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1263 reviews | 3.5 out of 5
This item is for someone who wants a traditional five speaker stereo system. The DVD player is the real value. It plays wonderfully in both picture quality and sound. Wow. However, on a scale of quiet to very loud, this system stops short at loud. Definitely not enough volume for a house party, but enough to feel the effects of watching a movie. The surround sound speakers are wired only, so it would take too much reconstruction for me to hook them up. It would be much better if they offered wireless back speakers. Instructions and set-up were a breeze. Definitely for someone who just wants the basics.
I have a 24'' RCA boob tube flat screen that i purchased about five years ago. It would be nice if i could afford a flat screen, but i'm in college and my 24'' has a good picture for not being a LCD or Plasma. I wanted surround sound to go with this, so i purchased this model at another store for $99 bucks. It is great for surround sound. It rumbled the room when the movie reached its peak sounds. People need to remember that this is a home theater and not for Music. If you want something to pump out your tunes then this is not for you, but if you're looking for something to spice up your home movie experience then i would reccomend this to you. Make sure you read the booklet and adjust individual channel volumes. You might want the surround speakers up louder than the front ones, and the sub woofer should be on "powerful" to get the best contrast between treble of the 5 spearks and the 1 subwoofer. You might experience a tinny sound when you first put it together, but adjust the different channel volumes and place them right and you'll solve the problem. you can't beat this item for the price. Especially $99 that i paid on sale.
We purchased this product as part of an LCD 42 inch television bundle and I think this is the perfect size system for us with a small living room.
The DVD player works great and it was simple to hook up and operate. The looks and size of the system are nice.
You will need to purchase a sound/audio cable to hook the system up to the television to listen to the television in surround sound, if not, it will only come through the speakers when the DVD player is used.
I really like this product. The install instructions are great. I had this puppy up and running within 30 minutes. All of the speaker cables are color coated so you don't have to wonder what plugs into where. The best part is, it is a great value.
This is by far one of the best piece of equipment I have invested on. The sound quality is great and I just purchased a second one as a gift for a friend of mine and she is extremely happy. Quality of the sound is so crisp and vivid.
I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I was a little bit concerned that it wouldn't be that good considering the price was so low, but I decided to go ahead and buy it because Walmart has a pretty flexable return policy. I could always return it if it didn't sound good. It turned out that I didn't have to return it after all. The sound is great and my husband is very happy with this product.
A special note- we did have to buy additional, longer wires for the speakers so that we could stretch them behind our sofa. The wires that came with the system were not long enough to stretch the length of my livingroom. THis means they are extremely short because I live in an apartment and my livingroom is not big at all. So you may want to go ahead and buy additional longer wires at the same time you purchase this surround sound system.
Let's start with the complaints first.
-The instruction "manual" was actually nothing more than just a poster, rather than being a booklet. That was a pain. They couldn't have put it into book form?
-Let's say you're watching your tv show and someone needs to get the dvd out of the dvd player. When they push the "open" button, the sound automatically switches to dvd audio and you can't hear your tv show. Minor annoyance.
-the dvd player and sound system are together as one component. Someday the dvd player will stop working, and you'll be left with dead electronics taking up shelf space. They should have had the dvd player as a separate component so it can be easily replaced if needed.
-they got cheap with the accessories. They could have given us better cables
Now for the good stuff.
-It was easy to set up. I had mine ready to go 20 minutes after it arrived.
-even though this sound system is a different brand than my tv, they seem to work well together. I turn down the tv's own volume, and the stereo's volume automatically adjusts too. I like that.
-Even rented and worn out dvd's work great, never freeze up like they do on my computer.
-Usually generic electronics tend to disappoint me, but this one is a great deal. Turned out to be a great value
Overall I think the average person would love this product, especially people that don't have much money to spend.
It's not really for the biggest electronics experts. But I recommend it for busy people with little free time, and people with strict budgets
I didn't need one of those $1000 systems, just something small for us, so didn't expect more than I paid for with this system. I was pleasantly surprised after setting it up, it certainly exceeded my expectation. The entire system is quite advanced, and has great picture and sound. I'm impressed to say the least.
I have been wanting a home theater system for sometime but could not find an affordable one. I purchased this product based not only by price but also on the brand name reputation and experience I have with RCA and it paid off. This system provides theater-quality sound, was easy to setup and is very user friendly. I would recommend this system to anyone wanting better quality sound for their entertainment system.
The system is great for the price. However I have two complaints. One is the bass isn't quite enough but for he price... And the other one which is quite annoying when living in an apartment with paper thin walls, trying to be quiet...if that's possible is that the difference between Volume level 1 and 2 is significant. It sounds more like going from 1 to 5. The picture quality is great though.
It was easy instructions and great design. I love that is came with the surround sound speakers. We watched paranormal activity 2 with them and it sounded like we were there. It really scared us. It's a great buy and we love it.
We were looking for a good thearter system for our townhouse and found it here! This system was very easy to hook up and sounds great. (I hooked it up by myself, while watching my 3yr & 10 month old kids!!) I used TWO HDMI cables and now our PS3, Xbox 360 and surround sound are all hooked up to our TV! We are very happy with this product and its price!
This RCA sound system was very easy to hook up. All the wires are color coded and easy to connect. The surround sound is very clear and sounds like your at the movies. The am/fm radio is also a very cool feature. The HDMI Dvd upscaler makes regular dvds look amazing too! The RCA Dvd Home Theater System is well worth the price of admission. I’d recommend it to anyone that likes sound.
The performance is above average with a surprisingly low price.
Note: You will need to purchase an audio cable for this or you can use an old a/v cable from an old TV (the kind that connected VCRs and DVD players on the pre-digital TVs). If you use the latter, you will only need to utilize the red and white cable endings (not the yellow). You will also need one HDMI cable to go from the player to the TV. If you elect not to use an audio cable, you will only be able to hear sound from the RCA speakers when you view DVDs through the player. The audio cables will enable you to hear surround sound via the RCA speakers coming from your new TV.
When you open up this package to assemble, you will need to wire the speakers into the back of the DVD player. Don't worry, the've made it bryan (me)-proof. The wires are color coded, and the process is simple to figure out. I have never done anything close to wiring in the past, and it took me less than 5 minutes to complete. It is really easy.
While I still haven't had much of an opportunity to get the sound just the way I like it, I can say that the quality of sound is much better than what I was expecting given the price that was paid. It isn't Bose quality, but I didn't pay Bose prices for it.
This unit is a good deal for what you get. We purchased it as part of a package deal with a Sceptre 42" TV. I sure hope this helps someone out there.
EASY TO HOOK UP.
EASY TO USE.
Good sound and picture quality have had this for a year....Just wish it had a sleep timer
We purchased this system along with an RCA TV in February, 2011, by May 2011 it had stopped working properly. It keeps making a loud popping sound and the sound goes off. Now I find I must pay to have it shipped to RCA for attempt at repair. I will not purchase any more RCA equipment. The TV that came with the package isn't much better.
I would highly recommend this product love the bass it has especially when you got neighbors who you want to quite lol.
I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. IT MAKES WATCHING DVD'S FEEL LIKE I'M ACTUALLY IN THE MOVIE THEATRE. IT ALSO PLAYS RADIO (AM/FM) WHICH IS A ADDED FEATURE. I LOVE IT.