CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > VideoCD
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 20, 2002, 03:22 PM
bronxkid bronxkid is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: bronx, NY, USA
Posts: 35
Default Which dvd player definitely plays svcd and vcd?

sponsored links

I checked but it seems like, for the few dvd players that I checked, not everyone could get a svcd to play. I was mainly looking at apex brand because of its price. Are there dvd players of similar price that are known to play svcds and vcds well (maybe not 100% but 80-90%)? Thanks.
Old May 20, 2002, 03:46 PM
smurf2k smurf2k is offline
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: somewere on planet zorg
Posts: 1,180

I can assure you that the pacific 750 and 1000 BOTH play vcds and svcds as i have both models here @ home 750 in front room (as its silver and goes with the rest of the setup) and the 1000 is in my daughters bedroom both are less than 90 and are available @ asda stores

they both also play the following without problems
dvd silver

tho i must admit the build quality is only average and the tray opening time on the 750 is quite slow

but hey for under 90 its a bargin and there is a remote region hack for both and a macro for the 750 but as yet i havent managed to get it to work
Old May 20, 2002, 03:55 PM
bronxkid bronxkid is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: bronx, NY, USA
Posts: 35

Thanks for the reply. I'm in the US though and I haven't heard of the brands you mentioned.
Old May 20, 2002, 06:54 PM
hitechjunkie hitechjunkie is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Northern Virginia/Washington D.C
Posts: 409

i'm in Northern Virginia and own the Apex AD1500. picked it up for $69 at Circuit City and it does play SVCD, VCD (standard CBR and non-standard VBR video bitrates), CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, is region-free and macrovision disabled, which is amazing since my $200 JVC and Toshiba DVD players do NOT play SVCD, MP3 or anything other than region 1 DVDs!

another popular model is the pioneer 333 (check out the DVD player list at

-hitechjunkie (originally from the bronx, myself!)
Old May 20, 2002, 07:04 PM
bronxkid bronxkid is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: bronx, NY, USA
Posts: 35

Thanks, I'll try to look for the apex 1500 or pioneer one you mentioned.
Old May 20, 2002, 07:27 PM
DaveMode DaveMode is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Orlando, FL USA
Posts: 470

I'm fairly certain that all Apex models can play VCD and SVCD.. and they're also the cheapest ones to boot

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recording from vcd (via dvd player) to vhs windowman VideoCD 3 Jun 10, 2003 11:36 AM
NEW InterVideo DVD Copy! Lazza DVD 5 Jun 04, 2003 05:36 AM
Guide for authoring VCDS to play in a DVD Player L337 |-|axor VideoCD 0 Dec 26, 2002 11:48 PM
Where can I buy a cheap DVD player that plays VCD and SVCD????? cougar#1 Consumer's Opinion 4 May 11, 2002 09:50 PM
VCD to DVD: HELP PLEASE dodgyfeas DVD 3 Mar 24, 2002 04:01 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1996-2009 All rights reserved