Originally Posted by BuGsArEtAsTy
True, but many many not sell until 2008.
Well, that's assuming the machine isn't a total piece of junk. While many later gen Chinese DVD players are quite reasonable, the first Chinese DVD players sucked.
It's "blue light
" HD DVD, as in blue-laser, which HD DVD uses.
I don't think it matters if it is a piece of junk. Here is what I've seen from my experience:
Them: "I want a portable DVD player. Oh look, Wal-Mart has a Colby portable DVD player for $79."
Me: "Don't get it, it's probably junk. Buy the Panasonic for $129. It's the cheapest quality brand."
Them: "I can't afford that much. I'm getting the Colby."
Flash forward three months...
Them: "My Colby DVD player broke. Can you look at it for me and see if you can fix it."
Me: "It can't be fixed, Colby offers no repair parts and the drive and controller appear to be shot on this one. You should have got that Panasonic."
Them: " Oh well. I guess I'll have to buy another one."
Flash forward one week...
Them: "I bought another portable DVD. I was going to get the Panasonic for $99, but they had this Colby for $59, so I got it instead."
Me: "Oh brother..."
Similar situations have happened to me more times than I can count. Quality doesn't matter, only price. Back in the VHS days, I had an uncle who went through three of the Wal-Mart Orion players in a year. They were $25 a pop, and when one broke out of warranty, he would just go buy another Oriion, because it was the cheapest. I recommended a $39.99 RCA or $49.99 Sony model when he bought the first Orion.