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alaScore 68

97 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of COBY DVD-233. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the COBY DVD-233 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for COBY DVD-233


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of COBY DVD-233 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

24% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby VD-233 Compact DVD Player with Progressive ScanCoby VD-233 Compact DVD Player with Progressive Scan

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Good deal !


Works fine, easy to use !

Dec, 2013

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Just as the reviews say ...


Inexpensive, true. But that's what I wanted and that's what I got. I just wanted to watch old reruns on it. Don't buy this as a birthday present for Momma. She won't like it. Good enough for geeks, though.

Small and lightweight, cheap, relatively reliable thus far (in the sense that when it gets messed up a factory reset restores functionality).

Just as the reviews say ... remote is clumsy (I keep hitting the Previous Item button when trying to rewind and that triggers the previous video on the disk to play), remote reaches out only to about 15' (not 20'), flimsy disk drawer, if I leave the...

May, 2011

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bought 3



its small

its as if they built it to get a horrible review , everything that could go wrong does. all three freeze up constantly and to fix it you have to pull the plug the coaxial out does not work at all, the remotes up down left an right dont work where you...

Jan, 2010

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Horrible product, not worth the price. Keep saving money until you can afford the quality product.

It's small

Random freezes during playback that can only be resolved by pulling the plug ; Horrible remote that will work only 6 feet away from the unit and you have to point it EXACTLY at the sensor ; Does not support universal remote, have to use the manufacturer's

Aug, 2009

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Great basic compact DVD Player


My DVD player broke, so I purchased this as an inexpensive replacement. Glad I did. The picture is clear, all functions I have tried work correctly.

Jan, 2011

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money pit


watched half a dvd stoped working kept saying read error called company they told me to exchange so i did the second one would not read discs waste of time

Simple Setup, Compact

Poor Quality

Apr, 2010

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Only works for a short time period


Being in the lower price range, I knew that by purchacing this I wasn't going to get a top of the line Dvd player, and assumed it would quit working pretty soon. I've had it for awhile now, and often times it stops during a movie/ starts skipping. ...

Easy to Use, Simple Setup, Compact

Lacks features, Poor Quality, Noisy

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Colby DVD Player


The Coby DVD player can play many formats of CD/DVD including NTSC and PAL. It is very reasonably priced and compact. The latter can be a drawback. Most of functions have to be controlled by the remote control which can be a plus to some people and...

Jun, 2008

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Bought it because it was inexpensive. Broke the 2nd time we used it. Not worth the effort at all.



May, 2008

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Please don't buy this product


guys, please don't buy this product. I have puchased this dvd player in January,2008. First day it worked fine. From second week onwards this dvd player is not working. I have contacted They said after 14 days they won't give gurantee any...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Coby Electronics is a manufacturer of quality consumer electronics products designed to deliver outstanding performance for value conscious consumers who do not compromise on product performance. Coby incorporates new designs with innovative technologies to produce great looking and great performing consumer electronics products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Progressive Scan DVD Player; Compact and Slim Design; DVD, DVD

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Battery voltage:100


Certification:ETL, FCC


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Manufacturer:COBY Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:COBY

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):9.06 x 1.85 x 9.62
Disc types supported:CD, DVD
Display language:English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Playback formats:MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (DVD)

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1


Parental Control: Yes


Loader type:Front
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Player
Disc loading type:Front disc loader
Plug and Play: Yes