"good intro for a media center"2.5 starson by mhardylpn
Pros: What most reviews of this item is on the lower right side is a flip down panel. When you flip this down, there is a USB and a SD slot. I used the USB with an external HDD to watch movies. Easy to navigate. Plays AVI and MPEG 4.
Cons: DO NOT LOOSE THE REMOTE CONTROL!!! If you loose it you will be limited to DVD playback only. Once in awhile you have to adjust the audio output. If you use the S-video, the sound track will not always stay lined up on the track.
Summary: There are tons of negative reviews. I have had and used this model for 2 years. The only issues I have had are the audio out with the use of S-video lines. The use of USB and SD card input are very useful. Along with several DVD formats it also plays VCD. I had this unit playing for 30 days straight. It played a DVD movie. It did not have any heating issues. Again the unit is a great intro line into media centers. It is low dollar, decent functionality, and with slim features. It is less than 2 inches tall.