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Panasonic DVD A120

alaScore 62

108 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DVD A120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Panasonic DVD A120 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.

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DVD-A120 DVD Player

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After many years, the DVD-A120 is still up to the task.

 

I purchased the Panasonic DVD-A120 at a local pawn shop back in April 2002 as my first set top DVD player. At that particular shop, I auditioned a Hitachi DVP-250U, LG-made Zenith (I forgot the model), and a Samsung (which I also forgot) - mind ...

Build quality

Very picky on discs

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Panasonic DVD-A120 DVD Player

 

Whatever Pros it has, they are outweighed by the lack of performance.

Stopped reading my DVD's at about 1 1/2 years!!

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Short-Lived Enjoyment

 

This is a low-end DVD player that I bought last year online. Unfortunately, I have never been completely satisfied with it and after owning it for 367 days it completely bite the dust.

Cheap

Poor reliability and service

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Panasonic DVD-A120 DVD Player

 

The Panasonic DVD-A120 is last year's model, and if you find one of these for sale, you should expect a substantial discount from its list price of $399. I'd certainly suggest not paying anything near the current street price of the Panasonic DVD-RV30,...

Full Set of Outputs

Has Been Replaced by Newer, Less Expensive Models

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Nice Player

 

I have had 3 Panasonic players, and this one has lasted much longer than the previous two. My first one, an A-100, lasted two weeks. It was terrible, so I returned it and exchanged it for the A-110. I had that player for almost a year, and it...

easy to use, bug-free, good picture

none that i could find

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I Love This DVD player!

 

I won this DVD player in a TBS Superstation sweepstakes,I also won a 32" Flat Screen

Exceptional value and quality!

small remote and buttons

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Smart DVD, Smart Choice

 

We had a Mitsubishi DVD player for a couple of years, a fine machine when it was new, but as the technology matured (and prices fell) it was a bit basic and the picture quality certainly less impressive than the newer machines.

Well thought out, great picture & sound, affordable quality.

Slow response following power on

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Start on the Right Foot

 

About 6 months ago, I bought the A120 at Costco for around $270. Considering the suggested retail price of nearly $400 at the time, I thought it was a steal. Since I was looking for a DVD player as an upgrade from my Sony VCR, I thought at the time...

Price, Quality, and In/Out Options

Small Remote with Small Buttons

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As close to perfect as you can get!

 

We bought our DVD player at Christmas time and have been enjoying it ever since. The quality of the movies we watch are much much better then with a VCR! The neat thing about a DVD player is all the neat extras that you get on the disc! Our Panasonic...

easy to use, great play, lots of features!

none

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This player is great for the money, but doesn't turn me on!!

 

The Panasonic DVD-A120, while not the best DVD player in terms of mondo features, certainly gives you more than what you pay for. For nearly half the cost of "high-end" players, you'll get nearly the same quality, minus a few nick-nacks that...

great image quality, dts support

build quality is lacking

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Product Specifications

The Panasonic DVD-A120 carries over the advanced performance features for the highest picture and sound quality. With the Quick Start mechanism, Chapter Preview, Dialog Enhancer, Advanced Virtual Surround Sound, Hi-Speed Smooth Motion Scan (5 speeds up to 100x) and Dolby Digital/DTS outputs as standard features, the DVD-A120 is an exceptional value. This model also adds component video output to the impressive list of features. The Chapter Preview feature conveniently refreshes your memory if you should miss part of a movie (if, for example, you've fallen asleep right in the middle of the story!). You can also scan forward or backward in up to 100 times normal speed, with no video distortion. When viewing a movie, you no longer have to strain to hear the dialog in a noisy scene. The new Dialog Enhancer feature boosts the volume of the center channel - where most of the principal dialog emanates when playing a Dolby Digital 5.1 disc - by 6 dB. This feature greatly enhances the overall viewing experience. Quick Start allows picture to appear on screen in a matter of seconds. Further contributing to audio performance is Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (VSS). When active, viewers can enjoy a simulated 5.1 channel effect, downmixed from either a 5.1 channel or two-channel Dolby Digital soundtrack, from the stereo speakers of any home audio system. This feature is ideal for anyone who wants the superior video quality and film buff extras that DVD offers, but doesn't have the room or the budget for a full-blown surround sound system. Easy to Use On-Screen Menu Icons allow you to control a variety of player and disc settings via remote control. But perhaps the most significant feature is the presence of component video outputs on this model. By digitally separating the video signal down into its luminance (Y) and separate chrominance (PR and PB) elements, component video outputs allow delivery of a reference-quality picture with precise color reproduction when using a compatible TV.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:3.5in
Width:16.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:LCD display

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:100x
Type:DVD player

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:A120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
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