Summary: Have had my DVD 22 for 2 years now and I'm extremely disappointed with it. For the first 6-7 months it operated O.K., with good picture and sound through my AVR-645. However, it soon began to show all kinds of (presumably) software-related issues such as skipping, freezing up on brand new disks, etc. Shortly thereafter, the fiber optic input died, so I'm back to copper connections.
Summary: I bought this as part of teh Harman Kardon CP-15 home Theater System. I'm trully delighted. After owning a Sony system, which was pretty good on its own, I could notice the difference. Movies just look sharper and better, and the slow motion is really good.
Summary: The player used to be really great, especially as CD player with analogue connection to Harman Kardon amplituner. Unfortunately, I have the very same problem with it as the other reviewers. It simply stopped working after about two years. I can power it on or off, but that's it. I cannot play any DVD or CD - buttons just don't work. It seems that the player software has crashed.
Stopped working after about 2 years of limited use
Adam Pasztory "adampasz", Amazon
10 March 2007
Summary: Wow, I just ran into the same problem a lot of people here have written about. None of the buttons work. I can't even eject the DVD to send it back to Netflix. I will have to break the door open. Of course my warranty has expired. I sent an email to their support rep, and they told me to drive 90 miles to Sacramento for the nearest repair center. Yeah, right. I will not be purchasing products from Harman in the future.
Summary: This DVD player was part of our custom home theater, built in Jan 2004. The unit worked well for about 9 months then stopped spinning up. I've replaced it with another DVD player, but would like to use this one, since it has a custom faceplate and compliments my AV rack. Given the other problems mentioned in these reviews I'm likely to not get it fixed.
Summary: I had the exact same problem as Goldberg. It would power on but none of the functions would work and I would have to unplug it 4 or 5 times before it worked. Recently just shy of two years it completely crapped out. I had to break it apart to get my netflix disc out of it. I really liked the unit, it had great picture and audio quality, just didn't last that long. I have a HK receiver and it is fine.
Summary: Well, It has a perfect picture and for 2 years was flawless. I hate the remote, but was able to deal with that. 2 weeks ago, its started to quit and freeze in middle of a playing. That has gotten worse. ocassionally it wont spin up, and now when it does, I either get "no disc" warning. Now it will play for 14 seconds and freeze, if it plays at all. So, I sent it out to repair (Circuit City) Tech called me today and said they cant get the repair manual.
Summary: I have owned this DVD player for less then two years. Recently when I power it up the power light goes on, but I am unable to get it to do any of its functions. It will not power off and I must unplug it and repeat this four or five times before it will function. Stay away from this one.
Summary: the Harman/Kardon DVD 22 is generally a step above the run-of-the-mill players without becoming rediculous in price. It uses pixel-by-pixel - rather than line-based processing to produce a noticeably better image in progressive scan. It does have a stunning good picture. It has been reported on some websites that there are "issues" with the optical output. I have not encountered this since I use the coax output and analog output. Audio analog out is very, very good.
Excellent audio & video quality. Typical H/K quality build.
27 January 2005
Summary: I cant believe there is that much of a difference in DVD players. So far the HK DVD22 has performed above my expectation. Its video and audio quality is stellar. The zoom feature lets you zoom up to 5x on still and motion pictures with great quality. My only gripe is the small remote. The remote has alot of small buttons that are hard to read in low light.