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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“This Dansai 852 DVD player is the most versatile MP3...”

Written on: 11/01/2002 by Kes_26. (1 review written)

This Dansai 852 DVD player is the most versatile MP3 player I could find other than the LG logix from Jeremy Beadle. It is less than £100 and does more than players found at over £300.
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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“wanted a player-didn't know where to start - picked...”

Written on: 10/01/2002 by Tim. (1 review written)

wanted a player-didn't know where to start - picked the one with the most reviews and a good rating-Dansai 852 from Tescos - plays DVDs, music CDs and MP3 on CDRWs no problems - so far!… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“i had the dansai 852 DVD player bought for me by my...”

Written on: 09/01/2002 by scott jones. (1 review written)

i had the dansai 852 DVD player bought for me by my wife for an xmas pressie. everything seemed great for the first 17 minutes of "natural born killers" and then the image froze on the screen.
i assumed it was a dirty disc so i took it out and cleaned it. i put it back in and it came up "no disc loaded" and refused to play.
due to my lack of knowledge i returned the disc to the store of purchase and got another, assuming this was the problem. lo and behold the same problem has started to happen… Read Full Review

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9292_Vark.'s Response to scott jones.'s Review

Written on: 12/01/2002

I would get another one. Probably the quality control of this product is not as good as it should be but the 10/10 ratings on this site show its worth giving it another chance.

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12374_Manix.'s Response to scott jones.'s Review

Written on: 10/02/2002

the same thing is happening to my dansai 852 which is
<br> 4 weeks old, great at first but now every time
<br>i put a dvd or any disc in,( NO DISK) comes up after loading
<br> will be returning to tesco, to exchange for another dansai
<br>if they ever get any in that is.

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Want to know the code to remove macrovision and region...”

Written on: 08/01/2002 by Kingphil. (1 review written)

Want to know the code to remove macrovision and region coding??
Here it is:
Turn on the DVD player without a dvd in it. Press setup on the remote. Now press stop, ffw, rrw and the secret menu will appear.
The ffw and rrw are the top and bottom buttons on the circular button panel.
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9316_Scott Jones.'s Response to Kingphil.'s Review

Written on: 12/01/2002

thanks for the advice. i will try it this evening. cheers

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Does the Dansai 852 play muti region-is there a code...”

Written on: 06/01/2002 by neil. (1 review written)

Does the Dansai 852 play muti region-is there a code to put in?… Read Full Review

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9005_Mike.'s Response to 8708_neil.'s Review

Written on: 09/01/2002

To make it region-free
<br>Press SETUP on the remote
<br>Press STOP on the Unit
<br>Press PREVIOUS on the Unit
<br>Press NEXT on the Unit
<br>Choose BYPASS for region free

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12668_Emmerdale.'s Response to 8708_neil.'s Review

Written on: 13/02/2002

For the hack and how to remove macrovision and what not to change! check out this website
<br>www.dansai.freehosting.net

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I was looking for a nice budget DVD player and was...”

Written on: 06/01/2002 by Avro. (1 review written)

I was looking for a nice budget DVD player and was considering machines in the £150-£200 range but I opted for the Dansai 852 and still had some money left for DVDs. The picture and sound are excellent and the S-Video connexion is the one to use.
The only negative point was that our machine broke down in the first hour but Tesco happily provided an immediate replacement that has worked perfectly… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought this DVD player as a second player for the...”

Written on: 03/01/2002 by Tony Simm. (1 review written)

Bought this DVD player as a second player for the kids, just after Xmas. I currently have a Yelo 800 DVD player, which is another budget player but again it plays anything you throw at it.

The Dansai 852 player looks neat in brushed silver and has all the required input/output connections. One thing I noticed was that the menus etc are the same as the Yelo, but have been updated and improved ie MP3 now has a 'Play Random' feature and the 'Mummy Returns' no longer shows 'captions' which I… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“the clarity of picture and sound on the dansai 852 dvd...”

Written on: 03/01/2002 by cruiser. (1 review written)

the clarity of picture and sound on the dansai 852 dvd player is tremendous.
i would like to see any other manufacturer give you so much for as little as £100.00 pounds
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8570_The Beast.'s Response to 8378_cruiser.'s Review

Written on: 05/01/2002

You can easily unlock the regions with the use of your remote. Do as follows:
<br>Press set up on the remote
<br>then on the front panel press;
<br>stop
<br>previous
<br>next
<br>and up pops the factory setup menu
<br>go to region id and you have a choice of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and bypass (mulit-region), it should also play RCE disks
<br>There is also an option called macrovision on/off
<br>This has been tried on a couple of the Dansai players, and worked fine, also judging by the replies I've had on some other forums, it is working with their players too.!!

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8655_Hd462.'s Response to 8378_cruiser.'s Review

Written on: 06/01/2002

I have just got this DVD too, it is outstanding. However I must correct your Bad Points comment about it being locked to region 2. A simple hack via the remote and front panel buttons allows you to change it to multi region and turn off the macrovision. You do it as below:
<br>Press set up on the remote
<br>then on the front panel press;
<br>stop
<br>previous
<br>next
<br>and up pops the factory setup menu
<br>go to region id and you have a choice of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and bypass (mulit-region), it should also play RCE disks
<br>There is also an option called macrovision on/off
<br>Mark.

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8628_Budge1972.'s Response to 8378_cruiser.'s Review

Written on: 05/01/2002

there is a hack for multi region and macro off!

