LG DV 388
To call it average would be a misnomer, but it isn't the best in the beat either. Its glossy face and subtle use of chrome helps jazz up the otherwise plain look. The volume knob, an interesting addition - does its bit to perk up the classic feel.
A USB port comes as a pleasant surprise, until you discover that it supports flash drives only. No external hard drives for this one, alas! A well-laid buffet remote and simple menu interface make it easy to spin this player. Colours are rendered quite faithfully, but over-saturate in bright scenes. Long story short, the LG DV388 does nearly everything right, but just not enough to get your attention, and hold it too.
Love: Remote, menu interface
Hate: No HDMI cable bundled
Overall: Great for a shoestring budget and not-so-high expectations.
Picture: 12bit/108MHz, Progressive scan
File format: Video- MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX, Xvid Audio- MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA
Connectivity: HDMI, USB, component, composite, digital coaxial and optical
Size/ weight: 435Ã—210x38mm / 1.3 kgs
Text: Business Line
Also see: Samsung's hi-def camcorder