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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Although the Dansai 852 is a great machine (it does...”

Written on: 14/11/2003 by sarrebmat (1 review written)

Although the Dansai 852 is a great machine (it does help to have the remote control), i have lost mine and need to get a replacement, any help out there to locate one, i live in manchester if that helps… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Price wise the Dansai 852 is the best buy i've ever...”

Written on: 23/09/2003 by femartin (1 review written)

Price wise the Dansai 852 is the best buy i've ever made, believe me! I paid £79.99 and i am enjoying every penny of if. This DVD player can only be matched by more expensive models of DVD players… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“When I first got the Dansai 852 (Tesco) I was ”

Written on: 21/07/2003 by Gr@y. (1 review written)

When I first got the Dansai 852 (Tesco) I was
overjoyed for the budget price of £89.99 it plays anything I put in it :)
you can make it region free, and turn off the macrovision. This was to good to be true !
Now a year down the line I am not so sure :( its stop recognizing certain disks at random also when watching a movie the sound sometimes breaks up and the picture becomes pixalated making it impossible to watch a movie, very frustrating when you have been sat there for over an hour… Read Full Review

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Fizzwizz's Response to Gr@y.'s Review

Written on: 01/09/2003

This is not uncommon even on expensive units.
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<br>Do you smoke? You would be surprised how nicotine can inhibit the laser. Either way I'd recommend cleaning the lens on the laser to see if that cures your ill.
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<br>At this price you can afford to throw your unit away every year, so drop it in the bin and buy yourself a spanking new one.... makes more sense than paying mega money for "branded" boxes.

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“This is a very cheap player. Paid less than 100 Euro....”

Written on: 23/12/2002 by Gum ^Alter. (1 review written)

This is a very cheap player. Paid less than 100 Euro. It plays EVERYTHING on ANYTHING. I have tried all kinds of CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW on all kinds of colors. Black, Silver, Green, Blue whatever. I takes it all. Plugged the player to my Sony widescreen tv with a SCART-connection and the picture quality rocks. (Okey it is not THE VERY BEST thing in the world but for less than 100 Euro it is damn good!) I brought a DVD-genie friend over and he took all of his "problem"-DVDs… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Firstly, for the money, this is a great entry level...”

Written on: 19/11/2002 by chichichu. (1 review written)

Firstly, for the money, this is a great entry level unit. It is more that capable of handling the average collection of media including DVD, CDA, VCD, mp3. The ability to set the output to PAL, NTSC or AUTO is for me an invaluable feature. Add to this an option to bypass region coding and even to set a specific region (for RCE encoded discs) and you are well on your way. I especially like the ability to select regions 7 and 8, which have not yet been assigned. A little forward thinking and… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Worthless piece of equip!! Well, concidered the low...”

Written on: 30/10/2002 by Lars T.. (1 review written)

Worthless piece of equip!! Well, concidered the low price,one couldn't expect better maybe, but there are a lot of other budget players that are much better. This one has so bad picture quality that most menues on DVD's are unreadable and you have to guess what you're selecting. When playing audio discs or MP3's...the whole player starts to vibrate and generates a loud hum when the disc is spinning. The hum is so loud that it can be heard even though the audio level is at normal level. The… Read Full Review

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49958_Achmed.'s Response to 47143_Lars T..'s Review

Written on: 10/11/2002

Well, it actually CAN play Lord of the Rings and it actually doesn't take 4-5 minutes, more like 1-2 minutes. I guess it has something to do with some functionality of the DVD that came out after the player did.

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59314_Zzzzzz.'s Response to 47143_Lars T..'s Review

Written on: 20/12/2002

This is an excellent player, plays everything you throw at it. Handset Multiregion/Macrovision hack, optical out, good picture quality. I dont personally like the 'ping' noise when it ejects but thats hardly an issue. I had the same problem with LOTR extended disc 2, but apparently theres a workaround: http://www.reviewcentre.com/post32389.html
I recommend it.

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★☆☆☆☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“When I wrote my first review of the dansai 852 DVD...”

Written on: 22/07/2002 by Gote Johansson. (1 review written)

When I wrote my first review of the dansai 852 DVD player here, I was so impressed by this player; all the formats, the price, the hack for making it region free but most of all macrovision free and so on. My player broke down four months ago and the Swedish reseller (SIBA) say they can't find any spare parts... (Probably a lot of b-s!)
I'm still waiting for it.

I don't have any good advice for anyone on whether to buy one or not. The quality of this player obviously varies a lot. If you are… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I bought my Dansai 852 DVD player as I'd been off sick...”