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a cheap but great featured dvd...”

Written on: 02/01/2002 by riky sarg. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a cheap but great featured dvd player, would recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“i bought the yello dvd player not so long back for...”

Written on: 02/01/2002 by sniper. (1 review written)

i bought the yello dvd player not so long back for £200, recommended as it was region free and could turn off the macrovision , i've just bought the dansai dvd 852 for less than £100 and they're the same player. same controller same menus and features , i'm impressed !!
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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I CAN SEE NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS £99 DANSAI 852...”

Written on: 31/12/2001 by HONEST BERNIE. (1 review written)

I CAN SEE NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS £99 DANSAI 852 PLAYER AND MY TOSHIBA WHICH COST £300+. I HAD TO PAY £28 TO GET MY TOSHIBA
MADE MULTI REGION & IT WONT PLAY MP3 DISKS. I HAVE TRIED THIS PLAYER ON MY PANA 36 INCH 100 HZ NO PROBLEMS ON ANY REGIONS. I HAVE NOW CONNECTED IT TO MY TOSHIBA 32 INCH 100HZ WITH BUILT IN 5.1 DOLBY NO PROBLEMS. TIME WILL TELL ON RELIABILITY… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Tesco helpline info on the TV screen is a bit...”

Written on: 31/12/2001 by Alfons. (1 review written)

The Tesco helpline info on the TV screen is a bit naff, but at less than £100 for a good and versatile player I can live with the Dansai 852… Read Full Review

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8815_Heli.'s Response to Alfons.'s Review

Written on: 07/01/2002

Try to connect the player to the SCART input on your VHS. This allows copy to VHS that is as good as the rental movies. The RGB mode has bad colours compared to the video output setting.

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I've got a Pioneer DV-525 and this Dansai 852 is...”

Written on: 31/12/2001 by OIa. (1 review written)

I've got a Pioneer DV-525 and this Dansai 852 is almost better then Pioneer. Excellent picture so sharp and colorful. The sound is amazing, so full of life. The bass is more powerful than DV-525. The question is, how long will this player keep up with it's quality??
If you're after a nice player that supports Mp3, don't pick this one, even though it plays it. It sucks!!… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The dansai 852 is probably the best DVD-player...”

Written on: 30/12/2001 by dansaimannen. (1 review written)

The dansai 852 is probably the best DVD-player available for that less money… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought this to act as a cd player for my stereo. After...”

Written on: 28/12/2001 by gazbeck. (1 review written)

Bought this to act as a cd player for my stereo. After about half an hour my existing samsung 511 was replaced and is now in the bedroom. The dansai does everything I want - except output the audio via phono and optical at the same time (i'm sure I can live with that)

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought this Dansai 852 from Tesco yesterday. Tried the...”

Written on: 28/12/2001 by Mike. (1 review written)

Bought this Dansai 852 from Tesco yesterday. Tried the hack, but I don't have any region 1 DVDs to see if it works.
Picture and sound quality seems to be very good, but it's my first one so I can't compare to any other machines. Excellent price, and so far I am happy with it. However, it doesn't seem to play a video track on an audio CD we have tried this morning… Read Full Review

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8971_Topman.'s Response to 7991_Mike.'s Review

Written on: 09/01/2002

Videos on audio CDs are often Quicktime videos which require separate software on PCs (usually on the CD itself) but will not play in DVD players to my knwledge. However some DVD singles are now appearing which do play in DVD players (eg U2, REM etc.) but these do not play in HiFi CD players!!

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a nice silver colour with two phono...”

Written on: 27/12/2001 by davf. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a nice silver colour with two phono sockets with volume controls on the front. At the back is an opto-coupler together with usual scart, phono and S-VHS sockets. Do not turn these receivers on to the side with a disc inside you will loose it and have to go inside after it!… Read Full Review

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8302_Euckse.'s Response to 7953_davf.'s Review

Written on: 02/01/2002

The player isnt only region 2. Or, it is from the beginning if your buying it in europe, but it's real easy to hack. =)

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★★☆☆☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I'm sorry to say but i most return my dansai DVD payer. ”

Written on: 27/12/2001 by Ultra. (1 review written)

I'm sorry to say but i most return my dansai DVD payer.
Why??? It can't play disc's with a few scratches, like it always is on rental disc's. I try one of the disc that have stuck in the middle of the movie on my brother's dvd (A Nintaus Somthing???)and no truble at all.
I don't know what causes it… Read Full Review

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9482_Kes_26.'s Response to 7910_Ultra.'s Review

Written on: 14/01/2002

Sounds like you have a faulty machine, take it back and get a replacement, my 852 plays scratched discs that my pc won't play. Good luck

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Thank you very much for the great help i just bought...”

Written on: 25/12/2001 by Mindtrust. (1 review written)

Thank you very much for the great help i just bought one today for 150€ here in Stockholm, great dvd player for that price :)… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought on Dec 24th at Tesco for £99.49. on the spot...”

Written on: 25/12/2001 by Paul. (1 review written)

Bought on Dec 24th at Tesco for £99.49. on the spot decision, thought the Dansai 852 DVD player would be ok as a spare DVD player for the kids at such a low price.
Opened the box and was impressed by the quality of build and looks. Played region 2 DVD's as good as my expensive Pioneer player. Found multi region hack on web, within a few minutes all my region 1 discs played without problems. Tried a Video CD worked great. At this point I began searching for any CD's to post in. Music CD's worked… Read Full Review

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