DVD Karaoke Player

Karaoke is a popular pastime enjoyed by many people around the world. It has even become a national obsession in some Asian countries, like Japan and Korea. With the aid of a karaoke machine, people can sing along to the lyrics and background music of their favorite songs, all in the comfort of their own home. A DVD karaoke player can be used as either a karaoke machine or a DVD player. Despite all its extra features, it costs about the same as a regular DVD player, making it more affordable than most karaoke machines.

Karaoke is a Japanese term that loosely translates into “empty orchestra”. How they came up with that definition is anyone’s guess, because a night of karaoke is full of music and singing. Since its inception in the 1960s, karaoke has gone on to become one of the most popular pastimes in the world. Numerous bars and clubs that are dedicated to karaoke can be found in every major city. Many people also enjoy singing at home with their own karaoke machine, either by themselves or with their family and friends. The DVD karaoke player is ideal for use in the home because there is often not enough space for a large karaoke machine.

There are many different types of karaoke machine on the market to choose from. Casual users will be satisfied with the basic models, but the real karaoke fans will want one of the advanced models that resemble the ones used in bars and clubs. The basic models are small and inexpensive, but they have no screen and need to be plugged into a television. The advanced models have their own small screen, but they are much larger and more expensive than the basic models. A DVD karaoke player is great option because it combines two machines into one, saving both money and space.

Most dedicated karaoke machines cannot play DVD discs, and most DVD players do not have karaoke functions. A DVD karaoke player looks like a regular DVD player on the outside, but there are a few noticeable differences on the back panel, such as the microphone ports. It has most but not all of the features usually found on the larger karaoke machines, so it is important to check both the list of karaoke features and the list of DVD player features before buying one. Also, check if there are any song discs or song books included with the player, as these can be quite expensive to buy on their own.

Karaoke is more enjoyable when a group of people can sing together, so a DVD karaoke player that supports two or more microphones is better than a player that only supports one. The microphones should be of good quality and have shielded cables, because nothing spoils a song more than the static and other noises caused by a poor quality microphone. Other features that the player should have include song search, song reservation, and key control. It’s also a good idea to have individual volume controls for the microphones to help reduce echo and feedback. Some models even have scoring and fanfare, which are great features for singing competitions.

Of course, a DVD karaoke player should also function well as a regular DVD player. Progressive scan and PAL/NTSC support are essential features, along with support for both regular (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) modes. The player should support all the common disc formats, including DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW. It should also be able to show JPEG photos and play MP3 music files. At the very least, the player should output Dolby Digital 2.1 channel sound, but a model that outputs 5.1 channel surround sound is even better. Finally, the remote control should be fully functional and comfortable to hold, but also large enough for there to be adequate spacing between the buttons.

This DVD Karaoke Player Review is Written/Updated on Dec 22nd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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