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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“What a GREAT!!! machine the Dansai 852 DVD player is...”

Written on: 24/12/2001 by kv5. (1 review written)

What a GREAT!!! machine the Dansai 852 DVD player is (Nice looking too) this baby plays everything.... from vcd's to dvdr's, including all your non-standard vcd's.....Great picture & sound quality... and at £99.... what more could you possibly ask for ?????… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Well I seem to agree with everyone else on here, for...”

Written on: 24/12/2001 by phOny. (1 review written)

Well I seem to agree with everyone else on here, for the money the Dansai 852 DVD player simply cannot be beaten. I bought this as a second player because of the MP3 playback facility but this is now in my living room and my £200 LG is in the bedroom. The only thing is that the tray doesnt come all the way out, you have to put the discs in a slight angle as there is a tiny over hang from the case. This the same on other peoples or is mine gonna go back? ;)… Read Full Review

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9595_Kris.'s Response to phOny.'s Review

Written on: 15/01/2002

My loading tray comes clear of case, so it could be you !!!

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Bought it this morning at tesco's (£99.49),and checked...”

Written on: 22/12/2001 by jamestay1. (1 review written)

Bought it this morning at tesco's (£99.49),and checked all my dvd's and some cd's and it's fantastic. i had a Proline 1000 dvd player which i bought 2 yrs ago for £180 and i had loads of trouble with it. it wouldn't play basic BBC's Only Fools And Horses series 1 and 2.
but the dansai plays them ok. i was a bit nervous at first about buying one but very glad that i have!!… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 DVD player plays cdr cdr-w multiregion...”

Written on: 21/12/2001 by JOHN. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 DVD player plays cdr cdr-w multiregion discs rce coded discs. picture quality is excellent sound is good (apart from the buzz!)
easy to hack plays the patriot region one no problem… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Having owned several DVD players in the past, this...”

Written on: 20/12/2001 by nesti. (1 review written)

Having owned several DVD players in the past, this Dansai 852 DVD player was purchased as a "spare" for use in spare room. Comparing it to my Toshiba model I cannot find general sound and vision in any way inferior to it despite costing over four times the price. The 3D sound facility needs to be turned on to enable audio to sound as it ought to even if the optical output is being utilised,which incidently will not work in tandem with line outputs. Maybe I am being a little over critical but… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“As well as using the Dansai DVD player to play UK...”

Written on: 20/12/2001 by John McK. (1 review written)

As well as using the Dansai DVD player to play UK DVD's; audio CD's; and a CDRW loaded with a music track copied from an audio CD, I have recorded photo images and played back a slide/film show on the TV using Ulead's CDR/Photo Image software. This has great potential for making electronic photo albums.

I have tried an audio CD with a video track e.g. Sting's Brand New Day, on my PC DVD this plays a short video intro but it does not show up on the Dansai? Any reasons why?

I have loaded in a… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Brilliant player but no instructions for playing mp3....”

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

Brilliant player but no instructions for playing mp3. Really struggling to program it to just play a few mp3's from a full disk. Can anyone help… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Well done Tesco”

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

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Hi ”

Written on: 11/12/2001 by anta. (1 review written)

Hi
Yes there is a hack for both region and macrovision
It also supports RCE disks
It is as follows;
Press set up on the remote
then on the front panel press;
stop
previous
next
and up pops the factory setup menu
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

There is also an option called macrovision on/off

This has been tried on a couple of the Dansai players… Read Full Review

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Riky Sarg.'s Response to anta.'s Review

Written on: 22/12/2001

Great tip on unblocking DVD player will try later. Thanks

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8087_Sumo.'s Response to anta.'s Review

Written on: 29/12/2001

Appreciate this info - Thanks.
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<br>Once the DVD player is in standby mode the TV doesn't go back to the TV channels unless I switch player off.
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<br>Anybody else having problems ?

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7911_Kazoo.'s Response to anta.'s Review

Written on: 27/12/2001

This very user-friendly hack also works on regional models, just performed it on a 852S with Swedish menus. Thanks.
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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“What can I say? BUY ONE NOW. Video quality is awesome...”

