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Thomson PDP 2860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Thomson PDP 2860. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability, whereas many are negative about the size and battery.

sound, usability, design

portability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Thomson PDP 2860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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Expert review by: Eliot Van Buskirk (

Thomson Lyra PDP2860 review


Television recordings play back fine, but viewing purchased and downloaded video is harder

Clear, sharp video ; Records video and audio from some analogue sources ; Slick interface ; TV and stereo output ; Internal CompactFlash slot ; Slide shows with audio ; Timed recording

Can't record copyrighted VHS and DVD content ; Many features disabled in current firmware ; Lacks remote

When powering video playback, the AV320's battery lasts more than an hour longer than the PDP2860's, but the Lyra does give you 2.3 hours, enough for one lengthy movie. On a single charge, you can listen to audio files for just past four hours -- the...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: bobthequiz (

Thomson Lyra PDP2860 20 GB: Lyra - good but not great


Introduction : While everybody's getting excited about iPod and other hard disk MP3 players, the Lyra gives a few more options for a similar price. It may not have the initial street cred of a shiny white iPod, but when you sit on the train and start...

Plays video , 20Gb Hard Drive

Awkward controls , tricky file formats , average battery life

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No


Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No