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LG DN798
5.0 out of 10

LG DN798

This DVD player can upconvert your favorite DVDs to 1080p Read more

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Overall 10
10

User Review

sean b., Newegg
7 August 2008
  • Pros: Came with my LG tv and i love it! very slim design to fit anywhere. comes with a remote that can also work for my tv. sleek black finish matches the lg 37" hdtv perfectly. the upscaling works like a charm, and still keeps decent video quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Watch our for warranty

Ernest L., Newegg
1 August 2008
  • Pros: good features
  • Cons: Watch out for LG's warranty. I purchased the RC797T model in Nov 07, the DVD won't read any disks now and LG wants to charge $70 labor to fix. I would not recommend this product because of warranty and other operating problems. When trying to view digital pictures from a flash drive the pictures ...
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Overall 10
10

Grrrrrrreat!

Fredric R., Newegg
15 July 2008
  • Pros: Easy to set up and control. Picture is phenomenal. Slim and very quiet.
  • Cons: zero
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for what I use it for

Anonymous, Newegg
19 June 2008
  • Summary: For what I wanted it for, it's a great find. Half the price of another one I bought for the home theatre, and with the Sony 32" XBR6, puts out a nice 1080p picture.
  • Pros: Caught a sale with free shipping! HDMI video output. upconverting (nice job by the way).
  • Cons: No HDMI audio. That's the reason I only gave it 4 eggs.
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Overall 8
8.0

No DivX/XviD...

Adam W., Newegg
11 June 2008
  • Summary: I bought this to replace a Panasonic $45 something or other (which DID support DivX/XviD), expecting that it would also play these formats, I was greatly disappointed to see "disk error" upon insertion of an .avi cd-r... Other than that, it's a great 1080p player for quite a reasonable price.
  • Pros: Nice upscale, acceptable startup time, HDMI output, nice button layout on remote, front panel USB port.
  • Cons: No DivX/XviD support! Flimsy disk tray, no pause button on unit itself, wider than expected (17"x8"), USB doesn't support video (once again, no DivX/XviD).
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Overall 10
10

Sweet

Gary B., Newegg
5 June 2008
  • Summary: a very low profile easy to operate look good unit. Price is very reasonable and New Egg is a great retailer. You can't go wrong with this unit.
  • Pros: Nice Unit; small and easy to operate and install.
  • Cons: Really can't think of any.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok "When It Works"

Steven P., Newegg
1 June 2008
  • Summary: LG expects me to pay $45 plus shipping to RMA this since it is out of the 90 day warranty, and into the 1 yera manufacturer warranty. NOT worth it given the price of a new DVD player. So watch out when you get this through LG. I will not buy another LG DVD player.
  • Pros: Good player when it works. Output is clean, ability to change resolution on the front a plus!
  • Cons: Mine had power issues when I got it, then they went away. Now they are back and it flakes out after you plug it in and see the hello text on the display. It shuts off automatically and I can't do anything about it other than unplugging it, plugging it back in, and it repeats this over and over. V...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good with one exception

Donald P., Newegg
30 May 2008
  • Pros: Fast response to scan, pause, stop. Good image quality.
  • Cons: Unit powers down after five minutes in standby. Absolutely to over-ride on this feature. Stop a film. Take a break, and you have to wait for the initial start up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Shop around

Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2008
  • Summary: The DVD tray is really flimsy. I don't recommend this to anyone with small children as this will be the first thing that breaks off the unit.
  • Pros: It plays DVD's and upscales nicely.
  • Cons: Eject button stops working sometimes. It's flaky. One time you turn it on and try to eject and it won't work. Have to use the remote to get it to open and close the tray. Then a few hours later it works. Weird.
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Overall 10
10

Great DVD Player

Jason C., Newegg
25 May 2008
  • Summary: "Computer Doc" seems to think he bought an HD-DVD player. He's wrong. There's a world of difference between an HD-DVD player and a DVD player that has an HDMI port. The former is a dead format, the latter still has new titles coming out for it.
  • Pros: Great DVD player. Upscales nicely, has all the right output types on the back for those who are either using this with an SDTV, or haven't got their HD set yet. Also has a DTS decoder, something becoming increasingly rare in players in this price range. Great picture & sound. My only nit follows.
  • Cons: Doesn't play VCD, SVCD or DivX/XviD. This is a deal breaker for me. It's going downstairs to the kids' playroom for that reason. We're going to pick up a Toshiba SD-6100 for the living room, since it does those remaining formats.
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