Originally Posted by Bob Fields
I agree it is VERY difficult to really tell a person's "tone" via the written text and I am glad the dealer gets the "nice guy" first, but you gotta admit you took the opportunity to "vent" pretty strongly here.
As far as Concertone goes, I have been very active here as of late and if there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I won't rehash many of the "arguments" I have stated here in response to many a complaint, but hopefully you may find some solace and hope in them.
I am happy to chat with you offline (or on) with any questions or concerns you may have.
Let me know how things go!
Thanks, it's all up to the dealer right now.
This is a long weekend, so they may not be open today.
I will admit, I thought the zx75 looked pretty "cheap" when I first say it. As in, not very high quality. But hey, it worked and the rig wasn't cheap in price so it had to be good right?
The manual and quick setup guide included with the rig was for the zx700, which made the zx75 look even cheaper and feature defiecient. It also made me wonder if that was what it was supposed
to have installed...
After a little digging and playing with it, quite a few things surprised me (and not in a good way);
The remote is confusing and cheap.
Setup menu's cannot be accessed (at least on my unit)
programming stations is an exercise of try something, doesn't work, try something else and then you stumble on the "how"
I haven't gotten a tv station yet, but apparantly it needs a converter box for the new digital broadcasts, and even then it's not a tuner. Need the TV for that.
Has a USB port but doesn't support the most popular mp3 player out there - ipod.
No provisions to play wma, mpeg, etc. Lots of people take home video and like to show it. The installed Toshiba 22" screen has more provisions for this than the zx series. You could use a laptop or the installed monitor, but the idea is less connections and devices needed in an rv, not more.
No provisions to hook up a "game box" (a very important feature for people with kids when stuck on a rainy weekend). Sure, my installed toshiba has plugs in the back, but why can't I go through the rig's speakers? Supposed you can use the aux in on the front, but then you're got a cable hanging from the top of the wall.
No screen saver program other than the beach scene. People like to show thier vacations and family to others, let then do it through the USB port or with at least a basic photo display program. 40 bucks gets you one on a picture frame these days, why can't this unit?
Low quality video. The toshiba has provision for everything from HDMI on down but this unit only does 720dpi in composite video? I know it's a trailer, but c'mon now.....
I will admit, the ZX series seem to cover a lot of bases with it's intended use (surround sound, switchable speakers, etc). But just playing music radio and dvd isn't really that challanging these days.
For the price paid I expect at least the basics to work first time, everytime...
Oh, one last note:
Concetone's web site is very poor. You should give them a poke and suggest they put in a "support" tab that accesses all the user manual and such. After a fruitless search on the site for the zx75 manual (that was missing in my rig) I had to resort to google to find one for a "1st gen" zx75....