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Philips DVD825
92 Reviews
rating  3.38 of 5
MSRP  349.00
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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by James Dorgan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought this DVD player because I happened to be an employee of Blockbuster at the time and it was cheap to begin with AND I got a discount. From the get go, this thing would only seem to play the discs that IT deemed worthy to play. I bought a 2 disc set recently of The Tick live action and the first disc plays fine, but then it refuses to acknowledge that the second one exists. I have better luck getting home made VCDs to play than I do with high quality DVDs. Hopefully I'll be able to replace this POS soon. Do NOT buy this DVD player. It is a waste of money unless you like expensive paper weights.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Blockbuster Video



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by skspence a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have had this DVD player for almost 3 years and have loved it. Only once did I have a problem with it not reading DVDs, but I got a lens cleaner, and have not had any problems since as long as I clean it regularly. This is the only suggestion I have to those who have had skipping or reading problems.

Clarity of picture is great, and sound is extremely clear since this system has an optical out for digital sound.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by chuck saindon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
worked fine at first, but then started with the skips, and jumping from track to track.thought at first it was from rental dvd's but purchased ones are also getting skips.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   sears



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by d w a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Philips the experts on making shoddy products that die 2 weeks out of warranty.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   currys



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by frostfire15 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I am so conflicted about this DVD player. It has functioned perfectly for the last year or two. Every feature has worked fine. The sound is superb. The picture is clear, crisp, and perfect. It even plays VCDs quite well-- it still does.

The problem is that it has suddenly decided to stop playing certain DVDs. It seems to only play about half of them now. The last 3 DVDs fron Netflix have been spat out like bad seeds. It churns and churns for a few seconds, then out they come-- not even an error message.

I guess I am conflicted because it worked so well at first. It went from being very high quality to simply unreliable. Sigh

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   The Wiz




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