Written on: 22/01/2002 by daveh.
I applied the hack on my Dansai 852 almost immediately but have still not put it to the test. I don't care about the dansai comments from friends, it works as good as I expect it to, the picture as far as I can see is top drawer & the sound, fingers crossed, will be just as good, when I get phono leads to my amp. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2002 by Barry.
I was looking around for a known brand DVD with MP3 and VCD capabilities, but saw this Dansai 852 DVD player in Tesco while shopping with the missus. Took the plunge and haven't regretted it. Apart from the problem I am having with the sound, (which I can get round by playing the dvd thro' my video's RF) excellent value. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2002 by Aty.
The Dansai 852 DVD player works well. This was my first ever DVD player and I was impressed, but had no point of reference. Then I purchased a Haus DVD player from www.jungle.com for £129. The Haus has a better picture and sound quality as well as on board decoder. So the Dansai went back to Tesco. Purchased a Bush surround system from Safeway for £60(includes 5 speakers, and subwoofer with built in amp, a bargain)and I'm very happy.
To Sum up the Dansai is a great machine for the price,... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2002 by phil.
ONLY THE ONE PROBLEM ON MY DANSAI 852 WITH THE COPY VCD'S. IT MUST BE ME
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2002 by Ejay.
I bought the Dansai 852 DVD player purely on the strength of reviews in this forum, and wasn't disappointed.
I was holding out for DVD recordable machines to become affordable, but at £99.49 you can't go wrong.
Access to the secret menu, to disable macrovision and region coding, was a breeze (press SETUP - STOP - PREV - NEXT) and worked perfectly. The manual is a bit thin, particularly when it comes to playing MP3 audio discs, but it's not hard to work it out for yourself. I've not hooked... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2002 by Eddie le Pew.
Told to by this dansai 852 DVD player by a mate and at first wondered about whether you could get a quality player at such a price. Had it a few weeks now and it hasn't let me down. Very impressed. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2002 by Magnus.
Found this Dansai 852 DVD-player at Swedish company SIBA (DATA/TV/VIDEO ETC STORE). When i found this player i decided to invest in it even if it is for me a standard word to find famous brands. I have been a glad owner now for one month and have to say it was a good investment.
My brother also bought an ex but he dident have the same good luck. His player stoped working after that he turned it on. I think the fuse in the player blew. "A Monday product". Can't expect that no product failures... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2002 by Sowts.
I have just got a dansai 852 plugged it in set it up and all looked ok but, 30 mins later the output went black and white and fuzzy. Its not my telly/video setting or any settings on the dvd player, so i think i have got a duff one.
Anybody else had these problems? Do i get another or buy a new one? It has to be hackable to remove macrovision and region free (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2002 by Peter.
Was thinking about the Toshiba 210E but bought the Dansai 852 and saved £100.00! and its just as good, played CDR no probs and club card points too!! (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2002 by Patrik.
Bought a Dansai 852 from Siba for €150. After three days it broke... Got a new one at once, and it has worked for three weeks now. Picture and sound quality is great, except if you turn the 3D sound off (using analog out). Plays all my SVCDs and DVDs without problems. Remote is good, but it is difficult to read the text on the buttons (black text on grey background). Now I have to get a new Widescreen TV and a DTS/DD reciever so I can enjoy it even more. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2002 by Arnie.
Does anyone out there know how I get this Damsai 852 DVD player to play in RGB mode? Do I need any special cables? I am currently using the scart cable to connect to my widescreen tv.
Arnie (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2002 by Lexster.
After wading through tons of reviews opted for this Dansai 852 player - traditionally buy stuff of known brands. This seemed to be too good to be true in that it claims and does play everything (I haven't yet tried Region1 RCE discs yet) and it does it really well.
The remote hack is a cinch and the remote itself is well featured. Video quality is pretty good especially in RGB mode. Audio not bad either although have only tried it analogue stereo o/p so far. Unit fascia buttons and disc... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2002 by D Warren.
Have been looking for a dvd for ages. Almost paid twice as much for a Toshiba SD210E from Richer. Read the excellent reviews and bought a Dansai 852 from my local Tescos. Very pleased with the picture and sound quality. As well as the slim design.
Only problem I have and as result the machine is going back is the noise when playing a disc. It is very noisy and can be heard over the quieter moments of a film. Anybody else had the same problem? (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2002 by Jimbo.
I read this review page prior to purchasing a DVD, as I was about to waste £250+ on my first DVD. I saw what was being said about the Dansai 852 and believed what I read. I am a convert.
I managed to get one from Tesco in Oxford on my way back home, as most stores had sold out. No wonder. Once you have done the hack's there is nothing it will not play, region 1 no problem, Cd's, MP3 and the rest. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2002 by jools.
This factory menu lets you select the region the player is ie 0 -7 or takes region off altogether , and you can disable macrovision too. I've not come across any other player that lets you do that yet (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2002 by Guy.
I bought a Sony NS700V in November, it was chipped to make it multi-region, it had no hack for macrovision, and it does not allow you to make backup copy of Region 1 (NTSC) DVD's onto VCR, and it cost over £300.
Whereas the Dansai 852, has everything the Sony has and more, and is less than a £100, no chips required, there is a secret menu to disable macrovision and enable multiregion.
I would recommend this DVD to everyone.
Excellent value for money. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by scott jones.
I left a review on 9th january 2002 and gave the dansai 852 a slating because of some trouble i was having with it and gave it 0 out of 10. can i change my mind? i took it back today and the replacement is excellent! i am a convert! i hope the people at dansai factory live long and prosper. i suspect poor quality control at source for the problems. selling such a multi talented little machine for sub £100 must place great demands for greater output from them hence, less time to check that... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by Vark.
The 852 DVD player is a good solid budget model. Still not sure whether picture quality is better than my Samsung 709. However it plays CDR's and CDRW's no problem which is what I wanted it for as well as replacing my Samsung. Eject tray seems a little clunky. Not happy about the audio output not being automatic and you have to change it via the main menu. Our Tesco's in Thirsk still has about 8 left in stock. (read more)
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