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LG DN898
4.8 out of 10

LG DN898

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product

Michael O., Newegg
7 January 2011
  • Summary: Upscales to 1080p fine which is why I bought it in the first place. I would have liked to have seen a more sturdy door, it's very flimsy and probably will be the first thing to break. Don't let kids load DVDs in this player, they could break that door quick.
  • Pros: Upscales to 1080p. Has both coax and optical audio outputs which is kind of rare these days. HDMI and component.
  • Cons: Flimsy door. Small read out.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't do Pillarboxing

Anonymous, Newegg
29 July 2009
  • Summary: Its a nice player with a lot of features but the lack of an option to play video in it's original aspect ratio is disappointing, especially considering the price of this player. I have seen other upconverting DVD players able to do this, so those of you who prefer to watch their video unstretched...
  • Pros: The LG DN898 is very feature rich: it does a good job of upscaling DVDs, it can output at a full 1080p, it supports playback of.mpeg, .avi (xvid/divx) and .srt files, and it can read from most recordable DVD formats as well as from USB.
  • Cons: The player automatically stretches 4:3 content to fit the screen and there is no option to stop the player from doing so.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away from this one

Franklin A., Newegg
25 July 2009
  • Summary: Trying to find an up-convert DVD player is turning out to be a rather irritating challenge. Oh-and it was 107 degrees here in Texas where I live today, which makes it all the more exasparating.
  • Pros: Great looking machine-very sleek. LG Name.
  • Cons: Could not even get a picture. After reading manual, I found out that your TV needs to be HDCP compliant to connect through the HDMI. This was my 4th player in 4 days. First 2 Panasonic blu-ray players and they need HDCP, then a Magnavox blu-ray, HDCP....Had to take all back for return. Now even t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality

Joseph J., Newegg
7 July 2009
  • Pros: Looks nice!
  • Cons: The item was delivered, inoperative. It is not readly apparent as to whether the issue should be with the manufacture or the seller? The product was returned to the seller with slow return, totaly unreasonable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good for first 60 days...

Daniel V., Newegg
4 April 2009
  • Summary: Get something else.
  • Pros: Good upscaling, easy to use.
  • Cons: After 60 days or so, it randomly and frequently freezes on even brand new dvd's....
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Impressed

Anonymous, Newegg
14 February 2009
  • Summary: Would I buy this again? Emphatically NO! But I cannot exchange it so I am stuck with it, It will end up being passed down to someone who needs one. (should have stuck with the same brand it replaced)
  • Pros: It works. I use a DVD player for 90% music and 10% for watching movies. I purchased this because I needed one with optical out, HDMI for future upgrades and a USB thumbdrive port.
  • Cons: 1. In comparison to the DVD player that it replaced, the sound was not nearly as good. I have a premium receiver and speakers and this unit did not produce the soundstage like my previous player. There was definitely no musical separation like the old unit. The LG did not give the music presence....
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Overall 8
8.0

Pricey, but good.

Aymen E., Newegg
28 January 2009
  • Pros: Nice design and features, gret picture quality. A bit pricey compared to other brands. Had everything I needed: HDMI, 1080P, sleek design.
  • Cons: Somewhat sluggish going through menu items, but not such a big deal. No other problems!
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