Product Type: Durabrand DVD players
Newest Review: ... that the designers have considered all major points in regards to the players use, and this makes the Durabrand PDV-702 excellent value. ... more
Durabrand, A Brand You Can Trust
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Advantages: Amazing quality of picture and device's exterior.
Disadvantages: Flip-up lid or CD cover isn't great.
I found this Durabrand model to be a very classy bit of kit for its time. Boasting a reasonably sized 7" screen and easy to use control panel, the player is capable of playing a range of formats (...from DVD's and CD's, to MP3 CD's and photo CD's). Not only this, but the player is also designed and constructed using durable, high-quality plastics and rubbers to produce a great, long-lasting machine. Complete with AC adaptor and car adaptor for home and travel connectivity, there is no place you're unable to use this device. The 2.5 hour, rechargeable battery allows for the watching of a single movie before needing to be recharged, which is something that could have been improved significantly.
I was particularly impressed with the clarity of the screen when watching DVD's. It isn't affected by changes in light like other alternatives, and this means it can be viewed during car journeys where glare from 360 degrees can occur.
I found the feel of the device to be excellent. It doesn't feel cheap or tacky like other players, and this reassures you that it will stand the test of time. similarly, dropping the device from a height of roughly 1 metre (...as I did not too long ago) will do nothing but perhaps cause a few minor scratches. the technical ability of the player won't be damaged and it will still continue to play all formats well.
With laptops, it can become unbearable to have the thing sitting on your lap for to long, as the heat it gives off can become too intense (...plus you risk damaging the device). but with the DVD-player this has been considered and rectified, so that the heat is kept low and focused away from the base of the device. You really do get the sense that the designers have considered all major points in regards to the players use, and this makes the Durabrand PDV-702 excellent value.
One thing I wasn't so impressed with in regards to the players usability was the flip-up CD cover. When opened it raises quickly and awkwardly which might reduce its longevity before being in need of replacing.
Besides a minor issue with the players flip-up lid, I have had no real technical or aesthetic issues with the player what so ever. I believe this is an excellent purchase even with the competition from mobile phones and the like available currently. A 9/10 product from the well respected Durabrand!
Summary: A great product for those born to travel!
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