Tips for buying a DVD

If you are thinking of changing your DVD player, or simply want to buy a new equipment, we indicate what you must  consider yeebia when purchasing your new player.

Physical characteristics of your DVD

Traditional DVD: the most classic of formats, and which reproduces the appearance and mode of operation of old VHS videos. Although the height of the first ones was a factor to take into account, in a short time their size, in this regard, began to reduce considerably, until reaching devices with a height of approximately one third of that of the reproducers first generation.

DVD recorder: In addition to the functions of a player, and thanks to its connection to the antenna input (through which the TV signal reaches your home), it also allows you to record your own DVDs with what you are watching on TV at the time. With many of them, it is possible to fill, little by little, the disk, as was the case with VHS tapes.

DVD recorder with hard disk: It is probably the best option, since it allows you to record television broadcasts on your hard disk, watch them afterwards, edit them (their functions in this regard are usually basic, but very interesting) and, if you decide you want to permanently save something you have recorded on the hard drive, transfer it to a disc.

Portable DVD, to be able to play the DVD content anywhere they have a screen and integrated speakers and some other additional functions such as MP3 or photo viewing. Possibly the best resource for parents who must take a multi-hour road trip with their little ones. Such a device, a DVD of Dora the Explorer and the classic questions Is there a long way to go? and have we arrived yet? They will go down in history.

DVD Blu-Ray: The (at least in theory) successor to the DVD. It has much more capacity than traditional DVD, multiple soundtracks and other types of content. It is the type of player that is best worn with Full HD televisions, since most of the titles published in this format are in high definition, with a minimum of 720 pixels and an optimal resolution of 1080 pixels.

Technical characteristics

Once you have chosen the model of the player that best suits your needs, it is convenient to consider a series of characteristics.

  • The size, although it may seem a very obvious aspect, it is important that your DVD does not have an excessively bulky size and that it is light as well as resistant,
  • The quality of the sound. Most DVD manufacturers will assure us that they offer us a Dolby Surround with the purchase of their player model, be wary of that, since with the player you only have half the equipment. The sound quality will only be such if you have a set of speakers that you can connect to your player and your TV. If you want top quality sound, make sure your TV and player are compatible with a home cinema. We recommend that to optimize the sound experience your DVD player has an optical audio output.
  • It is convenient for your player to be able to read formats such as CD-R and CD-RW so that you can watch your movies in older formats or be able to record them on a conventional CD.
  • Make sure that your new player has an HDMI connection, which allows the image and sound to be of a better quality and you can watch your movies with a superior quality. If for any reason it does not have an HDMI output, it is essential that you have another type of cable such as component video or S-Video and audio through RCA cables.
  • Choose a player with a USB port, they are very useful since you can connect your USB key or similar devices directly to the DVD and enjoy all your stored files, without having to transfer them to CD or another format compatible with the player.
  • In addition to these technical recommendations, you must bear in mind that most DVD players have the functions of playing jpg, wma, svcd formats and you can listen to FM AND AM. Make sure that your new DVD player is compatible with the following most common formats on the market: MP3, JPEG, DIVX, AVI, MPG, MKV and H.264