of the video components will be a factor in the quality because there is so many other processes going on at the same time but thats not really the case with a dedicated DVD. All it has to do is process the video and audio. I guess it probably comes back to optional extras - like multi formats and regions and like you say 2 channel audio vs 5 channel etc.

    My wonderings come from thinking a Denon might cost you $500 whereas this is 29....so hows the extra justified.


    :) at 29 bucks it would be a more a disposable than a return for warranty.
  • nod2007/07/15 19:55:02
    The value comes down to how long it will last though, which is a hard call.
    If it only lasts for a week then it is not worth the 29 bucks but if it works for a year... :w00t: complete bargain :D
  • ozpete2007/07/17 09:41:37
    Agree with Nod - life expectancy vs price paid is one factor - and also the pain factor - having to go without while is being repaired/replaced. But as for true reliability ie which is better over time guess we'll never know.

    Other factors that magazines like choice look into are.

    Video quality - sound quality - Ability to play scratched or damaged disks - functions available - remote control user experience - construction strength, in case you drop it etc - power usage, the environmental factor.

    unfortunately the above always requires testing, which takes time, and by then it models change...

    You can also check out http://phorums.com.au/ where they often have user reviews, not 100% as we really don't know who is really giving the review, but its a start.

    Plus the snob factor, which I guess is of lesser importance to us buckscoop bargaineers.
  • admin2007/07/17 09:59:48
    :D - snob factor....
  • diider2007/07/17 10:22:19
    Can i recommend that anyone who wants a 2.1 dvd player should head to toys r us cus they have one tiny one for $23.95 i think. And it looks cute too.. And it comes in pink , black and white I think.
  • admin2007/07/17 16:59:40
    and it works ????
  • diider2007/07/17 17:02:45
    LMAO. Yeah and it works. and its tiny , which is good!
  • nod2007/07/17 17:30:40
    how long for? :D
  • diider2007/07/17 17:37:32
    LMAO. god knows but yeah it's an awesome price. so who cares whether it works or not ?:P:P
  • nod2007/07/17 18:01:59
    :D
    Not much of a bargain if it doesn't work
  • diider2007/07/17 19:43:08
    Laughs, I just asked my mate who bought one for his niece. It works. And beautifully too!
  • Brad2007/07/17 19:49:27
    A bit of a surprise Diider.



    But for how long? =]
  • nod2007/07/17 19:51:44
    I guess for the price you can't really go too wrong... kids break loads of things all the time anyway so better to buy a cheapie first up (maybe even two) so they are easy to replace :D
  • diider2007/07/17 21:29:01
    Exactly what i thought. Things now arent really built to last anyway to be honest. Everything is pretty much disposal. Welcome to the new generation I say. Where virtually anything can be replaced.
  • nod2007/07/17 21:36:26
    :( sad but true
  • wheadle2007/07/17 23:59:11
    looks like et
  • sandgroper2007/07/18 00:07:48
    I have had better results with el cheapo dvd players with them playing everything thrown at them than I ever did by buying top end players. Most generic stuff has the same basic board/chipset inside and can made to play any region easily after a quick google for remote codes.

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