Affordable universal DVD/Audio player; ultra-low-profile design;
plays DivX files; reads MP3 files from DVDs; excellent overall disc
compatibility. It has many uniques features which are not there
in other DVD players in the market. Responsive customer service.
The bad: The fast forward speed is only 8X for DVD. The Fast
Forward to DivX is 16X.
The bottom line: This is a DVD-Audio player which supports
many media & formats and at an affordable cost. However, many
features offered are not currently talked about in the market.
Review date: 10/28/05
Not long ago,
the DVD players were very out of reach of most average person due
to high price factor. Once the players manufactured in Pacific Rim
countries started to come to the market, price dropped. Now one
can get a versatile Media players that can handle wide variety of
etc. All these capabilities
are bundled in DXP-1000 at a very affordable cost.
Design of Avayon DXP-1000
The silver Avayon DXP stands just under 2" tall and measues
less than 10" deep, and 17 wide, can fit in even the
most cramped home theaters. Considering the player's small dimensions,
its display is very legible. As soon as you load a disc, the DXP-1000
automatically identifies its type--CD, SACD, DVD-Video, or DVD-Audio--on
the player's display and on your TV.
the on-screen setup menus is a straightforward process, and it will
be worth your while to familiarize yourself with settings so you
can best use of this versatile player. However the default settings
work fine to start with. The small, dark gray plastic remote gives
the usual array of large, well-labeled buttons.
of Avayon DXP-1000
DXP-100 supports almost any available media you might want to
play. It supports media type: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW and plays file formats: DVD, VCD SVCD, MP3, WMA 7/8/9, MPEG4,
XViD, Divx 3.0/4.0/5.0, JPEG.
It supports different subtitles files .srt, .sub and .smi format.
In Audio connections, it supports all possibilities like output
channels 2.0/5.1, DTS, Dolby Digital. It supports Karaoke with 2
Video connections are S-Video, Composite Video and Component Video.
It supports progressive scan on NTSC and PAL to take advantage of
expensive plasma TVs you may have or may buy in future.
With standards of DivX yet to be finalized and changing from time
to time, like any other Divx capable player, this player is also
like computer can be updated with improved firmware. But currently
available DXP-1000 players are up to date with latest firmware and
one doesnt need to update if before starting to use it. You
should check from time to time www.avayon.com
and download latest firmware and update the player as and when needed.
Avayon DXP-1000 is not a region free DVD player. The unit you buy
here is set for region 1. However if you google this unit you will
get a procedure to make it region free. You just need to google
for its codes to be applied on the remote control. No DVD player
manufacturer can sell DVD players region free out of the box as
they are prohibited from doing so to avoid DVDs of one region from
playing in another region. Same applies to DVD playback software
or DVD ROM Drives, but this strategy has failed as once you buy
any of these products, it can be made region free and any DVD you
buy anywhere in world, you can play it.
Check out the
product sheet from Avayon in pdf format click
Experience with Avayon DXP-1000
Following are my personal experiences with this player. I have been
using this unit for last 4 months (roughly played about 80 DVD/DivX/mp3
CDs/JPEG CDs. These comments are in comparison, with two other appliances
similar to this one Panasonic
DMR-E50 and Daewoo
DVD Player DVG-3000N.
I have found
DXP-1000 to be far superior in performance compared to other two
players that I own. The picture quality is superior and the audio
is simply marvelous.
I am authoring DVDs, sometimes the written DVDs may not play on
the other two players and more often than not, they did play on
DXP-1000. This device seems forgiving to some of the flaws of the
media/writer almost like the DVD player on a PC.
With all the comparative checks with other two players, DXP-1000
performed superbly. For a $70 player, it's a stunner.
In terms of
compatibility, the DXP-1000 is the best amongst all that I have
tested. It plays almost every piece of recordable media. It handles
MP3 files from recordable DVD discs--that's 4.7GB of MP3s if you're
counting--as well as a range of DivX files from both recordable
CD and DVD. Overall, progressive-scan video playback was very good.
1) B&H ($69.95)
3) DivX Hardware (79.99)
Avayon Technologies, Inc. is a very recent entry in entertainment
device world. This Nashua, New Hampshire, USA based company is recently
formed by ex-executives of Computer companies who realized that
future is not in PC boxes but in entertainment boxes which have
some of PC functionality and can be used in living room. Presently,
DXP-1000 competes in North American market directly with many units
which offer similar features. Many products sells at same price
range and have similar offerings at first glance, but as you use
the product, uniqueness emerges. Unlike any other similar products,
Avayon has yet to become available in rest of world. The company
is still working on having distribution tie-ups with importers around