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Set top dvd player vs computer dvd

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March 30, 2011 5:39:57 PM

What is the difference between a set top DVD player and a computer DVD player?
March 30, 2011 11:40:55 PM

With respect to...???

There really isn't a difference other than a computer is more customize-able and can do post-processing through software.
April 1, 2011 4:10:23 PM

a set-top dvd player will only play dvd, music. a computer dvd player usually has write capabilities as well as the ability to open anything on the disk that you have software for. the only downside is that you need a video codec to play dvds on your computer and set-top boxes seem to "upscale" better.

it all depends on what you want to accomplish.
April 3, 2011 12:49:22 AM

Set top DVD player:
- Dedicated to playing DVDs.
- Can playback movies burned onto DVD-R and DVD+R if burned properly. Must be in DVD video format; i.e. VOB files.
- Some can play MP3 files burned on DVDs or CDs.
- Inexpensive
- Low power consumption

Computer DVD player:
- Needs a computer so more expensive
- Consumes more power since the PC will be on.
- You can play back other types of video files burnt on the DVD like AVI and MKV.
- If you buy a DVD burner, you can write data on blank DVDs and CDs.
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