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Mach Speed Trio T4300HD 8GB MP4 Player

by Southrncomfortjm / February 4, 2011 3:50 AM PST

Does anyone have experience with the MP3/Digital Video player Mach Speed Trio T4300HD 8GB? It can be found at http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6821271&Sku=M450-4092 but it doesn't seem like its sold in any brick and mortar stores near me, so I can't get a hands on demo without buying it.

I've been looking for a great, affordable portable video player. Mostly I'm not interested in an iPod because I feel like $150 of the pricetag is just paying for the logo on the back. I found this Mach Speed video player and it looks promising, but I can't find a fleshed out review for it and really just want to know how well it works and how clunky the software may be.

I plan to use this on my subway commute. Currently I use my 4GB Creative Zen V Plus, but the screen is just too small and the framerate and video quality are severely lacking, though the compact size is nice.

If you've actually use the Mach Speed please let me know!

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Mach Speed Trio T4300HD 8GB MP4 Player
by Southrncomfortjm / February 4, 2011 3:52 AM PST

Also, if anyone can recommend a similar digital video player that they know works well and goes for less than $100, please let me know!

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I see Walmart sell them.
by ahtoi / February 4, 2011 5:16 PM PST
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by Southrncomfortjm / February 4, 2011 9:04 PM PST

Lots of sites sell them, but none of them have them available in store. I'd really like to mess around with a display model.

What model you buy before for $45? I just want something that has a 2.5-4 inch screen and plays videos well.

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Come on...take a chance.
by ahtoi / February 5, 2011 3:05 PM PST
In reply to: Walmart

Order on line and if you don't like it, just return it. A bit of a hassle if you have to return it. But it is the best way to find out. I don't know about Walmart and Fry's, but with Amazon you do have to pay for the return shipping postage (about $6).

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Trio 4300 Recommendation
by plfry3 / February 15, 2011 3:43 AM PST

I just bought this yesterday for work. Took it out of the package, did not have to read the manual, and within an hour, had connected it to my pc, downloaded files and was playing my music, videos and viewing photos. The touchscreen is easy to use, and with a good set of headphones, the sound has excellent quality. The external speaker is ok, but does not put out enough volume if you were in a noisy area. The feel of the player is solid, and has a nice weight to it. Loading files is as simple as connecting the USB cable and dragging and dropping files in Explorer...no special software needed. We think it's going to be excellent for our use, and everyone here likes it so far.

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by plfry3 / February 15, 2011 5:15 AM PST

And, I should also have mentioned that the picture quality is quite good too...video plays nicely.

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How's the video quality?
by Southrncomfortjm / February 18, 2011 10:44 PM PST

Thanks for the info!!

Does the video play at the normal frames per second? Basically, does the video seem to skip a bit as it plays? My current player only does about 12-15 frames per second and its pretty annoying.

Where did you buy yours from and for how much?


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video reply
by plfry3 / February 19, 2011 1:16 AM PST

I have not tested the video extensively yet, but I did load three Windows movie files of commercials we created for our workplace to advertise on cable tv, and those commercial files play flawlessly...no skipping whatsoever, and nice quality picture (HD resolution).

I bought mine from our local Sears store...$99 plus $14 for a two-year warranty.

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Since you've now owned the TRIO-T4300HD a few months...
by Darkwolf57 / May 1, 2011 3:08 PM PDT

Does it still work well? Any complaints or major likes? My MP3 player broke and I need to replace it. It played music, videos, e-books, expanded microSD slot, touch screen, voice recorder, and well I came across the Trio T4300HD at BestBuy.com and the price seems nice for all that it does, but I would like to get an opinion from someone whom has owned it a little longer than a week (most reviews are from just purchased consumers). Thanks in advance for the info.

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(NT) Yes, it still works well. I can't get to message body
by Squint92543 / May 2, 2011 8:32 AM PDT
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ty & have you used the e-book reader part?
by Darkwolf57 / May 5, 2011 11:30 AM PDT

Thank you for the quick reply. <img style="border: 0pt none;" class="smiley" src="http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy" />
Have you used the e-book reader part?
I hope to get one soon.

