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Sony DVP-CX860

Sony DVP-CX860
alaScore 73

37 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony DVP-CX860. 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 Sony DVP-CX860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 37 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony DVP-CX860 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DVP-CX860 301-Disc DVD PlayerSony DVP-CX860 301-Disc DVD Player

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: jaxoms_mommy (

Not worth it then, not worth it now.


Everyday use of this thing is annoying. My experience with this player completely mirrors that of many others'; the "disc explorer" takes too much time to use and maintain and the controls are counterintuitive. The manual is useless. The autoplay ...

Good capacity, looks cool.

Worthless interface, persnickety playback, useless instruction manual.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: jwhiting (

Below the Sony standard I thought I could trust.


Plays well, concept is very good even if not implemented well.

Misplaces discs (Major Con), slow to find requested slot.

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: mkramer (

Secrets To A Happy CX860 Experience


With Sony's recent introduction of its new 400-disc DVD changer, expect to see a flood of these "older" 301 disc units on the secondary market (i.e. Ebay) It was a pretty extravagant toy at its $600 list price a couple of years ago; now, expect to snap...

Huge capacity, quality build, great price second-hand.

No Progressive Scan, clumsy onboard navigation.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: mkramer (

Sony DVP-CX860 Multi-disc DVD Player


Huge capacity, quality build, great price second-hand.

No Progressive Scan, clumsy onboard navigation.

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: stobo22 (

Waiting for the next generation of something better.


After reading the only other review on this product, I felt compelled to agree. I purchased this unit in hopes of automating my DVD disc collection, after I have so eloquently done so with my Sony CD changers. Not so much luck on this product. It does ...

Very good audio video quality, many options when playing a disc.

Automation is non existent, non-intuitive user interface.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: harrylj (

Stay away - there must be something better


I purchased this unit a little of a year ago. I mainly wanted a DVD/CD changer and I have had good experience with Sony products. This unit as well as all of the other 8xx changers are not ready for prime time. Issues:

301 Disk capacity, good audio/video quality

Not ready for prime time

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: brianhoops (

Sony Comes Close, But Falls Short.


When I began to research the Sony DVD changer I was quite excited. I am an avid DVD collector and the amount of jewel cases that I had was piling up. Not only did it take up a huge amount of space, but finding a movie you wanted to watch took...

Nice,convenient system. Good player quality.

Poor user interface requires some getting used to.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: scenario (

Absolutely Retarded!


This is one of the most unusable consumer electronic devices ever released. Here is a partial list of design defects:

It seemed like a great idea.

It's faster and easier to organize your discs without this product.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: bobfromsj (

Great for a 300+1 Changer at this price!


I have had this player for several months now, and I have 3 friends who have had this player for between 7-4 months. It's not perfect, but it is great at what it was designed to do! I think sometimes our expectations are a bit unrealistic. The average...

Good Size for a 300+1 player, Good Sound and Picture, Outputs, Good Price!

User interface, but I dont know anyone who uses this feature anyways!!!

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: knowstoomuch (

Worst Problems Fixed


Everybody likes the size, cosmetics and picture. Usability could be better but there are easy workarounds. There are exhaustive descriptions about three problems that caused some reviewers to return the unit or keep it begrudgingly. I'll avoid the...

Small size, fast disk access

No daisy chaining, no CD-R playback

Jul, 2002

Product Specifications

Dive into DVD with Sony's DVP-CX860 300-disc DVD/CD/Video CD player. Watch as Sony enhances the entertainment you experience at home with features like Digital Cinema Sound modes, a bitmapped graphic user interface, MegaStorage CD changer control, and a 300 +1 disc explorer system. Enjoy the convenience of SmoothSlow Forward and Reverse, Picture Navigation, and Custom Parental Control. Get the DVP-CX860 to experience brilliant visuals and smashing sound at home.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound Virtual 3D

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Changer Capacity:300
Changer Type:Carousel
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Vertical
Media Type:CD / CD-RW / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:10x / 2x / 30x
Type:DVD changer


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty