8! Hoover! What the fuck are you doing to your players!
That isn't too many really, DVD has been out for what a decade. How many mobile phones do people get through?
My ones are and reasons why I picked them:
1. Original in-famous Samsung DVD Player - This could be hacked for DVD Region Free and even remove Macrovision out of the box, very handy before DVD Recorders too off. Back then DVD RF was rare.
2. LG DVD Player - It could play MP3s from CD and also had hardware Macrovision + Set to a specific region, back when RCE was a concern.
3. Top of the range Panasonic - This player was very good but it was released back when Scart was the top connection type, sold when I upgraded to a LCD TV. I wanted a really nice DVD Player and it showed me that you really do get what you pay for. It was brushed gold and looked gorgeous.
4. Top of the range Pioneer - It cost me about £500 and is still easily the best DVD Player I've ever owned. The AV quality was gorgeous and better than my current BD Player (for DVDs obviously). It's biggest draw was the obscene amount of things you could configure and it played DVD-Audio/SACD (boy I miss those
). It only went up to 1080i but that wasn't a problem for me. It was brushed gold/silver and looked gorgeous. I bought it when I got my current LCD TV. I only owned this one for about 3 years. I didn't realise HD was coming when I bought it. I sold it as I don't need 3 DVD Players but did want to keep it for awhile.
5. Pioneer HDD/DVD Recorder - HDD, DVD Recording, DivX Support, Freeview tuner. You get the idea. Not the best at playing DVDs but then I never bought it for that. I still own this one.
6. LG HD-DVD/BD Player - It plays BDs and HD-DVDs. It's not too shabby at playing DVDs too. It's also BD Multi-region. I still own this one too.
All are/were DVD Region Free obviously. Oops it's 6.