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4.6 out of 10


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Reviews and Problems with RCA DRC285

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Overall 2


Andrew H., Newegg
10 March 2008
  • Summary: Newegg needs to pull this product.
  • Pros: This product shipped quickly.
  • Cons: I had my first unit only a week when it would no longer power on. Newegg was great with the RMA, the second unit stopped working a few weeks ago, now it will only play about 5 minutes then it goes berzerk.
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Overall 2

Absolute JUNK

Thomas T., Newegg
21 February 2008
  • Summary: A wonderful example of how RCA has lost all its market share.
  • Pros: Price, good 1080 upconversion while it lasted, good sound output.... while it lasted.
  • Cons: Returned 1st unit after it stopped working in just a few days (freeze-up, picture alignment failures....4-5 DVDs played). New replacement unit failed after 2 DVDs (same symptoms and no sound this time). It's just not worth the gas to return it any more.
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Overall 4

Broken USB

Joseph E., Newegg
17 December 2007
  • Summary: I'm going to return it soon, and I won't be asking for a replacement.
  • Pros: Very nice looking, when I first took it out of the box I was really excited by how sleek it is.
  • Cons: I've had it for 3 days and the USB plug is already broken. The player also freezes on startup sometimes and can only be fixed by unplugging it.
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Overall 2


Chris H., Newegg
9 November 2007
  • Pros: The only pro about this player was that it was shipped to me quick and thats it.
  • Cons: I received this player last night and it already broke. The usb in the front broke the second time I used it.
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Overall 6

Not so great, but not so bad either

Mirko M., Newegg
9 October 2007
  • Summary: This DVD player feels really cheap (well, i guess it's what i paid). When you take it out of the box you have a feeling that you got only the shell of the real product. I think it weighs less than standard 5.25" computer CD/DVD unit.
  • Pros: Picture on TV is nice, remote comes with batteries, USB port in the front, HDMI connector.
  • Cons: The disc tray feels extremely fragile. If you have kids, i don't think the tray will last long time. There is a certain delay between input from the remote and reaction on the player. It's just long enough to be noticed and gets kindof annoying after a short time. Also you need to power up the pl...
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Overall 8

good, cheap HDMI DVD player

John V., Newegg
13 September 2007
  • Summary: If DTS is a big deal to you, then don't get this player. I find it odd that you have to spend $80 on an HD upconversion DVD player to get DTS support, but a cheapo $30 progressive scan player can support it.
  • Pros: HDMI Upconversion looks phenominal compared to my old Samsung Progressive Scan player on a Panasonic CRT Tube 32" HD set. Sleek aesthetics, plenty of options. Supports 1080p.
  • Cons: No DTS support. Very fragile drive tray.
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Overall 8

Good budget player with cool features

Scott P., Newegg
11 September 2007
  • Summary: Well worth xx bucks!
  • Pros: For a budget DVD player this works very well. The upconversion is more than acceptable and the USB port make watching downloaded videos a breeze. NO MORE BURNING DVD's
  • Cons: Xvid support. Cheap plastic DVD tray will only last so long. Takes longer than normal to boot up.
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Overall 8

A decent budget player

Anonymous, Newegg
29 August 2007
  • Summary: Overall, I am satisfied with this player considering how much I paid for it. It has played everything I have thrown at it and the DivX/Xvid playback quality is excellent from DVD/CD or through the USB port. The menu also shows quite a few characters for the directory/file names.
  • Pros: DivX Ultra playback; USB port; plays WMV, AVI, MPEG VOB etc. files; very good sound quality; has both optical and coaxial digital audio outputs.
  • Cons: USB only reads FAT formatted hard drives; USB port won't power a 2.5" hard drive, a separate power supply is required; there are no picture adjustments in the player's menu for contrast, brightness, hue etc.; remote is a little on the small side.
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