Best PC DVD player.

By sicarius · 7 replies
Jul 26, 2002
  1. I watch movies on my pc. Always have. Now my old dvd player has finally bitten the dust. I can find any reviews on how well one plays a DVD. I can find reviews on DVD-Recorders but not just plain old players. Well I have found a few but they are mostly three years old. I am looking at the new slot pioneer and the newest one Sony has out. Any suggestions? I searched the boards and found some questions but no real advice on the brand of player.


    That is really all I wanted to know. The 106s is what I am going to buy. I just thought I would stick this out here and see if anyone said DONT BUY A SLOT THEY ARE JUNK or the same about the Sony. Thanks guys
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    The search feature is your friend :grinthumb

    Sony DVDs are good I know because I have one, I've also heard good things about the new Pioneer slot drives.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Pappy loves his Pioneer 106S slot load DVD drive. It's really great for the impatient lazy people out there like me.

  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Ah - you meant DVD-ROM drive, not a player application. I don't think there are big differences between DVD-ROM drives these days, probably just tray or slot type.
  5. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Speakin in the third person. lol Those pioneer drives are nice, but i don't see a difference in a slot or tray, its like the difference in a traditional keyboard and one of those spread keyboards, its just personal preference.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Actually Fatteh I type better and it's better for your hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders whatever with the spread keyboards ;)

    I'd say a Pioneer 106S is spiffy (not you Spliffmeister), in fact, I'd want one myself...

    Right now I've had this same AOpen slot loader for some time, and haven't had a problem with it at all. Also a good brand to watch out for :grinthumb
  7. Camel

    Camel TS Rookie

    I once had a Hitachi GD7500 and it was good, and fairly quiet.Now I've got a Samsung SD-616. It's good but damn noisy at times and the access times can be a tad slow...sometimes.

    Both play DVD's quite aptly.
    You got a tv-out card?
  8. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    I have a 16X Pioneer DVD slot-in drive and I must say it's one amazing drive!

    I've had it since the year of 2000 I think and it has never ever given me any problems...
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