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Yeah, I did notice the persistently running fan. Probably because it's positioned in a moderately busy living room, I cannot hear it but only feel the vibration when touching the casing. This makes you want to turn off the push switch after you've used the player in order to lengthen its life.The player is also hooked to an Altec 621 and I didn't notice any rumble when loading/unloading a CD. The subwoofer volume setting on the 621 is set to slightly below 50% on mine. However, there is that thump when you turn ON the switch. This player was preceded by a Nextbase DV9000 and the thump was less evident on that unit. The audio section of the Fukuda is probably slightly inferior to the Nextbase.Overall, I like the casing design even if the status display is facing upwards. I didn't notice any standby power switch on the unit itself that is equivalent to the power switch on the remote.It was able to play almost all DIVX files I put in. There was one file which it failed to recognize probably because of a special character in its filename. Video is largely smooth and clear. It could stand improvement in video depth resolution.
I've tried the P6.00 DVD-R "Premium" brand and have had no problems. I've tried iOmega -R and +R, Ridata -R and -RW and they all played flawlessly. Tried a couple of DVD backup discs that refused to play on my Pioneer 535 and no hiccups.Have you been able to test anime clips on it? Someone PMed me about SRT subtitles but I don't have samples on hand.
If you're buying the Philips for less than Php5-K, I'd go with that. Nothing like the security of having a real warranty from an experienced manufacturer.
Guys, have you experienced the No Disc problem with the Fukuda player? Thanks in advance.
Hmm, good question.Am connected to my widescreen TV using component inputs. The Fukuda has this weird feature though that I haven't seen before: a built-in hardware deinterlacer. What that means is that when I play certain DVDs shot on video (like sitcoms and kid shows like Baby Einstein), the output looks like film.Any other players out there that deinterlace on the fly?