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Coby DVD298

Coby DVD298
alaScore 77

102 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Coby DVD298. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 DVD298 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Coby DVD298

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Coby DVD298 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby DVD298 Upconvert DVD Player w-SD Card SlotCoby DVD298 1080p Upconversion DVD Player with HDMI and DivX Playback, Black

May, 2016

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Coby DVD298 Review

 

The Coby DVD298 is an exemplary DVD player. It feels fragile, but as long as you are kind and careful with it, it should serve you well. You will be able to upconvert old DVDs to near-Blu-ray quality and browse photos, music and movies from your camera...

This DVD player comes with an SD card slot and a USB drive.

If you lose the remote, you will not be able to navigate USB or SD content.

This DVD player has all the features you would expect, but suffers somewhat from poor navigability.

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Decent

 

I don't feel like I got a good deal but I don't feel like I got ripped off either. Other reviewers complain that the tray doesn't open enough. It opens fine. The flimsy tray is fine too, I just wouldn't recommend it for kids b/c they will break it.

Reads burned DVD. Nice display. Appropriate price.

The only knock is the cheap plastic construction. The tray is extremely flimsy.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Just a Guy (newegg.com)

Decent

 

I don't feel like I got a good deal but I don't feel like I got ripped off either. Other reviewers complain that the tray doesn't open enough. It opens fine. The flimsy tray is fine too, I just wouldn't recommend it for kids b/c they will break it.

Reads burned DVD. Nice display. Appropriate price

The only knock is the cheap plastic construction. The tray is extremely flimsy

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: the o (newegg.com)

COBY DVD298 1080p Upconversion DVD Player with HDMI and DivX Playback

 

Price is great and features plays all media usb disk and memory card plus various formats GREAT for extra room

not greatest of quality as long as it lasts a year i am happy

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: robert m. (newegg.com)

COBY DVD298

 

Price is great and features plays all media usb disk and memory card plus various formats GREAT for extra room

not greatest of quality as long as it lasts a year i am happy

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Scott P. (newegg.com)

do not buy

 

terrible terrible product management by coby. i probably cant even give this thing away.

plays anything you put in it.

the dvd tray doesnt have enough power to knock open the door!! had to pry it open to let the tray out. i got coby on the phone and they said i'd have to ship it to them and pay $10 JUST FOR THEM TO LOOK AT IT! avoid at all costs.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: jennahm (newegg.com)

Broke in less than 60 days

 

Such a shame.... we were duped by a few good reviews up front.

Great price, worked well..... for about 58 days

Broke in less than 60 days.... we're trying to see if we can get a refund through the manufacturer since Newegg is only 30 days. :( It had a better rating when we purchased it than it does now that I'm leaving the review

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: ORLANDO T. (newegg.com)

Broke in less than 60 days

 

Such a shame.... we were duped by a few good reviews up front.

Great price, worked well..... for about 58 days

Broke in less than 60 days.... we're trying to see if we can get a refund through the manufacturer since Newegg is only 30 days. :( It had a better rating when we purchased it than it does now that I'm leaving the review!

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Scott P. (newegg.com)

wow, just stunned

 

im returning it ASAP

loads dual layer discs very fast, has a scan AND chapter seek feature and the price is low

the dvd tray doesnt come out!!! at all! i had to take my hand and pry the door open to get the tray to open. this is after i hit eject.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Jeffrey F. (newegg.com)

Cheap and Junky

 

I will attempt a manufacturers return or exchange as I am still within the 90 day window. We'll see hoe it goes.

Price is low. The only pro I've found.

Immediately upon setting up I noticed that in every movie I played, occasionally I would see some pixelating. I figured it wasn't too bad and for this price I would still keep the player. Now, two months into ownership it makes very loud and annoying...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Coby DVD298 1080p Upconversion DVD Player with HDMI and DivX Playback, progressive scan DVD player with 1080p video output for use with Full HD-capable TVs, upconverts DVD video to near-HD quality (1080p), DVD, DVD±R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, and JPEG compatible, Official DivX Certified product, plays all versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media files, plays digital MPEG-4 video files (XviD), plays digital media files directly from USB drives and SD/MMC cards, Dolby digital decoder, HDMI output for perfect digital signal transmission to home theater systems over a single cable, digital and analog AV outputs for home theater use, NTSC/PAL compatible.