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Bought one from Fingerhut
by TrekFan2012 / August 31, 2012 4:13 AM PDT

I have a couple of complaints about this device.
1) We left it charging for 10 hours and it was still showing that it was charging. When we turned it on though, it showed fully charged. All our other devices give indication when they are fully charged.
2) Had no problem getting it connected to our Windows XP PC and downloading our music. But when we went in search of our playlists, which is how we downloaded the music, we could not find them. The manual says you have to press the "+" sign next to the songs to place in playlist (notice singular form). It appears at this point, that you can have only one playlist and you have to go through all the music and select which ones you want on it, then redo it all again if you want a different list. I have different music tastes than my wife and we each have several different playlists depending on mood and situation. We have a shared one for traveling in the car.

Am I missing something?

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10 days with Trio T4300hd-8gb- A great MP3 player!
by Squint92543 / March 2, 2011 2:44 PM PST

This player is a dream compared to my ZUNE 4GB. The ZUNE is difficult to manupulate and the sound output, even with exteneral speakers, is too low: the Zune is not to play in the car with a portable speaker. This Trio is a dream, easier to install podcasts and music than the awkward Zune software. Have you had music disappear from your ZUNE? I have. The bonus is that this Trio is a great portable video player and for photo viewing. It even has a small ebook reader. I have a Kindle but the Treo, though small, is in color.
The only problem I have found is that although it works great on my Windows 7 computer, it crashed when I connected to my XP computer.
This MP3 player is a dream for the price. I just wish it had notepad, memopad, calculator and datebook; then it would make a super PDA.

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Trio products, where to buy,...etc
by P_N_S / April 16, 2011 6:13 PM PDT

I bot 4 GB MP3, video, recorder, photo player at K-Mart very recently. The buttons weren't intuitive for me but only took practice to operate. I can/did copy music files with Windows Media Player from my PC. The screen brightness in not good for me even with choices 1-5. Five was not really good for me but it will have to do. There were many choices in the menu, including calendar, calculator, and using files and moving them around. Oh yeah, there is a book reader. The 2.4" screen is not large but functions, according to the book reading sample, o.k. for such a small screen. One album seemed 'damaged,' though all others played very well. The record button works while held for about 10 seconds before turning itself off. The time and date function seems to accept being updated but fails to keep or save the new info. With a better set of earphones than the ones supplied, the music is clear and adjustable for different genres though I can't tell that any make a significant difference. The original price was $32? for 4 GB and not the touch type. It was on clearance for a better price. A K-mart replacement guarantee was offered for and additional $3 for one year (rather than return for repair or replace through American company.) This functions better for me than 1 GB clip with no window to make clear choice. I like the folders, albums, menus to choose from. For the price I am trying it out. It's returnable in 30 days for refund if not satisfied.

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video review and info
by nickster97 / June 9, 2011 7:00 AM PDT

i was looking on youtube for a video review of thee mach speed trio t4300hd mp3 player and as the person was telling all about the device i noticed that if you slide your finger to the left of the screen(record, photo, ebook etc.) you can access the calculator, settings and more. i was looking online for one of these devices after finding the video and you can find this product on the walmart website, circuit city.im going to get one after my dad comes home from irag this august. im soooo excited to get it!!!! i hope this helps.

here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0WrzuXDBg

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The URL contained a malformed video ID.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2011 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: video review and info

Care to share what the video was about?

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trio 4300hd
by elbandidaje / December 26, 2011 9:00 AM PST

i found it pretty cheap at fye about 60 bucks and its awesome im currently trying to update the software and see if i can get new apps on it like games and such.

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Mach Speed Trio T4300HD 8GB MP4 Player
by Swagggy / May 17, 2012 5:05 AM PDT

Do you have a sears near you? if so you can buy them there

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Mach speed t4300hd trio
by Mustang5513 / April 11, 2013 1:31 PM PDT

This works fine for most video formats and most audio. It has 8GB built in and I have had not problems with another Micro sd card of 8GB.

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