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Old 09-25-2016, 03:41 PM   #41
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Does your Samsung 24" TV have a built-in DVD player? If so, which model?
Hi Fred,

No DVD player in our Samsung 24". We normally don't watch DVDs at home or on the road.

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Old 09-25-2016, 04:28 PM   #42
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Wife bought DVDs on reading to baby for a couple of my daughter's friends as gifts. They don't have DVD players. Don't do DVD or CD. Stream everything or download.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:14 PM   #43
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Wife bought DVDs on reading to baby for a couple of my daughter's friends as gifts. They don't have DVD players. Don't do DVD or CD. Stream everything or download.
That is great, but as full-timers, we often find ourselves boondocking without access to cell service. What with our new solar panels on the new 21', it would be nice to catch up on some old movies we get our hands on, every now and then.
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I don't, but I think people download movies to their laptops or to external drives. I have a 7" screen portable DVD player that I can connect to a TV. If it craps out, I still have a TV.
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That is great, but as full-timers, we often find ourselves boondocking without access to cell service. What with our new solar panels on the new 21', it would be nice to catch up on some old movies we get our hands on, every now and then.
This one has great viewing angles, a DVD player, and runs on 12 or 120 volts. We have it in a 21 over the night stand.

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I wouldn't go out of my way to get a DVD player; if I'm buying hardware to play movies, it's a Blu-ray player (which will also play DVDs and CDs).

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Wife bought DVDs on reading to baby for a couple of my daughter's friends as gifts. They don't have DVD players. Don't do DVD or CD. Stream everything or download.
That's common for people who have always had massive internet bandwidth. They probably don't a traditional phone "landline", either.

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That is great, but as full-timers, we often find ourselves boondocking without access to cell service.
And even if you have mobile network (cell) service, there often isn't enough network speed for video, and many of us (including essentially everyone who lives in Canada) do not have unlimited data plans. If you go over your data limit with my provider (which is typical), additional data is CA$50/GB... is a movie worth $100 to $200? Even at normal plan rates, maintaining a 20 GB/month package costs me CA$65/month more than the 10 GB/month package... that's not cheap to watch a couple of movies on rainy days.
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I pay 2 cents a meg for overage on my cell data, but, I don't watch movies. They keep trying to get me into a new plan, but I'm grandfathered and I'm not moving.
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Only advantage to Blu Ray players is the higher resolution, which is not important on a 22 inch screen unless your vision is 20/20. We rent standard (720p) resolution DVDs at Redbox stores and drop them off the next day at any McDonalds (among others) when on the move.

So if you rent Blu-Ray religiously, you're probably 40 years old or less.
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I pay 2 cents a meg for overage on my cell data...
Nice
That's CA$20/GB, so still $40 to $80 for a movie. Still not for me
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Only advantage to Blu Ray players is the higher resolution, which is not important on a 22 inch screen unless your vision is 20/20.
Agreed (in general), but if you are taking movies that you own, and they are Blu-ray, a DVD player simply won't play them. Eventually you won't be able to rent new movies in DVD, as they will only be available in Blu-ray.

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We rent standard (720p) resolution DVDs at Redbox stores and drop them off the next day at any McDonalds (among others) when on the move.
That makes sense, but don't plan on it here - Redbox pulled out of Canada last year, and I haven't seen any other multi-location movie rental system. Even when they were here, their machines were not at McDonald's although there were still a decent number at Walmart and Safeway stores.

Also, DVDs don't do 720p resolution - that's high definition. They do 480i Standard Definition, stretched to widescreen proportions. The whole image would fit with every pixel shown in about a 9"x12" patch of that 22" TV's screen. But yes, that's usually good enough.
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