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Zenith DVB216

Zenith DVB216
alaScore 63

31 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Zenith DVB216. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, 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 Zenith DVB216 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Zenith DVB216

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Zenith DVB216 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zenith DVB216 Progressive-Scan DVD PlayerZenith DVB216 Progressive-Scan DVD Player

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

Zenith DVB216 Progressive-Scan DVD Player

 

Sure, a mirror reference was the obvious route to go with the intro. After all, how many DVD players do you know that sport a fully mirrored front panel? Still, I'll try to keep the analogies to a minimum.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheatermag.com)

Zenith DVB216 Progressive-Scan DVD Player

 

Sure, a mirror reference was the obvious route to go with the intro. After all, how many DVD players do you know that sport a fully mirrored front panel? Still, I'll try to keep the analogies to a minimum.

First up, as usual, are test patterns. Using our reference Princeton AF3.0HD monitor, I hooked up the DVB216 using component and S-video cables. With the S-video signals and the resolution pattern on the Avia test disc, the player seemed to put out, at...

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: wedge69 (epinions.com)

CAUTION: Zenith-LG Return Policies & Service Depot

 

Like the review by pdever, I too was initially thrilled with the very stylish DVB216. Since I used DVD's somewhat infrequently at first, it took longer for us to realize that the "DISK ERROR" front panel display, disc skips, randomly chaotic fast ...

sexy styling, cool blue LED's,

slow response from remote, remote buttons glow too faintly to see in a dark room

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: pdever (epinions.com)

Nice player ... when it works

 

I bought the unit from Amazon.com in September 2002, but was too busy to take it out of the box until December, which proved to be a huge mistake, for it was then past Amazon's 30-day return limit. On the plus side, the unit is aesthetically pleasing: ...

Nice image and sound quality

Requires new TV for hookup ; many mainstream DVDs require firmware update from Zenith to play

May, 2003

Consumer review by: bunnylvr (epinions.com)

Buyer Beware

 

We have had this DVD player for about a month. It skips and stalls in the middle of playing a DVD. Zenith said it is a software problem, so they are shipping out a new one. I hope the problem does not occur on the new player, but based on reviews at...

Great picture and sound quality.

Stalls and skips when playing DVDs.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: lastmile (epinions.com)

Zenith DVB216 DVD Player

 

Remote control glows in the dark

On certain DVDs, freezes and skips scenes

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: lastmile (epinions.com)

Zenith admits there is a problem with this model

 

While this player did a fine job playing most DVDs, it would not play two DVD movies. In the last 20-30 minutes of each (Sopranos season 1 disc 1 and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones), the player would freeze and skip scenes. Both DVDs played well on...

Remote control glows in the dark

On certain DVDs, freezes and skips scenes

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

Zenith DVB216 is a Progressive Scan DVD player. It combines a nifty design and a high functionality with the comfort you need. With its sleek new design DVB216 is capable of DVD-video, CD-audio, CD-R, CD-RW playback and MP3 decoding and features Auto Play, Closed Caption support, OSD & FDP navigation, 3D Surround, and more.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.5in
Height:2.7in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:16.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD
Search Speed:100x / 16x / 2x / 4x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:16x / 4x

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Zenith Electronics
Model:216
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zenith DVB

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty