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RCA RC 5223P

RCA RC 5223P
alaScore 68

10 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of RCA RC 5223P. 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 RC 5223P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

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Pretty good DVD player


The RCA RC5223P DVD Player is a pretty good DVD player. My experience with it is that it has been one of the most durable pieces of electronics that I have ever used. It was constantly dropped, abused, and otherwise mis-treated, and it continued to...

Very Durable,Remote is easy to navigateEasy to use interface

Outdated DVD player

Jan, 2003

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RCA RC5223P DVD Player


Very Durable,Remote is easy to navigateEasy to use interface

Outdated DVD player

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

The Definition of "Solid"


When reviewing something like this, you have to ask yourself, whats wrong? The answer: not much. Lets start with the options: all there. Everything from forward to back to speeds to channels and ports, its all here and all fully functional. The data...


Dec, 2000

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I love my dvd


I am very fond of my RCA dvd. I purchased it mainly because of its compatibility with my other home theater components. It was easy to incorporate with my system. I was out of the box and watching dvds in about ten minutes. It has crystal clear...

great sound and picture, user friendly menu

lots if batteries for remote

Oct, 2000

Consumer review (

Just like the movies


I was a little hesitant at first to put out the money for a DVD player, but seeing this one in action changed my mind.

Good clear picture quality

Price at the moment

Aug, 2000

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I am a happy owner of a DVD(digital video disc)player. The advantages of DVD over VHS tapes are good and plentiful. The biggest reason DVDs are better is because it they are much clearer, and if you dont put scratches in the discs they will not decay...



Feb, 2000

Consumer review (

You've Got to Be Kidding Me


RCA thinks they have an inkling of a clue when it comes to DVD technology then they are wrong. This DVD player, while having a good picture and just okay sound is not what you want in the ways of DVD. It's price is cheap, and that is a good thing but...


Everything About It

Feb, 2000

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Loved it!


I was given the RCA RC5223p as a birthday present. I immediately fell in love with it. It has a nice crisp sound; a clear and easy recognizable picture and the graphics' are twice as better as conventional V.C.R's. It is easy to operate and extremely...

Cost effecient and reliable

I haven't come across any yet!

Jan, 2000

Consumer review (

DVD is A ok


This RCA DVD player is top of the line. In my opinion, it is the best player on the market out there, and the over $300 price shows that. The main critique points on a DVD player are ease of use, video, and audio, which this RCA player excels in all....

Excellent video and audio

Unresponsive remote, Requires a few more accessories for full experience

Jan, 2000

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I had no idea how GREAT it could be!!!


My husband and I bought this DVD player as a Christmas present for ourselves this year. I had no plans to buy a DVD player as I usually like to wait until products like this are on the market for a good period of time and that I'm going to be able to...

Lots of features for the $$ - excellent quality!

No tray lock

Jan, 2000

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 RC5223P DVD-Video player is everything you'd want in a basic, budget model: a slim, lightweight player with extensive features at a good price. Not only does it offer Dolby Digital AC-3 audio, it'll also handle DTS discs, and it comes with an optical digital output for direct connection to a comparably-equipped receiver and/or decoder, and component video outputs to hook into a new generation, high end TV. There's also an "S-Connector" output, a second set of analog audio output jacks, and an RF adapter output so you can hook the player into a TV that doesn't have input jacks. You can effectively connect this DVD player into virtually any audio or video configuration, from the lowest end stereo to the highest end TV monitor. You also get a programmable universal remote control that you can make operate a variety of VCR's, TV's, DSS, etc. This player handles regular DVD videos, audio CD's and Video CD's. The RC5223P is slim, light, and the front panel controls are well-located and easy to fathom. As with most RCA products, the RC5223P is very easy to set up and to use. You can adjust the audio and video parameters (including screen aspect ratios of 4: 3, letterboxed, or 16: 9) from the remote or via the onscreen menu, and basic operations are also simple to accomplish. The picture and sound quality of the RC5223P is up to the standards you'd expect from the DVD format. You get all the features you expect from a DVD player, like "distortion-free special effects" (including freeze frame, slow motion, etc.) multiple repeat, multiple angles, etc. and other programming functions. You can also control your kids' access to the machine with its parental rating control capability and there's even a front-mounted headphone jack with its own volume control. A nifty feature is the unit's ability to store a bookmark, so you can access favorite scenes later. You can store up to 10 bookmarks for later retrieval.

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