Beware. Not sure if factory flawed or just random lemon.
27 January 2013
Summary: Bought this item, received it and set it up. I put the disc in and it said loading..... then no disc. Did research before I bought, nothing popped up as a red flag. The remote is rather busy, there is little for a manual. The design of the unit isn't bad, has a USB port for encoding. Sorry I can't actually tell you how it performed, I'd be careful about this player. Might be a hit and miss player.
Summary: Sometimes the CD has to be loaded more than once for it to be recognized, and this is with a commercial CD, not one that has been burned from another. The USB part is kind of the pits in that you can see what you are playing if you have several folders and songs. It is one of those things you have to use a seperate flash drive, and load just the songs on it that you want to play on the entertainment center.
Summary: Unfortunately, I did not heed all the warnings on the net to keep away from Pyle saying Pyle is all basically junk. After about 6 weeks, the remote just stopped working. As far as playing MP3s, you have to rename all MP3s to have a very short file name for the player to recognize them. It's all much too contrived to be used/touted as an MP3 player. Pyle Customer service and warranty service is a complete joke.....
Summary: Really wanted this player to work - love the idea of ripping CDs. Unfortunately, it would not read commercial CDs (store bought) - "NO DISC," just like T. Seavoy said. Manual is written in semi-broken English...wonder where it comes from. Chose TEAC CD-P1260 instead.
Summary: I bought this cd player from another outlet in NYC. When I first tried it out it did not work. I tried several disks that I had that work fine in my old Denon cd player. These were boughton disks, not homemade. The Pyle unit kept giving the message "no disk". Now I am out shipping costs to and from. Big disappointment.
Summary: I should have paid attention to previous reviews. This CD Player is one piece of junk. I never got to use it once. Couldn't get past .........'no disc' I learned a good and costly lesson. Total and complete waste.
Summary: Generally, the Pyle Pro PT-688CU CD player is very good. However, and the reason I no longer use it anymore is because the player introduces a quick gap of silence at the start of each new track. If you're listening to a live concert CD or an album that has songs that segue together, there will be a quick gap of silence interrupting the flow of the music. I never used the "encode" feature as I can make MP3s directly from my computer.