DVD players come in many shapes and styles. Use these tips to choose the one that’s right for you. Whether buying for yourself or a gift to give away, choosing the right DVD player can be a challenge. Several formats, sizeand features for DVD players mean that you can research hundreds before narrowing it down to the best one at the right price.
DVD Player Sizes
What size of player do you think you need? If you want a DVD player for a home entertainment system, look at how much space you have to work with in the chosen location. DVD players are typically wide so take careful measurements before you purchase one. Most DVD players come with a slot on the front that slides in and out for inserting the DVD. This is great if your space is limited in height.
You may want to go online and do your initial research on internet-based electronics stores. This is a great way to compare the largest number of available choices. A vertical DVD player, sits in an upright position, quite similiar to a vertical computer drive. There are also many different kinds of combination DVD/VHS players, which can come in handy if you still have your old VHS tapes.
Types of DVD Players
Once you narrow down the size you can begin comparing specific name brands and features. Again, a great place to start is online; get a sense of what’s available and then head out to your local “big box” electronics store and see the models in person.
Some of the features you’ll see include progressive scan, time-slip recording, EZ editing, zoom, slow motion, HD (high definition) DVD, front audio/video input jacks, CD-R/-RW playback, MP3-CD playback, D/A converter, favorite scene selection, TV Guardian, and many others. Some of the well-known brands include Philips, Coby, Emerson, Toshiba, Magnavox, Sanyo, and Panasonic.
In conclusion, to find the DVD player that’s right for you, go online and search by brand name, features, or price. To save time, check out a couple of online electronics stores to compare prices before you purchase. Taking the time to do a bit of research will pay off and your new DVD player is sure to give you years of quality entertainment!