Reviews and Problems with Mach Speed Trio MP3 Player
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Nice unit, not so sure about Mach Speed
Mr. N., Newegg
1 February 2011
Summary: If Mach Speed had any customer service support, and the manual was a little better I would have certainly gave this player at least one more egg. I mainly bought this to play music in my vehicles, and to avoid the constant changing of CD's while I am working around the house, it does a very good job at that.
Pros: For the money this is a fairly nice unit. It plays music, videos, audio books, displays pictures, has a calendar, calculator, FM radio and more. It has a built in mic to record such things as voice memos. Can use with e books if they are in .txt format. Adding music from your computer is fairly simple. Micro SD slot makes the memory expandable, or you could use the cards as custom playlists for whatever reason. Includes a cable to hook up to a HDMI input.
Cons: Included manual is not very good, I emailed a question to tech support and have not received any response in five days. Apparently Mach Speed customer service does not exist. Touchscreen is very touchy, I got around this by using a round toothpick as a stylus. In order to save your settings you need to power the unit off by sliding the power switch away from the headphone jack and hold it there until the Trio logo appears. The manual calls this down. This is also how ...
Summary: It's a decent little gadget, for the price you pay. I bought this to replace an identical one that I dropped and the screen shattered. It can work as a VERY simple ereader with free TXT files from Project Gutenberg, Archive.org and the like, since you can create bookmarks that will keep your place when you need to do something else. Not the best ereader, but it can certainly do in a pinch. It could also be used to store grocery lists or something, I'm sure.
Summary: I bought the Mach Trio 2800 because I cannot afford an Ipod right now. After receiving the player, I charged it up and started to try out all of the different features. I was really surprised. Setting up the time and date were easy enough. The sample videos were great. My granddaughter really enjoys watching them. They are very clear and the color is pretty good.
Summary: I bought two of these as Christmas gifts. One worked without a problem and the other had software problems and wouldn't function. Returned it for a replacement. The replacement wouldn't work either. Returned it.
Summary: Good things: 16:9 screen, accepts SD cards, looks okay. Now for the bad things. The LCD panel is mounted sideways, so tint and color changes not when you turn the player left or right. The player defaults to video mode. It tries playing everything in widescreen mode, even the videos that are 4:3. You can switch the player to 4:3 mode via an obscure menu, but it does not remember the setting, and the next time it turns on it comes back to 16:9.
Summary: I bought this for my girl for Christmas and I must say that overall it is a decent machine. What you have to realize is that you get what you pay for and because of this, it is a bit difficult to get movies on the unit. MP3's are very easy to put on especially if you have them on your PC already. Just connect the unit and drag and drop them on the unit either by using the WMP - windows media player or by opening the files through my computers.
Very difficult to use. Much better choices for less money.
Jim "gearhead4", Amazon
25 January 2011
Summary: I just pruchased the Trio T 2800 and am very disapointed. My prevoius MP3 player was old technolgy (Sansa e250), but it was much better than newer devices. The Sansa e250 is easy to use, durable and has a very long battery life. I don't know how long you can go on a charge, because I never ran it down. This Trio T2800 feels flimsy. Other users have reported the display/control interface fractured easily. I believe it!
Summary: Pro's : For the price it's awesome. Video quality is excellent. Micro SD slot is excellent feature. Very easy to manuever through the menues. Con's : On board speaker not very loud (maybe the recorded level of the individual track imported), battery life not bad ( drops to 1 bar on display quickly, but runs on 1 bar for 6+ hrs) Big Con: DOES NOT play .MP4 format as advertised. (But it does use MPEG4 codec) The software was very basic and didn't work well.
A decent economical handheld 16:9 video player (no conversion required for avi files)
24 January 2011
Summary: I'm usually reluctant to buy an electronic item that has no reviews (in Jan '11 this product had no Amazon reviews) especially a brand that I've never heard of, but I decidedly to give this Trio a try. I wanted a handheld video player to use on the train on my daily commute and this fit the bill nicely for two key reasons: 1) it can play .avi (divx/xvid) files directly without the need to convert to a different file type.
Summary: I came across these mp3 players the day before Thanksgiving when all the big sales were going on. Walgreens had them for $19.99 on a one day sale so I bought two of them. Even though they were cheap, I checked the reviews before buying them to see how they held up. I didn't expect much after reading all the bad feedback these devices recieved but for the price I just considered them as one less Christmas present to worry about.