Written on: 04/08/2004 by mikebird (1 review written)
When you switch on the Wharfedale DVD-750, the drawer just will not open for a good 10-20 seconds. The machine does not have sufficient logic to realise that when there is no disc in there, it's gotta open. No questions. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2003 by Stig.
This is a great machine. OK, it looks a little less sleek than the budget players of today, but I have no excuse (other than the desire to have a DVD player that plays MP3 files and is DTS compatible) to replace mine. PLUS it is possible to use this region-free if you know where to look... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2002 by Simon H.
A bargain at the time, and certainly a good player, but can't really keep up with today's high performing budget players. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2002 by Stevie.
I bought my Wharfdale DVD-750S from Tescos in Enfield. I went looking on the shelves where they should have been, but they were all sold out. Mine was hidden by someone else behind some clothing where I spotted it. I took it to the cashier who told me it was £100. A man behind me at the checkouts started kicking the counter saying that he had bought 1 the previous week for £180. I was very lucky. So far to date (1yr and 5 months on) I have be able to watch and hear everything that I put in... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2002 by Andy Watson.
Bought the Wharfdale DVD-750 DVD player in June 2000 from Tescos for £180 - cheapest around at the time.
Good sound and picture quality. Had no problems with it except that it wouldn't play Gladiator disk 2 with the additional features. Until recently that is...
Had some trouble switching it on until eventually it would not power up at all. I have been informed that the power unit is broken and the part is no longer made so the player is now useless.
So much for buying cheap. Anybody got a... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2002 by Peter.
I bought the Wharfdale 750 DVD player from Tescos second or third batch. It was simple to set up and easy to hack. Plays through RGB scart and digital coaxial. The picture and sound are exceptional, the first through my old (1995) 25 inch Panasonic TV, the second through a Sherwood 925RDS receiver, 5 speakers and a sub. I can't complain about its value (at the time of buying there was nothing to really touch it at the price) or performance which I find is exceptional, don't even notice the... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2002 by Player..
Ever since I bought my Wharfedale DVD-750 dvd player for £150, i've enjoyed every moment of owning it. The picture is very good on all the films i've seen, and the sound is very clear. I can confidently say that this has to be the best dvd player you can pick up at this price, unless of course you're a bit of a dodgy geezer and steal a nice top-end one! By the way, for anybody who wants a mental film, look into 'The Fast and The Furious'-oh yes! (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2002 by Bob.
Get a life if you think there is anything particularly wrong with this box. I've had my Wharfedale DVD-750 DVD player for well over a year with only a few minor glitches which were usually resolved by either cleaning the disk or changing back from multiregion to region 2. I did have some initial setup issues but I put that down to my own inexperience.
For the guy with problems on the Gladiator Disk 2, this is not the player. It's the disk. It used to be possible to get the disk replaced.... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2002 by Nic.
I bought this Wharfedale DVD-750 DVD player because it was the cheapest available at the time but I have had trouble with the disc freezing and recently I can't view the Gladiator disc 2 at all or the Atlantis R1 dvd I have just spent £18 on! If anyone has any ideas?! (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2002 by Neil.
I bought one of these Wharfedale DVD-750 DVD players when I saw them in my local tescos. It wasn't the cheapest they had, but it was very reasonable and offered all of the features I was after. At first I was reasonably happy with my purchase but it was only after watching a number of films on it that flaws became apparent.
- The menu system is UGLY.
- When watching some titles it would freeze the frame and sound for a fraction of a second. For some titles this was very bad.
- Extra features... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2002 by Elsie.
I've had my Wharfdale DVD-750 DVD player for about a year now and I can honestly say I've had no problems with it. Yes, it might look clunky alongside some of the more streamlined DVD players available, but the quality of this particular player means looks aren't important. As long as I can keep playing all my favourite DVD's, my 750 is staying right where it is.
And for all those people who've been asking about playing multi-regional DVD's on the 750, you might want to check out the... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2002 by Leon.
