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DVD Player and DVD Recorder Product Reviews and Picks

DVD Player and DVD Recorder Product Reviews and Picks

Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Review
Read my review of the Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc player. Besides Blu-ray, DVD, and CD disc compatibility, this player also features internet streaming and 4K upscaling.

LG RC897T DVD Recorder/VCR Combination - Product Review and Rating
The LG RC897T is a DVD recorder/VCR combo that records and plays most DVD formats and also records and plays VHS tapes. Dubbing of non-copyprotected VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS is also provided. The HDMI output and video upscaling makes the RC897T a good match for HDTVs. This unit has analog and DV video inputs, a USB input for digital images and...

LG RC897T DVD Recorder/VCR Combination - Short Review
The LG RC897T DVD recorder/VCR combo records and plays most DVD formats. The VCR section allows direct recording to VHS or dubbing of non-copyprotected video content from VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS. To find out if the LG RC897T is right for you, check out my review.

LG RC897T DVD Recorder/VCR Combo - Video Performance Test Results
The LG RC897T DVD recorder/VCR combo records and plays most DVD formats. The VCR section allows direct recording to VHS or dubbing of non-copyprotected video content from VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS. The HDMI output and video upscaling makes the RC897T a good match for HDTVs. This unit has analog and DV video inputs, a USB port for digital images...

LG RC897T DVD Recorder/VCR Combination
The LG RC897T DVD recorder/VCR combo records and plays most DVD and CD formats. The VCR section allows direct recording to VHS or dubbing of non-copyprotected video content from VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS. The HDMI output and video upscaling makes the RC897T a good match for HDTVs. This unit has analog and DV video inputs, a USB input for digital images and music, and a built-in ATSC tuner to comp…

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player - Short Review
With the demise of HD-DVD, Toshiba is now focused on improving the upscaling capabilities for DVD. With improved 1080p video upscaling capability over previous Toshiba upscaling DVD players, the XD-E500 delivers a very good picture on an HDTV. In addition, the user also has some control over sharpness, color, and contrast, which compensate for variations in DVD source quality. The Toshiba XD-E500 does provide good viewing of DVDs, but is not the breakthrough that its marketing materials suggest.

Toshiba XD-E500 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Test Results
Toshiba XD-E500 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Test Results. Screen grabs illustrating the video performance of the Toshiba XD-E500 using the Silicon Optix HQV DVD Benchmark Test Test Disc.

Toshiba XD-E500 Upscaling DVD Player
With the demise of HD-DVD, Toshiba has taken a path to improve the upscaling capabilities of standard DVD players. With improved 1080p video upscaling over previous Toshiba upscaling DVD players, the XD-E500 delivers a very good picture on an HDTV. In addition, the user also has some control over sharpness, color, and contrast, which compensate for variations in DVD source quality. Although not a…

OPPO Digital DV-983H DVD Player with HDMI Output and Anchor Bay VRS Processing
The OPPO DV-983H provides HDMI connectivity and upscaling using Anchor Bay VRS technology, which enables the DV-983H to deliver an excellent picture on an HDTV. In addition, SACD and DVD-Audio playback, as well as a rear mounted USB port for importing images and sound from flash drives are nice bonuses. The OPPO DV-983H takes DVD player...

OPPO Digital DV-983H Upscaling DVD Player - Short Review
The OPPO DV-983H is an upscling DVD player features HDMI connectivity and upscaling using Anchor Bay VRS technology. In addition, other features, such as SACD and DVD-Audio playback, as well as USB port for importing images and sound from flash drives adds more flexibility. For more details, read my short review.

OPPO Digital DV-983H DVD Player with HDMI Output and Anchor B…
The OPPO DV-983H is a DVD player that delivers what it promises. HDMI connectivity and upscaling using Anchor Bay VRS technology, enables the DV983H to deliver an excellent picture on an HDTV. In addition, other features, such as SACD and DVD-Audio playback, as well as a rear mounted USB port for importing images and sound from flash drives, add...

OPPO DV-983H 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Conver…
OPPO Digital DV-983H 480i/480p Deinterlacing and 1080p Scaling Conversion Test Results

OPPO Digital DV-980H DVD Player with HDMI and SACD/DVD-Audio
The OPPO DV980H is a feature-packed DVD player that delivers what it promises. HDMI connectivity and upscaling enables the 970HD to deliver an excellent picture on an HDTV. In addition, other features, such as DVD-Audio, SACD, and Divx playback add great audio and video flexibility. If you are looking for a new DVD player to use with that new...

OPPO Digital DV-980HD DVD Player with HDMI and SACD/DVD-Audio
The OPPO DV-980H is an upscaling DVD player that delivers an excellent picture on an HDTV. In addition, with SACD, DVD-Audio, and Divx playback, as well as a USB port for importing images and sound from flash drives, this player has a lot of flexibility. For more details, read my product description and short review.

OPPO Digital DV-980H DVD Player with HDMI and SACD/DVD-Audio
The OPPO DV-980H is an upscaling DVD player delivers an excellent picture on an HDTV. Additional features players include SACD, DVD-Audio, and Divx playback, as well as a USB port for importing images and sound from flash drives, add great audio and video flexibility. To find out if the OPPO DV-980H is the right DVD player for you, read my review.

OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player with HDMI, SACD/DVD-Audio, and Faroudja Processing
Check out my product description and short review of the OPPO DV981HD feature-packed DVD player that features HDMI connectivity, DVD upscaling, and Faroudja processing.

OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player with HDMI, SACD/DVD-Audio, and Faroudja -- Review
The OPPO DV981HD is DVD player that features 1080p upscaling via HDMI and Faroudja processing. In addition, other features, such as SACD, DVD-Audio, and Divx playback add great audio and video flexibility. Find out if the DV981HD is the right DVD player for you.

Pioneer Elite DV-46AV DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio Player - Short Review
The Pioneer Elite DV-46AV, in addition to Standard DVD, SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-Audio playback, also has the ability to play CDR/RW, MP3-CDs, and DVD-R/DVD-RW discs as outputting a progressive scan video signal and 720p/1080i upscaling via its HDMI output. The DV-46A, with its excellent DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio and Upscaled DVD playback...

NeoDigits Helios H4000 DVD Player with HDMI Output - DVD Player Product Review
The Helios H4000 is a DVD player with several innovative features. The H4000 can deliver 720p/1080i/1080p upscaled images through HDMI and/or component video connections. Also, Region Code Free DVD playback and PAL/NTSC compatibility add to its flexibility. For more, read my review.

HELIOS X5000 HD Network Media DVD Player - Short Review
The Helios X5000 not only delivers great video and audio via DVD upscaling and HDMI connectivity, but innovative features, such as complete recordable DVD compatibility, DivxHD, WMV9HD, and both Wired and Wireless Networking add great flexibility. For details, check out my product description and short review.

HELIOS X5000 HD Network Media DVD Player - Product Review
The Helios X5000 is more than a typical DVD player. Not only does the X5000 deliver good video and audio via DVD upscaling and HDMI connectivity, but innovative features, such as complete recordable DVD compatibility, DivxHD, WMV9HD, and both Wired and Wireless Networking add great flexibility. If you are looking for a device that is compatible...

OPPO Digital DV-970HD DVD Player with HDMI output and SACD/DVD-Audio Playback
The OPPO DV-970HD upscaling DVD player can output 720p or 1080i. If you own an HDTV with HDMI (or DVI) inptu you can play DVDs back in high quality. This unit has all video outputs and features you would expect, and then some, including: CD/CDR/CDRW/MP3/JPG playback and the addition of DVD-Audio, SACD, and DIVX playback. For more details, check...

OPPO Digital DV-970HD DVD Player with HDMI output and SACD/DVD-Audio Playback
Check out my product description and short review of the OPPO Digital DV-970HD upscaling DVD player that also features SACD and DVD-Audio playback.

Pioneer DV-490V-S DVD Player with HDMI Output - Short Review
The Pioneer DV-490V-S is a great basic DVD player, offering not only CD and DVD playback, but, with its HDMI output, you can take advantage of the increased capabilities of an HDTV. In addition, other useful features, such as its JPEG/MP3 Slideshow function, as well as Divx file playback, make the DV-490V-S a great deal for $99. For additional...

Pioneer DV-490V-S DVD Player with HDMI Output and 720p/1080i Upscaling
The Pioneer DV-490V-S is a great basic DVD player, offering not only CD and DVD playback, but also provides 720p/1080i upscaling. Other features include JPEG/MP3 Slideshow function, as well as Divx file playback. For more details, read my review.

LG LRY-517 Super-Multi DVD Recorder/VCR Combo - Product Preview
Read my review of the LG LRY-517. This unit not only combines a DVD recorder and VHS VCR, but it can record in all currently available recordable DVD formats.

Pioneer DVR-233-S Entry Level DVD Recorder - Product Review
The Pioneer DVR-233S is an entry level DVD recorder that has great features and performs well. DVD-R/-RW are the formats it records. Inputs include composite and S-video. Outputs include composite, S-video, and component video (both interlaced and progressive scan), as well as including both analog and digital audio outputs. If you are looking...

Pioneer DVR-233-S Entry Level DVD Recorder
If you are looking for solid entry level DVD recorder, check out the Pioneer DVR-233S. For more details, read my product description and short review.

Presidian PDR-3222 Entry-Level DVD Recorder - Product Review
The Presidian PDR-3222 is an entry level DVD Recorder, sold primarily through Radio Shack, that offers multi-format DVD recording at an extremely low price point. The PDR-3222 doesn't offer many of the more advanced features and conveniences of higher-end, name-brand, units - but it might be right for you. For more details, read my review.

Presidian PDR-3222 Entry-Level DVD Recorder - Short Review
The Presidian PDR-3222 is a DVD Recorder, sold primarily through Radio Shack, that offers multi-format DVD recording at an extremely low price point. To find out if this DVD recorder is right for you, check out my product description and a short review.

NeuNeo HVD2085 Upscaling DVD Player - Short Review
Check out my product description and short review of the NeuNeo HVD2085 upscaling DVD player.

NeuNeo HVD2085 DVD Player with HDMI Output and 720p/1080i/1080p Upscaling -...
Read my review of the NeuNeo HVD2085 DVD Player region code free upscaling DVD player.

OPPO Digital OPDV971H DVD Player with DVI Output and 720p/1080i Upscaling -...
The OPPO Digital OPDV971H is a DVD player that provides 720p/1080i upscaling using Faroudja process via its DVI output. For an indepth look at this, and other features of the OPDV971H, read my review.

Pioneer DVR-533H-S DVD Recorder/Hard Drive Combination - Product Review
The Pioneer DVR-533H Recorder/Hard Drive combo, is a reasonably priced unit that provides performance and flexibility for those entering the world of DVD recording. Users can record on either DVD or to the 80GB hard drive. Contents on the hard drive can be copied to DVD. For more details, read my review.

JVC XV-NP10S Progressive Scan DVD Player - Region Code Free Version
The JVC XV-NP10S is a great basic DVD player, offering not only CD and DVD playback, but, with its memory card reader you can also play back your favorite digital camera phots. However, in its Region Code Free version with it built-in PAL-to-NTSC converter, this DVD player also becomes very practical for those that have the need for a unit that...

JVC XV-NP10S Progressive Scan DVD Player - Region Code Free Version - Review
Check out my review of the region-code free version of the JVC XV-NP10S progressive scan DVD player.

Philips DVDR985 DVD+R/+RW Format DVD Recorder - Short Review
Despite the quagmire over standards and compatibility with current DVD playback technology, Philips shakes up the market with a reasonably priced DVD recorder.

Guide Picks: DVD Recorders
It is getting a little harder to find a DVD recorder these days, but they are still out there if you know what to look for. Check out my current list of suggestions. Updated periodically.

DVD Recorder - VHS VCR Combinations
Check out my listing of DVD recorder/VHS VCR combination units that allow you to transfer non-copy-protected VHS tapes to DVD and allow you record directly onto DVD from your camcorder or other source.

Top Picks: Universal DVD Players
Check out my picks for Upscaling DVD players can also play DVD-Audio Discs and SACDs.

Upscaling DVD Players
As a result of the introduction of HDTV, most DVD players now come equipped with upscaling capability. Check out my list current list of favorites.

DVD Player/VCR Combos - Top Picks
Here are some suggestions for DVD player/VCR combos.

Kiss Technology DP-470 DVD Receiver - Product Review
Read my review of the Kiss Technology DP-470 DVD player/receiver combination.

Samsung DVD-HD931 DVD Player - Product Review
The DVD-HD931 performs well as a standard DVD player, with extensive playback options, great video quality, and the outputs you need to connect to any home theater system. However, this DVD player also has the ability to provide 720p or 1080i upscaling via a DVI output. For more details, check out my review.

Philips DVDR75 DVD Recorder - Review - User Submission
Read a review of the Philips DVDR75 DVD Recorder written my one my readers.

Tatung DV-990 Region Code Free/Multi-System DVD Player - Review
Read my review of the Tatung DV-990 region code free DVD player.

Samsung DVD-HD931 HD-Compatible DVD Player - Short Review
Check out my product description and a short review of the Samsung DVD-HD931 upscaling DVD player.

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