Panasonic DVD-A120


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Brand and Model:Panasonic DVD-A120
Price ($USD):399.99
Formats Supported:
checked VCDchecked CDun-checked Laserdisc
un-checked CD-ROMun-checked DVD-ROM 
un-checked DTSun-checked MP3 
Features:un-checked Portable un-checked Progressive Scan
Number of Discs:1
Audio Outputs:
Analog (stereo):0Digital Coaxial:0Digital Optical:0
Headphone:0
Built in decoder:
un-checked Dolby Digitalun-checked Dts
Video Outputs:
Composite:0S-Video:0Component:1
Weight (lbs):? lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):? in. (height/width/depth)
Description:Panasonic's A120 Press release


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Panasonic DVD-A120
If it was region 4 ready, it was perfect!

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.89.7)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
No play on Gold color DVDs. Sad, I can't get the thing to play at all. Stay Far Away from Panansonic...

Overall Rating: 1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.58.144)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
This player worked nearly flawlessly for exactly one year. At one year and one month (1 month after the waranty expired) it began to skip tracks and "pixilize". Then it would not play some disks, I actually returned a disk to Wal-Mart believing it was faulty, it wasn't, the Panasonic player was. Last month, (5 months after the waranty expired) the DVD player stopped playing DVD's entirely and will only play some audio CD's. Those of you who are happy with your players at one year BEWARE! If it does malfunction Panasonic will NOT work with you at all!
I am currently trying to get help, but customer service is lacking with this company.

Overall Rating: 0
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.152.191)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
When it works, this is an amazing DVD player. However, it frequently fails to play extras on many of my DVDS (and I'm talking about some 15 or so of the 35 DVDs that I have). Moreover, it often stops at various scenes in my DVDs. When it does so, it takes some time before I can get it to stop and restart.

Avoid this player at all costs.

Overall Rating: 4
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.248.86)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
I've had it about nine months. Picked up through an Egghead action, or something like that, for about $275. Great picture, plenty of outputs (comp, svideo, etc.), and have never had a problem. If only my TV had comp in...

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.241.65)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
I've had my A120 for about 8 months now and have played about 100 DVD's on it with virtually no problems. I paid $267.00 (including shipping) from an online retailer I found on EBay. I'm surprised to read the negative reports others have posted here, most of the other reports I've read on audioreview owners seem to like it very much. For the money it's very tough to beat.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.167.104)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
I've had this piece for a year now. Exceptional picture and sound and
no problems at all.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.55.19)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
I bought about 3 weeks agao and I have been pleased with its performance. The picture is outstanding and the sound is awesome. I would highly recommend this player. Outstanding performance and price.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.113.173)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
I originally bought a Panasonic A120 from Costco for only $320, and that was over 4 months ago. Unfortunately, it decided to stop working. Costco was nice and gave me back my money, and out I went to find another player. I considered the Pioneer DV-414 and also the 501 by JVC, but I went with the A120 cuz of the price and features, plus I've heard enough complaints about lip-sync problems to make me cautious. I got the my player for $330 at Good Guys. Not bad, and I have 30 days to find a better price. I wish I could have bought it at Costco again, but they only have the A112. I LOVE the fact that that the 120 has component video output, along with DTS decoding. Woo. Good deal! My only complaints are the remote (it's so-so), that it can't read CD-Rs, and that there is no zoom option.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.190.230)
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Panasonic DVD-A120
The first DVD-A120 I purchased played movies flawlessly until I rented "The Postman" and when it got to track 14 it started to pixelize really bad until it finally stopped. I thought it was the disk so when I explained the problem to Blockbuster video, they opened a brand new case and rented that one to me. Well, sure enough, at track 14 it started the same thing. Being less than one month old, I brought the unit back to SoundTrack where I purchased it. My salesman listened to the problem and said it was probably a bad set of disks, I asked if we could play the disk (I had brought it with me) on his shelf unit. We did that and found that the DVD played flawlessly on their demo unit, he then gladly exchanged my player for a new one, which when I got home and hooked up ran and played "The Postman" just fine.

I would consider the DVD-A120 and entry level unit, and so my rating is based on a comparison of those units. The picture quality is outstanding, blacks are clear and concise. The 5 different fast forward and rewind speeds are outstanding. Audio can still be heard at 2x. Pressing pause freezes the frame entirely with no jitter or shake. This unit is both AC-3 and DTS compatible as long as you have a decoder in your receiver (or other hardware). Dolby Digital is outstanding and a must have for any HT buff. I have just ordered a Denon AVR-3600DTS receiver and anxiously await to hear how much better (if any) DTS is over AC-3.

This unit lacks a seperate laser pick up for CD's, but plays them fairly well. It also lacks a zoom feature that Toshiba has. Because of this I rate it a 9. The remote is laid out nicely and not too big. You will be very happy with this unit, but due to my problem with the first unit, I would suggest you play a copy of "The Postman" and see if it has problems after chapter 14. In lieu of this, I would be wary of buying a unit mail order since it's such a pain to exchange via mail.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.22.140)
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