Testing the RCA Media Player

RCA E30T Media Player

I recently bought a media player capable of playing HD video, tons of video and sound formats as well as streaming from the internet. The initial impression was that the design and quality was pretty solid. I've been testing it on my Vifa Surround system (Danish but made in China).

Solid testing has revealed some minor problems with the unit. This could probably be due to the quality of the PCB (Printed Circuit Board). The board and the whole unit for that matter gets extremely hot when in use.

I have found the following problems with the unit. Connecting a USB hard drive to the front ports worked pretty smooth but I did get several I/O errors (Input/Output) when playing movies. Running movies from the hard drive I installed didn't produce any errors!


Very small unit, only slightly larger than a 3.5 inch hard drive.

HD Capable.

Plays almost any video and sound format.

HDMI output


Problems playing very large MKV (file format) HD files.

When HDMI connected you can't transfer sound from any other connector.

Will get extremely hot.

Can't be shut entirely down with the remote.

Noise level.

Remote in Chinese "no translated sticker".

Tech specs

1920 x 1080 HD

5.1 channel sound

Network streaming

Internet streaming

Supports 2.5 / 3.5 inch SATA hard drives

External support for SATA hard drives

USB ports on front panel

Video codecs: H.264, VC1/WMV, MPEG 1/2/4, HD Divx,Xvid, FLV(flash), RM/RMVB, M2TS(BDAV)ISO

Video formats: RM, RMVB, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, TS, VOB, MPEG, WMV

Audio codecs: DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby

Audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AAC

Picture formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG

Subtitle support: SRT、SUB、ASS、SSA、SMI

OSD (Display language): Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian

RCA E30T Media Player

RCA E30T Media Player

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