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10 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of RCA DRC257N. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 RCA DRC257N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

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Consumer review (

TVGauardian Works!!


I would recommend this DVD player to anyone who has lots of DIVX, .AVI, .MPG files on cd's or dvd's & wants to watch them on the TV without a PC. THIS DVD Plays em all.

Plays DVD-R, DIVX files, S-VCD & VCD files, MP3, WMA, put in a cd or DVD full of .JPG's, and it shows em, even has a slideshow feature, has Memory stick port. HDMI works good. TVGaurdian works as expected

Not really a CON, but The TV Gaurdian Close captions do NOT display while using the HDMI output, it DOES however mute the Audio even when listening through the Dolby Digital 5.1 Coax output. PLAYER does NOT support DTS

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

upconvert nice


Memory card reader only shows 7 characters.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Don't Buy This


I paid $xx for this system, and would not recommend anyone to purchase it.

Played movies

The TV Guardian feature would not work properly with my TV. It would appropriately mute the foul language, but it would not display the corrected caption. I called tech support, and after three very simple emails, the problem was not solved ; Another...

Sep, 2006

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This product really makes it easy to watch HD movies. You dont have to buy a HD player and HD movies, just this device. Excellent quality, easy to use, and real good features. A must buy for anyone with a HD TV.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Good for the money


This player is better than I spected to be.The picture is really good. It really makes a big difference when playing my old dvds.and even plays HD-DVD movies.And it comes with the HDMI cable.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Nice Player


Nice Player

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Good DVD performer for newer TVs, especially for the price


Sharp picture quality, variety of output choices, sleek design

Flimsy drawer, not compatible with older TVs, TV Guardian sometimes hangs, noisy when turned off

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

My family and I appreciate the product


TV Guardian. I wouldn't know a divx from a diva, but the TVG sold me.

Cheesy remote, but what do you want for $80?

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Tons of features but quality suffers


Wide variety of formats supported, HDMI abilities.

Picture quality suffers, flimsy tray, sketchy manual

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Good DivX DVD/CD player...


Solid DivX playback, HDMI output, RCA and HDMI cables included, card reader.

Included product manual is rather skimpy.

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Thomson provides a wide range of video technologies, products and services to consumers and professionals in the entertainment and media industries. Offering an array of state-of-the-art digital products and services, Thomson adds value to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world every year. PRODUCT FEATURES: HDMI with HD Upconversion: a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output that connects the DVD player to your HDMI equipped television for stunning digital images from DVD. Upconverts DVD images to high definition resolution. HDMI cable included; 9 in 2 Memory Card Reader: supports 9 different memory card types in 2 card slots for viewing photo images or listening to mp3 files; TV Guardian: this Foul Language filter is built in and ready to use. When activated via the set-up menu, the DVD player will scan the subtitle data and mute the TV when offensive language is detected; DivX is a video compression format that allows much more information to be stored on a single DVD. This DivX certified player will play back DivX formatted discs with all the features intended by the author; Multi-Format Playback: plays DVD, CD, CD-R/RW, VCD, SVCD, mp3, WMA, and JPEG photo playback with auto rotation; Progressive Scan: eliminates scan lines on a video image and produces a cleaner, sharper picture than the standard interlaced process; Component Video Output: YPrPb component video output provides video connection between the DVD player and advanced TV systems; Digital PhotoView & mp3 Combination Play: enables playback of JPEG files from a CD-R/RW disc in a rotating slide show format with mp3 music playback during the slide show; Display Type: LED.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


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
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA