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alaScore 63

12 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of COBY DVD-283. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, 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-283 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for COBY DVD-283


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of COBY DVD-283 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

20% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby DVD-283 Upconverting DVD PlayerCoby DVD-283 Upconverting DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (



Worked for 3 months

Then the warranty ran out. Died in October. Coby doesn't care, I guess I'll be avoiding this brand from here on out ; I've had DVD players die before, but they usually work for at least a year before they go

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

COBY DVD-283 HD Upconversion DVD Player with HDMI Output


Plays DVDs just like you would expect it to. I'm only using composite out, so I don't know about the hdmi or upconvert capabilities.

The audio slowly develops a lag during the course of a movie. Not noticeable during the first half an hour, but it becomes rather annoying later on. Pausing will cause it to re-synch. I never noticed this until recently, but the dvd player is mostly...

Sep, 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. DVD-283 is an upconversion DVD player with HDMI output. PRODUCT FEATURES: Progressive scan; HD upconversion for enhanced High-Definition video; Compact and slim design; DVD, DVD

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


Display: No

Display (Projector)



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1/2x / 1/3x / 1/4x / 2x / 3x / 4x

Energy Management

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Adapter type:AC

File formats

Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


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


LED Indicators: Yes
Power LED: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


AC adapter included:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Adapter type:AC

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty


Playback disc formats:DVD-Video
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

Device type:Player
Form Factor:Portable
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions