Apex Digital AD 600A DVD Players

3.04/5 (152 Reviews) MSRP : $179.99


Product Description

Single Tray DVD, VCD, CD, SVCD, CVD, DVCD Player - PAL/NTSC System Compatible - Dobly Digital/DTS - S-Video and Component Video Outputs - MP3 Compatible


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by suburbanator a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Cheap and Nasty looking and feeling but it met all my needs as an initial DVD Player. It was the ONLY dvd player available in Canada at the time that played MP3's, VCD's and Multi Region Dvds. It has worked without trouble since new, I will be replacing shortly to increase the digital performance of my system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Future Shop



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Roydjt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I first purchased this unit based on the recommendations of a friend and the reviews that I had read about it. The first unit I took home would pause momentarily at the beginning of a chapter. I called Apex Digital's customer service department, which was of no help, and returned it to Fry's for another one. I can understand getting a bad unit.

But the second one I got would "hiccup" often, a brief interruption for a fraction of a second on every DVD I tried in it. If the disc had any imperfection like a minute scratch, it would freeze up and I would have a hard time even getting the disc out. I put a flawless copy of "American Beauty" in and it wouldn't even load. I have since exchanged it for a Toshiba model that has superior sound and menu navigation, as well as flawless operation.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Fry's Electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Dawson a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Overall a very good product for its capabilities at a very good price.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by loomis a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is *not* a player for anyone who doesn't like to tinker. The first thing one must do is get inside and remove the crappy factory heat sinks. Then, you can get some gasket shellac and attach your own heat sinks. Secondly, you must then update the firmware to N6. Nerd-out.com has lots of info. After doing these things you will be amazed at what a great unit this is. Gone will be the heat and lip sync issues, as well as other issues with newer dvd's. And when it's all said and done, you'll still have region 0 and macrovision 0 settings. Enjoy.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JP a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I compared these dvds one by one with the same dvd, vcd and cd on my 52" RCA TV and on my Sony sterio system with Bose 301 speakers. There were little differences among these machines in sound and picture. They are all very good. Pioneer DV-440 and Toshiba SD-2710 got a little bit better in sound and picture. Apex-600A seems to be a little bit incompetent. Sony DVP-NS400D were between. Hard to tell the differece between S-video and Component-video out. They all play dvd, vcd, cd and mp3. Their major differences are as follows:

Toshiba SD-2710 ($195, made in China): Best zoom quality in DVD but not functioning in VCD. With 24-bit/192kHz audio DAC

Pioneer DV-440 ($195, made in Malasia): Nice slim desigh, With 24-bit/192kHz audio DAC, No zoom function.

Sony DVP-NS400D ($195, made in Japan): Have built in Dolby Digital decoder, With 24-bit/96kHz audio DAC, No zoom function. !!Disk stucked when machine flipped over!!.

Apex-600A ($160, made in China): Poor zoom quality, Poor outlook, but can zoom VCD. Have karaoky function but not sensitive enough, With 24-bit/96kHz audio DAC.

Due to these factors, I have not finally decide which one I am going to keep.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Futureshop




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