DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Magnetix Portable DVD Player

Old 10-07-02, 02:39 PM
  #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3
Magnetix Portable DVD Player

I just got an email about this new $299.00 Magnetix Portable DVD player.
Does anyone know if it is OK, GOOD or a SCAM?

Thanks
Tommy
HeavenEarth is offline  
Old 10-08-02, 05:48 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Alotoffuffin
Posts: 1,636
free shipping, free case and free 12 volt car charger. can't find a dang review anywhere though! slow-ass site...

+ Features +
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Region Free; allows you to play DVDs from any region. [click here to view map]

+ 3 Hour Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery provides extended performance with more reliability and less weight than conventional NiCad batteries.

+ DTS® / Dolby Digital® 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Compatibility Compatibility allows this DVD player to output DTS (Digital Theater System) 5.1 channel audio signals for decoding by DTS-decoding receivers, giving you all the incredible sound that Hollywood can put on a DVD to a receiver equipped with a Dolby Digital decoder.

+ 10-Bit 27 MHz Video D/A Conversion provides rapid processing of the video signal with less signal loss, ensuring maximum image resolution and images free of artifacts.

+ 96 kHz/24-bit Audio D/A Converter Maximizes DVD and CD audio performance capability, providing smoother, less digitized transitions, and richer sonic texture.

+ AC Power Adaptor allows connection to ordinary household electrical plugs for battery-saving operation.

+ Vehicle Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter powers your DVD player within a vehicle, saving battery power.

+ On-Screen Menu System On-screen displays make it easy to adjust more picture, sound, and convenience features from either the remote control or the front panel controls.

+ Fingertip Cursor Control located on the player unit, allows easy access to navigate through the player's menu system as well as your DVD title menus.

+ Credit Card-Size Wireless Remote allows easy control of nearly all features in one compact, easy-to-use remote control without the need to access the controls on the player unit.

+ Stereo Earphones for enjoying your DVD movies in private or when traveling on an airplane, bus, etc.



+ Connections +
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Composite A/V 3-in-1 In/Out Jack

+ S-Video (S-VHS) Jack

+ Headphone Jack w/volume

+ Stereo Audio Outputs 1

+ Optical Digital Output (Toslink)

+ DC 12V Power In



+ Specifications +
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Discs Accepted: DVD, VCD(v2.0), CD, SVCD, MP3

+ Display: 7.8" LCD; 4:3 Ratio; 720 x 400 Screen Resolution

+ Video Terminal: Composite input/output & 1 S-Video jack

+ Analog Audio Out: Two-channel downmix output, built-in two-channel stereo speakers, headphone jack

+ Digital Audio Out: DTS/AC-3/PCM optical output

+ Analog Audio In: Left & right channel input (1 jack)

+ DAC: Audio 24 bit/96KHz, video 10bits

+ Battery recharge time: 4 hours

+ AC Adapter Input: AC 100-240 volt 50/60Hz 1000mA

+ Dimensions: 9" W x 1" H x 6" D

+ Unit Weight: 2.2 lbs. / 3.2 lbs. w/battery

+ Shipping Weight: 5 lbs.
heavywear is offline  
Old 10-08-02, 06:59 PM
  #3  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,676
E-mail out of nowhere? Slow-ass site? Never heard of the brand?

Sounds good to me!
X is offline  
Old 10-08-02, 08:53 PM
  #4  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3
Thanks for the input!
T
HeavenEarth is offline  
Old 10-11-02, 04:35 PM
  #5  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3
WARNING! when you go to buy this product, it doesn't accept credit cards. It only accepts bank drafts. This has to be a total scam to steal your money!
T
HeavenEarth is offline  
Old 10-13-02, 09:23 AM
  #6  
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2
magnetix dvd player

Has anyone found any more info about this email? I too received it and it looks really good but bank draft? Has anyone done it? Did you get the dvd player?
jbholling is offline  
Old 10-13-02, 09:32 AM
  #7  
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2
Just noticed...bank drafts without SSL...SHAAAAAADY! Sent them an email...we'll see if they respond.
jbholling is offline  
Old 10-13-02, 09:40 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Vermont
Posts: 9,771
Originally posted by jbholling
we'll see if they respond.
Post back if you hear from them, but I have no idea why anyone would think this was anything other than a scam.
stevevt is offline  
Old 10-13-02, 08:55 PM
  #9  
Premium Member
 
bfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 20,623
I lot of work was done looking into this at fatwallet. It looks to be a total scam. You can search there for the details.

I just got a inital 5.8" (shinco) at Walmart for $299. Cheaper then I could find in Hong Kong or China!!! It rocks. CD's with Jpeg's, VCD, DVD, 3 hour battery and I got a 4 hour battery in Hong Kong for $50! 7 hours of video on the flight.

The only neg is the amp for the speakers is fine for the built ins but for head phones on a plane it is not loud enough. I have to find some efficient headphones or get noise canceling ones.
bfrank is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.