DCP501 provides one platform for all your home entertainment needs. Contained within a convenient space-saving design, the Motorola DCP501 combines digital audio/video tuning and processing with a single-disc DVD/CD player, digital cable receiver, and audio/video receiver.
Interface Connection: 1 x Headphone - Front, 1 x Composite Video In - Front, 1 x Stereo Audio Line In - Front, 1 x S/PDIF In - Front, 5 x Spring Loaded Speaker Terminal - Rear, 2 x RF - Rear, 1 x RF TV In - Rear, 1 x RS-232 - Serial - Rear, 1 x Toslink S/PDIF In - Rear, 1 x S/PDIF In - Rear, 2 x Antenna - Rear, 4 x Stereo Audio Line In - Rear, 3 x Stereo Audio Line Out - Rear, 3 x Pre-amplifier Out - Rear, 3 x Composite Video In - Rear, 3 x S-Video In - Rear, 3 x Composite Video Out - Rear, 3 x S-Video Out - Rear
Sound Supported: Do
Product Type: Home Theater System
Speaker Channels: Five Speakers and Sub-Woofer (5.1)
Included Components: DVD Player
Product Title: Motorola DCP501 Home Theater System
Power Score: 3.4 | 4 Reviews
Power Output: 500 W (RMS)
Watts per Channel: 100 W/channel
Number of Discs Supported: 1
Audio Codecs Supported: CD-DA, MP3, SACD
Video Format: DVD Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Video CD
Audio DAC: 24 Bit
Audio Features: Headphone Jack, MP3 Support, Tone Control
Dimensions: 6.10" Height x 17" Width x 20" Depth
URL: Manufacturer Link
Audio Decoding: Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Number of Station Presets: 30
Media Format Support: Video CD, SACD, Picture CD, MP3, CD-DA, DVD Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2
Number of Analog Audio Input: 5
Media Formats: DVD-RAM
Number of S-Video Output: 3
Output: Composite (RCA), S-Video, RF Coaxial, 5.1-Channel RCA (Decoded), RCA
Weight: 35.00 lbs
Number of DVDs Supported: 1
Number of S-Video Input: 3
Overall Max Frequency Response: 20 kHz
Other Media Supported: DVD+R - Play, DVD-R - Play, CD-RW - Play, DVD-RAM - Play
Number of Discs: 1
Number of CDs Supported: 1
Receiver Type: A/V Receiver
Remote Control: Universal Remote
Virtual Surround Sound Technology: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic
DVD Features: Dolby Digital Output, DTS Output
Input: A/V (Composite), Audio - Digital Coaxial, Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Line In (RCA), S-Video, Video - Coaxial (RF)
Tuner Display: Digital
Overall Min Frequency Response: 20 Hz
Included Speakers: No
Number of Digital Optical Input: 3
Speaker Configuration: Five Speakers and Sub-Woofer (5.1)
CD Features: Repeat
RMS Output Power: 500 W
Video Output: Composite (RCA), RF Coaxial, S-Video
Audio Output: 5.1-Channel RCA (Decoded), RCA
Product Reviews (4)
Strengths: Total versatility - does absolutely everything in one box No more renting equipment - I own it!
Weakness: Size - it is so big it is tough to get it into a standard size entertainment center
Great price on a great product - I am very happy with being able to see all the channels on mulitiple tvs that I used to only get on one set. I bought 2!
By patrickdefalco - Dec 12, 2006
Strengths: nice combination of several components (DVD + amp/receiver/tuner + cable box)into one, with only one remote ! :) 5.1 Surround sound
Weakness: Quite a large unit. Not compatible with Time Warner Digital Cable (and maybe others)
This is a pretty nice unit. It combines a DVD player, AM/FM tuner, Receiver/Amplifier, and cable box all into one unit. Features are nice and work well, with lots of connection options in the back, including digital audio and pre-amp outputs, as well as the speakers connections for 5.1 surround speaker systems. The only problem I have had is that although the unit is advertised as a Digital Cable...
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This is a pretty nice unit. It combines a DVD player, AM/FM tuner, Receiver/Amplifier, and cable box all into one unit. Features are nice and work well, with lots of connection options in the back, including digital audio and pre-amp outputs, as well as the speakers connections for 5.1 surround speaker systems.
The only problem I have had is that although the unit is advertised as a Digital Cable tuner, it apparently is not compatible with my Time Warner Cable service provider here in Houston, although they use Motorolla boxes too, but a different model. So i am using it as an analog cable tuner (it can tune channels up to 99, which are analog). So if you want to use it as a digital tuner, definitely contact your cable provider first to see if it is compatible.
Also, the unit is larger than other Receiver/Amps I have seen and used, so make sure your shelving / stand / entertainment center can accommodate this unit.
While this unit doesn't have the most features and options out there, it is good enough for basic use in a second room. I use it to drive a TV and speakers in my bedroom. You can can get better/more specialized units, but they also cost a lot more. For this price, you get a pretty good deal combining a DVD player, as well as amp/receiver and cable box.
So if you are on a budget or simply need a basic setup, or even to save having to have three units (and three remotes!!!) this product is for you. While not top-of-the line, it is definitely a good product and recommended for its intended purpose.
By Lurker3 - Feb 7, 2006
Motorola DCP-501 Home Theater
Strengths: AM/FM Tuner, Sound Quality, Quality of Design And Construction. Integration of many quality functions in a single unit,multiple i/o's
Weakness: Awkward size & Shape, Difficult to program, Remote difficult to use & confusing
Generally a very good to excelent piece of multi-purpose equipment that provides very good to excelent performance in all stated functions.Somewhat tricky to initially program.The remote could be better designed for ease of use.
By norton18613 - Oct 3, 2005
The Motorola DCP501 is an all-in-one receiver from 2003 originally retailing for $900. It simplifies the hookup of everything from cable TV and satellite receivers, and unifies audio and video media playback and amplification within one device. It combines the function of a digital cable receiver, a DVD/CD/MP3 player, a 100-watts-per-channel surround receiver, and an AM/FM stereo receiver. This...
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By productwiki.com - Nov 11, 2011