Hitachi DVP250 DVD Players

3.62/5 (26 Reviews)


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DVD player


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by warren knoblauch a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
bought unit in spring of 2001. Problems with video playback skipping, freezing, player shutoff. Had laser upgrade courtesy of Hitachi and player worked fine until 2003. Display went blank, changed a picofuse in the power supply section to restore display. Last month, the above problems with video playback are reoccuring. Opened the drive and cleaned/lubed the transport slide rails that seemed to cure the problem for a couple weeks now the player will not even recognize the discs. Will play cd's though. Makes me wonder if DVD players are inherently more unreliable than CD players or if the problem is specific to this model or other models with defects.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   future shop



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Marshall Mednick a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Owned this product for over 2 years and now the display doesn't work. It seems that others had the same problem.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nathan Hedstrom a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
About 6 months ago the DVD player started to skip, stop, and shut-off on its own. I e-mailed Hitachi for support and I was told they have never heard of such a problem and basically told to go buy a new one. But I see I'm not alone with having the same type of problem. I see a manufacture defect and a replacement for this product is order. I plan to readdress this issue to the company.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   AAFES Lakenheath UK



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by rmoley a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Having a Hitachi television and other components I wanted a Hitachi DVD player. This seemed a good choice at the time. However almost from the beginning, I've had problems.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Centre Hi-Fi



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Truckweb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The Hitachi DV-P250 does it all. But something is realy wrong with the DVD playback... While i'm writing this, the player is being fixed by Hitachi Canada. I hope it will work fine when i get it back.

Very nice picture quality, on a JVC D Serie 32" TV with Component connection. Optical output give a nice clean sound to the movies and even the CD that sound much better than with a dedicated CD player. I can burn my own VCD and play them with no problem.

Now the bad. The player gets real hot during use. It's nice to know that DVD do not melt easily. It's realy slow to discover the disk in the drive and to start playing it. Animated menu on DVD seem to put stress on the player and making selection is sometime difficult. Most of the movie that use the second layer pause before going on with the playback. Subtitle pop up here and there while watching a movie, sometime i need to turn them off with the remote, sometime they go off by themself. It has happen a couple of times that the player stoped playback and shutoff for no good reason. Wierd stuff going around this player...

So, i'll be looking for a Toshiba player soon... I'm suppose to have my Hitachi back in 2 or 3 weeks but i'm not holding my breath. Reading many reviews here is telling me that my problems will probably still be there when i'll have it back from the shop....

Seem to be a good player, but don't buy it, even if sold very cheap.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Brault & Martineau




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