I joined Epinions today. I’ve always found their reviews to be kind of obnoxious because people get very wordy and cute with their reviews. But I think there is some value to them as well because they keep reviews of older products on record whereas Amazon has no reason to keep reviews of out-of-date electronics. Anyway, my DVD player died (while watching my Seinfeld DVD Christmas present!) so I decided to review it. You can go there to read the review or read it here:
Nice player but died early
Dec 26 ’04
Author’s Product Rating
Product Rating: 2.0
Ease of Use: 3
Picture Quality: 4
Good picture quality, disk compatibility, 5.1 audio out
Died after only 2 years of light to medium use
I bought this to replace a Sony DVD player that died while under extended warranty and had to be replaced. I was looking for a DVD player that had 5.1 Surround Sound out since my receiver was Surround “ready” and couldn’t do the decoding on its own. I really didn’t have any problems with the picture quality and overall performance of the player. The warranty is not very good: 1 year for parts, but only 90 days for labor. If you’ve ever taken something in you will realize that that means they can charge you whatever they want for the repair and call it “labor” even if the unit is dead.
The player did well from the time I bought it in September 2002 until today when I got an ERROR H02 and it stopped playing any kind of disk entirely. Apparently H02 means go buy a new DVD player. While the unit is out of warranty and out of extended warranty now, I don’t think a little over 2 years is acceptable. After some research on the internet it seems a lot of people have been victims of the same error.
Amount Paid (US$): 200.38