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Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System

B&H # CODVD938 Mfr # DVD938
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Product Highlights
  • Karaoke Function
  • Progressive Scan Playback
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • USB Port
  • 3-Way Memory Card Slot
  • 600W RMS Total Output
  • Includes: A/V Receiver/DVD Player
  • Full-Range Speaker Package

The Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System brings your home theater experience to a whole new level with superb surround sound reproduction and Karaoke sing-a-long capabilities. Designed for budget minded home entertainment enthusiasts, it combines style, functionality and clarity with a 600W AM/FM A/V receiver, integrated progressive scan DVD player, (5) full-range satellite speakers, and (1) tuned port subwoofer. Simply plug a microphone into the unit and use it for Karaoke, audio/video presentations in your school or office. It boasts dual microphone inputs, USB port, and a 3-way (SD/MMC/MS) memory card slot.

In addition, it offers (1) component video output, (1) coaxial digital audio output, (1) A/V RCA output, and (1) set of stereo RCA inputs. Its advanced 96KHz/24-bit audio processing and multi-channel Dolby Digital decoding are capable of creating a wider, more enveloping surround sound experience. Enjoy the convenience of multi-format disc playback capability. The DVD938 is compatible with DVD-Video, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/W, CD-Audio, CD-R/W, CD+G discs, with MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3, and JPEG format support.

Simply put, if you're a music lover or home video enthusiast on a budget, the Coby DVD938 answers the call with style and versatility.

Karaoke and Voice Over Functionality
Voice over narrations or Karaoke singing is achieved with two independent 1/4" microphone inputs; individual volume control for each input and echo effect adjustments are set through the system's menu. The DVD938 is compatible with Audio + Graphics (CD+G) discs, which enable you to sing-a-long with embedded music tracks and easy to read superimposed song lyrics.
Progressive Scan Playback
This unit is capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they're etched onto the screen.
Built-In Dolby Digital Decoder
It offers built-in Dolby Digital decoders capable of advanced 96MHz/24-bit processing. The dynamic range of this system is so well balanced and matched, that the center, front and rear channels blend effortlessly into a surreal home theater experience.
Built-in USB Port
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy MP3 and other digital media files from a USB memory device such as a USB flash drive.
3-Way Memory Card Slot
Enjoy the convenience of viewing your favorite photos and video clips with the built-in SD/MMC/MS memory card slot.
DivX Playback Plus XviD Support
DivX is video compression software, which enables high quality video to be compressed into very small files then downloaded onto CD-R or CD-RW and played back with very little loss of quality. It's compatible with all versions of DivX (including Ver. 6); and it's compatible with MPEG-4 (XviD) video files.
Exceptional Performance
It has playback specifications that meet the standards of professionals with a component video output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback. It achieves greater color accuracy and high resolution playback capability when connected via the component output to your projector, plasma and/or LCD/CRT televisions.
Multi-Format Playback Capability
It offers a full-range of playback capabilities for enjoying movies, music and images. It can playback DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, CD, CD-R/RW, CD+G, MP3, and JPEG.
5.1-Channel Speaker System
The center satellite speaker, (2) front satellite speakers, and (2) rear surround satellite speakers provide the soundstage, plus a powerful 200W subwoofer with tuned port provides the impact for the low frequencies. Also, its stylish design will complement the newest flat-screen Plasma and LCD TVs in your home theater set-up.
Parental Lock
For parents who want full control of media content played back through player, the unit's menu features a parental control and rating system adjustment.
Built-In AM/FM Tuner
Enjoy your favorite radio broadcasts with surround sound processing, with the built-in AM/FM wide-band tuner.
Magnetically Shielded
The satellites are magnetically shielded to prevent picture interference when placed near your TV or display.
Multi-Language System
This player offers the ability to select language or subtitle preferences. It supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese languages.
Full-Feature Remote Control
Included with this package is a full-feature remote control capable of executing every command such as A-Mode, Source, USB, V-Mode, OSD, and Setup from any angle up to ±30°.
DVD/Receiver Combo
Surround RMS Power 80W x 5, 200W x 1 (subwoofer)
No. of Channels 5.1
Input 2 Analog Audio: - x1 (RCA)
FM Antenna: - x1
AM Loop Antenna: - x1
Headphone: - x1 (3.5mm)
Karaoke Mic: - x2 (1/4" Phone)
Output 2 Coaxial Digital Audio: - x1 (RCA)
Analog Audio: - x1 (RCA)
Composite Video: - x1 (RCA)
Component: - x1 Set (RCA)
Speakers: - x6 (Spring Clip)
System NTSC/PAL
Region 1
Disc Compatibility DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, CD, CD-R/RW, CD+G
Format Support MPEG-1/MPEG-2 (DVD), MPEG-4 (DivX, XviD)
JPEG Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
DivX Certified Yes
XVID Yes
Progressive Cinema Scan Yes
DVD Recorder No
Recording Format N/A
Tray Type Single
USB Port Yes
Memory Card Slot Yes, SD/MMC/MS
AM/FM Presets 40
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.8 x 2.2 x 10.2" (426.7 x 55.8 x 259mm)
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Speakers
Configuration 4 x Satellite, 1 x Center
Shielded Yes, Magnetically Shielded
Connector Type Spring Clip
Speaker Type Full Range
Drivers Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Front/Rear/Center Satellites: 3.5 x 5.2 x 3.1" (88.9 x 132 x 78.4mm)
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Sub-Woofer
Maximum Power Handling 200W
Driver Not Specified By Manufacturer
Connectors Spring Clip
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 11.8 x 11.7" (109.2 x 299.7 x 297.1mm)
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
General
Power Requirements 110-120V, 60Hz
Color Black
Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System
  • Integrated A/V Receiver/DVD Player
  • 2 x Front Satellite Speakers
  • 2 x Rear Satellite Speakers
  • Center Speaker
  • Subwoofer
  • Speaker Cable Kit
  • RCA A/V Cable
  • System Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Operating Instructions
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CobyDVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System
     
