How to choose your DVD player
There is a large variety of DVD players available on the market waiting for customers. However, when you decide to purchase one, it is essential to be aware of the capabilities and flaws of each and every one of them. Here are a couple of things you should have in mind whenever you decide to go shopping.
1. Look for a DVD player that supports the formats you need, especially the most popular ones. There are some that pretend to read dozens of file types, but don't be fooled, as there are either some you will never use, or it doesn't offer good performance and quality when playing the important ones.
2. If possible, try to view the same video file played by as many DVD players on the same screen. This is very important in order to see the playing quality and performance each has to offer. Think of the format you will use mode and try to view it or ask a professional's opinion. Do not be fooled by the sample movies you are shown in showrooms as they are especially created to look good.
3. Unusually in the technical domain and especially when it comes to hardware, the design is extremely important. There are only a few advices needed here as it depends on everyone's tastes and preferences, Try and match the style and colors of the DVD player with the ones of your TV and speakers, so that they will look good together. Most producers offer a solution for the ones in doubt, producing home cinema systems that match the style of the screens. However, this is not always the best choice in terms of quality and performance, so be aware.
Having these in mind, it is time for you to go shopping. As a last advice and probably the most important, do not be fooled by the brand.