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Philips PET702

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If affordability is your main consideration in getting a portable DVD player unit, then the Philips PET702 definitely makes for a happy pocket book at an average price of $89.00. Note, however, if you want a system that will run for more then 2.5 hours after charging for three, an extra rechargeable battery brings that cost to about $140, an amount at which you could simply buy a better system. I will give Phillips one thing – they do not make false claims about the battery life. They say it averages 2 h…

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If affordability is your main consideration in getting a portable DVD player unit, then the Philips PET702 definitely makes for a happy pocket book at an average price of $89.00. Note, however, if you want a system that will run for more then 2.5 hours after charging for three, an extra rechargeable battery brings that cost to about $140, an amount at which you could simply buy a better system. I will give Phillips one thing – they do not make false claims about the battery life. They say it averages 2 hours of play time – Bravo for being forthright with consumers!

There are things I like about the PET702 portable DVD player. It’s fairly sturdy, the speakers are relatively loud, and the picture’s not bad. The only problem in the images is that the system cannot adjust itself to different aspect ratios, so any older movies that are not in widescreen look really odd. The only way to fix this is to manually make the adjustment, which really only resolves part of the problem (even then, you have to go back and manually change it again for other DVDs).

Another problem with the PET702 portable DVD player comes up in the area that holds the disk. The hooks therein begin to damage your DVDs. Unless you’re playing a very cheap DVD and you don’t mind chipping, this player eats up the purchase price in having to replace damaged movies.

Unlike some of the very affordable systems out there, the PET702 portable DVD payer does not have dual headsets, so you can’t share. On the upside it weighs only one and a half pounds, comes with an AC/DC adapter, car adapter, and remote control. It also can playback a wide variety of media including picture CDs, video CDs, NTSC, PAL, MP3, and DVD, DVD+R/+RW.

Note that the consumer feedback on this item has been 50-50. Some love it and feel they’re getting a great bargain for the price, and considering its capacity it may well be just that.

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