I Want My DVD (Mania.com)

By:Wayne Kawamoto
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Ready to take that significant step towards DVD the Promised Land of sharp images, no rewinding, and loads of extra goodies? While purchasing a VCR was pretty much about four heads versus two, Beta versus VHS and top- versus front-loading, there's much more to look for when shopping for a DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) player.

To start, all DVD players are digital. So what's the difference between a player that costs under $100 and one that's over $500? As with any purchase, you'll want to buy a DVD player that meets your budget as well as your needs or more specifically, those of your home theater system.