Hitachi DVP415U DVD Players

3.4/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $199.95


Product Description

- Compatible with DVD, VCD, CD, CD-R Discs.
- MP3 Playback.
- Visual Disc Navigation System with Moving Pictures and Audio.
- Dual Laser Pick-up for CD-R Playback.
- Multi-Brand Remote Control Preprogrammed for Some TV's.
- 2x, 4x Digital Zoom.
- 2x Smooth Visual Search.
- High Speed Search - 6 Speeds Up To 128x (DVD).
- 3 Speed Slow Motion.
- Still Picture with Frame Advance.
- Last Play Function.
- Multiple Playback Modes (Repeat, Random, Sequenced).
- Multiple Languages On-Screen Display (6 Languages).
- Bit Mapped Graphic User Interface Display.
- Virtual Surround (Spatializer N-2-2).
- Screen Saver.
- Parental Controls.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Hans a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I had nothing to complain until recently, when the CD's all of a sudden do not always play anymore, forwarding to another song doesn't work (it just plays where I stopped it, no matter what number on the CD I choose). There is the odd freeze of an image on the DVD. However, I probably play two CD's a week and on average a DVD or two per month, so in one and a half year, after say 100 Cd's and 20 DVD's at the most, I am disappointed that the electronics already give up. Yes, I know that they are built to last only for a while, but this shouldn't happen. and of course, the warranty just finished 5 months ago.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   Bleeker's Nepean



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I'm convinced that all Hitichi DVD players are garbage. I had a P250 which had the exact same flaws as the P415. Boondock Saints and Scooby Doo are two quick examples of DVDs which screw up every time in the exact same places and neither have any flaws on the DVD. The customer service is also terrible. Here is my correspondance with them:
Dear Jason, Thank you for your interest in Hitachi products and visiting our website. I apologize for the inconvenience. With regret, this is not normal operation. I recommend contacting an authorized service center for assistance. To locate your nearest local service center, please call 1-800-HITACHI and your call will be routed to Hitachi (Canada) for assistance. Thank you for writing Hitachi.
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I own the above model and when playing dvds it often skips scenes, has jaggies on the screen or the sound pauses for a second. Sometimes all of these symptoms at once. For example, the latest Scooby Doo dvd is pretty much unplayable because it suffers from all of the symptoms above. I always check the dvds and they are clean with no scratches. My question is, are there known issues with this dvd player model or more specifically with this model playing certain types of dvd formats. Some dvds are fine, but most are not. I bought this unit from wacky's but I wanted to know directly from the source if there are issues with this unit.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   Wacky's



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by annoymous a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Plays most everything you stick into it and is a great deal with the price. It also supports DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. The only really bad thing about it is the remote.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   a&b sound



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jarvis a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Took one look @ the price and then bought one without comparing zoom (figuring them to be pretty much the same on all dvd players). Wrong! The 2X/4X zoom sucks compared with the many more settings that the toshiba offers. Only practical when pausing a movie to view still image. Despite this disappointment its really a good player and compares really well wiht the toshiba. It's less noisy. quicker load times and does not seem to mind scratches as much. Plus for the price I paid I guess I have no reason to complain. The reason that I'm so dissappointed with the lack of better zoom is I just 'copped' out and got a 27" flat so the 1X zoom with the toshiba really would have helped. Too bad its over $60 can more! Oh well!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $156.00

Purchased At:   www.oemexpress.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Elias a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
For the price, this DVD Player really is a hit! When I bought it it was a brand new model. Now you can get it for even less than I paid. While the Strenghts and Weaknesses really sum it up, I really have to say again that it has played every disc I put in it with no problems. With its digital optical out and my Pioneer Home Theatre System, the sound is just like a movie theatre. I recommend this DVD Player for everyone, but especially if you are gonna load up a cd with MP3's and use it as a personal jukebox. Runs all features very well.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Future Shop




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