Summary: Bought this player at the local Wally World. It was cheap and flimsy feeling from the beginning. Slow physical loading and initial reading of the disk, regardless of type (DVD, CD). It finally stopped being able to read any disk of any type after about a year. If I turn it off and let it sit overnight, then the first DVD I try to play works fine. After that, it's useless until I let it sit, powered off, for hours to "rest".
Summary: This is the second RCA DVD player I've had in less than 4 years. The first started freezing and I would have to unplug the unit for a couple of minutes to reset it. Finally it just quit altogether. I'd had it a little over 2 years. I received this model for Christmas 2007. My boys bought it for me so I hardly felt I could take it back even though that was my first thought on seeing the RCA label. Surely this model would be better? NO!
Summary: Purchased this product 6 months ago for about $75 from the local walmart... worked fine for a while, then it started making a very loud noise while playing dvd's... sort of sounded like a helicoptor in the distance. Lets face it, this product is cheap! Don't believe me, wait till you get it out of the box. The 5 dvd trays feel like they are going to break just using them. The back connector plate is made of plastic and looks cheap... because it is.
Summary: This product is an ABSOLUTELY UNBEATABLE value...when purchased for the right reason. However, it only excels when its most uncommon, and clearly oft overlooked, feature is taken advantage of. Here is a rough overview of the unit, as I have used it: First off, let me state that the TV I am using this with is a pretty old 19" Sharp CRT in my bedroom, so I am not in a position to judge true picture quality produced by the unit (let alone HD-upconversion).
Summary: It is hard to believe people don't like this player. Of course at this point there are only 4 reviewers. I own this player and it is very nice. I have not had it skip one time and the picture is crystal clear. The five trays are nice, but I don't really use them that much. I have only owned the player for 2 weeks and 20+ movies but so far I am extremely impressed!
Summary: Went to the store, all the good ones gone. Two stacks of different ones. This product had a big stack. I guess no one wanted it. I found out why. Great picture, good sound. 5 DVD's is nice. It worked, generally out of the box. But I returned it because it would not play my home DVD-R DVD discs properly. It would stutter, sound would go out of sync. Yech. I would pass on this player. ALWAYS read reviews before you buy.
Summary: Be aware that you are buying the very most basic of players. This DVD/CD player is called a "changer", but it will not automatically advance to the next disc. It's really just a storage device for multiple discs. It stops when it reaches the end of a disc.....for example, there is no way to have continuous play of CD music. It must be manually advanced to the next disc. Also, for music CDs the "repeat" feature only repeats one song....
Summary: This is a good "value" DVD player, but not for everyone. Pros: Optical output, responsive, functional Cons: No DTS (Dolby Digital only), audio lip sync lags slightly using optical output, small remote control, user manual Middle of the road: HD up-conversion not impressive (color problems), the component (red, white, yellow) a/v cable is very short Let's start with the cons. This player does not support DTS audio, only Dolby Digital.
Summary: I should start by saying that I bought this product at a retail store on a Friday. The playback was terrible, so I had to exchange it for another. This time the playback was very good, but the clock display did not work. 1st, I could not get to the menu to change the display to read as I wanted it to read unless I pushed the display button on the remote around 100 times (that is not an exaggeration), and then if I was really lucky, the proper display--the one which...