Panasonic DVD-S700P-K Player Unboxing
What is an upconverting DVD player
Panasonic DVD-S68 Region Free DVD Player – 1080p Upscaling – Bombay Electronics
Best Rated Panasonic Best in Class DVD Player DVD-S700 Black Upconvert DVDs to 108 Review
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The Region Free Code Free features a 1080p up-conversion function that converts standard definition (720 x 480 pixels) images from DVD sources to high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) quality images. And with the addition of HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color to our DVD players, the up-converted signals deliver vivid, sharp and exceptionally detailed images.
Great no frills DVD player with power resume.
Great no frills, zone free (you can also get it cheaper without this mod) DVD player.
Okay For The Price
This player basically falls in the category of “you get what you pay for”. And I didn’t expect too much for a unit under $100, but I must say even without high expectations, this unit does not seem very substantial, almost to the point of being flimsy. It has a very small footprint, which I do like, but it is very lightweight and I guess the flimsy part also comes in with the little disc tray and its operation. I did try one US region DVD and one non-US region disc and both seemed to play fine with good pictures and audio. I tried one standard music CD and it seemed to play okay; and tried one MP3 music CD-R disc, which skipped on one track, and after completing the last track in a folder would not continue to the first song in the next folder (you have to manually move between folders). Don’t really care about the CD play either way as I got this to play the occasional DVD. Since I actually play very few DVDs I think this player will be fine as long as it is still working 6 to 12 months from now when I try to play another DVD. I would not recommend this player for anybody that plays a lot of DVDs, meaning daily or even just weekly use, as I doubt it would hold up for very long before breaking down – like I said it just seems pretty flimsy.
One Word Folks . . . AWESOME ! ! !
Let me start out by saying, I’ve been avoiding a lot of good music DVD’s and movie DVD’s in the past cause they are PAL or other region and I didn’t have a multi-region player. Well, last week I finally said enough of this and finally ordered one. I did a lot of researching on Amazon and found this one, “Panasonic DVD-S68” to be the most reasonable on price, HDMI connection for 1080p up-convert, and a strong average 4 star review out of 52 reveiws at the time. I didn’t want to spend too much since I will only be using this on the PAL/other region DVD’s, my whole library is NTSC/Region 1 so that’s what my “Sony DVP-NS700H” player is for. Well, got my player a week later today, hooked it up, made the audio & video adjustments, tested 4 DVD’s (PAL/Region 2, PAL/Region 4, NTSC/Region 2, and of course NTSC/Region 1…and it’s so AWESOME!!! Picture looks great on my “Toshiba 32AV502U” 32″ widescreen TV with HDMI connection! Sound is awesome through my “Sony STR-DE835” Dolby Digital receiver since I have my TV connected to my receiver by optical cable! I was so worried at time of purcahse cause I also read all the negative reviews on this, but they were all mostly because it wasn’t playing all US DVD’s. I figured well, if I get that problem it’s really no biggy cause I’ll only use it for PAL/other region DVD’s. I’ve tested a couple US DVD’s and plays just fine. Oh, by the way, I ordered mine brand new from VCT Electronics based on them having the most reviews with a strong overall average rating. There were other dealers with the same price and same Free Super Saver Shipping by Amazon, but they didn’t have as much reviews or lower rating compared to VCT Electronics. So, there you have it for anyone looking for a multi-region player at a great price and an honest dealer to order from.
Plays PAL and NTSC. Plays multiple regions. Misses some features that are standard in 2016.
My player came from seller “Bombay Electronics” and played PAL and region 6 discs right out of the box without my having to do anything. Manufacturing date was said to be November 2015. Setup was easy as pie, and the form factor (not super extra wide) I found to be preferable to the Philips DVP5990 it was replacing. Also, I was relieved to learn that the analog audio-out L/R RCA-type connectors on the back of this Panasonic still output audio while using HDMI for video (with HDMI set to PCM mode). So if you only have an old-school analog non-HDMI speaker or audio system in your living room, this will accommodate you.
The Panasonic DVD-S700 plays both PAL and NTSC Formats and is Region Free at a reasonable price.
I had one of like this from Samsung which was so cheaply made that they used epoxy to attach the HDMI female connection on the main board which if bumped or much pressure is used while attaching the cable then it breaks. I could had replaced the circuit board and fixed it but Samsung will not sell the parts. You have to send to THEIR techs and pay more than the player would cost if buying. The Panasonic is excellent and plays my DVD’s from anywhere of this world. All regions and all formats. I have never been disappointed with a Panasonic product and I will NEVER buy anything again of Samsung’s. You should not either. Customer Service? Samsung? Yeah,Right !!! Should you buy the Panasonic DVD-S700 you will not be disappointed as it will play PAL or NTSC formats and is region free and pricing is decent. This model does not play BLU_RAY Disc’s which I knew so if you need a Blue Ray player be sure to get the right one. For the price, the features and peace of mind of knowing it is a good DVD Player Panasonic is an excellent choice and I was not disappointed with the DVD-S700 Model.
Good, no-frills, multi-Region DVD player but bring your own HDMI cables
This seems to be a no-frills, multi-region, DVD player. It comes with AV cables but you will need to supply your own HDMI cables. Fortunately, I already had one; but, it would have been nice to know it wouldn’t be provided in advance. In any case, I was able to use this to play my Region 2 DVD which is what I wanted. It was out of production and not available in the Region 1 used by my fancy BluRay player; so, the Panasonic was an economic way for me to solve a problem as trying to find the DVD in a used Region 1 format would have been every costly.