My last DVD player was over ten years old. I was itching to get a new one and COSTCO had one on sale. I figured I would buy it and if I didn't like it, I would return. I love it!
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This model is sleek, black and very thin and weighs only 3.5 pounds.
I unpacked it from it's slight box, plugged the included HDMI cable which I plugged into the back of my VIZO television screen. It took me a while to figure this out as my old DVD player had the white internet cable plugged into it. This does not even have a cable input which confused me. Here is my suggestion to set it up:
Turn on the display/TV first, then plug in the HDMI cord to the player, or it will say "no signal detected" message. If still a problem, disconnect and turn everything off, wait ten seconds, then reassemble the connections, turn the monitor/TV on first, then immediately the player and plug in the HDMI connection cord.
After some finagling, I was directed to the Home Screen. The printed directions included are useless, it was an intuitive set up. It took about 30 minutes to get going. After I was directed to the Home Screen, I configured my language, screen resolution, speakers and Internet connection. I have Wi-Fi through my router at home and the DVD player easily located it and connected. This player has Netflix, Amazon and Hulu all built in.
I can now view the Internet, watch my Netflix movies all at a very high rate of speed. No more "buffering" hassles. I first played a regular non Bue Ray DVD and the upscaling quality was amazing! It somehow uploads and converts regular DVD quality to BlueRay quality. I have never seen my screen so sharp and clear. I am impressed with the pixel quality.
The included remote came with two batteries which I popped it. The remote itself has a few too many buttons and it took me a while to get oriented. It does have a direct Netflix button which is nice.
There is a slot on the top right which will allow me to plug in any camera's or IPhone devices so I can view my photos or video's on the television screen. I love this feature.
So far so good.