http://www.animeondvd.com The best anime DVD site I have seen.
http://www.wildcoast.org/dvd/ The only other AniDVD site I have seen, but its review style is mediocre, no comments are available to explain the ratings, and the ratings are not credited to anyone. Another problem is that blank entries left as a place holder for reviews on unreleased titles all have 'F' ratings.
See my separate anime page for anime specific topics.
There is a lot of banter about what players are the best, but I can show the capabilities in a post on AnimEigo-DVD@lists.animeigo.com by AnimEigo president Robert Woodhead:
1) You must have a Sony, JVC, or Pioneer DVD player, or a PC-based DVD. These are the brands that apparently can play DVD-R. A quick test at the local Circuit City shows that Magnavox, Proscan, RCA and Panasonic machines cannot play DVD-R.
Mr Woodhead later restated his finding on JVC, as playback oddly halted about halfway into his disc.
Aren't all DVD player players alike? See the above. DVD players have a dizzying array of features that aren't part of the standard. The standard mostly holds for capabilities, such as all players must be capable of generating subtitles and reading the dual layer discs. Variations include CPU power (rewind and fast forward speed are affected), connectivity (cheaper units are limited on A/V output types), quality control, plus the stringentness of the player's capabilities matching the standards, as some types of fades are not well supported, the ability to aggressively check error correction data and the ability to play back high bit rate discs. I hear a Panasonic A-120 is very good at compliance, but the list above shows Panasonics as not capable of reading DVD-Rs. Always check a library's Consumer Reports (hey, tax dollars at work here, don't pass them up).
http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/video/dvd/ A site that gets a bit more in-depth on the internals of many specific DVD players.seen.
http://www.videodiscovery.com/vdyweb/dvd/dvdfaq.html An in depth FAQ about the DVD format itself. Fairly informative and well mirrored.
http://www.dvdresource.com/ General news and reviews in the DVD market, plus some informative pages such as known flawed players and titles.
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