By: WM Rifdi

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Sunday, 7-Dec-2008 15:53 Email | Share | Bookmark
LG DV298H DVD Player - Personal review..

I got this from SenHeng for just over RM340.. Its a dvd player which supports HDMI and USB input.. Bought it cos at that time i got myself a HD ready tv with hdmi input.. Why bother with hd ready tv if you dont fully utilise it right? And the cheapest a hdmi supported dvd player at time with usb input capabilities is this baby alright.. checked around and a close competitor would be another player from philips costing just under RM400..

Well.. how does this dvd player perform? lets skip the dvd reading altogether cos HDMI + usb input is what its all about.. i need a decent player which can upscale to 1080i (read hd ready), reads the movie file from the thumbdrive and supports external subtitle files too.. all boxes ticked there.. 1 major flaw though.. the divx movie file read from the thumbdrive takes ages to load.. i've use my fair share of dvd players with divx and usb support (this LG is the 4th player i bought in 2 years!) and sadly this player takes the last spot in terms of speed.. sad indeed but a major flaw i had to overlook cos i'm just strap for cash at that time.. My suggestion.. buy the other philips(PLP-DVP5996K) dvd player!
Update - I've found another sub RM400 dvd player with HDMI and USB capabilities, its the Pioneer DV410! Check it out too if you can..

Shown above is the black version of my LG dvd player which is actually hard to find here, you can only get silver version.. But googling online for some sample pics of my silver model, i cant find any silver coloured version, only black!

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