THE GOOD AND THE BAD POINTS!
Don't think for a minute the Aiwa 370 doesn't have bad points, it does!
However, these are mostly "niggles" and some of which I am actually working on as you read this page!
Firstly, the good points!
Plays CDR & CDRW discs
Plays MP3 discs (original pressed or CDR)
Plays VCD discs (original pressed or CDR)
Plays CD Audio
Plays CD&G discs (Karaoke style CD's)
Plays DVD discs (Obviously!!)
Has an extremely high quality of audio output (even through your telly!)
Has a Region Hack for Multi Region playback
Comes in three colours (Black,Silver & Champagne)
Has a nice, easy to use remote
Has DTS and Dolby Digital connectors (Optical and Coaxial)
Has Svideo/Scart and Phono output connection options
EXTREMELY quiet operation (Except initial disc load......sounds like there's a herd of elephants in there for a few seconds)
Great sturdy build quality
The main one: ITS UNDER 200 QUID!!!!
And now, the "bad" points!
MP3 track playback can't be accessed with the number buttons, it can however, be accessed with up/down and enter
The player takes AGES to read a disc type! (Up to 45 seconds for an MP3 disc)
No onboard Dolby Decoding (Not a major one, but still a negative point!)
No "Resume from standby"
No Macrovision defeat (Inline decoder required)
"Open/Close" button on the remote in the space normally used for "Power On/Off"
"Power On/Off" button on a daft place on the remote!
It also has to be noted, that currently the Dolby Decoder is very close to being enabled on my 370!
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