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TV-DVD Combos: Ratings of Sources

Total of 6 Sources
1. Amazon.com
As of April 2011
TV-DVD Combinations
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentOnline retailer Amazon.com gives users a chance to weigh in on TV-DVD player combos that they own. While the reviews can vary greatly in quality and length, some are quite informative. One negative is that there are many discontinued models included, so navigation can be tedious.
2. About.com
As of April 2011
Top 7 LCD Flat Panel Television-DVD Player Combinations
by Robert Silva
Our AssessmentAbout.com's home theater guide Robert Silva lists his favorite TV-DVD combos and details their essential features. His choices, however, appear to be based on features rather than hands-on testing. While not all are current models, most remain available at retail. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
3. Target.com
As of April 2011
TV-DVD Combos
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget's website includes reviews of several TV-DVD combos, though the write-ups are less detailed than those at Amazon.com. However, the site is easy to navigate and provides quick owner assessment. Many TV-DVD combos here are discontinued and very few have substantial feedback. Among current models, the Magnavox 19MD350B and the Magnavox 26MD350B gets the most feedback with high ratings for picture quality and ease of use.
4. NewEgg.com
As of April 2011
TV-DVD Combos
by Contributors to Newegg.com
Our AssessmentAlthough Newegg.com often features more technically astute reviews than other retailer sites, feedback for TV-DVD combos is scarce. However, a couple of users rate the Coby TFDVD2295, with one giving it high marks (5 eggs out of 5) for image quality and convenience while the other criticizes poor viewing angles and weak audio, though he concedes overall picture quality is good and the unit is not a "horrible little TV for the bedroom."
5. BestBuy.com
As of April 2011
TV-DVD Combos
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com offers a number of TV-DVD combos, though few get very many reviews. One exception is the Insignia NS-32LB451A11, which gets nearly 100 user-written reviews and good, but not spectacular, feedback. More than three-quarters do say they would recommend the TV to a friend. Notable pluses include Internet connectivity and image quality. On the downside, the majority of those who complain about the Insignia NS-32LB451A11 say it failed to read discs either out of the box or very soon afterwards. A majority, however, say that the Blu-ray Disc player is fine.
6. BHPhotoVideo.com
As of April 2011
Combo TVs with Built-in DVD Players
by Contributors to Bhphotovideo.com
Our AssessmentReviews at BHPhotoVideo.com are often less detailed than those found on other retailer sites, such as Amazon.com, but the feedback is helpful. In addition to overall impressions, users are asked to state whether they would recommend the product to a friend. However, the site features lots of discontinued models, many of which have more feedback and are more highly rated than current TV-DVD combos. Among currently TV-DVD combos, the 22-inch Coby TFDVD2295 receives mostly positive reviews.
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