Ok, I setup another account just to let you know what happened. I went back to Bing Lee and they were not difficult about giving my money back. I then shopped around a bit more and came across a Panasonic DVD-S33, which was $4 more expensive than the JVC I had just returned. Also, the Panasonic does not have HDMI output, but I don't need that at this stage, so why pay for it. Anyway, I bought the Panasonic and every CD I have popped, played without any problems! I have not yet tested the DivX capability of the Panasonic, but reading some stuff on the internet, it seems to be pretty good.
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Ok, I just created another account on the productreview.com.au website to be able to keep you up to date with my previous posting. I have basically been playing CDs tonight for about 4 hours. At the beginning of the evening there were a couple of skips, but at the time of writing, even the CD that was constantly skipping yesterday is now playing without any problem. Go figure... I have no idea what is going on, other than that the player needs to warm up perhaps...? In any case, I will see how this goes. This will be my last posting, because I ...don't feel like setting up another account to let you know what is going on. I will rate the product 5, which will bring the average balance to 3, which is exactly where I want it to be for now. Let's hope that the player keeps working and just needed to go through a couple of disks to get used to its life as a DVD/CD player... Sound quality Weird behaviour...
I basically bought this DVD player to replace my old one that, over the years, had become very selective on which of my CDs it would play and which ones it would not. Anyway, went over to Bing Lee and got myself this unit. After playing a number of CDs (those that would play in my old DVD player and those that would not), I came to the conclusing that this product is no good as it constantly skips parts of the music. In the middle of a song there it produces a 3 - 5 second pause. During this time you can hear the inner mechanics of the player "...searching" for the track. I went back to Bing Lee with the XV-N652 and asked for another unit. I brought along a CD that I knew had the problem occurring frequently on track 8. So, in the store, the sales person hooked up my unit to an amplifier. He "cleaned" my CD with his shirt and we played track 8 in the store. No problem. He advised me that the CD was dirty. I argued that I experienced the same problem with a brand new CD I had previously bought. The counter argument there was that "sometimes they misrecord new CDs"... which may be true, but my new CD does not have any problems playing in my computer. The sales person then argued that "the laser in a computer's DVD player is much stronger"... I am not that knowledged about the differences between DVD players in computers and the type you use for a home theatre system, but I would say that if I spend AUD 125.00 on a DVD player in 2008, I would expect to get one that does not have problems playing my CDs. So, I got a replacement unit. Back home, the same problem happened again. Yesterday evening I had an idea: perhaps the DVD player is too close to my amplifier. So, I moved it as far away from all my other equipment as I could (about 50cm). This also did not resolve the problem. Next step: do research on a good DVD player and get my money back from Bing Lee. Sound quality (when it works). It doesn't work!
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|Release date||July 2007|
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