Waitec sometime ago announced its first 5.1 home theatre system called the "VisionHTX". The press release was very interesting since Waitec's proposal included not only a DVD and DivX capable player but also an AM/FM tuner and of course, 5.1 speakers for surround sound. In this review we will investigate the player's main features and performance, especially with Mpeg4 encoded content.
The Vision HTX is Waitec's first Home Theatre system which plays back standard DVD and the nowadays must-have DivX/XVid formats, includes an impressive Sub woofer, central speaker and 4 satellites making up the 6 speaker system and also combines an integrated AM/FM Tuner. The Vision HTX is an officially DivX Networls certified device.
The Vision HTX allows you to also play any audio CD or any music format burned on CD-R/CD-RW as well as DVDs. As Waitec mentions, the Vision HTX supports almost all of today’s standards, including Kodak Picture CD, almost all audio, video, and graphics formats found on the market. Another interesting addition is the fact that the player includes a Progressive Scan function (from the component video output), a necessity for better playback quality. Lastly, the Vision HTX is fully firmware upgradable, although to date, no new firmware has been posted on Waitec's web site.