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Coby DVDR1280

Coby DVDR1280
alaScore 76

160 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of Coby DVDR1280. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 DVDR1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Coby DVDR1280


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Coby DVDR1280 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby DVD-R1280 5.1 Channel DVD Recorder with 80 GB HDD & Progressive ScanCoby DVD-R1280 5.1 Channel DVD Recorder with 80 GB HDD & Progressive Scan

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Good for the money

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (



This thing started skipping/pausing on the first DVD I played.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

generally happy


Purchased as a basic VCR replacement for time shifting and other basic work.

I'm not wowed by the recording quality, but it is servicable on the highest quality setting.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Good Unit, Just Basic Software


Great unit for the price, lots of recording space on HD (mine was shipped with 160GB drive), does what it's supposed to do

I wanted a unit to copy old VHS home movies, edit (crop and clip) them on the HD and send the edited clips to the DVD+R. This unit only allows me to clip and crop on the DVD so when recording from VHS I have to sit there the entire time to edit my...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Not bad for the price


Performs surprisingly well. I have set it to record several programs directly to the hard drive and its recorded them all without any problems. Quality of recordings is much better than I anticipated. It record from the hard drive to dvd in about a 1/4...

Even though it says you can edit content on the hard drive, I've been unable to do so. Very little support found online

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

horrible coby dvdr1280


hard drive is big

audio is horrible

Sep, 2007

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: One touch recording from any video source; One touch dubbing from HDD to DVD+RW/+R Disc; Schedule recording; Time shifting & editing; High resolution progressive scan DVD recorder/player; 5.1 channel system; Multiple subtitles/viewing angles; Convenient on screen display.

Built-in Display


Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive


Type:DVD recorder


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

MD System

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Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None