[geeks] Apex DVD players
Joshua D Boyd
jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Wed Jun 19 18:28:00 CDT 2002
On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 05:24:15PM -0700, Rick Hamell wrote:
> I've got a 660 and love it, it has a few problems, but nothing
> that other 660 owners haven't experienced (skipping on certain CD's,
> freezing up.) It's such a small percentage of what I've played on it, that
> it's not a big deal, and is covered under warranty with a BIOS upgrade.
> That being said, I'm looking at the 1500 myself, or maybe the
> 740(?) which is under $80 here and still has all the features I need/want.
I was having trouble the other day with Holy Smoke. It kept freezing
than jumping forward a few seconds. On my 500W that is.
The worst was Bandits. The machine outright crashed at one point in
the disk, repeatedly. Yet getting a different copy of the movie fixed
it. No visible damage to the first copy. Wierd.
If you do get a 1500, do some research and check the serial number of
the machine you buy. There are two different 1500s. One is a 500W in
a new package (The 500W firmware hacks work, but don't support the
display), the other is CD-R upgradable and uses 1000 circuitry. I
personally would probably go for the newer CD-R upgradable one.
Joshua D. Boyd
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