Alright, I'm not sure if this is his idea of a cruel joke, but he's insisting it's true. Says he just got back from playing with it.
Here's the updated info:
Apparently, it's a Toshiba SCP-125910-A. It's considered a "digital video player", not a DVD player (?). It comes with a few speakers and sells for $179.99. He said it DOES play Divx 5, and will play fullscreen. Apparently they didn't have any in stock, so he had to order one.
I can't find anything about this online. So.... either my buddy is smoking crack, or this is a test-market item. (He saw it in Tallahassee, FL, BTW.) Anyone seen/heard of one of these? If anyone in Tally reads this, please run down to Target and see if this is true.
OK, so I'm talking to myself. I tried a divx disc in this machine [the Toshiba SDV-280 DVD/VCR Combination Player] today, and nothing happened. So, whoever wrote that review is full of it. Or clueless. Or both.
My buddy claims to have been playing with this thing at Target, and then bought it (on backorder). Plus, the KiSS player is supposed to be $450 or so. He says he bought this Toshiba one for $180, with some home theater speakers.
I can't find ANY info on this Toshiba unit and I just wanna know if it's true.
Apparently it was a test market item, that's been discontinued. It's NOT a DVD player, only CD-based video (VCD, SVCD, divx, etc...). Weird. But.... apparently Toshiba killed this model to make way for a DVD/divx player. *drool*
I've conned my buddy into taking some pics of it tomorrow, so might have something to post.
Personally, I'm much more interested in the KiSS DP-500 (w/ethernet) now.
I had a visitor from KiSS some time ago. The guy demonstrated some of the player's nicer features for me. I then told him that there's a definitive market for the player in the USA and suggested they find a way to sell the DP-450 in the USA. Guess they found one, then.
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