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Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Progressive Scan Technology
  • Component Video Output
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • Coaxial Digital Audio Output
  • Plays: DVD-Video, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/W
  • CD, CD-R/W, MP3, JPEG
  • Parental Control
  • 100-240VAC Dual Voltage
  • NTSC/PAL Playback
  • Full-Function Remote Control

The advent of affordable, high-quality DVD playback is at your fingertips with the Coby DVD224 Compact DVD Player (Black). It will take your home theater experience to new heights with its progressive scan technology, component video output, and multi-format DVD playback capability; it offers support for DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W discs, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 formats. To help re-create the thrill and realism of today's movie soundtracks at home, it offers 192KHz/24-bit processor and Dolby Digital audio decoding; it's capable of reproducing an enveloping audio signal that is unsurpassed when connected to your home theater receiver via the coaxial digital audio output.

Whether you're moving the player between the den and the bedroom, or using it for your kids' next sleep over, this ultra slim, compact player is an ideal solution for periodic or permanent use. Though it's a powerful DVD player, it can also be used as a CD, MP3 or JPEG player, offering you the ability to share your favorite songs and photos with friends and family. Additionally, it features fast scan, zoom capability, camera angle support, multi-language/subtitle support, parental lock control, dual voltage (100-240VAC), NTSC/PAL compatibility, and a convenient on-screen display.

Simply put, if you're a music lover or home video enthusiast on a budget, the DVD224 answers the call with style and versatility.

Note! This unit may require a multi-system TV to view PAL DVDs in the US.

Progressive Scan Technology
With progressive scan playback specifications, it's 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.
Component Video Output
If your television or home theater projector is equipped with a component video input, you can take full advantage of the player's super-crisp component (progressive scan) output to enjoy images that look as good as they did on the big screen.
Built-In Dolby Digital Decoding
With a built in 5.1 Dolby Digital decoder, it reproduces surround sound fidelity and sonic realism from your favorite movie soundtracks. It offers you the same surround sound entertainment value you would come to expect from a night out at the movies.
Home Theater Friendly
Use the coaxial digital audio output to connect the DVD player to your home theater receiver and enjoy your favorite DVDs in surround sound.
Media Supported
This unit is extremely versatile with the ability to playback a slew of formats: DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, CD, CD-R/W, MP3, and JPEG.
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.
Multi-Subtitle and Angle Functions
With this player, you have the ability to select multi-subtitle, and DVD camera angle preferences. It supports English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian languages.
Full-Feature Remote Control
This unit includes a full-feature remote control capable of executing specific commands such as zoom, slow motion, and fast scan; and it features an operating range up to 20' at a horizontal angle of within ± 30°.
Compact and Slim Design
Its super slim chassis and stylish black finish is sure to complement your room's decor.
Video
System NTSC/PAL
Region DVD: 1
Progressive Scan Yes
HD Upconversion No
Audio
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility Dolby Digital
Built-in Decoder Yes
HDCD Decoding No
Audio D/A Converter 192kHz / 24Bit
Virtual Surround Yes
Bass Management No
Frequency Response CD: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
DVD: 20 Hz - 22 kHz
DVD: 20 Hz - 44 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB
THX Certified No
A/V Playback Formats
Video DVD, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
File Formats Supported MPEG1, MPEG2, , JPEG
DivX Certified No
Convenience
Digital Media Slot No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking No
Zoom Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Analog 1x Component Video
1x Composite Video
1x 2-Channel Audio (RCA)
1x S-Video
Digital 1x Digital Coaxial Audio
General
Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
Remote Yes
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.9 x 2.1 x 11.2" / 225.0 x 52.8 x 284.7 mm
Weight 3.9 lb / 1.77 kg
Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black)
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • A/V Cable (RCA)
  • Instruction Manual
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CobyDVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (19)
    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Great picture quality (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (15)
      • Bedroom (13)
      • Dorm room (6)
      • Home theater (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (12), Enthusiast (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It's not that bad

      This unit is not that bad. I just got it today and like others stated about a sticker on the top. Well this sticker does cover pretty much the whole top of the...Read complete review

      This unit is not that bad. I just got it today and like others stated about a sticker on the top. Well this sticker does cover pretty much the whole top of the player. To me it's not that big of a deal. What this unit does out weights a sticker in plain view. This unit is light weight, it only has RCA outputs. There are no co-axle though. I just wanted a unit to be able to play my movies from Germany. And this unit does that without any type of converter for the TV. If you have a older TV you may need a converter to handle the PAL signal. I don't think you can go wrong with this for the money. Lets just see how long this last before it starts to hang up like so many other DVD's today. But so far so good. Also is was easy to set up. Plug and play. I hope this helps someone.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      great for the price.

      Great product although they come with a horribly obtrusive troubleshooting sticker on the entire top. The stickers are hard to remove and are not very attractive for an entertainment setup.

      Great product although they come with a horribly obtrusive troubleshooting sticker on the entire top. The stickers are hard to remove and are not very attractive for an entertainment setup.

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      5.0

      GREAT FOR THE MONEY

      By jd

      from woodruff, sc

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Consistent Performance
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

        the opening & closing is a little slow but other than that it's great!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black) by Co

        By Tris

        from San Jose,CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Consistent Performance
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Picture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home

          Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

          Its a great compact DVD player. I love its design, the picture quality and all other features are good. The only thing is when I was trying to use my logitech speaker to play it as a stanalone unit the speakers are not working. Overall its a good product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Worth every penny...

