24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Very Very Buggy Machine!!!, 17 Jan 2005
I bought this machine for 2 reasons. Firstly because it can play divx and xvid movies ( of which i have hundreds ). And secondly because it can play movies and other media directly from your computer using the built in ethernet port in the player. ( I have a 250gb hard disk full of films, and this would make it perfect to watch the movies without having to burn them onto cd)
This would make the Kiss DP 1500 the perfect dvd player in my eyes, or so I thought!
The problems occured when trying to configure the ip address of the dvd player so that it can play the media directly from the computer. It worked once, and then i decided to change the ip address of the player because i needed to change my computers ip address.
This was a big big mistake, as now the dvd player cannot connect to the computer no matter what i set the ip configuration to be! I tried resetting the machine, reinstalling the firmware, everything, and still it doesn't work. I have been fighting with it for weeks now, and am tempted to throw the machine out of the window!
So that's the main bug. However, there are several other annoying problems with the machine:
Sometimes you are watching a movie and the screen freezes and the machine becomes completely unresponsive. Pressing any button on the remote control or the player itsself has absolutely no effect! The only option is to pull the power cord out of the back and plug it in again!!
The subtitles for the divx movies are very small and characters for foreign languages are not displayed at all, meaning that my czech girlfriend has not got a clue what the subtitles are saying!
Pressing a particular button on the remote control is understood incorrectly by the machine (For example, when pressing the key "5" in the remote, the machine understands it as "8" ).
On the plus side, it does play divx movies, and the picture quality is really pretty good. Though it cannot handle high action scenes too well, and will sometimes freeze if there is too much action on the screen.
Overall, I'm very very disappointed with this machine, and have found owning it a very frustrating experience! Perhaps when a new version of the firmware for this machine is released, these problems will be fixed. But, after looking at some forums for owners of these machines ([...] i would not get my hopes up too high.
If you want a dvd player that can play divx movies, i recommend getting one from a more established brand, as it is more likely they will not have the cheek to release a player that is so full of bugs!