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Guest se7en

...glad to hear it Sage! And best of luck for everything working out for you! ...i'm sure it will,eh? -(We all need to treat ourselves now and again. Keeps us sane.........or "saner".)

~se7en :ouro::smokin:

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Guest The Roosters

I know it's a little late to chime in but.... I like Pioneer equipment. Always have. The price is a little higher then most but Pioneer has always had quality electronics since I can remember. Got my first Pioneer Super Tuner Am Fm Cassette Car Stereo 25yrs ago. I mustent forget the 40 watt power booster. All my stuff, stereo,surround sound,DVD player even my TV are Pioneer. I always thought if you pay 20% more you'll get 100% satisfaction. just my $0.02

Good luck on your quest to watch MM

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Guest chrisnu

I've been able to view the episodes in question on both my Samsung DVD-ROM drive, and Sony home theater system with no problems.

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Guest Second Coming

.....hey, i'm not saying you can't buy a peice of electronics gear from RCA, or any other repair prone company, and not have it be the best peice of gear you have ever owned. But that doesn't change the fact that out of all electronics companies RCA has THE worst record in the area of repair prone goods, with all TV's and all DVD-players leading the pack. the sad truth of the matter is that when anyone buys RCA the moment they walk out the door they are 7X more likely to have need of repairs, within 1-year, than other brands.-(see almost any issue of "Consumer Reports" magazine or thier website. they are an AD-free/CORPORATION-free publication. they don't take a dime from any company and they have no affiliations with any company. been that way since the beginning, i think since 1937.)

...unfortunately, RCA, and most of the other companies listed, also charge more for repairs than most other major companies.

...i truly have nothing against RCA or the other companies. hell, my grandfather had an RCA console TV that lasted him 21-years. but facts are facts and why shouldn't more people know a companie's respective track record on reliability and repairs just because they don't, or can't, get "Consumer Reports?"

...for myself it's just too damned expensive not to be informed as best i can because i am a gear-hound.

~PEACE,

se7en :ouro:

I have an RCA dvd player and TV. I got my dvd player in 99 and the tv in 2000. I haven't had one single problem. But neither one of them were the cheapo bottom of the line models either.

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Guest ender.wiggin

Actually se7en had a very good point in regards to testing results, and I may have just been fortunate not to have experience any technical difficulties with my RCA DVD and TV. In regards to a similar issue, I am interested in buying a portable DVD player to watch The Simpsons while waiting in the car or doctors office, but after reading all the user reviews for various players (MicroTec, Toshiba, Sony, etc.) on amazon.com, I have no clue what to buy - they all seem to have technical problems very shortly after the warrantee periods expires. The unit dies, the battery dies, the unit skips easily, scratches the disk, etc. At this point my only solution is to buy one from a local store and pay for a 4 year extended protection plan.

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I haven't experienced any problems with any DVDs I own as of now on either my Sony home theater system nor the PowerBook. Unfortunately the rule that the cheapest equipment will lead to the worst result does no longer apply. For everyone of you having difficulties with the DVDs (I can only tell for the UK edition), I suggest trying it on another player or your computer's DVD drive.

For portable use, I cannot recommend portable DVD players as they are way too overpriced. You can get a 12 inch PowerBook for a decent price and have a full working computer with it with reasonable DVD playing time on battery.

Toby

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Guest se7en

....i totally agree Tobyx! my new laptop, the "Dell Inspiron-1150" has a base price of $750-(though mine came to $1,100 as i upgraded to more ram, a 15-inch screen over a 14-inch,a combo-dvd-rom/cdr-burner and a productivity pak.)

...i'm not trying to be "Mr. Consumer" here-lol!- but portable DVD players are notorious for failures and crappy screens/picture quality/burnout/image burnout,etc.-(especially for the money you'll be laying out for one!)- while todays laptops can produce a stunning picture that most standard TV's can't even touch.) A computer monitor or laptop screen is really inherently Progressive scan in nature though much higher than 480-p.

...most laptops, from the biggies, also come standard with a screen that is 16x9-(widescreen). ...if you can swing it's well worth the extra $250-$400 to get a budget range, but SOLID, laptop.-(todays "budget" laptops were, just a year or two ago, yesterday's high end screaming machines which is great for people like me on a budget most of the time!)- or better yet you could get a used laptop at hundreds of online outlets-(buyer beware of course!)- with a dvd-drive for around the cost of a "new" portable dvd-player and some offer extended warranties beyond the usual 90-days. even if it's an older laptop with 'only' a 12-13-inch screen,that is fitted with a dvd-rom drive that's still, to my knowledge-(i don't keep up on dvd portables)- much bigger than any portable DVD player screen of 5-8-inches or so.

~but regardless-GOOD LUCK!

se7en :ouro:

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