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Sharp DV 740H

“Has a problem with skipping and freezing. I would not...”

Written on: 25/07/2004 by mavdog (1 review written)

Has a problem with skipping and freezing. I would not recommend the Sharp DV740H player to anyone… Read Full Review

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Sharp DV 740H

“What can I say great picture and sound, reads all...”

Written on: 07/07/2003 by Bonzo Banana. (1 review written)

What can I say great picture and sound, reads all media from cdr to dvd+r and has no problems with vcds and svcds. The one I got was a later one which has a better loader than the earlier ones so I've not had any problems. I upgraded the firmware for macrovision free and its also been upgraded for multiregion. Absolutely superb. Sadly I don't use it so much now as I have a samsung home cinema system but if someone wants a copy to vhs or I've got a tricky disc that the samsung won't read the… Read Full Review

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Sharp DV 740H

“I Purchased the Sharp DV740S at the local Media Market...”

Written on: 24/11/2002 by Malibu Mike. (1 review written)

I Purchased the Sharp DV740S at the local Media Market for 139.00 Euros about a month ago. The Region Hack found on this site worked perfectly. PAL DVD Playback on PAL TV and NTSC DVD Playback on NTSC TV works well. However conversion of a PAL DVD or NTSC DVD to the opposite standard TV shows some delay and jumping of the picture. Not real bad but noticable. Also , the unit is 220 V only… Read Full Review

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53554_Malibu Mike.'s Response to Malibu Mike.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2002

I opened up the DV740S and determined that it will take multivoltages. I then plugged it into a 220V to 110 Volt transformer and it worked fine. So, my previous comment about it not being able to take multivoltages was wrong. Sorry about that.

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58664_Malibu Mike.'s Response to Malibu Mike.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

The hack is on www.area450.com in the Sharp 740s section. Just download and follow the instructions. If you are not Computer Savy you may need some help to burn the CD.

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58614_Viki.'s Response to Malibu Mike.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

could you tell me where you found the hack for the sharp 740 please?

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Sharp DV 740H

“The DV740H is a nice looking dvd player but, like...”

Written on: 23/01/2002 by Dawn. (1 review written)

The DV740H is a nice looking dvd player but, like Steve, we are also on our 2nd player and are still having problems with skipping/picture freezing. Steer clear… Read Full Review

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Clayts.'s Response to 10402_Dawn.'s Review

Written on: 10/03/2002

The freezing/skipping playback is down to a dud batch of SL101H DVD loaders that Sampo installed on some Sharp DV740Hs. This is an issue that was most prevalent in the DVE611 in the US, but which is being rectified if customers return their players to Sampo America. In the case of us UK customers it's sadly a case of return to vendor. It may be better to obtain a refund, and buy the player from another retailer, as invariably you'll just end up getting a replacement player with a loader that has the same duff qualities.
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<br>Cheapest retailer we found at Area 450 (the Sampo fansite : http://www.area450.com ) have come across is probably Empire Direct for £130.
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Sharp DV 740H

“With its excellent sound and picture quality, this...”

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

With its excellent sound and picture quality, this unit holds its ground with more established makes.

Officially, the unit is a REGION-2 player. I am pleased, however, to inform you that the link below has information on how you can modify your Sharp 740H DVD player to multi-region.

http://www.totaldvd.net/news/frame.html?http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/news.pl?search_for=1008934139

All that you need to do is download a text file and burn it to a CD-R. All the details are included on the… Read Full Review

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9078_Stevie.'s Response to 7890_Andy.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2002

I tried 2 of these Sharp dvd players and were hopeless at dealing with the slightest defect in a DVD. They constantly paused/skipped/crashed completeley - Avoid.

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107597_Tim.'s Response to 7890_Andy.'s Review

Written on: 15/06/2003

the reviews on this website are comlpetely true i have bought a sharp DV-740 and i have had it just obver the year, i didnt take out extended warrenty, so what can i do with the problem of this dvd player constantly skipping!!! can i still take it back to Currys from where i bought it???? if its a case of faulty mechanics within the dvd player is it possible to take it back??? it went for rpair but it came back the same so is there any chance to take it back stil?? is there any thing i can do to get it fixed?? any types of driver i can get to get it fixed?? PLEASE EMEAIL ME AT KIRBISH9@HOTMAIL.COM

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87164_Seamus.'s Response to 7890_Andy.'s Review

Written on: 08/04/2003

Agree with Andy. Hack was successful and it's performance is great.
<br>NO skipping,pausing,freezing in both region 1 and 2 DVD types

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Sharp DV 740H

“Good Price - nice looking box ...it appears to be a...”

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

Good Price - nice looking box ...it appears to be a sampo DVD player rebadged...has anybody tried the multi region hack (sampo dve611) and if so - does it work ?… Read Full Review

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48103_Skids.'s Response to 6545_Accord.'s Review

Written on: 04/11/2002

Tried the region free hack on my brother's unit - worked a treat !

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