Summary: Sluggish and temperamental from day one -- but, we figured it was so cheap, we could live with it. Then it died at 13 months. Also interesting to read the review from another reader about scratches. We are very careful with our DVD's. Prior to buying this POC, played them on our computer for three years and never had any scratches. Now they are all scratched to hell. I won't buy Phillips again.
Summary: You get what you pay for. Look elsewhere for a good DVD player, if anyone still makes one. I hated it as soon as I plugged it in. Lots of lag on remote commands to which it only responds if you hit it just right, and then after a while my DVD collection which I am so meticulous about started to deteriorate. I can only credit the scratches to the player. It just generally sucks. Works sure, but not like it should. I think I will smash mine tomorrow and try something else.
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5 September 2009
Summary: I will never buy another Phillips product. To be fair, this thing was cheap, plays difficult disks well and has a decent picture. Nothing else about it was satisfactory, though. The remote never worked well and has failed completely after less than a year. The player boots up incredibly slowly and doesn't remember where you were. The menu system is poor at best and I have spent more time waiting on this thing than I have any other machine ever.
Summary: So-so player. Upconverts signal but thats about it. Very few features and a remote with just a few buttons. It's very inexpensive and plays well but if you want more features you will have to pay more for a higher end player. You get what you pay for, if you're just looking for a player to upconvert this could be a good choice.
Summary: This DVD player is slow. Press the open button and the try takes 3-4 seconds to open, so you press it again harder within 2 seconds, so it register the second event and will eventually open and reclose the tray. Repeat a few times at first and it is anoying. It takes a while to find the format of the DVD. When it plays at 1080i, the screen looks good through HDMI but I'm not expert. Works with many formats I threw at it.
Summary: I have had this DVD player for about 6 months and am not happy with it. So what don't I like about it, let's see: - DVD player is slow. It takes about 20 seconds to load a movie; takes about 5 seconds to open/close the disc tray. My 4 year old media center PC boots up in less time than that. This is unacceptable. - Remote control must have a direct line of sight in order to work.