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October 12, 2004

Gateway Connected DVD Player Dead?

PVRBlog can't find the Gateway Connected DVD Player anymore on the Gateway product website. Does this signal the end for it as a gateway product?

I have used one for a few months now, and while it does a decent job, there are a couple of issues that have annoyed me. The response time to open the DVD tray right after you power up the unit is very slow and can be annoying to the impatient. DIVX playback is a little flakey at times, especially on the synchronization between sound and video. All in all, it's been a good device with those exceptions and I'm sorry to see it go.

It looks like the original supplier, GoVideo still has their branded unit for sale, but I believe that there were slight differences between the two products (the remotes, maybe?) that prevented one from using the GoVideo firmware on the Gateway product or vice versa.

Posted on October 12, 2004

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