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Apex AD-1500 DVD Player

by Apex

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  • Composite- and S-video outputs for use with standard (yellow RCA) and S-video-equipped televisions)
  • Supports DVD, SVCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 formats
  • Compatible with NTSC and PAL televisions and discs (as long as the discs are Region 1)
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound (through coaxial digital-audio output)
  • Parental control lets you restrict viewing on discs of your choice
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Product Description

This versatile Apex DVD player supports a wide range of formats, including VCDs, SVCDs, CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3. Also features Dolby Pro Logic and is Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM ready. Enjoy precise control over your viewing with Fast and Slow Motion Forward and Backward as well as Frame by Frame Slow Motion. Keep unwanted movies from being played in your home with the Parental Lock function.

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Apex's AD-1500 DVD player plays DVD, CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3 formatted media. Composite- and S-video outputs provide maximal compatibility with nearly any home theater, and a coaxial digital-audio output offers Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound when connected with a compatible receiver.

Experience Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound from your favorite DVDs with a compatible surround receiver. A virtual surround-sound processor will create similar effects to a four-speaker sound setup through your TV's stereo speakers.

Playback options include a built-in screen saver, two-step zoom, chapter/track programmable memory, frame-by-frame advance, support for multiple captions and angles, slow- and fast-motion forward, and parental locking.

The AD-1500 is compatible with NTSC and PAL televisions and discs (as long as the discs are Region 1), and it includes a remote control for convenient operation from the comfort of your couch.

Apex's warranty for the AD-1500 covers labor for 90 days and parts for one year.


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Technical Details
Brand NameApex
Item Weight6.5 pounds
Product Dimensions12.6 x 2.8 x 11.8 inches
Item model numberAD1500
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Color Nameblack
  
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Additional Information
ASINB00005T3ND
Best Sellers Rank #219,148 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 4, 1973
  
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Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this for anyone wishing a DVD player.
Deborah MacGillivray
When I put in a DVD it would either NOT close properly or would get stuck when I hit the open tray.
R. Hopkins
I am going to get my money back and buy from a reliable company.
M. Hollins

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206 of 208 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 2001
There is a dividing line among the Apex players that can divide the buyer. Do you want a mindless playback machine or do you want a very powerful DVD player.
The biggest complaints about the Apex line of players is that they will not play DVDs, yet others say it plays them quite well.
Why such discrepancy?
Apex players use the same DVD players that are used in computers, which makes them very powerful. However, that kind of technology has difficulty reading damaged DVDs. Every DVD I keep hearing that will not play in the DVD player are heavily rented DVDs and mostly kid's DVDs. Look at the DVD, if it has finger prints, dirt, or scratches, it will not read properly in a Apex player. It's the EXACT same concept as looking at a CD-R and using it in a computer.
If you have kids who like to damage DVDs (um ... I don't know of any kids that wouldn't damage a DVD), the Apex player IS NOT for you. GO get a much more expensive DVD player that has the more expensive components to recover from damaged DVDs.
The best example I know is one of my friends who also bought a Apex player. He loves it. His wife loathes it. She tried playing a Winnie the Pooh DVD in it and it would not play. Her friend's DVD player played it just fine. After looking at the data surface of the DVD, my friend knew exactly why it wouldn't read in the Apex player, the surface was heavily damaged from the abuse of mishandling from children. It was also the same reason why it wouldn't play in a computer.
So do not get an Apex player if you have children or take your time to rent DVDs. Cause if you wait several months to rent that movie you want to see, chances are a lot of other people have rented and left behind dirt, scratches, and fingerprints.
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By John in NYC on December 6, 2001
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I just purchased this player as a first time DVD user, and I am more than pleased. The picture is perfect and the sound is amazing. For those who said that the video didn't play well, I am wondering if they tried hooking it in through a VCR, as that will mess up the picture (either no picture, or a picture that fades in and out). THIS IS EASILY REMEDIED.
If you have an older TV, one with only a cable input and no video input jacks, you have to buy an RF Modulator (which the directions could have more clearly explained in my opinion), for about $30 at any (local store), in order to properly split the connection. This allows me full function of my two VCRs and my cable box along with the DVD player.
The machine is easy to hook up, is lightweight and attractive, and works very well. The directions are a little unclear, but it is a great "starter" machine, especially for the money.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Red Baron on March 5, 2002
I bought a few of these units a month ago and NONE of them worked from the start. Some would continuously close and open the DVD tray when plugged in asking for a disc; the rest would not even open the tray - all you could hear was constant clicking until they were unplugged. I got tired of going back and forth exchanging the unit. Besides, the guys at CC told me that most of the AD-1500 players come back to them sooner or later.
It is such a waste to produce something that no one at the factory has time to power up and check. It would not take more than 15 seconds to do, save shipping costs across the world, and maybe it would even get them a few loyal customers in the long-run.
I would be very reluctant to buy an Apex DVD now no matter what advanced or other great `hackable' features it might offer on paper. This unit sounds too good to be true, so when you buy it, make sure the store is close by, so you can easily return or exchange it...
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 2001
This low cost dvd player does just about everything you could want a player to do. It will play dvd, cd, cd-r, cd-rw, vcd, svcd and mp3. How many other machines will do that for less than $100? The picture quality is great and the sound is good. It even comes with parent lock. People I know with this player love it, and people who don't have it wish they had waited and saved some money.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By James D Coons on December 14, 2001
You would have to triple your cost to get all of the features packed into this bad-boy. It plays DVD's, VCD's, MP3's, CD's, CD-R & CD-RW's, just about anything you stick in. It even has the zoom feature.
I'll admit that when I purchased this player with a (low) price tag I was a little worried. But after getting it home and setting it up, (really easy by the way) I was impressed with the crisp picture and overall quality of it performance. My sound system leaves much to be desired, so I can't really tell you too much about the audio quality. But if your looking for a cheap fully functional DVD player, this is the one.
This model does have its limitations in regards to outputs, so be certain you check those out before you purchase it. It had everything I needed though!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 2001
I have had this DVD player for about 5 months. I am very happy with its performance. I have never had one DVD lock up or give me any trouble. Occasionally it seems to skip a couple of frames during a movie, but it is just a minor annoyance.
The MP3 and CD features are incredible. It never skips a beat.
I highly recommend this DVD/MP3 player to anyone on a budget who doesn't have to have the ultimate system. The differences between this player and those costing [more] are minor.
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