Technika DVDFAW08

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Technika DVDFAW08

This DVD player from Technika comes in black. Compatible media formats include, CD/-R/-RW, DVD/-R/-RW/+R/+RW, MPEG, JPEG and DIVX. 1 SCART socket to...

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Review of "Technika DVDFAW08"

published 19/11/2010 | Thehonesttruth
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Pro cheap, easy to use, easy to set up
Cons region 2 only
very helpful
Picture Playback
Sound Level
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control

"A good basic functional product"

A little while ago, my boyfriend and I decided that it was about time we let my duaghter have a DVD player in her room . She already had a television and a vcr that had previously been in our living room, and would be quite happy watching Disney films I still have from when I was a child, but as her collection of DVD's has grown, she really needed a way to watch them in her room.

We didn't want to spend a fortune on something for a childs room, and we were delighted to see this Technika DVD player in Tescos for a little over £20. I find it amazing how cheap technology is nowadays, but I'm not complaining!

In the Box you get the player itself, a remote control, and instruction manual . We didn't realise at the time that a scart lead was not included, although this perhaps explains the cheap price. After purchasing a scart lead locally for around £5, we were ready to get set up . A quick glance through revealed that the manual was very simple to read, with clear instructions, a troubleshooting guide, and sensible safety advice . It was written in good clear English, with occasional illustrations for extra guidance . Having looked through, we then set up the player, which was really a simple matter of plugging in the scart and connecting it to the TV . The trickiest part of the whole process was finding a spare plugpoint!

The DVD player is plain black, and very small, taking up very little space .The disk drawer is on the front left of the player, andthere are a few buttons on the front - power, eject, play/pause and stop. For all other functions, such as skipping forwards or back a scene, you'll need to use the remote control . There is a small light that shows when the player is on (green for on, red for off) which helps prevent it being left running all night.

Playing DVD's (it should be noted that this plays region 2 only) is simple, with the DVD player being quite fast to get started and load the DVD title page . It can be controlled via the player itself, but only in a limted way, so using the remote control is more convenient, although I have found that to use the remote you really do have to point it right at the player, as it's not particularly sensitive. It is through the remote that all the advanced functions, such as subtitles, audio commentary, chapter skipping are accessed, although my daughter rarely used anything except the play, pause, and fast forward buttons . I would say the remote control is nicely laid out, and is certainly easy enough for my daughter to get to grips with .

The player is generally very quiet, although on occasion it does groan and whine a bit, but only when the disk itself is a little scratched and worn . It also plays music cd's, which is handy, as although my daughter has a CD player, it is battery operated and often out of juice, so it's nice that this can double up . It doesn't seem to like music disks written on the PC though , just the standard Cd's you buy in the shops .

Overall, as a basic functional DVD player this is good value, especially for a childrens room where it might get damaged . At only £20, there won't be too many tears should it need replacing, but so far, it is performing well . 4 stars

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  • Coloneljohn published 29/11/2010
    Sounds good and a very good price as well. John
  • paulpry118 published 21/11/2010
    We've got one of these for our daughter and we are not too bothered if it gets broke
  • SteffiK published 20/11/2010
    Good review, was looking for a basic DVD player for upstairs! Worth a shot at that price.
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Product Information : Technika DVDFAW08

Manufacturer's product description

This DVD player from Technika comes in black. Compatible media formats include, CD/-R/-RW, DVD/-R/-RW/+R/+RW, MPEG, JPEG and DIVX. 1 SCART socket to enable connection to other audio visual components. Accessories include a remote control.

Product Details

EAN: 5051790568688

Manufacturer: Technika

Table / Portable: Static

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

1080p Upscaling: No




IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Show View: without Show View

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: 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

Blu-ray Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

MP3 Encoding: No

DTS Decoder: with DTS Decoder


DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: No

USB Interface: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

Number of Scart interfaces: 1

DLNA certified: No

BD Live: No

3D: No

PC Streaming: No

WiFi Connectivity: No



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