Pros: Very inexpensive and well-made.
Cons: Not sure how long this will last.
I see that they have finally made a DVD player that can be disposable. I found this GPX DVD player at Aldis. I know that this is not the most common place to find a DVD player, but they usually have some good deals anyway. This is usually a grocery store. They only wanted $25 for the model, thats not a bad price for something that you can throw away if it breaks. It would cost you more to try and fix this when it breaks down, than it would cost you to just go out and buy a new one.
The picture quality Is not bad depending on what kind of TV that you have. On all of my TV'S it is excellent.
When you get this home. You will notice that inside the box. There will be a square DVD player, approximately 10" x 10" by 1 ? inches in diameter, plus there will also be two sets of wires with color-coded ends, and a remote. This does not come with any batteries, so you will have to provide two AAA batteries to get the remote to work.. This DVD player does not weigh very much, it has a stylish look to it. On the back of the DVD player, you will find eight jacks to hook the wires up to, this is where the color-coded ends come in handy. On the front of the DVD player, you will see 4 buttons, and one remote sensor, and one CD door for you to put the CD in. On the remote you will have your usual commands, such as a standby, which is the power key, open and close button, step, go to key, program button, mute button, audio button, subtitle button, zoned button, a/b button, OSD button, menu button, 0/9 numbered keypad, repeat button, video button, step up button, volume control button, enter button, move up and down and side to side buttons, play button, stop button, N-P key, next button, previous button, title button, play button, pause button, reversing key, and a forward key. This is just a short description of the commands that you will have by using the remote. What you will see on the front of the DVD player is a standby button, stop button, play/pause button, eight open/close buttons, a remote sensor, and a CD door. On the back of the CD player. You will have eight jacks, and they are composed of a component output jack for y/PB/CD/, PR/CR, two channel left output jack, two channel right output jack, coaxial digital output jack, s/video output jack, video output jack.
this model will let you play regular DVDs, CDs, CD-R/RW, JPEG player with a progressive scan output, and you can use the remote to control for all of this. The aspect ratio select all of this model is 16:9/4:3. This also has a progressive scan output, component video, composite video and s/video output, stereo audio and digital coaxial output, full DVD image control(its 3x digital zoom, slow/still picture, title/chapter search, program play), NTSC video system, and a full featured remote control. Just remember that the remote takes two AAA batteries inside of the battery compartment and you can be approximately 20 feet away from the DVD for the remote to work. Plus a 30? angle, from right to left is available, you do not have stand straight in front of this DVD player to get it to work with the remote. It is very easy to hook up the cables to the DVD player to your TV. They are color-coded usually you have color-coded jacks on TV and the back of the DVD player. All you have to do is line them all up, and it should work properly. There are different types of discs that they sell on the market, but the one that you will need for this is a digital/MPEG-2 single layer/single-sided 4.7 GB disc will equal two hours. There also is a single layer double-sided 8.5 GB disk, and they are four hours, or a double layer/single-sided 9.4 GB disk will play for 4 a half hours. Then you have the double layer/double-sided 17 GB disk that will play for eight hours. Theyre all also different size disks on the market, and one that you need to wear this one is 12 cm/8 cm. The horizontal resolution should be 500 lines to dump, this will hold 32 subtitles, and eight soundtracks, that was for the DVD. Now for a regular CD all you need to make sure is that the CD is digital capabilities and has the capacity of 650 MB or 74 minutes and the same disk size. You can also watch a favorite JPEG slide show.
So far, this DVD player has met all of my expectations. There was no special reason that I purchased this one, other than the fact that it was only $25. I was using the Apex model, and it was also working just fine. This is very easy to learn to use. There is nothing fancy about it, otherwise it would have cost me more money. I like the fact that this is basically a disposable model. If something breaks on it. Just go and throw this one away and go purchase another one. You will be money ahead.
There is not much to the care and maintenance on this model or any other DVD player that comes to mind. Basically all you have to do is use a soft clean cloth moistened with lukewarm water and clean the outside of the unit. I would never use any kind of this prayer of solvent on the outside of this because you might scratch the surface and take off its finish. Plus, you are taking a chance that the liquid you spray on it might seek down inside of the unit. This will make sure that you do not short out this system inside. For best results, I have noticed that when handling any CD or DVD that you put in us make sure that you hold it by the edges of the CD did not touch the shiny surface, you might have some dirt or oil on your fingers and it will get trapped in the grooves on the disc. When you decide to place this on a piece of furniture or table just remember that this will get hot after long playing times, you might want to protect your table or whatever it is that you have this on by putting a towel or nice-looking doily on your furniture first.
This model comes with a 90 days limited warranty, this is not transferable and only pertains to the material and workmanship of this DVD player under normal working conditions. They tell you that if something goes wrong with this not to return it to the store. But if you have a good store, they usually will let you return it as long as you do it in a timely manner. Otherwise GPX has a number that you can call, that number is 314-621-2281.
My overall impression of this product is excellent. I am still amazed that when DVD players first came out. It might cost you a couple hundred dollars for a new one. I am happy to say that I am very delighted with the operation of this product. I would highly recommend this DVD player for anyone that would like a good product to watch their discs from.