Summary: I am (basically) happy with my Philips 8.5-Inch Portable DVD Player with Ipod Dock. It's portability is EXCELLENT! All of the listed features are (thus far) working well: It docks and plays movies from my IPOD touch (while keeping the ipod charged!). It plays my pirated dvd's as well as regular and home movies from either a dvd, or from an inserted memory card. The fact that all those features work so well was a big plus for me!!
Summary: This is a Christmas present for my son, so I only played around with it for a little while. First off, the picture quality is good, but not great. The one thing that I have noticed is it works better with the iPod Touch than what has been reported by some others. The only problem is that it needs a higher pixel ratio. You can see the little dots, so it is not as smooth as other players, I did not find it overly dark.
Summary: The Philips portable dvd player is a great companion on long trips. The wall charger didn't work at first, but a new one was recieved. The remote also does not seem to function correctly. Besides that, the player works fine and is a great piece of hardware.
Cheap, tablet form factor, internal ipod tray, bad picture
Ted Hancock, Amazon
1 August 2010
Summary: The price on this type of device is ludicrously low at this point. The tablet form factor is nice, but doesn't protect the screen like the clamshell iLive. Just as with it's competitor the iLive, it's difficult to get the source properly set to iPod. This unit does not offer full iPod control since the iPod is contained within the unit's case.
Summary: I bought this portable player refurbished. It's a cheap player and although it does the job it feels like it could break very easily. The parts feel cheaply made and I wouldn't have paid anymore than I did for this dvd player.
Summary: It plays dvd/cd/cdr etc. as well as data dvd/cd. It connect and plays ipod/iphone music and video. It plays files in SD cards. It probably displays standard component TV. It is pretty good at playing files up to 720x480 size (standard dvd) and convert to its screen size. Virtually, it is 720x480 display with pretty good quality. Unfortunately, files such as .avi and .mp4 contains various different compression as well as .mkv .flv files that are not supported.
A Video Review on the Philips 8.5" DVD Player/iPod Dock
7 February 2010
Summary: Length:: 9:09 Mins There are many reasons why you would want an DVD player that includes an iPod dock. Ohilips have combined them (and a flash memory card reader) and created the DCP851. The video will explain the features, but here is a summary of important facts What it WILL do- - Play DVDs from all regions - Work with you iPod Touch, iPhone, and Video iPod - Can be used as a digital picture frame - when used with an iPod or memory card - Can be used as an external...
Summary: Excellent product: bought it for my husband's Ipod and it works great with it. My son uses it also because it is so portable when my husband watches another program on tv so I can have them all happy in the same room like now. I am also about to travel into Cancun and will take it with me. My son is 22 months old and I need to entertain him for the flight. I believe we made a great choice with this product I'm very happy with it.
Summary: If you can score one of these on sale as I did, don't think twice: just buy it. The DCP851 is unusually versatile. It plays regular video DVDS. And DivX DVDs and CDs, audio and MP3 CDs, JPEG and Video CDs. If that weren't enough, the DCP851 also accepts SD/SDHC/MMC cards - and has an iPod dock. The 8.5" screen is clearer and crisper than what might be expected from its 480 x 234 screen. Both 4:3 and 16:9 formats are supported.
Summary: The biggest concern for most people was the car mount. I have found a really good car mount that will work great for most tablet portable dvd players, to include this one in particular. It is much safer than those velcro straps and can even be slightly adjusted for your viewing pleasure. (Germany did a test on in car dvd players and found that the velcro straps or cup holder cases/mounts are unsafe and could kill a child at 18MPH. Projectile dvd players?