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Toshiba SD 3990

Toshiba SD 3990
alaScore 73

250 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Toshiba SD 3990. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, 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 Toshiba SD 3990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba SD 3990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of Toshiba SD 3990 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba SD-3990 Progressive Scan DVD PlayerToshiba SD-3990 Progressive Scan DVD Player

Jun, 2018

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Disappointing Product


I originally thought this was a great buy. After owning it for about a year I am disappointed. It's features are lacking and it is not reliable. I should have paid a little bit more and gotten something worthwhile. I would not recommend this product.

This DVD player is attractive, small, and cheap. It plays both CDs and DVDs

I have been very gentle to this player and it has ceased to function. I cannot even get it to open any longer. It does not remember where you stopped watching a movie and it inserts a brief gap between each track when playing a CD

Dec, 2006

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Nice DVD player, but don't be fooled.


I gave it 4 stars because it is a nice DVD player, just not the one I thought I was getting.

Nice slim design, has all the basic functions you need. Plays CDs, Divx, and regular DVDs. A nice DVD player

This is the Toshiba SD-3990 that only plays region 1 dvds. There is another SD-3990 brand that has an NTSC/PAL converter and plays multiregion DVDs. Be sure that the description has it playing multiregion DVDs otherwise you'll get this kind

Nov, 2006

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Ditch This


Brand name - thought this would help ; Menuing system is good ; Slim design

Most of my dixv's will stutter or stop, and this is on cd-r media ; Shows that play fine on my liteon or PC will not play, the player acts as if the media was dirty. Anyhow I'll have to replace it as it is not suitable for the job and Toshiba has no...

Nov, 2006

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Great 2nd DVD!


Durable & reliable. A sure value for price.

This DVD Player amazed me! It plays a wide array of CD & DVD Media (VCD, Divx, Etc.) with no problems. Remote is simple to use and all features worked great

S-Video out was a little dark on colors. But not too bad

Nov, 2006

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TOSHIBA SD-3990 DVD Player


Remember to plug in the yellow composite cable first, go into the menu, and change the input source to component or progressive scan, otherwise nothing will come up on the screen.

Plays just about every format you can throw at it, divx, mpeg, burned DVD-R's, and its really thin

Drive tray is a little flimsy but then again, what DVD player isn't

Nov, 2006

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IMPORTANT!! HOOK THIS UP THROUGH STANDARD RED/WHITE/YELLOW component video FIRST, then follow the manual to set the system for YPBPR. Otherwise you might not get picture!

Good quality video, will browse through folders on data disks, so far has played every retail dvd flawlessly, played really poorly transferred imports with only one glitch (vs. many more on a computer) and is excellent in support for avi/divx/xvid video

GUI could use a bit of work, but still pleasant enough. I don't really like the remote but I have a universal, so doesn't matter to me

Sep, 2006

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Outstanding value


Excellent player at a great price! I have a model 3980 on #2 TV that I paid twice the price for last year. This unit does even better for a single DVD player. The NewEgg processing for delivery was incredibly fast on this shipment. Nice change

Single DVD movie playing. But then, how many 2 hours movies are you going to be watching at onetime???? (Gotta get off the couch once in a while) Playing music video's is another question

Jun, 2006

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Pretty Darn Good!


Wow, you guys paid 55 for it eh? I think I paid like 38 for it in Nov or Dec of 06. Maybe it has gone up in price since then (sigh). But it was inexpensive, and it has been, for the most part, a great little DVD player. The Zoom feature described (by ...

seemingly quality product for the price, sturdy

directions not accurate for integration to Home theatre, ate some dvd/cds

Jan, 2008

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Short life


The features were great, especially being able to watch DivX movies without having to recode them as a DVD. One limitation I found was it would not read multi-burned files on DVD - burn a few AVI files to a DVD-R was fine, burn more and it would only ...

DivX playback, slim design

did not last long

Aug, 2007

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Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

The SD-3990 DVD player features ColorStream Pro Progressive Scan Component Video Outputs for enhanced color purity and image detail. DivX Home Theater Certified allows playback of DivX, AVI and MPEG4 (.ASF) compressed files downloaded from the internet from a personal computer and stored on a CD-R/RW. The convenient JPEG Photo Viewer enables users to seamlessly display digital photographs from disc onto their televisions. Play back MP3 and WMA files effortlessly from compatible CD-R and CD-RW discs. Virtual Surround Sound recreates dynamic multi channel surround sound from two stereo speakers.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba SD