Cheap but interesting Durabrand home theater system!

Cheap but interesting Durabrand home theater system!

This is cheap… but it is a rather unusual setup!

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  1. Eclectik tronik
    Eclectik tronik 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    this walmart stuff (sold by ASDA in UK) is generally chinese crap with the store brand name stamped on the front. Either that or made by Funai and unlikely to last more than a year.
    To be fair, when these cheap dvds work, they often play more formats than the more expensive brands -they are less picky about +R or -R discs etc. I find most have bulged capacitors int he psu secondary, anything else more serious is not worth fixing.

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  2. OlegKostoglatov
    OlegKostoglatov 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @ThisGuyFrritz Strange enough not all Durabrand stuff is a complete pile of feces, though I am sure their electronics are, I have a Durabrand hot air popcorn maker that someone gave me and although it's not the best design I've been using it at least once a week for at least two years and still haven't managed to kill it. The only part that failed was a rocker on off switch on the side, it welded itself together and then broke apart so I bipassed it.

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  3. goodiesguy
    goodiesguy 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    looks cheap

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  4. bratina501
    bratina501 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @THEtechknight Quite so it seems even though RBDS is making a comeback here in the US. The truth is RDS and RBDS are almost fully compatible with each other. The only differences between the two are the PTY codes and also perhaps the clock set protocol which many RDS/RBDS stations transmit.

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  5. coolbluelights
    coolbluelights 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @DrCassette Yes 😀 I'm going to say most of these pictures were taken in the south, I see some strange characters up north here in our wal marts but not as strange as down south 😀

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  6. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @vwestlife
    It's on about the same level. Since the death of the ALDI founder, Mr. Albrecht (ALDI means ALbrecht's DIscount) the quality of a lot of ALDI products seems to go downhill. We have actually stopped buying a lot of ALDI products because they just don't taste good anymore. We are now buying a lot of things at EDEKA 😀
    Yes, here in Europe most radios have RDS.

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  7. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @haz939
    The part number starts with DX, I can remember the rest at the moment.

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  8. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @ThisGuyFrritz
    I too have seen Maxxarcade's video 🙂

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  9. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    I would have tried to use these chips for some experiments, but the input signal has to be digital, and I don't know where to get the right kind of digital signal from…

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  10. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @CoolDudeClem
    The power supply is a rather cheap and simple thing, there are no parts on the underside. I think it's a Class D amplifier.

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  11. DrCassette
    DrCassette 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    @coolbluelights
    I've had a look at that site – it's absolutely wonderful 😀

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  12. Harry Crew
    Harry Crew 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    looks like a TK2050 amplifier chips

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  13. Maxxarcade
    Maxxarcade 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    I wonder if those are TriPath amplifier chips? I just bought a pair of 20w per channel amps at Parts Express to experiment with that use something similar. They were selling for $20 each.

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  14. ThisGuyFrritz
    ThisGuyFrritz 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    Durabrand and Trutech are the brand names I would avoid. I've seen Maxxarcade's video about a Durabrand can opener. Just by looking at the video would give you an idea how inferior it is.

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  15. VWestlife
    VWestlife 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    So is this better or worse than what Aldi would sell? 🙂 It's kind of interesting that it has RDS on the tuner. That would be unheard of on such a cheap receiver here in America, but I guess in Europe, people expect almost every radio to have RDS.

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  16. Wohnzimmerschrauber
    Wohnzimmerschrauber 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    The digital amp circuit is kind of interesting of course! But,that just all designed for a very cheap mass production. Yes,the "iso-transformer" is only a filter choke to prevent high frequency interferences to other devices.

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  17. Anthony Laughlin
    Anthony Laughlin 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    WOOHOO DEATH TOO WALMART

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  18. Dan Ludington
    Dan Ludington 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    They are a legends of garbage setting low standards all around the world,wonderful low quality. lol

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  19. CoolDudeClem
    CoolDudeClem 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    I'm guessing that this has a class D or class T amplifier. I'm thinking of experimenting with making a simple class D amplifier myself based on a 555 timer. The power supply looks interesting because it doesn't look as if it has hundreds of parts on it, unless there's some parts on the other side of the board.

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  20. coolbluelights
    coolbluelights 8 March, 2022, 12:45

    Wow I didn't know Wal*Mart had made it to Germany haha as much as I think that store sucks you really can buy almost anything there. only in America I guess 😛 do a search for "People of walmart" you can find some really weird people in there sometimes…

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  21. TechBase
    TechBase 8 March, 2022, 12:45

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