written by: Aunindita•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 10/19/2010
What portable DVD player is right for you? With so many options available on the market, deciding which to buy can be difficult. To make your purchasing decision a little easier, here are the top ten portable DVD players.
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Trying to choose a DVD player among the top ten portable DVD players does not have to be confusing. Price and features are usually the biggest factors among top rated portable DVD players. Who has time to shop and compare different models? Now you don't need to. Read below to find the best portable DVD player to fit your needs.
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1. Toshiba SDP93s
The best feature of the Toshiba SDP93s is its 9 inch screen and 800 x 480 high resolution. This DVD player has an SD card slot. This means you can listen to your favorite music as well as your favorite movies while on the go. The battery of the Toshiba SDP93s lasts for around 5 hours and costs about $150.
The Sony DVP-FX930 has a long battery life, which is helpful if you often forget to charge things until you need them. It is sleek and comes in a variety of colors. It has a 9 inch screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. It weighs around 2.7 pounds and comes with battery back up of 6 hours. The portable player costs around $145 and is considered one of the best portable DVD players on the market.
This is one of the top ten portable DVD players because unlike most DVD players, it is a dual screen DVD player. The Philips PET7402/37 is great for those long road trips with the kids. With 7 inch screens and 16:9 wide screen format that slips easily on the headrests, your children will be entertained for hours. The device comes with a screen resolution of 480x234 pixels. The Philips PET7402/37 is available for $178.
Panasonic is a name most consumers trust. This device has a very long battery life of 13 hours. The screen is 8.5 inches so there is no need for glasses to see the images. With a weight of 2.4 pounds, the DVD player will not weigh you down. The Panasonic DVD-LS86 is also very wisely priced at around $150.
This player combines several cool features. It displays on a 7 inch widescreen. This is not just a DVD player but also a MP3 player. Other features are a USB port and SD card slot. It has a battery back of 3 hours and the Coby TF-DVD7377 is quiet cheap which can be bought for $83.
If you can't decide which portable DVD player is best for you and your needs, check out this buying guide which recommends the top ten portable DVD players available on the market.
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6. Sony DVP-FX730
Next on our list of the top ten portable DVD players is the Sony DVP-FX730. This player has a 7 inch screen and weighs only 1.9 pounds. The battery of Sony DVP-FX730 can last up to 5 hours without a charge. The Sony DVP-FX730 costs about $150.
The Panasonic DVD LS83 player has an 8.5 inch screen and weighs a little over 2 pounds. The battery lasts 6 hours so those extra-long road trips to grandma’s house will be quieter. It is available for about $160.
The rotating screen on this player is huge. 10.2 inch screen is definitely not normal with most portable DVD players. This one is also a MP3 player so take your tunes along with you on that extended vacation. The Coby TF-DVD1023 weighs about 5 lbs. and the battery lasts for about 4 hours if fully charged. The portable player costs about $115.
At 1.6 pounds and a 5 hour battery life, the Toshiba SD-P71s is great to take on any trip. It is one of the lightest DVD players on the market. The screen size of the DVD is 7.5 inches. Toshiba made this player sleek and durable and has made it available for about $150.
This model has made it on the list of top ten portable DVD players for two reasons. First, images and videos are displayed on an 8.5 inch wide screen. And secondly, it has a remote, so there is no need to search for the fast forward button in a dark back seat. The GPX PDL805 weighs about 4.3 lbs. and battery backup is about 2.5 hours. Considered as one of the top portable DVD players, it can be purchased for about $90.