C.P. asks from Hollister, CA on January 27, 2008
Portable DVD Player Info
I would like to purchase a portabble DVD player for my car. I have been researching them on the net, and don't know which to choose. Does anyone have a player that they are really happy with? Would love any advice!
So What Happened?™
Thank you for your advice! I ended up buying an Audiovox Dual screen player from Staples.
C.Y. answers from San Francisco on October 02, 2008
We bought a Philips from Costco. The remote only worked within close distance. Within 90 days, it started to skip and freeze a lot. We decided to return it. Later, we bought a Sony thinking that should be more reliable, it started to freeze from time to time within 2 mos. It still does it once in a while mostly from heavy watching. I recommend to go with everyone else recommendations to get a cheap one.
L.R. answers from Stockton on January 29, 2008
I had a Polaroid that I bought at Target for about $200. It worked well for over two years of MAJOR use, and then the only problem was that a piece came loose and started scratching the dvds, but I'm sure we could have fixed it with a piece of tape or something. I was looking into a new player, but I got a newer car that has a DVD in it, so I don't need one. The only advice I can give is go with at least an 8" screen, and one that swivels is very handy! Good Luck!
K.L. answers from San Francisco on January 28, 2008
We recently bought one for our two year old - my husband works for apple and told me that the price really has NO relevance when it comes to performance.The more expensive portable dvd players work in exactly the same way as a cheap one, you are just paying for a brand name and/or extras on the dvd player that you will never use.
We went down to target and bought the $89 special on sale, and we've been using it for about 4 months now. Its simple, and great. Get a cheap one - accidents happen, like little feet kicking, so it's pretty silly to spend a gratuitous amount of money on it.
D.W. answers from San Francisco on January 29, 2008
As an item that damages easily and is a target for theft, I say go cheap. Look for the one or two features that will mean the most to you (number of headphone jacks, screen options, etc) and then take the best price. JMHO.
G.B. answers from Sacramento on January 29, 2008
I have a cheap one two that works good. I think I got it from Target for around $80. We have used it for a couple of years with no problems, though we only use it on long road trips, not around town.
I was recently reading reviews on them, because now that we have 2 kids, I wanted to get one with 2 screens that attached to the headrests, rather than resting on the console, like we normally do (it can slide all over the place in the car). I read that Disney makes a good one, with 2 screens and that fit snap togethere and can accomadate seperate headphones. It looked nice. I think it was between $100-200.