nowadays, the dvd-rom format isn t used (or just a bit).
So, if u just want to buy a dvd player in order to (heh i think )
see dvd videos, they re nearly all the sames...
cd reading speed; 40x.
to use the region free setting, just d/l a tweaking tool (i m using dvd genie...Just sufficient)
arf, et pour l endroit essayes a paris, c la où on trouve le plus de bonnes affaires (il y rennes aussi mais pour te conseiller une boutique/magasin alors la....)
I have a Pioneer DVD Drive and it works well(well it's 2 years old so you should fid something much better now).
But the DVD drive isn't everything.
You need a good software to watch DVDs,the best IMO are WinDVD and PowerDVD.
Or you can buy a card which will make the decompression of the DVD in hardware,that's what I have(and the best card on the market BTW)and the quality is miles ahead of softwares named above,even if my GF2 supports it in hardware it is not the same quality and all,when I watch with those software there's some kind of Blur which make the movie really awful.
I also heard that ATI had the best hardware on support on 3D cards for DVDs.
It's not the CPU that supports DVDs,it's you video card,of course if your video card doesn't support DVDs,then your CPU will do it but the quality will be even worse!
And as far as I know,no processor is coming close to the quality of a decompression card,I have a Pentium3 [email protected] and it works well in PowerDVD or WinDVD but the quality is bad
yeah, the hollywood+ has the em83xx chip. According to the sigma designs sight though the em8220 chip is basically the same quality, but has less features. The choice is yours. You can probably find the Hollywood+ for about US$44 on www.Pricewatch.com