RCA RC5225P DVD Players

3.89/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $349.00


Product Description

· Digital Video Disc Player · Plays Movies from CD-Size Discs · Unsurpassed Picture Quality · Distortion-Free Special Effects · 4:3, 4:3-Letterbox and 16:9 Capability (with compatible discs) · SRS ( • ) TruSurround · CD-Quality Sound* · Plays Music CDs · DTS Bit Stream Output* · Built-In Dolby* Digital Decoding · Universal Remote · Multiple Repeat and Programming Functions


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by David a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This player has 2 fatal flaws. First, it constantly locks up and has to be "reset" - read, unplug, wait, and plug back in. I thought only Windows was that unstable... Second, it consistently refuses to play ANY discs, saying the disc is incompatible with the player. These are discs the player has played before, so it is not a disc problem. Also, I have kept the lens clean and the unit well maintained and cooled. RCA customer service has been basically nil. I will probably soon be sending this pile to the junkyard and replacing it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I've had this DVD player for about 6 months, and had no problems with it until recently. I went to watch a movie, turned the power on, and nothing happened. The power light came on but that was about it. Turned out I needed to reset the player by unplugging it and plugging it back in. That is unacceptable. Also, certain movies break up and become unwatchable (Shrek - fit for TV version). At first I thought I had a defective disc, but now I believe it is the fault of the player having trouble reading the layers on the disc. Also unacceptable. One more thing, this player runs way too hot. I'm not sure if that is a contributing factor to my problems or not. Apparently it is a common problem among RCA DVD players, so beware.

With all that said, I still have some good things to say about this player. The sound and picture quality are top notch, the remote is very nice, and it is loaded with a lot of featurs for the money. I've always liked RCA products in the past, but I think they're really starting to manuufacture lower quality products while living off their old reputation. Let's see how long they get away with that.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ray Thompson a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This product is a piece of junk. After about 3 months of use I had several lock up problems and errors reading some DVDs. And it just keeps getting worse. I called RCA customer service and the unit is in parts warranty but they charge $90 for labor to send an exchange unit. I have read several reviews about the predecessor of this unit (RC5220)and there seems to be a common theme with problems of not reading disks, tracking errors and lock ups. Hopefully, RCA Thomson is not using the same drive in their current products. I think that they should extend the warranty for this and the previous model and just replace them since they definitely have a known problem.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Target



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steven logan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i had my dvd player for 4 and a half months it has worked awesome for me it was the best purchase of a dvd player i have ever got before in my life i highly recommend it to anyone who wants a dvd player just for watching movies on

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $144.00

Purchased At:   target



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex callahan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I messed around for a month reading reviews, and couldn't decide. I finally grabber this DVD Player, and haven't looked back. It has played all DVD's I tried including some $3.00 crap I bought at a flea market. Real Good, and Real Cheap, Go for it

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Nationwide




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