I came across this site looking to see if these were still sold these days as I bought one originally when they first came out in tesco. I thought it would be a cheap and cheerful disposable player for a temporary accommodation but after 4 years of daily use (and frequent leaving it on all night while dozing off) this thing is still going strong today!Whether I got lucky with a good one or not I don't know but it's outlived the life of two more expensive branded dvd players that my mum has replaced in it's life time (so far) and never had a disk that I couldn't play on it. I wish I had bought some more of them!
Ever heard of Aitro? ...me neither but when the previous dvd player broke down this was the cheapest alternative in Tesco's. £14.99 bought this tiny dvd player. It is around 5 inches by 4 by 1 and has a cheap plastic feel to it but for that money who am I to complain? Features Not a lot to write about here. It comes with a flimsy remote control which does all the basic functions, one cable does power and the other goes to your scart socket on the tv. You can play dvd's or mp3 cd's and ummm....well that's it Installation This was very simple. Plug in the power, connect it to the scart socket on your tv, turn it on and away you go.... Disadvantages Well it is rather basic so, as you would expect, the picture quality is not quite as good as more expensive models but it's still pretty good. For some confusing reason the light on the front comes on to show it's off and goes off to show it's on. The things that really get my goat though are the buttons on the front. You have one for power, one for play/pause and one to skip forward. All the buttons are black and the signs to show what they do are tiny notches of the same colour. It's near enough impossible to see these markings so I have been annoyed many many times when I go to press skip and end up turning the whole thing off grrrr Conclusion It's easy to pick holes in this product but for £14.99 I can't really complain. It does all the basic functions that I need it for, is extremely easy to setup and use and so far has given me no problems. The small size is really handy too - it's very easy to hide if you don't want guests to see how cheap it looks!! :-)
------------- What is it? ------------- The product is a DVD Player made by the company "Aitro". Aitro, in my experience, is a completely unknown brand, and doing a Google search for Aitro brings up very little indeed, and certainly no company webiste. I found this DVD player in my local Tesco store for around £15 pounds, and since my previous machine recently broke I purchased it as a replacement, considering I rarely use the TV which it is plugged into anyway I didn't want to waste any money. ----------------------- What do you get? ----------------------- For the £15 you get a small (quite frankly cheap looking) DVD remote, the DVD player itself, the lead which connects it to the TV and the power lead too. ----------------------- How does it look? ----------------------- The DVD player itself is extremely small, black and very sleek, presumably designed for people with limited space. As I have previously mentioned you also get a remote, which is very small and cheap looking. What's worse is that you can't even programme it using your media remote, as since it is such an unknown brand the code for programming your own remote is known by no-one. ----------------------------- How does it perform? ----------------------------- The DVD player is very simple, and has extremely limited features, (by extremely limited I mean all it can do is play DVD's, and that really is it). The picture quality obviously isn't as good as more expensive DVD players or Blu-Ray players, and also the sound tends to be a bit quiet. Another fun feature of this product is the "On" light turns on when the player is actually "Off", and vice versa. The DVD player is also very easy to set up, it is exactly the same as all of your other appliances, and there are only two wires to worry about. -------------- Conclusion -------------- I really would have liked to write more about this product, but because it is so simple there really isn't anything to write, and even trying to research online there is a distinct lack of information. I personally believe that the lack of things to write is this DVD player's main advantage. It is extremely simple to set up, easy to use and very, very affordable. It is the perfect DVD player for use with small TVs in bedrooms etc, however I would advise you to invest some more money in a higher quality DVD player if you watch a lot of DVDs or want your films to be shown in high quality.