I have a DVD player that has only two buttons -- power and eject. The player is about 1.5 inches high, but it's about three DVD trays wide, so you can stack a cable box on top of it. One button (power) is on the far left, and the other (eject) is on the far right of the front of the chassis. The DVD tray is next to the button on the far left. The buttons are not labeled very well so they are difficult to read in the relatively dark environment around the TV.
So, what's the problem? Whatís crazy is that the power button is next to the DVD tray and the eject button is on the far right. No one expects the eject button to be far away from the DVD tray. I know the power button is usually to the left of a chassis, but these days, you don't really know where the power button is located. At the very least, they should have put the DVD tray on the right side, near the eject button.
Also, when you press the eject button, nothing happens, unless you've already pressed the power button to turn the player on. The eject button should turn on the power and open the DVD tray.
This entry was submitted by Stephen Ems and edited by Rob Spiegel.
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