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Philips DCP951/37 9-Inch Portable DVD Player with Ipod Docking
List Price: $149.99

Our Price: $99.99

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Product Description

Enjoy DVDs and iPod videos on a 9-inch color widescreen display with the compact Philips DCP851. Featuring a retractable adaptor for iPod and built-in SD/MMC card slots. You can view DivX movies or digital photos from multiple sources. With DivX support, you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos in the comfort of your living room. The DivX media format is an MPEG4-based video compression technology that enables computer users to save large files like movies, trailers, and music videos on media like CD-R/RW, memory cards and DVD-video. DivX CDs can be played back on selected DVD players, DVD recorders, and home theater systems; including this Philips model. Enjoy your digital photos from iPod, photo CD, or memory card. Play slideshows, single photos or thumbnails. Pan, zoom or rotate photos. Get up to 2.5 hours of playback with a built-in battery. Single remote control for the system and iPod. Resolution - 640x220 Brightness - 200 cd/m Contrast ratio (typical) - 350 - 1 Effective viewing area - 202.6x105.3mm Pixel pitch - 0.11 x 0.48

Features:
  • 9-inch LCD Color Widescreen Portable DVD Player
  • Included iPod Docking port for play and charge
  • Doubles as digital photo frame
  • Play CD, S(VCD), DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, MP3, WMA ,JPEG digital camera photos, DivX & MPEG4 movies
  • Up to 2.5 hours of playback with built in battery

Customer Reviews:

  • Depends
    I expected more, especially at this price point. My chief complaints are with the stand and the picture. The stand works great on a flat surface, but if you are not at a table or something sturdy (like in the car) it has to be held or propped. The picture is not so defined. Not good for sharing, you have to have just the right angle to get the most from the picture which is less than desirable at any angle. Would not have bought this one had I been able to test it first....more info
  • Excelent cost & benefit
    The Philips DVD player it's an excelent cost & benefit since it's a ipod external player. But:
    1- The volume level is manual. It's cannot be controled by the remote control
    2- There's no way to fix it at the back seat of the car. Since it's a portable DVD player, there should be a way to do that......more info
  • I like Philips......BUT
    I picked one of these up. I was psyched about the iPod dock. A great idea and from what I can currently find, also a unique feature. No one else has a portable DVD with an iPod dock. At the time of purchase I was torn between this Philips model and the Sony FX820. I'm a big Sony fan but the iPod dock really had me.

    I got it home and popped my iPhone into the slide out dock. After fidgeting with it for a couple of minutes I was watching a movie from my iPhone on the screen. Cool. But.....then I noticed. Unless you are looking at this player's screen head on, you can't see a damned thing. If you change the viewing angle just a bit, the LCD screen becomes nearly black. Unviewable. Very disappointing. To me, this one fault makes this player useless. It's a shame. The iPod dock feature is cool.

    The unit does feel VERY plastic-y. Also, this is an open faced design. You can't close it up. The screen is always exposed. The DVD loads on the back of the unit too. Kind of clumsy.

    On a positive note. The unit didn't seem affected by any cellphone GSM noise.

    A cool idea but flawed by seriously poor image quality. I would recommend the Sony FX820. You can hook up an iPod or just about any external video source using a cable. The Sony is far superior in material, build quality and picture quality. Sorry Philips!...more info
  • good choice!
    the product arrived as promised from the seller, in good condition and on time. the screen is a nice size. i gave this as a gift and the recipient, an 18 year old girl, absolutely loves it. we have friends who looked at it and have decided to purchase it as well. it was a great choice!...more info
  • Solid system
    This is a solid system for watching DVDs and iPod videos. Haven't tried the SD card yet, but the quality for DVDs and the iPod is excellent.
    The only problem I had was using the controls on the system itself for fast forwarding iPod video. They were pretty clunky. However, if you use the remote control, there is no issue. All in all, it is well worth the money for people who enjoy videos on the go....more info
  • Fantastic Screen!
    This product is wonderful to watch those videos that the I-Pod screen doesn't do justice to. Watch in larger format and compact to carry with you wherever you go. I'd suggest this product to a friend....more info
  • I am not convinced this article
    The product I was very impressed at first, but the battery lasts very little, it's a bit slow to switch modes to connect the ipod touch is to restart the computer or turn it off sometimes several times so that you can detect not can increase or decrease the volume by remote cotrol ......more info
  • Nicer than expected
    I purchased this Portable DVD for my 11 year old son, and we all, especially him, thought the product was nicer than expected.
    Worth the 100 bucks.
    ...more info
  • Shipped used one / Proudct reasonable
    Amazon carried this product so I had ordered. When I got this prodcut, there were scratches on the side and battery was almost fully recharged. This obviously tells me that the product had been opened and used. I purchased this new and yet they sent a used one. My confidence in amazon.com is slowly starting to deteriorate. This is the second time I've been disappointed...

    As for the proudct, the price is reasonable for the features it offers. Video quality is poor but what do you expect out of portable DVD player. Other DVD player within this price range have poor video quality as well. You'll need to spend over $300 to get a good quality video. As for DivX format, it wasn't able to play any .avi formats from SD card. I was hoping it would but didn't expect it to. It said on the proudct that it will only play DivX VOD which you have to download from DivX site. I think this product will do if you intend to use it while traveling. My main purpose was to use it in my minivan. I bought the bag that will mount unit but it was just a pain getting in on and off so I had to find other creative ways to mount it. In the end, I will probably use it on long travels only, for day to day use is too tidious. ...more info