Well, I took the leap today and ordered a DVD player. Yep, I’m Mr. Early-Adopter, eh?
I chose the Panasonic DVD-CV51. It is a 5-disc changer, which means it will replace my CD player in the stack of black boxes currently taking over my living room.
It has all my usual 5 disc CD functions, plus a DVD function. And it’ll play my CD-Rs (of which I have many – but I guess many DVD players won’t play ‘em) and it will also play MP3 CDRs – not sure how that will work, but it’s worth a shot.
800.com had a very good deal which I found through MySimon. I learned from doing just a little reading that there are a lot of places that are playing bait and switch with availability, shipping costs, etc. Lots of horrific customer experiences on the web. And I guess a phone call 2 days later to sell you more accessories is standard for the lowest priced places. Although with free shipping and a special discount they were offering, I did better than the “unapproved” places.
I paid less, and I have peace of mind. Isn’t life grand? I can’t wait til it arrives!