GPX HTD2204 HTIB At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: GPX HTD2204

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Subwoofer
Connections: Speaker outputs (5), Line-level analog inputs (6)
Enclosure Type: Vented
Woofer (size in inches, type): 5.25, paper cone
Amplifier's Power Rating (watts): 75 x 1; 26 x 5
Crossover Bypass: N/A
Available Finishes: Gray
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 11.5 x 7 x 12.8
Weight (pounds): 12.5
Price: $60 for whole system

Speaker
Type: Single-driver satellite
Tweeter (size in inches, type): N/A
Midrange (size in inches, type): N/A
Woofer (size in inches, type): 3, paper cone
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 20
Available Finishes: Gray
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 4.1 x 4.1 x 4.2
Weight (pounds): 1
Price: $60 for whole system

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

At A Glance: GPX HTD2204 HTIB

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Features
Compatible Playback Formats: DVD,DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/CD-RW, MP3, JPEG
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480p/480i
Processing Modes: Dolby Digital 5.1
Number of Amp Channels: 0
Power Rating (watts, per channel): None; amp in subwoofer
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.7 x 11.8 x 9
Weight (pounds): 2.8
Price: $60 for whole system

Connections
Inputs:
Video: None
Audio: None
Outputs:
Video: Component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (2)
Audio: coaxial digital (1), 5.1 analog (1)

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: GPX HTD2204 HTIB

Build Quality: 78
• The first one didn't work, but the second one did
• It feels as cheap as it is

Value: 96
• It has a progressive-scan DVD player and gives you an entire home theater system for less than $60

Features: 84
• No DTS
• Progressive scan

Performance: 56
• Makes sound
• Progressive-scan output rings like a cheap bell

Ergonomics: 85
• Excellent color-coding of inputs and outputs
• Remote was laid out by someone who doesn't use remotes

Overall Rating: 76
What can I say? As bad as it performs, it does work. And, for $60, what more did you expect? What's surprising is that, in some ways, it performed better than expected. If this is all you can afford, go for it. Otherwise, don't.

General Information
HTD2204 HTIB, $60
GPX
(314) 621-3314
www.gpx.com
Dealer Locator Code GPX

COMPANY INFO
GPX
(314) 621-3314
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