Something good, something bad
DVD players’ prices have rock-bottomed, and most brands offer similar feature sets. The Mitashi DHD 911, however, offers HDMI output. Hooking it up to the latest displays is uncomplicated. Looks-wise, it’s plain.
The DVD tray is slim with blue LEDs. The front panel sports an MMC card reader along with a USB port. A gripe here—the navigation and playback keys are hard, with erratic responses. Build quality is below par—Mitashi uses cheap plastic and a thin case.
The player’s file browser allows browsing the media disc (DVD / CD) along with USB drive and also the MMC card. Audio, video, and image files on the input media are listed separately by the file browser, making for fairly simple navigation.
On the audio output front, the player supports Dolby Digital AC-3 5.1, along with coaxial digital signal output. For video output, the player has a variety of options: component, composite S-Video, and HDMI. Hooking it up to AV equipment is trouble-free thanks to the variety of output ports on the back panel.
We weren’t able to play MPEG4 video files, and the input media source made no difference. It played our test DVDs and VCDs without any problems, though. The audio playback quality failed to impress, and the video playback quality was just about decent.
The infrared remote control is riddled with small buttons, and the layout is, overall, quite messy. It’s menu layout is, however, clean, with control over basic and advanced features. Advanced settings like HDMI output resolution (480p / 720p / 108i / 1080p upmixed) are available in the video section of the main menu.
This product gives you average value for money—DVD players with better playback quality are available at around the same price range. The only saving graces for the Mitashi DHD 911 are features like Flash media as input source and support for HDMI.
DVD, SVCD, VCD, JEPG, MP3, WMA, MPEG4 playback support; USB slot; MMC card slot; 5.1-channel audio
Performance : 2.5
Features : 4
Build Quality : 2
Value for Money : 2.5
Overall : 2.5
Contact : Mitashi Education Ltd
Phone : 022-25006661
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.mitashi.com
Price : Rs 3,990