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Memorex MVD2042

Memorex MVD2042
alaScore 61

55 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Memorex MVD2042. 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 Memorex MVD2042 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

User Reviews  

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Memorex MVD2042 from The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

22% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Can't even turn it on! Remote doesn't respond either.


I suppose to some degree in modern society we adapt some cynicism towards cheap modern electronics being built to break and resign ourselves to the fact the "joy" will only last so long. However, this new product is not even worth the measley 40 bucks,...

There really are none

Basic operations malfunction PLUS Attitude

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does not last


i have not even had this player for six months and it just quit working.

nothing good about it

broken in 6 months


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No dts pass through


Bought this model back in 2004 and bought another one since I had so much luck with the last one. This may be the same model number but it is much cheaper with more plastic and a worse remote. The last remote was small but this one is even tinier. Dts...

Good PQ and sound

no dts pass through. Poor menu

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Better Than The Review Says! A Great Buy!


Having found it on sale at Target for $25.00, it really has a lot of features, unlike this review says. I've had one for a year, and is doing fine.

Unlike the review, there is Component, Composite and S-Video outputs; there is both Dolby Digital and DTS audio compatibilty; and it plays MP3s; for $25.00 on sale at Target, it's a great buy

Although it passes both DTS and Dolby Digital, it doesn't include decoders for these like more expensive models. However it passes this information on to your reciever so it can decode the audio

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Sliding tray refused to open a few months after purchase


This is a cheaply made DVD player. The sliding tray stopped responding to the open/close button a few months after we bought it.

Price. MP3 decoder.Dolby digitalProgressive

A P.O.S. whose features mean nothing if it won't open up and load a DVD

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Don't buy Memorex DVD players


My Memorex DVD player was a little over a year old and hardly used. It worked on the few time I used it. Then one day it just kept spinning the DVD and never loaded it. Memorex makes junk.

Cheap price

Piece of junk

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DVD player expired right after warranty


Similar problems as experienced by other reviewers.


Short lifespan = high cost per use

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Not worth it


I got what I paid for. It worked for a couple months - then decided to only play certain discs and skip horribly through others. I contacted the tech support and found that I'd need to send them an amount that was close to the cost of the player anyway...

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Decent budget DVD player


I bought this as a present to replace another brand that died. Its a decent average basic DVD player. That doesnt sound like much but it does look better than many other budget players and I went through a string of horrible budget players that all...

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Consider Another Product


Within less than 6 months use, remote died (or dvd player does not recognize remote). Good luck finding a universal remote that will work with this product if needed. Lesson learned, you get what you pay for. Won't consider Memorex products in the future.

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Product Specifications

Memorex is the No. 1 brand in digital media worldwide, offering a wide portfolio of solutions for storing data, photo, audio and video formats. Memorex' product portfolio includes high-quality products at competitive prices, thus reflecting the company's philosophy to provide innovative concepts on fast-growing market sectors. PRODUCT FEATURES: On-Screen graphical user interface; 16:9 / 4:3 picture select; Parental lock function; Slow motion function (1/2 - 1/4 - 1/8); F.B / F.F. Play function (x2 - x4 - x8 speed); Multi-angle menu; Zoom function; VFD display; Backlit function buttons make it easy to operate in low-lit environments.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Surround

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / Kodak Picture CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Memorex