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Close, but no cigar. Poor reiiability. Broke after 6 weeks.
, March 22, 2012
This review is from: IncrediSonic Ultra Play IMP150 - 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player For USB Drives and SD/SDHC Cards (Electronics)
Device worked great at first, did everything I wanted. Played baseline profile AVC MP4 files fine. I was using for kids, connected via composite (A/V) port. It worked great for 6 weeks, then composite port just stopped working. HDMI port still works, but A/V won't output a valid signal. Funny thing, composite port will work if I connect HDMI in addition to the composite - so both are connected to a TV, but the TV is set to display the composite. Disconnect the HDMI, and the TV goes blank.
Tested composite port with multiple TVs, both CRTs and LCDs, and with different cables, so appears port just went bad. It initially worked fine (and it is set to NTSC, not HDMI, not PAL). Also tried resetting settings, no luck.
The build quality is very good, case seems to be aluminum. Remote is clunky to use. Menu system is OK, not great but good enough. Device is very small, which is nice.
Timing was perfect, goes bad after 6 weeks, just beyond Amazon's return window. No manufacturer warranty - no information about who makes this in the packaging, and no IncrediSonic presence on the web. I also found this device on the UK Amazon site, sold under a different name, and multiple reviews there also stated it stopped working after 6 weeks. Coincidence I guess.
What good is cheap if it only lasts 6 weeks?
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