Do my problems ever go away? My APEX AD-660 can't select language for VCD : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I just bought a APEX AD-660. It plays everything fine except for my Chinese VCDs. The VCD itself has two languages on it--Mandarin and Cantonese. When I played the VCD, I could hear both languages at the same time (they overlap each other). I tried pressing the "audio" button on the remote but nothing happened.

Does anyone know what the problem is? Is there a way I can select languages on VCDs on this APEX?

When I played DVDs, the "audio" button does select different languages. It just won't work on my chinese VCDs.

Oh, great. I have bought and returned 4 DVD players this month alone so far because of various VCD problems!!!!

Any help will be much appreciated.

-- Maria Yu (, January 21, 2001


I think that the Chinese/Mandarin VCD's are usually recorded with Chinese on one channel and Mandarin on the other. Try turning off the left or the right channel to hear only the language which you want. I don't have an Apex but you should be able to select left or right from the audio menu. I hope this corrects your problem.

-- Mr Bigglesworth (, January 22, 2001.

Thanks, you are right.

But I was not able to change the settings on the APEX menu. What I did was change it on my reciever instead.

It works great now. These APEX DVD players, I swear, everything you have to do manually!

-- Maria Yu (, January 22, 2001.

Now you know why they're cheap.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, January 22, 2001.

i dont know where you are, but your best bet for vcds and dvds is to go get yourself the pioneer dv 333. it plays all the sdame kinds of vcds as the apex and it has no problems at all. it also runs about or under $200.00(US funds) it will play A PAL dvd, BUT will not convert it like the apex would, so you would need a converter box

-- Doug (, January 22, 2001.

A Pioneer 333 bought outside the US, in Hong Kong for example, WILL play PAL and NTSC DVDs without any hitch.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, January 23, 2001.

I have the same proplem. If you have a surround sound tv try turning off the surround sound on the tv, balance set to left or right depending on which language you would like.

-- jewong (, March 01, 2003.

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