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Bad for Kids
on November 21, 2010
3 stars for quality of playback, remembering place on DVD when powered down elegantly.
However if you are using this for your kids the DVP-FX750 has several very serious design flaws, especially if you are using this in a vehicle:
1. The player will charge only if powered off (it will not play a DVD and charge at the same time).
The unit is frequently without power when out of the vehicle, unless we bring it inside to charge overnight. (our 12v accessory ports are not powered when the vehicle is off).
2. The (huge) remote has no on/off switch.
The only way to turn the unit on/off is using a switch on the side of the unit (can be hard to get to when mounted in a vehicle)
3. The hold button is directly adjacent to the POWER button. We frequently end up turning the player off when only trying to turn off/on the hold.
4. The hold button does not disable the eject button.
The hold button is useless for preventing kids from interrupting playing.
5. There is no easy way to adjust brightness
Our other players have a button to adjust brightness, for this player it's buried in the menu tree.
6. There is no easy way to adjust screen width
Our other players have a button to stretch 4:3 content, this player buries it in a menu tree.
7. The unit is very finicky about how the disks are loaded. Until we got used to this, we would often get the "could not load dvd" message because one side of the DVD was not properly pressed in to the spindle.
8. Battery life is short compared to our other player.
Most of the above problems would not be a big deal for an adult, however if you are getting this for your kids there are much better options available.