Written on: 02/02/2003 by Treboeth.
Got this after my 852 died after 11 and a half months of reasonable use, the 852 is a much better player (the 952 pixelates a lot and has a tendencey to skip on quite a few films, which played ok in the 852 and in my PC). Bought the original from Tesco and when they were informed that I had a problem they arranged a swap immediately but when the new 952 was delivered it was dead in the box so they had to send another! (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2002 by Colin.
I have tried playing VCD's that I have produced using Nero 5.9. on my Dansai 952 DVD player - plays but corrupted pic and sound makes them not watchable. Same with SVCD's.
Mine says it plays VCD's but doesn't mention SVCD's.
I called Tesco helpline and just a call taker decided that I needed a chip or cd upgrade. She didn't seem sure what it was, but they are out of stock.
Has anyone else had this problem or aware of what the upgrade is.
Is it an upgrade for later models that didn't have VCD... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2002 by Simon.
For the price the Dansai 952 is an excellent DVD player. I have tried DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW disks and they all work, also plays VCD and SVCD and MPEG files with a bitrate of 6000 kbps. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2002 by Twigster.
The Dansai 952 has to be one of the best DVD players about. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2002 by squish.
i got the old verson of the dansai 952 can someone tell me if it is macrovison please help me (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2002 by Colin Wilson.
I bought this Dansai 952 DVD player after having problems with a Dansai 1010 (remote control sensor was not in line with the "window", and it started to skip on a DVD intro when warm).
So far it's behaved itself, although my first impressions were bad - I saw a lot of artifacts / "cubes" in dark areas in one chapter of CSI (my only DVD :-}), although this does not seem to have been noticeable since - perhaps that one chapter suffers on all machines, or it's encoded badly.
The remote control... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2002 by Taddy.
I managed to get the older version Dansai 952 DVD player, you can tell this because on the front of the unit it has the VCD logo.
Newer versions don't have this logo so check the front of the unit.
Anyone know why Tesco have done this!!
Rate old version 10/10
new version 7/10 (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2002 by Stuart.
Just picked this Dansai 952 DVD player up from Tesco -I had a 1010 before which played every format thrown at it even XVSCD.....however the 952 I got plays nothing except DVD format!
Back to Tesco it goes!
PS. It would be a good cheap buy if you want a 5.1 DVD only player. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2002 by pmcx9.
I went into Tesco, Hatfield to buy a Dansai 852 and saw the Dansai 952 DVD player - guess its just the same internals with dolby 5.1
One gripe tho - my homemade VCD's start at about 30 seconds into film - I have to rewind and then play from beginning.
I have tried one CDrw burnt as NTSC VCD and it had problems decoding yet it played fine on my PC. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2002 by genuine bloke.
The Dansai 952 DVD player does not do all the things the 852 can. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2002 by PJ2002.
What can I say, the Dansai 852 DVD player, OK for the money?? OK multiregion, but now so are most, 5.1 decoder but sound output hissy, unit gets hot but then again, inside is a DVD ROM exactly the same as in your PC with no proper ventilation.
The biggest problem that I have found is that while playing DVD discs the unit hesitates noticeably, and even locks up while changing layers on the disc.
Oh, almost forgot the annoying Tesco helpline screensaver that, although the software says it can,... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2002 by Paul B..
The Dansai 952 is an excellent DVD player, slimline, elegant and plays all formats I've tried....well worth the money, plus multiregionable.
Cannot go wrong with this player! (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2002 by jancolston.
The Dansai 952 is Not Bad. Well, ok for the features it has. You cannot get anything near it for the price. Supports all formats, as well as VCD (not on the box). Sound's good, pic is good, overall very good. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2002 by Lou.
This Dansai 952 is my first DVD player so to be fair, I have nothing to compare it against. I went into Tescos to buy an 852 but came out with the 952 due to its better looks and spec. One gripe is that it starts playing CDs from 38 secs. Not too bad as you can easily rewind to get to the beginning of the first track.
I was initially disappointed with the sound and picture when watching my first DVD (Depeche Mode - One Night in Paris) but talking to a few friends, I think it may be the DVD... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2002 by Floaty.
The main reason for me buying a Dansai 952 DVD player was the sheer range of formats it played. MP3, CDR and CDRW, VCD (not mentioned on box) CD and DVD of course. The price was right and the built in Dolby Digital and DTS only sweetened the deal. Fortunately the player is region coded- defeatable via a handset hack I found on www.dvdreviewer.co.uk. I was dissapointed that after auditioning two machines from my local Tesco, it had a great job playing my (protected) Star Wars AOTC soundtrack.... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2002 by PP.
Apart from a little gripe about the quality of the manual I cannot complain in the slightest with this Dansai 952 DVD player. A great buy for anyone buying their first DVD player. If you don't own a DVD player get down to Tesco's now before the sell out! (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2002 by CamperMan.
The new Dansai 952 DVD player has all the great features of the 852 but has the added bonus of a built in 5.1 decoder. Its more slimline than the 852,looks better from the front and the tray travels further out than the 852. The hack procedure is the same on all models including the 1010 and the 952 will play everything you throw at it well.
Don`t forget the 852, but welcome with open arms the 952! (read more)