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Panasonic DVDRP56

Panasonic DVDRP56
alaScore 68

165 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Panasonic DVDRP56. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 Panasonic DVDRP56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic DVDRP56


alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Panasonic DVDRP56 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Panasonic DVD-RP56 review


The DVD-RP56, Panasonic's entry-level DVD player with progressive-scan capability, is a good performer but not the most attractive piece of gear available. With a slim face cluttered by buttons and logos, it delivers impressive progressive-scan images...

One of the least expensive progressive-scan players; good video performance; MP3 and CD-R/RW playback.

Cluttered front panel; lackluster remote; no aspect ratio control; no coaxial output.

If you're looking for a bargain player with a nice set of features and you don't care about appearances, the RP56 is perfect. Otherwise, spend a little extra on something more satisfying.

Nov, 2001

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Features, picture quality, sound

Some of the menu features are a bit confusing.

Mar, 2007

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Short Lived DVD Player


Low Cost, Good Picture Quality

Unreliable, Short Life, Remote poorly designed

Sep, 2005

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High quality, low price!


I have been using this unit since last July, and have not had a single problem. On the contrary, I am thrilled with every aspect. We are using the RP-56 with a 32" JVC tv set, and the picture is just breathtaking. My wife and I watch 2-3 movies a...

Fantastic picture.Logical layout.

Remote a bit awkward.CD playback only "fair".

Apr, 2003

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A great entry-level DVD with a high-end picture!


For an entry-level unit, the Panasonic RP56 is a great value. It plays a host of different formats such as CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and VCDs. The picture quality is unbelievably clear and crisp thanks to Progressive Scan and the sound is also crystal clear and...

Excellent picture, excellent value

Fussy controls

Apr, 2003

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Panasonic Dvd


I enjoy this dvd player for its functionality and easy of use. It doesnt take up much space, what my wife enjoys and if Im not home it is so simple to use my wife doesnt have any problems using it. She is always skeptical about other electronics around...

superb picture quality, terrific audio, just like being at the movies, easy to use.

No coax output, had to buy converter for coax.

Dec, 2002

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Avoid Panasonic DVD Players


My RP56 broke 3 times in less than the 1 year I have owned it. The problem is tray mechanism will jam when ejecting due to cheap plastic gears and bad design. The local repair center fixed the first time at 5 months old for no charge. Parts are good...

Makes an good paperweight

Cheap plastic transport gears

Nov, 2002

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Great DVD player.


This is a great DVD player for the Money. It has all the features that you want and does not cost 300 dollars. Plenty of hook ups for tv and surround sound. It plays any format of movies and music you throw at it. The feature I really like is the...

Has all the bells and whistles


May, 2002

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Great player for the price


I don't have any other dvd players to compare this one to, but this machine offers a great picture at a great price. Bought it online at etronics. Quick shipping. Around $200.00 U.S. with shipping.

Progressive scan. Don't know if it makes a difference but I like this player.

Takes a short while learning the lay-out of the remote control.

Mar, 2002

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Panasonic DVD-RP56 Progressive-Scan DVD Player -- Panny Slams One Over the Bleachers, Again


Progressive scan, high-quality line-doubler chip.

Mushy buttons on remote.

Feb, 2002

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