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Panasonic DVDRP56

Panasonic DVDRP56
alaScore 68

168 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Panasonic DVDRP56. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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 Panasonic DVDRP56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Panasonic DVDRP56 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DVD-RP56 Progressive-Scan DVD PlayerPanasonic DVD-RP56 Progressive-Scan DVD Player

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Panasonic DVD-RP56 review: Panasonic DVD-RP56


The DVD-RP56, Panasonic's entry-level DVD player with progressive-scan capability, is a good performer but not the most attractive piece of gear available. With a slim face cluttered by buttons and logos, it delivers impressive progressive-scan images...

One of the least expensive progressive-scan players; good video performance; MP3 and CD-R/RW playback.

Cluttered front panel; lackluster remote; no aspect ratio control; no coaxial output.

If you're looking for a bargain player with a nice set of features and you don't care about appearances, the RP56 is perfect. Otherwise, spend a little extra on something more satisfying.

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Good Brand


Good Quality Picture-Panasonic built to last

Does not play dvd' r well nor has menu for mp3's

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: jean (



Very good until a year after use.

It does really die - to the day of the lst year

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: JasonB (

Great player for about a year, then it dies


Progressive scan output

Problems soon after the warrantee expires

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: mve1958 (



Features, picture quality, sound

Some of the menu features are a bit confusing.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: yride (

Short Lived DVD Player


Low Cost, Good Picture Quality

Unreliable, Short Life, Remote poorly designed

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: ddarch44 (

High quality, low price!


I have been using this unit since last July, and have not had a single problem. On the contrary, I am thrilled with every aspect. We are using the RP-56 with a 32" JVC tv set, and the picture is just breathtaking. My wife and I watch 2-3 movies a...

Fantastic picture.Logical layout.

Remote a bit awkward.CD playback only "fair".

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: christwofour (

A great entry-level DVD with a high-end picture!


For an entry-level unit, the Panasonic RP56 is a great value. It plays a host of different formats such as CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and VCDs. The picture quality is unbelievably clear and crisp thanks to Progressive Scan and the sound is also crystal clear and...

Excellent picture, excellent value

Fussy controls

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: phillip23 (

Panasonic Dvd


I enjoy this dvd player for its functionality and easy of use. It doesnt take up much space, what my wife enjoys and if Im not home it is so simple to use my wife doesnt have any problems using it. She is always skeptical about other electronics around...

superb picture quality, terrific audio, just like being at the movies, easy to use.

No coax output, had to buy converter for coax.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: charlienascar (

Avoid Panasonic DVD Players


My RP56 broke 3 times in less than the 1 year I have owned it. The problem is tray mechanism will jam when ejecting due to cheap plastic gears and bad design. The local repair center fixed the first time at 5 months old for no charge. Parts are good...

Makes an good paperweight

Cheap plastic transport gears

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

It's a digital world. A world where sound surrounds you and pictures dazzle the imagination. It's a world where the excitement of the movies is captured and brought to life on a simple five-inch disc - the size of a CD. Welcome to the incredible world of DVD. As a leader in digital technology, Panasonic made possible and forever changed the face of home theatre. Panasonic has packed big-screen excitement into the world's smallest and lightest DVD player. Come and experience the ultimate in home theater entertainment. Panasonic DVD-RP56 DVD-Video/Video CD/CD player delivers progressive scanning (480p) output for true-to-film picture playback of DVD movie discs. For enhanced theatre experience it is provided with ABCD features, including Advanced Surround (V.S.S.), Bass Plus, Cinema Mode, and Dialogue Enhancer / One Touch Cinema Memory.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:Up to 100x
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty