Home Theatre: Buying a DVD Player

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DVD players are the most important component in a home theatre. In fact, the theatrical pictures and sounds that one expects from a home theatre would have been impossible without this wonderful gadget.

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Getting the Best from your DVD

When buying a DVD player ensure that it has wideband progressive scan capability at least. Progressive scan feature will make your DVD player useful to your home theatre system and will deliver better quality features.

However, if you desire more brilliant pictures on your high definition television (HDTV), you should ensure that you buy a DVD player with HD upconverting capability. To enjoy these HD capabilities connect your DVD player through the appropriate HD inputs DVI or HDMI.

Ensure Support for Multi-Formats

A DVD player as the name implies plays back DVDs. However, when you buy a DVD player ensure that it can playback multiple formats. Although this will not necessarily improve your home theatre experience, it will surely give you more value for money.

Recommended formats for your DVD player include DVD Audio, VCD, audio CD, mp3, DivX, etc. Some DVD Players also comes with a USB port that allows you watch videos and view photos as well as listen to music stores in your flash drive.

You may also wish to consider DVD player models with recording capability. Also, ensure that the DVD player you wish to buy supports Dolby digital sound system for theatrical sound.

Whatever the options you choose remember that you must also consider the cost/price. You must differentiate between the essentials for a home theatre and the add-ons. The DVD player essentials include the progressive scan or HD capability and Dolby digital sound system, the rest are add-ons.

However, DVD players are now very cheap these days. For as low as 6,000 Naira you can buy a good DVD player in Nigeria.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Home Theatre: Buying a DVD Player was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 23rd, 2016
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