Written on: 07/12/2001 by Lonnie. (1 review written)

What can I say? BUY ONE NOW. Video quality is awesome using S-Video, vibrant with good contrast, takes the **** out of the Hollywood+ card I was using before, and audio clarity is excellent. Has every feature you would ever need besides the onboard DTS decoding, and a button packed remote to play with. MP3 playback is outstanding, in my opinion much better than the distorting Wharfedale M5, and when playing high bitrate MP3s it gives my Technics CD player a run for its money. Will also play… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“good all round DVD player”

Written on: 07/12/2001 by stubags. (1 review written)

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Have just taken back a sharp dvd/vcr combi that cost...”

Written on: 06/12/2001 by colin. (1 review written)

Have just taken back a sharp dvd/vcr combi that cost me £350 because can't play USA dvd's but with the hack this one is brill… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“You can't get better than this! ”

Written on: 03/12/2001 by Fury. (1 review written)

You can't get better than this!
£99? now thats a bargain… Read Full Review

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Serdar13.'s Response to 6658_Fury.'s Review

Written on: 05/12/2001

I was just wondering if this player can play DVD-R and DVD-RW discs.

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“well u at the top man,,,,for 99 quid and a few pennies...”

Written on: 02/12/2001 by Apache. (1 review written)

well u at the top man,,,,for 99 quid and a few pennies this absolutley destroys the wharfdale, m5, much better mp3 menu much better zoom facility and a great little chapter/part search for vcd's and it is machro free!"!!!, who cares about the tesco helpline who cares about the 'ding' anyway if u leave it a while the screenesaver comes on , so in my book this is a well excellent dvd/vcd player and well worth the travel to a tesco stores that has it ,
and that little region/machro hack is great… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Well i have had a few DVD players in my time, but this...”

Written on: 02/12/2001 by tez. (1 review written)

Well i have had a few DVD players in my time, but this one beats the lot. All for £99, Tesco should get a thumbs up for this one...
The region/macro free hack is easy..

1: press setup on the remote.
2: on the dvd press stop/prev/next
then u will see all new menu..(i take no credit for this hack)

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Thanks to LeeCub Uk for the info on the simple hack -...”

Written on: 01/12/2001 by wac. (1 review written)

Thanks to LeeCub Uk for the info on the simple hack - the DVD is now region free and Macrovision disabled. What a bargain - go buy one… Read Full Review

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/// /\/\.'s Response to wac.'s Review

Written on: 10/12/2001

how would i get hold of LeeCub Uk ? i would like to get mine region free please could you post a reply .
<br>the DVD player is great !!!

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“After having the DVD for only a few hours, a friend...”

Written on: 30/11/2001 by Happyviewer. (1 review written)

After having the DVD for only a few hours, a friend was so impressed with the features available he went out at 12 midnight to buy one from a 24 hour Tesco… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Best DVD player in this price range(believe me i have...”

Written on: 26/11/2001 by Kiran. (1 review written)

Best DVD player in this price range(believe me i have tried at least 6 different ones)

Go and buy one with confidence!!!… Read Full Review

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10834_Jim.'s Response to 6300_Kiran.'s Review

Written on: 28/01/2002

which other brands did you try?

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“£99.94 for a dvd player that does all this,...”

Written on: 15/11/2001 by The Pilgrim. (1 review written)

£99.94 for a dvd player that does all this, dvd,svcd,vcd,audio cd,cd-r,cd-rw,mp3. What more do you want. I think it is the best in this price range… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Played a lot of region 2 DVD's with no trouble at all,...”

Written on: 10/11/2001 by Robby. (1 review written)

Played a lot of region 2 DVD's with no trouble at all, and it is a nice silver case which is not too cheap looking. The real downer is the tesco help-line number on the tv screen when not playing a disc. Really I don't know why we should be paying money to advertise Tesco in our own homes.

It would be nice if a multiregion hack could be found for the player. There is a lot of discussion about it at present but as yet I have not found any of the suggested ones to work.

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Skidmarkz.'s Response to 5700_Robby.'s Review

Written on: 01/12/2001

I too am annoyed by the tesco advert, but even more annoyed at the loud 'ping' it makes every time you eject a disc
<br>but as far as region free etc, see below !!!!
<br>
<br>The hack for this player , and has been tried by quite a few people....
<br>Press set-up on the remote
<br>then on the front panel press
<br>stop
<br>prev
<br>next
<br>and up pops the factory set up menu
<br>
<br>go to region id and you have the choice of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and bypass
<br>(mulit region) it should also play RCE disks.
<br>
<br>There is also an option for macrovision on and off

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