Yes, a built-in hard disk, no? The hard disk capabilities of the DP-508 are far from liberating. Streaming a 700MB CD to the hard disk takes over 10 minutes and playback from the disk can run your coded films out of sync and skip high action scenes
The good: As with its predecessor it still supports a lot of codec’s and firmware is updated regularly, though most DivX enabled DVD players are capable of the same these days (and I wasn’t able to update firmware).
The bad: Jumping to a particular sequence of a coded film is not functioning. Copying a CD to the in-house hard disk takes forever. Playing from the hard disk can result in out of sync audio and frame-skipping of action packed scenes. The size of this player is still too large compared to common slim DVD players.
You can fast-forward 8x, 16x, 32x or even 48x-times but once you get to the scene you want to view and press Play, it halts. The display says “SEARCHING” and keeps on doing so infinitely. Well maybe a firmware update could easy the problem. I burned the latest firmware (KiSS_DP-508_FW2.8.0_PAL) to a CD and threw it in the machine. It told me to turn the power Off and On again and so I did. I choose the Full Update to get a clean start I thought. It resulted in an ‘Error-code 15’ message, ejecting the CD and hanging the “system” once again. My impression of this player got worse by the day and I have concluded not to recommend it for purchase. I hope their newer versions will prove to be more versatile.
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Reviewed by Anders V.