Written on: 21/07/2002 by myredvan. (1 review written)

I bought my Dansai 852 DVD player as I'd been off sick for a while and deserved a treat so I entered the dvd market totally blind and I can't believe I landed such a good player. It still plays everything I throw at it and I've watched so many films on it. If it messes up I don't know what to do as all Tesco's current dvd players don't read s-vcd or vcd's, so I just hope it carries on working perfectly… Read Full Review

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31936_Cloudkicker.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 05/08/2002

where in the world can i get one online or close by to my home town? Hartford, CT.

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58700_Myredvan.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

I found a good link - follow the link but miss out any gaps that may appear. http: //www.dansai. freehosting.net/ custom.html P.S. count to 3? Don't think I've done anything wrong here as I've gone and done a web search!!!!

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58611_Myredvan.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

I can't find my piece of paper with it on. Just do a search on the web for it and I'm sure that you'll find it. I've not checked with my player if it works but have been told that it does!

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Danjel.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 16/12/2002

Hi. I read the comment about how to watch lord of the rings on dansai 852s. But I can't remember the code to bypass my player. I bought the film three mounths ago and I haven't been able to watch it yet. Can someone please e-mail me the code. tanx.

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46417_Myredvan.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 27/10/2002

the Technika dvd212 is available from www.empire-direct.co.uk don't know if they deliver to Germany though? worth a try though?

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46037_Phantom2424.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 24/10/2002

... and where can I buy such good DVD-Player like the Technika DVD 212 in Germany ?

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41681_Myredvan.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 04/10/2002

Apparently it does support RCE discs I haven't got any but apparently all you have to do is set the player to the same region as the disc. e.g. region 2 lord of the rings so you set the player to region 2 not on bypass region.

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40768_Myredvan.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 01/10/2002

The player was only availible in the uk through Tesco - it's now discontinued. just look for the one that everyone goes on about and get that one.

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Trapperz.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 24/08/2002

Well it maybe a good player but it doesn't support RCE. and some companies use that today.. like on the region 2 Lord of the rings.. it wont play in the dansai 825s ! suck on that!

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32690_Thegoob.'s Response to myredvan.'s Review

Written on: 11/08/2002

Apparently the Technika DVD212 is practically the same machine - available at empiredirect.co.uk, about £77 + £10 p&p

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★★★☆☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“I had the Dansai 852 DVD player for six months and I...”

Written on: 19/07/2002 by Bossy. (1 review written)

I had the Dansai 852 DVD player for six months and I was very happy with it until suddenly it stopped reading CD_RW. It comes up with (NO-DISC) message when a CD_RW is inserted with any type of data (CD audio, mp3 or vcd). A week later it stopped recognising DVDs. Now it only plays audio CDs. I was hoping for the fun to last a bit longer!… Read Full Review

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60652_Ph/\t.'s Response to 30418_Bossy.'s Review

Written on: 27/12/2002

Looks like mine has just gone the same way now it just comes up with "no-disc" no matter what I put in it :(

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a versatile and excellent DVD...”

Written on: 08/06/2002 by Mike. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a versatile and excellent DVD player. Why mess with expensive units that are difficult to get region free when this baby (only from tesco's) is in town. I can't fault the playback quality myself. It's only the casing that feels inexpensive. Unless you touch it you wouldn't know that it isn't 'brushed aluminium' would you?
Even has two headphone jacks (never seen that before)!… Read Full Review

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56864_Julia.'s Response to 26963_Mike.'s Review

Written on: 09/12/2002

Sorry, not into the technical side. Are you saying that you cannot add 5.1 speaker surround sound system to this dvd player? help please

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56942_Mike.'s Response to 26963_Mike.'s Review

Written on: 10/12/2002

You can still add 5.1 by outputting the sound through a seperate dolby digital amplifier (as one normally would anyway). It's just that the decoder isn't within the player itself.

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Brilliant!! had a few players and i must admit for a...”

Written on: 15/05/2002 by tp. (1 review written)

Brilliant!! had a few players and i must admit for a cheap player the Dansai 852 DVD player out does most of the expensive ones. Would recommend this to anyone, so easy to use and brilliant will play all it says. The fact that you can turn off microvision and make it region free is a plus also… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Thanks very much Tesco for this great bit of kit-the...”

