ClearPlay RCA DRC232N DVD Player
by Clint DeBoer — October 13, 2004
- Product Name: DRC232N DVD Player with ClearPlay
- Manufacturer: RCA
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- Review Date: October 13, 2004 20:00
- MSRP: $ 158
Player type: Single disc DVD player
Features: Digital Cinema & Video mode progressive scan (2:3 pulldown), Digital PhotoView & MP3 combination play
Supported disc formats: Plays back DVDs, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, Audio CDs, CD-R/RW, Video CDs (VCDs), SVCDs, MP3, WMA and JPEG files.
Remote: Unified TV/DVD/VCR remote (RCA/GE brands ONLY)
Audio Outputs: Stereo analogue RCA, Coaxial digital audio output
Video Outputs: Component (Pb, Pr, Y), s-video and composite
Dimensions: 2.0" H x 16.9" W x 11.0" D
Weight: 5.50 lbs.
- Innovative movie content filtering software
- Progressive scan output
- Small footprint
- Very up to date filters for current DVD releases
- Plays back almost any type of video disc as well as most audio formats.
- Limited free filters ($79 for subscription)
- Cumbersome filter updating (no internet or phone connection)
- Sub-par construction of RCA-branded player including screws on bottom of unit that can damage non-level surfaces
There have always been movies that in my mind utilized violence, language or sexual situations for no other reason than to supplement for the lack of imagination on the part of the director. Perhaps it was his/her decision to take the easy way out in storytelling, rather than let the viewers' imagination play a part in the story as is my personal preference. This doesn't mean, however that there aren't movies that portray these things in a necessary and relevant context, but too often it is easy for a director to allow a single graphical scene to interfere with what is otherwise a "decent" story. This is a divisive topic, mind you - one that will have one half of the issue up in arms over the authors original intent while the other side screams about family values and choice. Well, I am one for freedom of choice and since this technology involves purchasing the original DVD's it is merely a voluntary act to then select the option of watching them in a way that allows you to shelter your family from violence, profanity, sexual situations and more. Support for ClearPlay filtering includes the CEA, Kids First Coalition, Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, the American Psychological Association, and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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