I looked into buying an inexpensive dvd player that had more than the standard set of features and this item seemed to be the best in that category .
I just hooked it up and everything seemed to be going fine .
There are a couple of quirks that were a bit annoying like having to actually press the power button before the tray will open ( my prev. machine did it automatically ) , and the fact that the external display is too small and too faded to read from any significant distance .
Still , i was willing to overlook those things as this unit looks sleek and has a myriad of features !
So i pop-in my first dvd and start to watch .
I get to chapter 34 and everything freezes !
Ok , that happens , so i try to skip the chapter .
I try navigating to a chapter past 34 via the menu and it would n't do it !
I try navigating using the player 's built in menu , and it still would n't work !
My next thought was that the dvd must be damaged .
Upon inspection i did find a small scratch on the surface and figured that to be the cause .
I decided to check one more thing though and plugged in my 3-year - old unit again just to see .
The dvd played without flaw through the chapter in question .
I then played it through my ps2 and there was no problem there either .
Guess where this unit is headed ?
Yup , right back for a refund !