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Portable DVD Players -- any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Webster, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Mrs W. and I are flying to the west coast with our 14 month old daughter later this week. I thought that it might make sense to get a portable DVD player so my daughter can watch Dora and Elmo rather than annoy the other passengers too much. Is there anything which I should be looking for in portable DVD players?
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They make ones especially for kids that are virtually unbreakable... I highly recommend those... Kids can put a serious beating on those things...
     
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I have a fairly cheap Magnavox and am happy with it.
    Splurge on headphones, though. I think that makes all the difference.
     
  4. I'm resurrecting this topic as opposed to starting a new one. I ride the train to work every day and my fiance is going to be doing some serious flying soon and I think it may be a good investment. Anyone have one? Have any recommendations?

    I'm in the "under $200 price range."
     
  5. Philips makes a portable DVD player that has an iPod dock. You can watch videos stored on your iPod on the DVD player's larger screen.
    If you foresee doing a lot of international travel look into getting a region code free portable DVD player. You'll be able to play DVDs produced anywhere in the world.
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Sign up for DirecTV and you get one for free.
     
  7. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I got a Panasonic about six weeks ago. Nine-inch screen. Paid $166 for it. There were some that were under $100 but the batteries only lasted two hours (or less). This one has a 5 1/2-hour battery. Like it a lot.
     
  8. Do you have a make, model and where you bought it?
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    My mistake. It's a Toshiba. (The Panasonic was the camcorder I bought.) Bought it at a place called ABC Warehouse. Not sure how widespread their locations are. The guy at the store, who I know, said he has the same one.Model SD-P1900. I think the price was around $200 but I was able to talk him down since I bought some other stuff. Remember, if you buy the cheap one, you'll likely have to spring for an longer life battery that could cost $40-$50. I figured it was best just to get this model that has the battery with the longer life. I like it. It also has a car adapter and remote.
     
  10. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    I got one for my 3 year old niece at Best Buy. It was around $179 and has a 4-hour battery life. I bought piece of crap headphones that she couldn't hear on the airplane with so heed that advice about not skimping on headphones.
     
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Got a Toshiba (sorry forgot model number) with some rubber coating; Its proven quite durable for 2.5 years now (6 and 8 yr olds.) road trips and plane trips.
     
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