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    I need some cheap DVD players!

    Does anyone know where I can get some dirt cheap DVD players?
    Nothing fancy just a simple DVD player to hook up to whiteboards

    Ideally around the 10 mark?

    I remember buying one in asda or tesco a while ago but they all seem to be closer to 20 now

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    Asda have them for 17.50. I think that's the cheapest you're going to find - inflation and the weak pound is hammering us on prices over here now. That's 14.58 exc VAT I believe.

    ASDA Sp Dvdtl01 Dvd Player | DVD Player | ASDA direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Asda have them for 17.50. I think that's the cheapest you're going to find - inflation and the weak pound is hammering us on prices over here now. That's 14.58 exc VAT I believe.

    ASDA Sp Dvdtl01 Dvd Player | DVD Player | ASDA direct
    If the PC is hooked up to the projector you can get cheap dvd rom drives and use vlc / media player home cinema or the likes to play the dvd content ?

    That or you normally get power dvd bundled ?

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    Last edited by creese; 21st June 2011 at 02:27 PM.

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    ebuyer its 15 pound so 11.99 ex vat

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If the PC is hooked up to the projector you can get cheap dvd rom drives and use vlc / media player home cinema or the likes to play the dvd content ?

    That or you normally get power dvd bundled ?
    Not what was asked though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Asda have them for 17.50. I think that's the cheapest you're going to find - inflation and the weak pound is hammering us on prices over here now. That's 14.58 exc VAT I believe.

    ASDA Sp Dvdtl01 Dvd Player | DVD Player | ASDA direct
    Thanks - It'll probably end up being those

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If the PC is hooked up to the projector you can get cheap dvd rom drives and use vlc / media player home cinema or the likes to play the dvd content ?

    That or you normally get power dvd bundled ?
    Yes all the whiteboards have computers attached to them, however the head want the dinner supervisors to be able to play a DVD during wet play etc and I dont think that the dinner supervisors will be able to get them playing through the PC!

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    They'll still have problems playing DVD's if you connect the DVD player to the whiteboard. You might have more luck if you connect it to the projector that projects onto the whiteboard...


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    Ah, but your projector probably presents a vga cable - how does that work with cheap dvd players (yup, got a similar problem!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    Ah, but your projector probably presents a vga cable - how does that work with cheap dvd players (yup, got a similar problem!).
    Every projector we have here has a composite input...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Thanks - It'll probably end up being those

    Yes all the whiteboards have computers attached to them, however the head want the dinner supervisors to be able to play a DVD during wet play etc and I dont think that the dinner supervisors will be able to get them playing through the PC!
    Can't either ammend the shortcut to windows media player classic or vlc to automatically play the dvd or a script on startup for a local account that will do this so all they have to do is logon with an account ( assuming the projector is on the correct channel to display the output from said computer )

    Think you would have to set the projector as the main display though

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    In classrooms I would prefer a cheap dvd player over using a laptop as it frees the laptop up to be used by the teacher whilst a portion of a dvd is show.

    Yes you could acheive the same effect by extending the desktop rather than cloning it but that involves moving a window from one display to another, standalone dvd couple of buttons to press.

    Ben

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    The problem with cheap dvd players is just that! We have a few and they are far from satisfactory. Some don't play RW some skip, the remotes don't work. Real PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Every projector we have here has a composite input...
    Time to run another cable..

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