HOT DEAL!! Apex MultiPurpose -DTS/Dolby 5.1- DVD Player for $130!

omair2005

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Hey,
Found this dvd player at Sam's Club and Amazon! This dvd player sells for $170 at Circuit City! On top of that, it has Progressive Scan!
Here is the link for Amazon Apex Ad-800 Dvd Player
Here is the link for Sam's Club (also available at B&M) Apex Ad-800 Dvd Player

Product Specs

-Audio-
Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM Ready
MP3 Capable
Vocal Assist Function
3-D Virtual Surround Sound
Built-In Dolby Digital Decoder(5.1)
Optical Digital Out
Analog Audio Out (Single)

-Video-
RCA Output
S-Video Output
Component Video Out

-Karaoke-
Plays DVD-VCD-SVCD-CD-CD/R-CD/RW
Two Microphone Jacks
Microphone Volume Control
Echo Control

-Special Features-
Plays both NTSC & PAL
HDCD
Progressive Scan
Firmware Upgradable
Zoom (2x, 4x)
Built-In Screen Saver
Programmable Playback Sequence
Frame by Frame Slow Motion
Parental Lock
Multiple Language Subtitles (Captions)
Multiple Angle
Slow Motion Forward & Backward
Fast Motion Forward & Backward
Evaluate Digest Function
 

tsee

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Wow, this looks better than the Panasonic deal (though I'm not sure how the brand stacks up). It's got digital output AND dolby decoder.
 

EarthToday

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Amazon stock is running out. Only 1 left. More on the way they claim. You should be able to use the Amazon $20 off coupon for electronics making it even cheaper.
 

chewie1

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it's back in stock at Amazon and there is $20 off $99. Bring it down to $110 with free shipping
 

jh0sken612

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I dont want to ruin the thread, but we sell these at wal-mart, and the brand is Sh!t. I've returned probably 300 of these over the course of 6 months. All the model numbers have problems. (AD-1000, 500, 800, and 1100) They have shotty electronics, and I have seen MANY of them come back defective, so just be careful:) Jim
 

Kwad Guy

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Apex: Crappy design, cheap electronics, inexpensive retail.

Apex became famous because they were the first to release
a DVD player with the "secret" menu that allowed you to deactivate
Macrovision and region limits. If it weren't for that, you would
not hear people trumpeting them now...Well, except for the fact
that similar hacks "somehow" keep leaking out to the world about
their newer players...

Kwad
 

tsee

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What's the Macrovision hack and does it exist on other players? Any way to find out?
 

jrichrds

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The only reason I bought an Apex unit (from Walmart) was because it was cheap and the only hackable unit easily obtainable. All in all, I'm happy with mine.
Quality control is suspect, so some have had to buy & return until they got one that worked fine.

I've heard bad things about the AD-800s audio output (skips and/or loud tweaking noises), but they might have fixed those problems by now.
 

PsychoAndy

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Well, panasonic really doesnt make any DVD players that play SVCD D:. So i'm thinkin of pickin one of these up.
 

Kwad Guy

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If you want a cheap hackable unit that'll play anything, I'd
recommend the Sampo DVE611 over any of the Apex units. It's hackable
to turn off macrovision and make region free, it's about the same
price, and it's made a bit better. It's not super high quality, either,
but a bit better...

Kwad
 

Emulex

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my ole apex ad600 has been kickin' burnt vcd's for two years now. never had a problem.