          By Annie

          from Lake Stevens, Washington

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Consistent Performance
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality Picture
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Dorm Room
            • Home

            Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

            This product is small and compact but does what I want it to do: show DVD's without fanfare and complicated options. I would buy it again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It's not that bad

            By JB

            from North Carolina

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Consistent Performance
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality Picture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom

              Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

              This unit is not that bad. I just got it today and like others stated about a sticker on the top. Well this sticker does cover pretty much the whole top of the player. To me it's not that big of a deal. What this unit does out weights a sticker in plain view. This unit is light weight, it only has RCA outputs. There are no co-axle though. I just wanted a unit to be able to play my movies from Germany. And this unit does that without any type of converter for the TV. If you have a older TV you may need a converter to handle the PAL signal. I don't think you can go wrong with this for the money. Lets just see how long this last before it starts to hang up like so many other DVD's today. But so far so good. Also is was easy to set up. Plug and play. I hope this helps someone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Bang For the Buck

              By LUCKY

              from New York City

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                    If you need a DVD player that does its' job, takes up a small amount of space, and is reasonably priced, this is it!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    good product at a great price

                    By Nate

                    from Cincinnati, OH

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Dorm Room
                      • Home

                      Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                      Product does exactly as described. Nothing fancy or crazy, just plays your DVD's like it should. Great price and no problems so far!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      that is good

                      By John

                      from Philadelphia

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Slow To Load

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Dorm Room
                      • Home

                      Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                      it can play lots of kid of formats i like it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      PAL DVD-PLAYER MOST EXCELLENT!

                      By Jazzy268

                      from Long Island, New York

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • High Quality Picture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                        I bought several dvd players that said that it can play PAL type DVDs. This one is the real McCoy folks!! This DVD setup is pretty quick. The movies displays does not jump or shake. This is a great dvd player. Thank you all.

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Garbage!

                        By lukashon

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                            I purchase 3 Coby DVD players for three rooms.1 year later-not even ONE of them is working.Don't waste you money.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player

                            By Stevkalk

                            from East Rockaway, NY

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • High Quality Picture

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                            • Bedroom
                            • Dorm Room
                            • Home
                            • Home Theater

                            Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                            I bought this product because I wanted a second inexpensive player that could play both NTSC and PAL formats without hacking into the machine and invalidating the warranty. I'd only recommend this machine if you're short of space or need to play both North American (NTSC) and European (PAL) formats. The drawback is that if you stop playing a dvd in the middle of a program, the machine cannot resume where you left off. In addition, the remote control power button only toggles between and standby. To toggle between on and off, you need to use the power button on the machine itself.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            DVD-224 Compact DVD Player

                            By stangrysz

                            from Indianapolis, In

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • High Quality Picture

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                              Use the DVD in my home. Set-up is easy. Really is compact and easy to use.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              This thing is junk I tell you!

                              By SamIAm

                              from Guttenberg, NJ

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                    Cons
                                    -slow to boot
                                    -poor picture quality
                                    -cheap design
                                    -nearly irremovable information sticker on top
                                    -stopped working after 5 months!!!!!
                                    Pros
                                    -None

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great player for the money...

                                    By Movie buff

                                    from Phoenix, AZ

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Performance
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow To Load

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bedroom
                                    • Dorm Room
                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                    When my previous DVD player died I considered upgrading to HD but compatibility concerns lead me to stick with a "plain vanilla" player (my entire collection consists of standard format DVD's). The DVD-224 fit the bill perfectly - compact, inexpensive and no compatibility issues with my existing hardware.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    "I would buy this product again and agai

                                    By Scotty

                                    from Coral Springs, FL

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Bedroom
                                      • Dorm Room
                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                      When it comes to a Coby DVD Player, buy it! I'm trying to sell my $80 Blu-ray DVD player because it doesn't "recognize" my copied DVD-R or DVD+R and Coby does.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      So far so good

                                      By FOCO

                                      from Fort Collins, CO

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Bedroom
                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                        It is working great for us so far. Nothing fancy, but it does what it is supposed to. Noise isn't an issue at all. Size is great. Cost is fabulous.

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        great for the price.

                                        By user

                                        from El Paso, TX

                                        About Me Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home

                                          Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                          Great product although they come with a horribly obtrusive troubleshooting sticker on the entire top. The stickers are hard to remove and are not very attractive for an entertainment setup.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          OKAY for everyday plater...BUT

                                          By Dutch

                                          from Parma,Ohio

                                          About Me Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact

                                          Cons

                                          • Difficult To Use

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Theater

                                          Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                          I could not get the performance I bought it to get.It did not play all regions.[...].Try the Toshiba sd2010,it does work.

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          An excellent buy!

                                          By Doug

                                          from Strong, ME

                                          About Me Casual User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • High Quality Picture

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home

                                            Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                            I bought this inexpensive player because it plays PAL encoded DVDs. The quality is beyond what I expected for the money.

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Does it's job--small foot print!

                                            By TheHikerMan

                                            from Upstate NY

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy To Set Up

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                                Basic, cheap, does it's job. I'm not sure how long it'll last, but it's multi-region and it's small. I wish they made more simple DVD players this size. I don't like the flat thin ones that takes up space because this little baby can sit comfortably next to my Roku player! The only bad thing is that the remote has 800 buttons! I basically only need "PLAY" for these basic DVD players.

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                                                • No

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                great dvd player for the price

                                                By chris

                                                from buxton, me

                                                About Me Casual User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Consistent Performance
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • High Quality Picture

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Bedroom

                                                  Comments about Coby DVD-224 Compact DVD Player (Black):

                                                  great picture cheap price nice features

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                                                  • No

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