When I received the first player, the disc door wouldn't stay shut. So I got a refund and replaced it with another player of the same brand and model number. It's no poorman's portable. If you're familiar with the Yamaha BD-A1010, it literally is a portable version of it without DVD-AUDIO. It uses a MediaTek CPU. It has legacy A/V output, SPDIF, and HDMI output. It is compatible with NTSC, Pal, or both. Its HDMI audio options are very flexible, including Bitstreaming, Reencoding, and PCM (which depending on your speaker settings can be anywhere from 2-channel to 7.1-channel). It turns out that there is no typo in the manual and that there really are SACD settings. I haven't tested SACDs yet via headphones or via HDMI, but if you're a true audiovideophile, this could very well be the portable for you! In case you're curious, my JAVA/BDLIVE BD of "The Grudge" took about 30 seconds to load before the Sony theme started playing. Other players in my collection have taken as little as 16-18 seconds to as long as almost a minute or two. Its internal screen doesn't look as good as a screen in a home theatre system. While its internal speakers aren't as good as some of those small iPod docs, considering they're placed directly below its 10.1" 1024x600 screen, the sound is better than other units which sound like everything is being played through a megaphone or something. If you want better portable sound, you'd be better off using it with headphones. If you want a more accurate picture, connect it to a CRT, Plasma, or OLED. Some bigger LCD TVs can do pretty well too. I don't know if it's from the anti-glare matt finish, but I've noticed on this player, as well as my Sony BDP-SX910 and Philips PB9001 that when playing video on its internal screen, whites seem to have a small touch of green, and reds are undersaturated and orange. Maybe after hanging around AVS since April of 2008, I have developed expectations that would be impossible to meet on portable player screens. Envizen Digital still lists this player on their website. I hope it's not discontinued because the only way you can get it these days is through major retailors via third-party sellers.
Last edited by Big C; 06-28-2014 at 10:52 AM.