Emerson GF827 DVD Karaoke Player Review

The Emerson GF827 DVD Karaoke Player may very well be the most uniquely designed karaoke machine that you have ever seen.  Packed with interesting features, the Emerson GF827 will keep a karaoke lover happy for hours on end.  It has a striking color video screen, and the lyrics are very easy to read even from far away.  It includes 300 songs in MP3G format on a disc.  You can also use it to watch your favorite DVD movies when your vocal cords need a rest. 

This digital karaoke player will also accept an auxiliary input from other personal music players and even from gaming consoles.  There is a convenient cradle to place your MP3 player.  The Emerson GF827 lets the user sing as well as record both voice and music on an SD card using either your favorite karaoke CD’s or downloaded music.  You can then either play the recording back or store it to take with you and play later.  The audio and video outputs give the user the option of connecting the player to a large screen television.  Even better, you can connect it to an integrated home entertainment center for optimum sound quality.

Features and Specifications

  • 200 Traditional or 100 Holiday MP3G Songs included on 2 Discs
  • Auxiliary input and Built-in Cradle for IPod®/MP3 Players.  iPod cable included.
  • 7'' TFT Color Video Monitor
  • Records a mix of both Voice and Music
  • 2 Microphones and 2 Microphone Jacks
  • Echo, Balance, and Digital Key controls
  • Easily connects to Television or Entertainment Center
  • Standard 3.5mm Headphone Jack


If you are looking for a karaoke machine that comes with hundreds of popular songs to sing along to, this is not it.  Although the Emerson GF827 DVD Karaoke Player comes with 2 discs and 300 songs, all of the songs are either preschool kids’ songs or traditional holiday and religious songs.  For popular music, you either need to purchase other discs or attach your iPod or MP3 player.

In spite of the poor song choice, this karaoke player has still received mostly positive reviews online.  It is easy to use, and kids love it.  The DVD feature is very convenient, as it converts the device into a portable DVD player.  The screen is 7 inches, which is good for a karaoke machine but a bit small for watching movies.  Still, with the addition of the optional DC 12V car adapter, the Emerson GF827 DVD Karaoke Player could be a handy companion for long trips with the kids.  They can either sing their hearts out, or settle in to watch their favorite movies.  The sound is good, and to date there are no complaints of the annoying delay that affects similar karaoke players.


  • Can also be used as a portable DVD player
  • Very unique design
  • Lightweight and easily portable


  • Songs included on the 2 CD’s are only traditional kids and holiday songs.  No popular music is included

For young kids, this karaoke machine is good right out of the box.  For most everyone else, you really need to buy some popular karaoke CD’s or use your iPod or MP3 player to have any songs worth singing along to.  The Emerson GF827 DVD Karaoke Player works well and is generally recommended by most customers.  The DVD function is a definite plus.