DVD Drive as DVD Player?

Can a DVD Drive be used as a standalone DVD Player, i.e. for watching movies on TV?

No.

if it did work dont use a computer DVD drive. China's DVD player works better. In 2000 Rs you will get more than a computer's DVD drive

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Can a DVD Drive be used as a standalone DVD Player?
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dvd drive by itself?..Nope.

However a whole system with tv output supported graphics card can be used as a great media player for tv…

talking about DVD players, are there any players available in the market which can play AVI/XVid format movies?

^I have heard of DivX compatible DVD players, so I think these may be available in market

My dad bought a china DVD player :D I can play AVI/XVid format on it using my USB so no more hickups. Download a DVDrip, copy to USB, stick it in the DVD player, play, enjoy :) . After 2 years its still rocking.

Latest model of Philips DVD player also supports DivX format and usb connectivity. A friend of mine has bought it in 4000/- Rupees.

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Latest model of Philips DVD player also supports DivX format and usb connectivity. A friend of mine has bought it in 4000/- Rupees.
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China DVD costs 2000 Rs :D works as good as philips

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My dad bought a china DVD player :D I can play AVI/XVid format on it using my USB so no more hickups. Download a DVDrip, copy to USB, stick it in the DVD player, play, enjoy :) . After 2 years its still rocking.
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what is the price now?

^and wats the name/model?

Dont go for the name, they change every month or so. The sticker on it says its "Sunny" LOL I can even connect my 5.1 sound system on it, although the picture quality is awesome, sound quality is CHINESE :D

everything is chinese even they labeled toshiba philips and many other big brands like samsung no copyright issue at regal chowk. :)

if i remember correctly then i have seen an external dvd rom at Metro (near airport). size is the same as normal dvd rom ........ it was labled to be used as seperate dvd player as well..................

i dont remember the brand but price was under 3k that might work for bcz it had the usp as well........ other dvd players were also placed. it was the only piece left.

actually u r talking about portable dvd player computer dvd player is diffrent from portable dvd player as size as disk man.

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Dont go for the name, they change every month or so. The sticker on it says its “Sunny” LOL I can even connect my 5.1 sound system on it, although the picture quality is awesome, sound quality is CHINESE :D
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we can connect 4.1 or 5.1 sound system are u sure? which brand r u using for sound.

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actually u r talking about portable dvd player computer dvd player is diffrent from portable dvd player as size as disk man.
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i think u r right …