Pros / It has the fastest disc load time of any player we reviewed.
Cons / It’s the most expensive player in our comparison.
Verdict / The Impecca DVHP-9117 is an easy-to-use, fast-loading DVD player, but it lacks support for Dolby audio.
With the Impecca DVHP-9117, you can start watching your favorite DVDs quickly. This DVD player has the fastest disc load time of any player we tested, taking just 11.92 seconds on average to start playing a DVD from the time we closed its disc tray. Though a fast load time doesn’t affect the performance of the player, it’s handy if you’re excited to watch a movie.
In our tests, this was one of the easiest DVD players to set up and use. It comes with the cords you need to connect it to your TV, as well as a remote control. It also has USB and HDMI ports on the back of the device. If the DVD you’re currently watching supports it, you can change the audio and subtitle language using the remote. This is handy if you’re watching a Spanish, English or French film. The one place where the Impecca DVHP-9117 is limited is that it has no Dolby audio support. If you need a player that supports Dolby, check out the Sony DVP-SR510H.
The Impecca player is compatible with standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs. It can read rewriteable formats – DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD Video and CD-R/RW – among others. It can also read a few digital media formats like WMA and MP3. You can access your digital files on the player thanks to its USB 2.0 port at the front of the player. It also has HDMI, RCA and coaxial cable connectivity.
The DVHP-9117 has a video upscaling feature. This upconverts the image quality of low-resolution movies to 1080p full HD quality. While playing a movie, you can zoom in on the picture as well as rewind or fast-forward it as needed. If you pause or stop the movie, the player eventually reverts to a default screen saver, so you won’t have to worry about screen burn-in. It also has a feature that marks and remembers where you leave off in the middle of the most recent DVD if you stop it before finishing it. Additionally, when you choose to resume playback it will automatically resume it from that point.