I came into this review still miffed by the problems I had with the
earlier version of CoolDVD. I was searching for any sign this player
would soon degrade to the same level, I wanted to be there when it fell
on its face as its predecessor did; but it never happened?! CoolDVD is
not a perfect player, but it did a more than adequate job no matter
what test I threw at it. While I won't go so far as to say it deserves
a spot in the DVD crown with the members of the Big-3, it is a player
with no "MAJOR" flaws, one that really can do the job. What more can
anyone ask of the new kid on the block? They should add hardware
support, and PAN & SCAN playback mode; but if those are not things you
desperately need for your playback, it does a decent enough job.
Users with slightly more powerful systems, seeking an easy to use
interface and solid performance and features should be pleasantly
surprised. I know I was.
A good solid little player, doing a lot of things very well, and needing only a few improvements to possibly be
among the industry leaders!
Between watching trinity kicking ass over and over again, Kelly Garvey
conducts in-depth reviews for Inmatrix.com