    3.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Good audio (13)
    • Interfaces well with TV (11)
    • Good remote (10)
    • Energy efficient (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (10)
      • Living room (9)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (8)
      • Surround sound solution (4)
      • Television shows (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (9), Tech savvy (6), Audiophile (5), Practical (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for a small budget:

      I bought this system for a small room. It has plenty of power at 600 watts. The surround sound is good although I replaced the small gauge wire with larger gauge. It was...Read complete review

      I bought this system for a small room. It has plenty of power at 600 watts. The surround sound is good although I replaced the small gauge wire with larger gauge. It was fairly easy to set up but you have to read the instructions carefully. For my use with an HDTV I'm satisfied with the system.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beggars Can't Be Choosers

      I bought a Coby dvd938 to use in my mancave. I have it hooked up to my television as a dvd player, and my turntables as an amplifier/reciever and speaker system. For...Read complete review

      I bought a Coby dvd938 to use in my mancave. I have it hooked up to my television as a dvd player, and my turntables as an amplifier/reciever and speaker system. For such a cheap price I shouldn't be surprised that the system in no way performs as advertised. It advertises 600 watt output, but the satellite speakers barely squeak. I have to strain to hear them. And the subwoofer connection is just plain NOT putting out any power; it showed up as a broken product. That being said, I have tweaked it to meet my needs, but am still only able to use 5 out of the 6 speakers, instead of going through the hassle and cost of returning it. This is more a negative reflection on Coby than on B&H Photo.

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      2.0

      Beggars Can't Be Choosers

      By Rainman

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote
      • Interfaces Well With TV

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms
      • Television Shows

      Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

      I bought a Coby dvd938 to use in my mancave. I have it hooked up to my television as a dvd player, and my turntables as an amplifier/reciever and speaker system. For such a cheap price I shouldn't be surprised that the system in no way performs as advertised. It advertises 600 watt output, but the satellite speakers barely squeak. I have to strain to hear them. And the subwoofer connection is just plain NOT putting out any power; it showed up as a broken product. That being said, I have tweaked it to meet my needs, but am still only able to use 5 out of the 6 speakers, instead of going through the hassle and cost of returning it. This is more a negative reflection on Coby than on B&H Photo.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Sound, and Look - A great Buy

      By Lucia

      from Grand Rapids, MI.

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Intuitive Controls
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

        I use this system in my room, and without video/movie the speakers work unbelievably great playing audio music.

        To set it up, one just need to follow the labels on the cables corresponding to the input/output jack and speakers.

        I have been using this system since I bought it in 2010 and have not had any issue with it.

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        4.0

        our syatem

        By darryl

        from mckeesport Pa

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Interfaces Well With TV

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Surround Sound Solution
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

          this system is doing what i wanted it for

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great system for price

          By Dave A/V geek

          from Wapakoneta, OH

          About Me Church AV Tech

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Decent sound

          Cons

          • Speaker cables too short

          Best Uses

          • Great for kids

          Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

          Purchased the Coby home theatre system for use in my church. The main reason item purchased is that this unit will play CD+G Karaoke discs and DVDs. For 89 bucks this unit is a great value. Everything works.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Value

          By nm1937

          from AL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Movies

            Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

            Very nice system for the money. Great sound.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            nice sound nice looks

            By blitz42

            from t-town ohio

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Remote
            • Interfaces Well With TV
            • Intuitive Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Surround Sound Solution
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

              all the features sm/card reader for video and slide usb for music,this one is nice sounding..has nice looks nice price, center speaker could have been made with two speakers and made to sit long ways..sub could have been bigger,and spring clip for speaker wire has excelant high and lows..

