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RCA RC 5220P

RCA RC 5220P
alaScore 66

269 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews of RCA RC 5220P. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 RC 5220P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 269 reviews)

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Consumer review ( review summary for RCA RC 5220P


alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of RCA RC 5220P from 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

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RCA RC5220P DVD PlayerRCA RC5220P DVD Player

Jul, 2018

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Great back-up player!!! Very Reliable


VERY reliable!!!

Nothing fancy, just a good basic player.

Feb, 2007

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No More remotes.


No remote needed!!!

Older unit no longer available new.

Sep, 2006

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Avoid this model like the plague


It seemed like a great deal --- an open box model at Circuit City from a major electronics producer. Little did I know that after about 5 phone calls, probably 5 hours of my time, and even a full refurb'ed replacement that proceeded to fail in the...

Frequently available cheap

Very prone to inexplicable breakdowns

Feb, 2002

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This player is very user-friendly and produces a very clear picture for a reasonable price.

Many times it over heats itself which causes the movies to skip and jump.

Sep, 2001

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Take it from someone obsessed with movies..


I bought my dvd player about 5 months ago. I was excited to find it on sale through Yahoo! Shopping, but after reading some unfavorable reviews on and other sites, I was a bit weary. Some consumers warned of a graduate breakdown of the...

Easy to handle, pretty cheap, great picture and sound quality

None as of yet

Jun, 2001

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RCA has done it again.


High quality picture ; Easy to use features ; Universal remote a breeze to program


Jun, 2001

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Great Picture and sound!


Terrific picture and sound!

Could play video cds but, it does not.

May, 2001

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We've finally joined the digital age!


inexpensive, reputable brand name

doesn't play rewritable cd's

Apr, 2001

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RCA RC5220P -- Nothing to brag about!


The only reason I chose this DVD player was because it fit in my entertainment center easily. With many DVD players at $200 or less, other brands seemed more desirable. This unit works like any DVD player should, but the playback is somewhat squeaky...

Very small enclosure which takes up less space, Easy to use

Somewhat squeaky playback sound, Remote is too big,

Apr, 2001

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This DVD unit is very inexpensive and plays DVD's in a GENERAL WAY!

POOR PLAYER If you want to watch music Video's on DVD. UGLY confusing MENU.

Mar, 2001

Product Specifications

With Thomson DVD players, watching movies at home will never be the same. These players bring you the ultimate in picture quality, with over twice the definition of standard VHS, and CD quality sound. With the press of a button, you can view movies in a widescreen format, and in another language (with compatible discs). Plus, you can enjoy distortion-free special effects. And since the Thomson DVD player is totally compatible with CDs, you can double your entertainment capabilities. Thomson's RC5220P DVD-Video player is everything you'd want in a basic, budget model: a slim, lightweight player with extensive features at a good price. The RC5220P's S-Video and composite video outputs, well served by the player's state-of-the-art 10-bit digital video converters, deliver a clear, sharp image. In the audio realm, the RC5220Pdelivers high quality sound, with an above-average-sounding headphone jack. In addition, this deck has a great remote, a very smooth forward scan and a nifty menu system. The player outputs both Dolby Digital and DTS surround-sound formats through a single, switchable Toslink optical connection. Because the Toslink is an optical connector, you need to make sure that your surround receiver or processor accepts optical inputs rather than the standard coaxial inputs. The player offers a host of features that together help chisel "bargain" right across the RC5220P's name. Among these are parental lockout, bookmarking, and RF-adapter capability. With parental lockout, you can code the RC5220P to play no discs at all or only discs bearing certain user-determined ratings. Using bookmarks, the player can instantly recall up to 10 favorite moments within a DVD or CD. (Bookmarks clear when you remove the disc.) Finally, the RF adapter permits you to use the RC5220P with older televisions that may not have S-Video or composite-video inputs. Setup is quick and simple, taking only minutes from cracking open the box to enjoying a movie or CD. Programming is also a breeze. For dollar-conscious AV enthusiasts, you can't do much better.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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


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



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty