Originally Posted by nickdawg
2000 or 2001. Back when they were really new and really expensive(I think it was over $150). Before DVD players became mainstreamed and now they have crummy, crappy ones at Walmart and Target for $25 around the holidays.
I don't want to replace it because it is good quality(a larger unit compared to the smaller, flimsy ones I've seen now) and it's a name brand(GE) not some unknown Japanese brand.
And they didn't even have DVDs in 1992.
I know they didn't have dvds in '92, I was just trying to exagerate a bit.
If you have an HD display, you owe it to yourself to get a better player. It doesn't have to cost a lot of money either.
The player you have may be "high quality", but the hardware inside is extremely outdated. Upgrading that player will GREATLY improve the picture quality of your dvds.
Since HDMI is all the craze, and if your display is not HDMI compliant, then you could probably pick up a used high end player for very cheap. Some people paid hundreds for those players just several years ago, and now lust for the new stuff and sell their old stuff for cheap.
Please realize, when I say cheap, I mean $100 or more for a player that may have retailed for like $799.
If that's not your cup of tea, there are still some quality players out there that can be had for less than $100, but then you get what you pay for too... and $100 doesn't buy much now_a_days