Clearplay UpConvert HDMI DVD Player

Sewell Part # SW-23364

$89.95

4.0 (3 reviews)

Discontinued

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Overview

Achieve "Cool Parent" Status by letting your kids watch more movies with the Clearplay filtering DVD player; it filters out objectionable material according to your customized settings.

Clearplay Filter Options

New Improvements

This new Clearplay player called the "UpConvert" features HDMI output with upscaling DVDs at full 1080p at 60 Hz resolution. Aside from the new full high definition capabilities, it still features both composite (Yellow RCA Video) and component (High Definition RGB RCA) outputs with both digital (coax RCA out) and analog audio (Dual RCA) output options.

How Does Clearplay Work?

You don't need to rent or buy special DVDs to make this work, it will work with the DVDs you already own, and normal ones you rent. You simply use the included USB stick made especially by clearplay. A membership is required, and once you're a member you can download each filter for each movie you want to watch onto the Clearplay USB stick. You simply plug this stick in when you're ready to watch that movie.

Clearplay FilterStik

Customized Filtering Settings

Clearplay puts the control in your hands, letting you choose whether you want violence, sexual content, nudity, or vulgarity toned down, and to what extent, allowing you to choose between four levels of filtration from each of those categories. The same level of filtering isn't right for everyone and Clearplay allows you to choose. Clearplay Filter Options

Which Movie Filters Are Available and When Do New Filters Come Out?

Clearplay offers filters for all types of movies of all genres, even special interest DVDs, Sports DVDs, documentaries, and more.

New movie filters are released every week.

What are the edits like and is this legal?

Clearplay is legal because it doesn't actually edit the content on the DVD, unlike those individuals that alter content for resale/rent.

The edits are typically subtle and don't obstruct your understanding of the plot. For instance, for vulgarity, the Clearplay will simply disable the sound for a brief second for the duration of the vulgarity, but will not skip scenes or subplots to achieve this. To handle visual material that is objectionable according to your own custom settings, it will utilize minimal skips.

Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • CP-HDMI

Brand

  • Clearplay

Features

  • Output:
  • HDMI x 1
  • Composite (Yellow RCA) x 1
  • Component (RGB RCA) x 1
  • RCA Coax Digital Audio Out x 1
  • Dual RCA Stereo Analog Audio Out x 1

Max Resolution

  • 1080p

Contents

  • Clearplay HDMI UpConvert DVD Player
  • FilterStik USB Dongle
  • Membership Not Included

Reviews

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Anonymous - 1/19/2010 11:36:17 AM

6 found this review helpful


Pros: Works great.

Cons: Using HDMI out of the box you get a blank screen and have to push the Video button on the remote a few times to change to the HDMI port. That is not documented in the instructions.

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Anonymous - 2/5/2010 7:51:01 PM

6 found this review helpful


Pros: Clearplay helps to allow families expand their movie viewing choices beyond G rating. Shipped and received in the expected amount of time. Relatively inexpensive monthly fee for filter updates. Customer service/tech support was excellent. They spent quite a bit of time with me. Dvd player functions well and quality of video good on older TV. Clearplay easy update program is good if you know the "trick".

Cons: Relatively expensive for a dvd player. Rcd unit but did not have flash drive,upon reporting to customer service they sent one, rcd flash in about a week. Updating the flash drive/filter is not as straight forward as it should be. Can get caught in an endless loop if you do not know the "trick". I use the clearplay easy update program. CAUTION must be used when playing any video beyond pg-pg13. Some of the nasty language is not caught and filtered or only partially filtered. Clearplay says that if you catch the time stamp on the recorder and contact them, they will update/edit the filter for the next update. This is good service response but unfortunate that the some of the bad stuff gets through.

Other: Overall we are happy, but you cannot count on this system to eliminate problems completely.

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LindaDnl - 1/15/2010 1:01:31 PM

4 found this review helpful


Pros: Skips and blocks out language, nudity, and violence based on your settings.

Cons: No clock display. No information on what each of the level of settings remove. Such as, disturbing set on least, medium, or most. What is considered disturbing? Dual layer dvd's take a really long time to load. When they do it says error bad disc. If you leave it even longer it will eventually load and you'll be able to play it. Expect it to take some time. The skipping is not as fluid as they claim but it's nice to cut out the garbage.

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Anonymous - 2/5/2010 7:51:01 PM

Clearplay helps to allow families expand their movie viewing choices beyond G rating. Shipped and received in the expected amount of time. Relatively inexpensive monthly fee for filter updates. Customer service/tech support was excellent. They spent quite a bit of time with me. Dvd player functions well and quality of video good on older TV. Clearplay easy update program is good if you know the "trick".

Anonymous - 1/19/2010 11:36:17 AM

Works great.

Clearplay HDMI Player

LindaDnl - 1/15/2010 1:01:31 PM

Skips and blocks out language, nudity, and violence based on your settings.

Questions

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Question:

Does the new Clearplay UpConvert HDMI DVD Player come with a subscription or do we have to buy one. Can I get a package deal?


Answer:

A 30 day membership trial is included with the player. You can then contact Clearplay for further membership options. They are not offering a bundled one year subscription as they did with previous players.

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