The player is quite compact. The front pane includes the main operations screen, the load/eject tray and five basic button controls. The brushed aluminium adds to the players overall appearance:
At top left, there are several logos, illustrating the player's capabilities:
Removing the mounting screws, we can access the player's internal layout (not recommended, as it voids the warranty). The design is simple, with the power supply circuitry on the left as we look at the photo below, the optical drive at centre, the I/O circuit at top right and the main controller board at right.
The ESS chip is shown in the following image:
On the back, there are several connectors, which can be seen in the image below.
The remote is a little out of the ordinary, compared with other manufacturers remotes, following in Grundig's tradition. It is small and probably the biggest problem would be familiarity with the button functions, since there is no description provided.