Alba DVD 62

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Alba DVD 62

Without DivX Playback - Without HDMI Connection - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

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Review of "Alba DVD 62"

published 01/04/2008 | pc2308
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I bought this product wanting a cheap replacement for my old DVD player that I'd given to the kids.

Unlike most DVD players this DVD player is small compact easy to use and will play any region (they have all worked so far)!!!.
It you are looking for a DVD player that has it all, has a name or more gizmo's than most, then this is not the player for you. It has the necessary features for basic usage.

**Specifications** (See Ciao Product Information For More Information)

DVD/CD/CD-R/Picture Disc Compatible
On Screen Display
Digital Stereo Sound
Multi Angle Feature
Parental Lock
Remote Control
Multi - Region Player


Dimensions: 255mm (w) x 38mm (h) x 248mm (d)


The unit is about the size of a sheet of A4 paper and Silver in appearance.
On the front of the machine there are the simple operating buttons. Standby, Eject, Play/Pause, Stop, Backward, Forward.
On the rear there are audio Output sockets, Coaxial Output Socket, S-Video Output, Video Output Sockets and CR & Cb & Y Video Output Sockets and finally a SCART socket.

The player has all the usual facilities of a good DVD player, and will play:-

8cm/12cm DVD Video Discs including DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW.
8cm/12cm Compact Disc Audio Discs including CD-R and CD-RW.
8cm/12cm Photo Compact Discs including JPEG and Kodak picture CDs.

**Remote Control**

The remote control is light and very versatile. It has the following keys - Play/Pause, Stop, Eject, Numeric Keys, Mute, Setup key, Title Key, Shuffle, Arrow Keys, Reset button, and a few more technical keys. They are:-

**A-B Repeat**

This feature allows you to play a small portion of a scene over and over until cancelled. Simply press A and then at the place you wish to stop at, press B and the DVD player will play that section until cancelled.


It has three Zoom settings, simply press the key until you get the level you want.


To change the language of the subtitles / to turn them on/off.


To allow you to select the audio language of a movie or listen to any voice over commentaries.

**L/R Function**

To change between Left and Right Audio Tracks


Some films may have had different angles recorded. To access these various angles you press this key. (Not all films support this)


To jump to a certain point in the film etc.


To get to the Disc Root Menu on the DVD, simply press Menu.


To allow you to go to a menu when playing a VCD disc.

**Random Function**

Allows you play random chapters or titles / tracks.

**DVD Format Function**

Some DVD's are produced in different formats to suit a specific TV System. Playing the DVD in the wrong format can cause picture scrolling or will not play at all. Simply press the N/P button to select between PAL, NTSC and AUTO.

Apart from those mentioned above you can also select different viewing modes (4:3PS, 4:3LB, and 16:9).

Using Smart Picture, you can adjust the four preset picture conditions to improve the picture quality for your TV and there is an Audio Menu, Rating Menu (child locks) locked by a password and a Misc. Menu for all other options, including the screen saver.


The package that came with the unit was a :-

2 x AAA batteries
RCS leads,
Instruction manual


Installing this player for me was a doddle, although depending on what equipment you may have, this might not be so straight forward for you.
I simply connected my Scart lead to the television and that was it.... Although the manual was very easy to understand and does show you how to connect your player.


I have found that this DVD player is simple to use, small and compact with most of the features that you would expect to have on a DVD player with a few more added in. The quality of the picture is very good and the easy to use menu & remote makes the whole experience of this DVD player a pleasure to use.
It was low in cost (£24.99) and to say that it will be play all regions for this price is amazing.

Whilst it is true that it doesn't have Real Dolby, DivX Playback and other features (See Ciao product information) that some brands do, for a simple cheap and very reliable DVD player then I would have to recommend this one. It is stylish in design, small and slim and would fit in to any room without looking out of place.

In essence, a very good unit, good price and will give good results for those of us that want simplicity and not a technical nightmare. As yet I have found nothing wrong with the player, it does just what it says.
I should note that it does not say on the box that it will play any region but Amazon, where I purchased it from states that it does, and it does!!!

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Comments on this review

  • arnoldhenryrufus published 02/04/2008
    its amazing how cheap some dvd players are now - lyn x
  • Lizamabug published 01/04/2008
    Helpful review. Elle.
  • Hsaxo published 01/04/2008
    great review my dvd player built into my telly now though :-)
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Product Information : Alba DVD 62

Manufacturer's product description

Without DivX Playback - Without HDMI Connection - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

Product Details

EAN: 5016870541272, 5016870541241

Manufacturer: Alba

Table / Portable: Static, not Portable

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR




Show View: without Show View

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DivX Playback: Without DivX Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Blu-ray Recording: No

HD-DVD Playback: No

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

DVD-R Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

MP3 Encoding: No

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder

Real Dolby: without Real Dolby

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: No

USB Interface: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Number of Scart interfaces: 1

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No


DLNA certified: No

BD Live: No

3D: No

PC Streaming: No

Height in mm: 38, 50

WiFi Connectivity: No

xD-Picture Card: No

W-LAN Connection: No

PCMCIA Interface: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

MP3 Recording: No

Blu Ray Recording: No

Blu Ray Playback: No


Progressive Scan: No

HDMI Interface: Without HDMI Connection

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

Depth in mm: 280

Width in mm: 230

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player


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