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              • No

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              4.0

              good product for the price

              By rick

              from north platte ne

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Interfaces Well With TV

              Cons

              • Confusing Remote

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

              use mainly for usb port to play music to another amp
              does a good job I am satisfied

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              2nd one i got [...]

              By blitz42

              from t-t ohio

              About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Looks-highs-sub-bass-soun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room

                Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                tuner #1 usb #2 dvd #3 sd/memory #4 don't use the karioki-highs-sub-looks-sound-all the features-nice souning highs-bass is good on sub-on screen display for setting all the features-screen saver-600w-kinda skeptic- over all sounds excelent-when you turn it on i like it to go to stereo but goes to dvd-thicker speker wire better sound-

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                • No

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                4.0

                good clear sound!

                By blitz42[@]

                from t ohio

                About Me Movie Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Interfaces Well With TV

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                  has very good sound-good treble-base-i use it in my apt..living room wires are a bit short-sub could have some kind of controls to ajust itover all nice unit..[...]..very pleased will shop here again

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  We like what we got

                  By Z

                  from Big Pine Key, FL.

                  About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Good Remote
                  • Interfaces Well With TV

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                    Label glued on top is not necessary and looks terrible, can't get it off.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Defective out of the box.

                    By Mike

                    from Texas

                    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did not work

                      Best Uses

                      • None

                      Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                      I set the player up and the left channel is all that worked. I sent it back for a refund and bought a Panasonic. Hopefully it will work.

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Does Not Work !

                      By Michael

                      from Texas

                      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Does Not Work

                      Best Uses

                      • Paper weight

                      Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                      This item does not work. Sound only comes from the left channel. If this is the quality of Coby products then I will never buy coby again and I recommend you don't either.

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                      4.0

                      Excellent for money

                      By Aby

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Movie Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Remote
                      • Interfaces Well With TV

                      Cons

                      • Poor Interface

                      Best Uses

                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                      For smaller room
                      Decent Sound

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      front of speakers

                      By blitz42

                      from ohio usa

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies

                        Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                        will use it for 60'mits
                        dont own it yet,wanted some details
                        was woundering if the front of the speakers
                        are cloth or plastic? does it have spring clips
                        on each speaker? i looked just about everywere
                        for a dvd/5.1 at under 100.00 and found this to
                        be the best bet, i looked at the rca 1000w but slowly passed it up, thanks..

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Sound

                        By Abu Shmais

                        from Jeddah, KSA

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Remote

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                        good sound need some features to be enhanced .

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        3.0

                        Great deal

                        By AP

                        from New York,NY

                        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Confusing Remote

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies
                        • Smaller Rooms
                        • Surround Sound Solution

                        Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                        I have to say I was a little reluctant to buy it because it was so affordable, but I am very happy with the sound.My only complain is that the USB port is not compatible with an I-pod
                        overall great deal for the price!

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                        4.0

                        good value

                        By movielover

                        from ballantine, MT

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Remote
                        • Interfaces Well With TV

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Living Room
                          • Movies

                          Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                          I used mine for my living room sound works great. I wish the sub was bit stronger, but overall good enough for the price

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                          4.0

                          good price, fits my kitchen

                          By HT_Hunter

                          from Milford, MA

                          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Energy Efficient
                          • Good Remote
                          • Interfaces Well With TV
                          • Intuitive Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Living Room
                            • Movies
                            • Smaller Rooms
                            • Surround Sound Solution
                            • Television Shows

                            Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                            I have looked at just about every DVD home theater out there. This unit is the only one that fits the depth of my kitchen cabinets. I am installing this in my kitchen/Dining are and connecting to a LCD tv. The sound is pretty good for the price and the speakers will mount out of the way on the wall.

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                            4.0

                            Great for a small budget:

                            By Ken

                            from parma ohio

                            About Me Like good sound, Musician, Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good for small rooms
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                            • Wires too thin

                            Best Uses

                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Coby DVD938 5.1-Channel DVD Home Theater System:

                            I bought this system for a small room. It has plenty of power at 600 watts. The surround sound is good although I replaced the small gauge wire with larger gauge. It was fairly easy to set up but you have to read the instructions carefully. For my use with an HDTV I'm satisfied with the system.

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