i'll give my views on what i know for certain items. for washing machine, though front load is more expensive it helps save water in the long run, thus cost effective for your water bills. fridge im using LG 2-doors which fits my current one room flat. been using for a few years and still working fine and costs about 200plus if im not wrong. dvd player nowadays is really cheap. if you dont use it frequently just buy a portable dvd player which can be as cheap as 40plus dollars.