Written on: 14/05/2002 by Johnny Knoxville. (1 review written)

Thanks very much Tesco for this great bit of kit-the Dansai 852 DVD player. No more 'dodgy rip off/don't work' worries when forking out £99 for a DVD, unlike some other supermarkets.
The kids have got a Dansai 1010 in the bedroom and we've got an 852 downstairs so welcome to the Dansai family household!
However I've heard through the grapevine that a newer sexier model is due out shortly for the same sort of cash as the 852 but is far slimer and better looking along with a 5.1 de-coder built… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 DVD player plays anything and is easy...”

Written on: 05/05/2002 by pip. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 DVD player plays anything and is easy to hack-not bad for a dvd player. cd play is so-so… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a very impressive DVD player - has...”

Written on: 02/05/2002 by gidon. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a very impressive DVD player - has most of the features you could want. Its compatability is excellent - nothing has not played in the machine so far - including CD-R(W)'s - with (S)VCD's, MP3s, MPEG and VOB files. MPEG, MP3 and VOB files can be burnt to an unclosed multi session disc and still be played - ie they don't even need to be burnt as a (S)VCD!
Fast forward is jerky on VCDs and only goes up to 4x (as opposed to 32x for DVDs) - but not a major problem. The player is… Read Full Review

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Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a great DVD/MP3/VCD Player for the...”

Written on: 30/04/2002 by Amigo. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a great DVD/MP3/VCD Player for the money.
Too many people whinge about this and that but for under £100 it's an 11 out of 10 buy.
Stop pratting about and go and buy one NOW !… Read Full Review

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22102_John.'s Response to Amigo.'s Review

Written on: 02/05/2002

where online is everyone buying this at? can't seem to find it anywhere.

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27441_Anaboland.'s Response to Amigo.'s Review

Written on: 12/06/2002

I don't think you will find a Dansai in the US online as they are Badged and sold in the UK by the supermarket chain TESCOS.
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<br>But you could try the Technika DVD 212 which is the same internals, try www.empire-direct.co.uk ,i dont know if they ship to the US.

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“Wow. I`ve been looking for a DVD player which could do...”

Written on: 28/04/2002 by Teescottage. (1 review written)

Wow. I`ve been looking for a DVD player which could do it all for quite a while now. I have a LG 3660P which has been a trusty beast but doesn`t have the extras which I wanted.
Then last week I noticed the Dansai 852 in Tesco. I checked the web and rushed back to the store to buy one before they sold out. And boy was I glad I did. I have thrown everything at this machine and it has accepted it all. MP3's, VCD`s, CDR, CD-RW... you name it.
The main thing I like is the zoom. I was expecting 2x… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is a nice little DVD player. Looks a...”

Written on: 28/04/2002 by Trev. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is a nice little DVD player. Looks a little cheap (that's cos it is).
Does exactly what it says on the box with what I would say is good at the price.
Don't expect to be blown away by the picture quality and sound but buy one anyway you'll love it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“If you are looking for a cheap versatile dvd player...”

Written on: 24/04/2002 by colin. (1 review written)

If you are looking for a cheap versatile dvd player below £100 then the Dansai 852 is the one for you. It plays dvds, mp3, vcds and svcd, also macro disabled (sweet).
I have recommended this to many people and 3 have bought one this week alone and gave it the thumbs up. The other one to watch for is the dansai 1010 for £85.00-smaller than the 852 but works the same with the exception of there is no LCD so you have to use the OSD but still worth the money and fits nicely under your hifi just… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“The Dansai 852 is the 2nd DVD player I have bought. I...”

Written on: 20/04/2002 by Flash. (1 review written)

The Dansai 852 is the 2nd DVD player I have bought. I previously had a Wharfedale 750s which was good but not as stylish as the Dansai. The Dansai has played ll cds I have tried so far. VCD, SVCD and without any lip sync problems. This is a must for bargain hunters looking for a DVD. The latest Mico doesn't have the disable Macro feature as has been removed from the firmware so if you can still get your hands on a Dansai 852, buy it fast… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Dansai 852 (Tesco)

“My Dansai 852 has been an excellent little DVD player...”

Written on: 16/04/2002 by dcf. (1 review written)

My Dansai 852 has been an excellent little DVD player so far - only just bought it. Cds are handled excellently -a little hiss but barely audible. Dvd picture is great -skin tones are a little pale but this is easily fixed by turning up the colour on your tv. All the functions you're really going to need are here, it hasn't got the outputs for dolby 5.1 but handles it and you really need a digital receiver to benefit from 5.1 anyway.
All in all an excellent player. I'm glad I didn't fork out… Read Full Review

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