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Harman Kardon DVD-22 DVD Player

Harman Kardon DVD-22 DVD Player
alaScore 79

146 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Harman Kardon DVD-22 DVD Player. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 Harman Kardon DVD-22 DVD Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Harman Kardon DVD-22 DVD Player from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon DVD 22 Progressive-Scan DVD PlayerHarman Kardon DVD 22 Progressive-Scan DVD Player

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: B.Greenway (

Harman Kardon DVD 22, full review


With HD-DVD months away by even the most conservative estimates a standard definition DVD player still makes a lot of sense. After all in 2003 a consumer electronics study showed only 13% of respondents were likely to buy a HDTV display device. So even...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: staff (

Harman Kardon DVD 22 review


Superb design can go a long way

A sublime deck that not only looks the business but closes the deal as well

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

Harman Kardon DVD22 DVD player overview


harman/kardon DVD 22 Progressive Scan DVD Player

Expert review by: Jamie Gemming (

Harman Kardon DVD 22 and AVR 330


The start of 2 Fast 2 Furious is set at night and features a pimped-out Nissan Skyline GTR speeding through Miami. Attached to the GTR's chassis are blue neon lights which radiate from underneath the metallic silver car. This is exactly what the...

Harman/Kardon rates the receiver at only 7x55 watts which on the face of it seems very limp-wristed for a receiver costing $1,999. But the amplifier is of a high current nature and weighs in at 14kg, which is very similar to 100 watt receivers in the...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: abrams12 (

Excellent Product


This DVD 22 teamed with my HK AVR 235 is spectacular; very satisfied. Only problem, the remote stinks as it is difficult to read in anything other than a well lighted room. No matter for me, my AVR 235 remote handles it too, and it's easier to read.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

Best DVD player you can get under $800


I have tried and returned many dvd players (sony, samsung, denon, phillips, etc) but this one is a keeper - picture quality and color is very good, much better then the rest even with HDMI. It is the quality of the lense and processor that matters.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: kmcrocke (

Had problems within a week


Worked great first week. Slim and stylish

I don't like the buttons that are ON the Player. Very hard to read/find.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: ladman (

Superb picture but a tad overpriced for the features or lack of


I picked this up to complement my H/K AVR230 receiver (soon to be AVR330). The receiver is so gorgeous that nothing other than a H/K DVD player would look right on my rack. I admit aesthetics went a long way in deciding my purchase, however the picture...

Looks great. Quality construction. Best DVD picture I have seen. Component outputs.

Price. No advanced compatibility.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: ladman (

Superb picture but a tad overpriced for the features or lack of


Looks great. Quality construction. Best DVD picture I have seen. Component outputs.

Price. No advanced compatibility.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: veeves (

Nice picture and features but pathetic remote control


Nice picture. Really compact size.

The remote and menu system are a joke.

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Picture quality is not just a question of resolution, but how the image is decoded. The DVD 22 uses pixel-by-pixel - rather than line-based - processing to produce a noticeably sharper image. Compatible with DVD, MP3, Windows Media and JPEG discs, the DVD 22 features high-end DACs, a built-in test signal and backlit remote for outstanding video and audio performance.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:100x / 16x / 2x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Harman/kardon DVD


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital