DVD Players: Ratings of Sources
Total of 10 Sources
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by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com is a good place to check for owner-written ratings, especially for budget DVD players. Most DVD players receive average ratings from owners, but the Sony DVP-SR200P/B fares better than most with a 4-star rating after more than 350 reviews. Other budget DVD players have lower ratings, including the Coby DVD-224, which attracts a number of durability complaints.
Upscaling DVD Players - Best Upscaling DVD Players
by Robert Silva
Our AssessmentRobert Silva, the home theater guide at About.com, discusses several DVD players; many, but not all, are current models. Each DVD player receives a brief overview that focuses mainly on features and capabilities -- it doesn't appear that they have been personally tested. Even so, this is one of the few professional reviews that include current models. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com is another good source for user reviews of DVD players. It's not as busy as Amazon.com, which means most DVD players get fewer reviews, but BestBuy.com has some nice touches of its own. We especially like that reviewers are asked to say whether or not they would recommend their DVD player to a friend. The Sony DVP-SR200P/B and Sony DVP-SR500H earn the best feedback among DVD players sold at BestBuy.com.
DVD & Blu-ray Players
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com is another destination for owner reviews of DVD players. While the site focuses heavily on Blu-ray players, there is a decent selection of standard DVD players. The Sony DVP-SR200P/B earns the best reviews by far, with more than 350 users submitting their feedback. The Sony DVP-SR500H is another customer favorite thanks to its budget-friendly price and excellent picture quality. Unfortunately, you need to click on individual DVD players to see how many reviews their ratings are based on.
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentLike many other reviewers, ConsumerReports.org has abandoned DVD player coverage in favor of reviewing Blu-ray players. The DVD player report hasn't been updated in years, and all of the recommended models have been discontinued, though some are still available at retail. Discussion is brief, but high points, low points and a bottom-line rating are included for each of the DVD players evaluated.
DVD Players (Standard Def)
by Contributors to AVSForum.com
Our AssessmentAVSForum.com hosts user discussions on all types of audio and video equipment, including DVD players. The forum for DVD players is rather quiet, especially compared to other forums for Blu-ray players or HDTVs. However, there are some useful discussions about some of the more popular mid-priced and higher-end DVD players still available.
by Contributors to Newegg.com
Our AssessmentNewegg.com doesn't attract as many DVD reviews as other online retailers like Amazon.com or BestBuy.com. However, the opinions rendered here carry some weight, as the site attracts a following that's often -- but not always -- more technically sophisticated than those posting reviews at other retailer sites. However, most DVD players only have a handful of reviews.
by Contributors to JR.com
Our AssessmentJR.com -- the online version of electronics retailer J&R -- has a small selection of DVD players, but most are unrated. A few DVD players receive positive feedback from more than 10 reviewers, including the Sony DVP-SR200P/B.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentEpinions.com is another user review site. Although it is not affiliated with a retailer, it lags most such sites in terms of usability and usefulness. Lots of DVD players are listed, but many are discontinued (though available at retail in many cases). Additionally, most DVD players receive only a small number of ratings, and newer models often have none at all. On the plus side, reviews are sometimes long and detailed.
by Editors of and Contributors to Crutchfield.com
Our AssessmentCrutchfield.com sells mainly Blu-ray players, and only one DVD player is listed. The Sony DVP-SR500H has a high overall rating, but only two owners have weighed in so far. Other online retailers like Amazon.com or Walmart.com are a better source for user reviews of DVD players.