Audio Player Reviews (185 Reviews)


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Apr 18, 2003

Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Mitsubishi added DVD-A playback to this early DVD player increasing value and managed to keep the level of performance high for the cost. A solid performer from back in the day Continue Reading
Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

A multi-changer with DVD-A functionality as well the JVC can house an entire season of your favorite series to continuous viewing, or mix it up and add in some of your best DVD-A discs Continue Reading
JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Toshiba SD-3900 DVD Player Reviewed

The SD-3900 was a budget DVD player that beat the price point of most all others while offering a simple functional machine. Don't expect many extra features or add ons with this one though Continue Reading

Apr 18, 2003

Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Like most college classes, the 101 is an introduction to the world of DVD in an attractive case with solid performance. The black and brushed metal face is a now famed Harmon look Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player Reviewed

This is an early Denon universal player that sat in the middle of their line up, though not a true universal player by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray. Those classic Denon looks and sound made this a popular player in its day Continue Reading

Apr 17, 2003

Thule Space 250b Universal DVD Player Reviewed

A high end offering for the audiophile looking for CD and DVD performance the Thule was expensive and looked and acted the part. Gorgeous lines and solid performance made this a player for the elite in the audio-video world Continue Reading

Apr 17, 2003

Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

This player was famous for it's price/performance ratio, offering CD, SDACD, and DVD playback to levels beyond what its meager cost would lead you to believe this unit was very popular Continue Reading
Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

This was an early Yamaha DVD player that also did CD's and MP3 discs allowing owners to finally have hours of music from a single disc. While these features are common now to almost any electronic device they weren't so in this players era Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Onkyo DV-SP800 Universal Player Reviewed

Onkyo pulled out all the stops with this player, and it carried a price showing that. While it was a well-built unit about a Pioneer chassis it never became very popular Continue Reading
Onkyo DV-SP800 Universal Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

McIntosh MVP851 DVD Player Reviewed

McIntosh has one of the most loyal followers in the industry. While outsiders find the gear to look dated, the classic styling keeps their fans loyal. For those who wanted a balanced look to their system McIntosh offered this DVD player Continue Reading
McIntosh MVP851 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Sony A VD-S50ES SACD/DVD Receiver Reviewed

Let's face it, we don't always have the room nor want to deal with all the components required for a full home theater system, and that is just why Sony built this unit. A single box solution just add display and speakers Continue Reading
Sony A VD-S50ES SACD/DVD Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Philips DVD793C 5-Disc Changer/Player Reviewed

Philips is still one of the top producers of drive transports and this is one of the reasons their players are so solid. This five disc changer offered progressive output and excellent CD sound Continue Reading
Philips DVD793C 5-Disc Changer/Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Now only a historical model from the early 2000's this player was made for the budget conscious so it lacked some features but would allow new users to bring DVD into their home Continue Reading
Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

When DVD first came out, many places were still renting video cassette's and people also owned tons of them so combo players like this were not uncommon. They offered fewer components while maintaining the flexibility to watch either format Continue Reading
Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Many people still have a big library of VHS tapes that they occasionally like to watch. Maybe its old home movies, or TV shows recorded off the air. Toshiba's SD-V391 has a bunch of cool features to make it worth a look. So we did, putting it to the test. Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Before Blu-ray, there's D-VHS, a high-resolution tape format that has the added advantage of being able to play back regular VHS. The HR-XVC25U even has a DVD drive, making it an all-in-wonder source component for all your SD and HD needs. Continue Reading
JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

"When I was a young lad, I was not one easily drawn in by full-framed features and fancy accessories. For... Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

It's 107 degrees outside my southwest desert home and my wife and I are considering going out on the town... Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Philips DVDR985 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Before people discard their VHS decks complexly, something has to come along that allows them to record. Enter Philips and the DVDR985 DVD recorder. Using the DVD+RW and +R format, the DVDR985 is poised to make the VCR totally obsolete. Continue Reading
Philips DVDR985 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

There are many people who like to enjoy good audio AND good video. For them, a product like Denon's DVD-1600 is perfect. It marries together the excellent picture quality of DVD with the high-resolution surround sound of the DVD-Audio format. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

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