You obviously don't know a good thing wwhen you see it.
Excellent player, good quality picture and excellent value for money. Plays region 1 & 2 straight out of the box.
Top value for money. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2001 by Uncle Fester.
I bought one of the clearance £99 ones at Tesco's and have nothing but good times with this puppy. It plays any region DVD's without any problems and sounds and looks great. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2001 by ash.
the picture is very dark. the sound is extremely poor. when its hooked to my surround system is sounds like it was recorded on a record player. the menu is dull and the loading and general playing of disks is noisy. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2001 by gizmo.
I have had my Wharfedale 750 for about a year and a half now and I'm chuffed to bits! I can't really complain about it at all. Yes them menu is not good looking but who watches the menu, it's the films you watch anyway.
The sound is very good, mine is set up through a Dolby Digital tv and the sound is spot on, picture quality is very good too, you have to remember too that all dvd disks vary in quality, some are pin sharp and some aren't.
I'm tempted to upgrade the the new Wharfedale... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2001 by amuldoon.
I have had 5 DVD players of varying cost and the 750S has an equal picture quality to players 3 times the price.
I agree the menus are a bit nasty but I tend not to look at them that much. It has been very reliable and following advice from various websites I can now play multi-region disks too! (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2001 by steve.
I was tempted when i saw one of these at Tesco at £99.99. Bargain i thought until i switched the thing on. The menu system looks like it was developed using a Sinclair Spectrum. The drive is noisy and picture quality is poor (for a DVD) as for the sound hmmm this was my biggest let down. I wasn't even tempted to put it in the kids bedroom so i took it back and got a full refund. From what i have heard Wharfdale is not the company it once was and this is proof of it.
Here is the puzzle given... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2001 by Michael SR.
Fabulous! Linked it up to a Dolby SDU4 surround decoder and the whole experience is awesome! (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2001 by tom rosser.
amazing. go and by this player now. one of the best. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2001 by Big H.
Excellent picture and sound for the price I couldn't tell the difference between this and my more expensive Pioneer. Very annoyed when I found out it doesn't play the second disc on Gladiator. There are others it doesn't play judging from the other comments here, which is poor.
How come it is easy to play region 1 but not all dvd's? (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2001 by Fat Boy Jim.
Well you missed it, Tescos blow out of their remaining stock, I picked mine up last Saturday for £99.99. Its worth phoning around - there must be a few left (Tescos in Aberdeen? Cardif?). It does exactly what it says on the box, frankly we were blown away (as you can tell this was our first dvd experience) - and it hooked up nicely to the brit separates in the front room, in fact, it made me want to invest in a surround sound system... hmmm... can anyone name an established british hi fi... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2000 by Gary.
Found that the sound was a bit naft, then maybe the quality of the scart lead. Else a good DVD for the money. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2000 by NiK.
Listen, I'm 17 years old and needed a DVD player. Being on a tight budget, the Wharfedale was all I could afford. For someone like me, who only has a fairly small TV and feeds the sound through his hifi, the Wharfedale is FANTASTIC. I have been round to other peoples houses to watch films on their more expensive DVD players, and I really can't tell the difference. The extra money you spend will be on a slightly better build and looks. If all you want is fantastic functions, picture and... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2000 by paul.
You would be hard pressed to find better value for money with this product, some of the features you would only normaly find on more expensive models.This is a great budget model to start your journey into the world of DVD's and it'a ability to play region 1 disks without a hardware hack is an extra bonus. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2000 by john radford.
My first DVD player was an expensive Pioneer 515, costing £350. It had the ability to play VCD's which is why I chose that particular model over others at the time of purchase. It was also region-free and I certainly wanted to avil myself of the savings to be made in obtaining the latest US releases (months before they hit the UK market). Then came along the Wharfdale unit - which I spotted in my local Tescos. I remember mentioning to my wife how bland it looked. Anyway - the next week,... (read more)