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Hitachi DV P305U

alaScore 64

27 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Hitachi DV P305U. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 Hitachi DV P305U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Consumer review by: dkozin (

Good Starter Recorder


Price, image quality and features

Image breakup and freezing

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: bont (

DVD Feature = Fraud


I purchased this machine because someone at Circuit City convinced me that you by video equipment from video Brand names and not Audio Brand names, and this might still be true.

You get a Recognizable Brand Name

You get Nothing Else

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: aries98 (

Could be better, Could be worse.


I bought the Hitachi P305U DVD player at Sam's Wholesale Club with some left over Christmas money. It was purchased because due to the fact that was all that was left on the shelf.

Decent looking component, moderate features.

Skips and "cubes out" occasionally.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: ggetek (

Hitachi DV P305U DVD player - Terrible decision!


I purchased my Hitachi DV P305U DVD player nearly two years ago when they were first introduced to the market. It was one of the more expensive DVD players the electronics store offered, but the sales clerk assured me it was a great machine. I would...

Great sound quality, easy to use, well made

Will not play scratched/smudged DVDs

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Snape (

It has been meassured and considered useless


Usually all Hitachi's are good (including my big screen) but when I got my first DVD player from them it thoroughly sucked. Expecting everything to flow well and smooth was a lie for this player skips and freezes all the time. We watched a movie and...

Good picture

It skips, it freezes, its everything you don't want in a DVD player.

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: bee46 (

A lesson to read the fine print


The other reviews go into the detail on specs, so I'll pass here except to say that the major spec bullets fail to mention that the system doesnt support CD-R Audio CD's, and leaves that to page two of the manual. And that did me no good as I bought...


Does NOT support CD-R Audio CD's

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: workscorp (

Nice DVD Features, But Defects Outweigh Them


Component video connectors, optical and coaxial digital audio, low price

Skips, freezes, sometimes won't load, poor remote

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: lilangelbaby (

Alright you Hitachi DVP305U DVD Player haters!


I got this DVD player as a present 7 moths ago and it works great; no problems so far! When I got it I couldn't wait to get it running. I set it up and figured it out in one day, with out anybodies help. This device is amazing! The remote isn't crammed...

low price, simple to use, not so confusing to figure out

not that hi-tech (but in away that's a good thing)

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: peluso14 (

DVP-305U Waster of Time and Money


I purchased the item, I though it was great. Then it started to freeze and skip. I thought no big deal maybe this was just the DVD format. After a month it got bad. I took it in for repair, that was a month and a half ago. I part is on back order,...

Good Price optical output

skips,freezes,doesn ; t play,customer service

May, 2001

Consumer review by: pfcsix (

is it worth the money


first,let's talk about the picture quality.

good quality picture and sound

slow when loading disc menu

Apr, 2001

Product Specifications

Who says you need to pay a fortune to get the latest in video technology? Not Hitachi, as evidenced by the DVP305U DVD player. Compatible with video DVDs, Video and audio CDs, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of digital media! 500 lines of resolution will show your movies in more detail than you've ever seen before. Multi-language on-screen display makes setup a snap, while multiple angle viewing, multi-language vocal function, still picture with frame advance, and last play function let you customize your viewing experience. But it's more than just great video you'll get with the DVP305U. Spatializer virtual surround sound provides the illusion of surround sound, so you'll feel like you're right in the middle of the movie!

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DV