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I bought a creative labs dvd player with an encore 2x decoder card with it. The dvd player has pooped the bed and i really don't want to use another creative labs player, as this is the second one thats gone bad on me. In two different machines. Lucky for me the last one was under warranty. This one isn't. My question is Can i use any manufacture to replace that dvd player and still use the decoder card?If it is limited to one or two brands what is a good dependable one to use? Thanks as always your the best!
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You should be able to use any DVD player with the decoder board and it's driver software.  I have a Toshiba brand player and I've not had any trouble at all with it.  I don't use a decoder board, but rather the WinDVD software decoder.  

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