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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I applied the hack on my Dansai 852 almost immediately...”

Written on: 22/01/2002 by daveh. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I was looking around for a known brand DVD with MP3...”

Written on: 22/01/2002 by Barry. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 DVD player works well. This was my...”

Written on: 22/01/2002 by Aty. (1 review written)

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, but… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“ONLY THE ONE PROBLEM ON MY DANSAI 852 WITH THE COPY...”

Written on: 21/01/2002 by phil. (1 review written)

ONLY THE ONE PROBLEM ON MY DANSAI 852 WITH THE COPY VCD'S. IT MUST BE ME
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN… Read Full Review

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Tp.'s Response to 10181_phil.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2002

It is not the player at fault it's your vcd!!
<br>Some vcds are recorded this way, sometimes you are lucky and get a vcd that plays correctly and sometimes the person recording the vcd does it incorrectly and the audio doesn't run inline with the mouth movement due to them not using the software correctly when recording. So it's not a fault at all with the dvd player, but with the person who copied the movie onto vcd for you. I know as i have purchased vcds like that and there is nothing you can do, except to get another copy done.
<br>Hope this helps.

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I bought the Dansai 852 DVD player purely on the...”

Written on: 20/01/2002 by Ejay. (1 review written)

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 it… Read Full Review

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Needles.'s Response to Ejay.'s Review

Written on: 12/03/2002

Hi
<br>
<br>Just bought a Dansai DVD off this review. Very pleased with it but can't get it to display my JPEG photo's. It does not reveal anything off any of my CD-RW disks and only folder names off my CD-R's no piccys - any ideas???
<br>
<br>ps loads is stock in the Tesco Stoke branch.

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16786_Ejay.'s Response to Ejay.'s Review

Written on: 22/03/2002

If you select the MENU tab when creating a new VCD, then select ENABLE MENU, you can choose to either have filenames or thumbnails of your pictures on the first page.
<br>You can then scroll these quickly to pick the ones you want.
<br>Although you can fit hundreds on pictures on a VCD, I found it was better to restrict it to a couple of dozen and keep a seperate CD for each occassion - holidays, christmas etc.

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16602_Andy.'s Response to Ejay.'s Review

Written on: 21/03/2002

Many thanks - I can now view all my holiday snaps on my Wonderful Dansai DVD Player. I am using Nero as you recommended - is there a way of storing the .JPG files in folders on the CD so I can view a selection of photos instead of having to scroll through them all?
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<br>Thanks again
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<br>Andy

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16086_Ejay.'s Response to Ejay.'s Review

Written on: 16/03/2002

To make a digital photo album you need software like Nero (free trial download at www.ahead.de).
<br>Select the option to make a Video CD (VCD) the just drag your JPG's across.
<br>The DELAY time defaults to INFINITE, to set it to something like 5 seconds to auto-scroll the pictures.

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Told to by this dansai 852 DVD player by a mate and at...”

Written on: 20/01/2002 by Eddie le Pew. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Found this Dansai 852 DVD-player at Swedish company...”

Written on: 20/01/2002 by Magnus. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I have just got a dansai 852 plugged it in set it up...”

Written on: 19/01/2002 by Sowts. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Was thinking about the Toshiba 210E but bought the...”

Written on: 19/01/2002 by Peter. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought a Dansai 852 from Siba for €150. After three...”

Written on: 19/01/2002 by Patrik. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Does anyone out there know how I get this Damsai 852...”

Written on: 19/01/2002 by Arnie. (1 review written)

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.
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Arnie… Read Full Review

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10239_Tony Simm.'s Response to 9978_Arnie.'s Review

Written on: 22/01/2002

It tells you how to do this in the manual, but I think you use a sub-menu from the 'setup' page. 'Video Out' is selectable and RGB is an option. The telly must be able to receive RGB on one of its AV channels, usually AV1.
<br>Tony Simm

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R.spencer.'s Response to 9978_Arnie.'s Review

Written on: 09/04/2002

The simple way to get RGB is to press the v-mode button on your handset. This changes the output to video, RGB or one other which doesn't work on my t.v. Hope this helps

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“see good and bad points”

Written on: 17/01/2002 by anna. (1 review written)

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12666_Emmerdale.'s Response to 9819_anna.'s Review

Written on: 13/02/2002

To play RCE discs you must select the exact region of the disc< ie region 1
<br>For more info on doing this checkout this site
<br>www.dansai.freehosting.net

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“After wading through tons of reviews opted for this...”

Written on: 17/01/2002 by Lexster. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Have been looking for a dvd for ages. Almost paid...”

Written on: 16/01/2002 by D Warren. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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10217_Doog.'s Response to D Warren.'s Review

Written on: 22/01/2002

Had the same problem playing an unscratched dvd of 'Dust till Dawn'. When you scroll through the chapters it made a vibrating noise which changed intensity according to which chapter was selected, some chapters made no noise at all. Played a different dvd and no noise at all, played a music cd which was scratched and I had made a cdr copy on the pc when played made a noise like a hammer drill but when playing the copy no noise at all. I think the unit has a £300 case with £30 internals the reader makes the noise when its working hard. Still a bargain at £100! Can anyone tell me how to play jpegs on the unit as a photo album. swoopdoog@hotmail.com

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I read this review page prior to purchasing a DVD, as...”

Written on: 15/01/2002 by Jimbo. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“This factory menu lets you select the region the...”

Written on: 14/01/2002 by jools. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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9864_Anna.'s Response to 9401_jools.'s Review

Written on: 17/01/2002

What is macrovision?? plz can you tell me !

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10074_Jools.'s Response to 9401_jools.'s Review

Written on: 20/01/2002

Simply put, macrovision is an encryption algorithm used on the film so that recording onto video (or other media) is not possible (usually seen as the recordings picture being jibberish). Disabling macrovision means you can record the DVD output straight to video.

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I bought a Sony NS700V in November, it was chipped to...”

Written on: 13/01/2002 by Guy. (1 review written)

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.
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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I left a review on 9th january 2002 and gave the...”

Written on: 12/01/2002 by scott jones. (1 review written)

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 they… Read Full Review

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15774_Rlmc.'s Response to 9315_scott jones.'s Review

Written on: 13/03/2002

Respect to Scott for telling us about his change of mind and respect for the store/trader who exchanged the player!

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The 852 DVD player is a good solid budget model. Still...”

Written on: 12/01/2002 by Vark. (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“slick design ”

Written on: 11/01/2002 by Bakul. (1 review written)

slick design
very good sound quality
functional remote
very good mp3 player features
also plays video cd's
slow / fast sound feature is excellent
vey good picture quality… Read Full Review

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