Portable DVD Players: Features To Consider
Before Buying

By James

Portable DVD players can usually be found on the cheaper side of electronics, but some can also run you close to a few hundred dollars. If you’re going to spend that much on an electronic, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting exactly what you need.

Screen Options

The most important part of any portable DVD player is the screen. Thankfully, there are several different types of screens to choose from to make sure that you get the perfect option for your next road trip!

Dual Screen

Households with more than one child definitely need a dual-screen portable DVD player. These are exactly like they sound: one DVD player that plays the same movie on two separate screens. Two people can sit on opposite sides of the room, or car, while both enjoy the movie!

Swivel Screen

Swivel screen players have a screen that does not detach. Instead, it can do a 180 to guarantee that people can see the movie. Control it from the front seat, but turn the screen so that the people in the back can see it too!

Stationary Screen

Some portable DVD players have a screen that is more like a laptop. They open, and the screen stays in one place. While a stationary screen is not as convenient as the other options available, it is more affordable. These can often be found at a lower cost, and they function as well as
other products.

Screen Size

You can purchase portable DVD players with roughly the same size screens as you can tablets or laptops. These can be as small as nine inches, or as large as twelve inches! Most children won’t mind a smaller screen. Adults and older children are typically more concerned with screen size, so keep that in mind when deciding which one to purchase.

Battery Life

A fully charged DVD player can last anywhere from five hours to beyond when properly taken
care of. If you plan on going on a ten-hour trip, you want one with the longest battery life you
can find so you spend less time concerned with it being charged. However, if you plan on using
it for short trips in the car or household use, a shorter life span won’t bother you. Consider the
purpose behind your portable DVD player to decide how long the battery life will need to be.

SD Card Port

When you have a DVD player with a slot for an SD card, you’re no longer limited to watching traditional DVDs. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of an SD card, like:
– It doesn’t scratch as DVD’s do
– Smaller, and easier to store
– A larger amount of storage space
– Easier for children to use
SD cards are the ideal choice for modern movie viewing, but not all DVD players have this

In Conclusion

Portable DVD players are available for every family and every budget. Consider what you need in one to make sure that you have a product that the entire family loves!

"Buying these DVD screens made our vacation ride a lot more enjoyable. We also got headphones so our kids could listen to the movies and we could listen to the radio. It was money well spent. This was our first trip using them and we will be using them on all our long rides."


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