"Good player, but with a few problems"3.5 starson by DieselsDen
Pros: Good picture; nice design; multiple video and audio inputs and outputs; good remote
Cons: No volume or audio output control; headphones are hissy
Summary: After doing some research, I purchased this unit based on good customer reviews. Alpine makes great products, but for some reason, the audio doesn not meet up to their standards. This player suffers from low audio output when playing DVDs, and I'm talking about high quality mastered DVDs like the STAR WARS movies. In other words, it doesn't play loud enough, no matter if the connection is through the RF transmitter or the AUX input. Other consumer reviews have noted that they have to jack up the volume just to hear it loud enough, and I'm having the same problem even though I am using a JL Audio amplier. On the other hand, when playing a CD through the player, the sound is as loud and as dynamic as playing it through my head unit, which definitely means that the output is limited by the DVD's audio.