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RCA RTD258

RCA RTD258
alaScore 68

29 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of RCA RTD258. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the RCA RTD258 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for RCA RTD258

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of RCA RTD258 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

11% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RCA RTD258 1000 Watts 5-Disc DVD/CD Home Theatre System with HD Multimedia Interface (Discontinued by Manufacturer)RCA RTD258 1000 Watts 5-Disc DVD/CD Home Theatre System with HD Multimedia Interface (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : John Higgins (hometheater.com)

RCA RTD258 HTIB

 

The disc player is a mildly unattractive box, but it will play back the majority of formats. (CD+R/+RW is absent from the list.) The discs are loaded by a tray through one of five slots on the front of the unit. While one disc is being changed, another...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : John Higgins (hometheatermag.com)

RCA RTD258 HTIB

 

The disc player is a mildly unattractive box, but it will play back the majority of formats. (CD+R/+RW is absent from the list.) The discs are loaded by a tray through one of five slots on the front of the unit. While one disc is being changed, another...

Apart from being a relatively uninspired-looking home-theater-in-a-box, the RTD258 offers features that make it a compelling option. You'd be hard-pressed to find another system in this price range that has an HDMI output, let alone an included HDMI...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Warning: HDMI cable is not included

 

Nice little HTIB for small room like bedroom of office.

No HDMI included.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

worked out to $20/month

 

The unit was a boxing day buy last year - (2006) - within the first 10 days problems arose We took one unit back to walmart - they replaced it over-the-counter. The replacement unit has performed with "light" duty - maybe 4 hours per month - and ...

first impression was good

first impression soon soured - frustration not worth the low price tag

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Uhhh OK.... I guess

 

Well! It works, and it plays movies, music and the turner which is an added bonus works well… If you are satisfied with this statement, do not read any further. RCA made a concerted effort with this unit to provide a surround capable theater sounds ...

It works

Too many to list, read main review

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Buyer Beware

 

I received this home theater system as a corporate gift. If I could return it I would. The first problem I encountered involved the USB Port. The system does not appear to recognize any USB device I own (ZEN Vision:M, iPod Nano, 1G Flash Drive). I ...

Radio tuner and sound quality are acceptable

USB port does not recognize any device I own.Slow response time to command input

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

RCA RTD258 Theater System

 

Radio tuner and sound quality are acceptable.

USB port does not recognize any device I own.Slow response time to command input.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Very pleased with this unit

 

Excellent Value, Excellent Sound Quality

Nil

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent quality system. Well worth the price.

 

Good sound. Good DVD player.

Skimpy documentation for hooking the unit to a TV.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for

 

Low cost, multiple playback features

Poor picture and sound quality, controls difficult to use, inflated wattage ratings

Sep, 2006
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Product Specifications

Thomson provides a wide range of video technologies, products and services to consumers and professionals in the entertainment and media industries. Offering an array of state-of-the-art digital products and services, Thomson adds value to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world every year. PRODUCT FEATURES: HDMI with HD upconversion: a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) output that connects the DVD player to your HDMI equipped television for stunning digital images from DVD. Upconverts DVD images to high definition resolution. HDMI cable included; 1000-Watts total system power: 4 x 167-Watt L/R front & L/R back, 167-Watt center channel speaker, 167-Watt subwoofer; USB input: connect most mp3 players, thumb-drives and digital cameras through the front USB jack and enjoy your music or photos from the home theater system; Multi-format playback: plays DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, mp3, WMA, VCD, SVCD and JPEG; DVD/CD changer system with an ultra-compact design: D5 Disc DVD/CD changer for easy loading with an ultra-compact design. Simultaneous play and load; Digital AM/FM tuner: tunes AM/FM stations with maximum accuracy and minimum drift; Dolby Digital: up to 5.1 channels with full, wide band frequency response. Five main channels are discrete & have 20Hz-20kHz-frequency response; Dolby ProLogic II: can process any sound including CD into full 5.1 surround. Optimized performance with prologic encoded signals; Component video output: provides high quality connections and full compatibility with current and future display devices equipped with component video input. Display type: VFD.

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty:6
Output Power / Total:1000Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II
Components:DVD changer / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD changer / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

DVD

CD Playback Modes:One track repeat / Repeat folder
Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD changer

Header

Manufacturer:Thomson SA
Model:RTD258
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:RCA

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control