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I got this portable DVD player for a birthday present from my parents earlier this year. And from what I've experienced of it through my use of it so far - it's very good.
I've not previously had a portable DVD player so I can't strictly compare this to any other portable DVD players or say how it holds up in general, but just based on a basic analysis of the audio/video quality and general build, this one seems solid.
== Display ==
This player has a 9" TFT LCD screen which is wider than most portable DVD players, and definitely wide enough when you have it in your lap (whether you be on a train or in the car); close range viewing makes for an enjoyable experience, a great display size.
== Video Quality ==
The video quality on this player is very good. The screen has an almost 'coated' shine to it, and DVDs look rich and clear on it, with great colour depth resolution.
== Audio Quality ==
Next to video, the most important thing in terms of a quality rating of course would be audio - as you may enjoy what you're looking at all you like, but if you can't hear it properly, what's the point!?
So how does this audio stack up? well, like I say: I haven't owned any other portable DVD players but just going by way of comparison to the audio quality of say an MP3 player, or what I am used to from good speakers or a television: this audio quality is very good.
This audio is Dolby Digital stereo and aside from sounding very crisp and 'surrounding', it also appears to be quite loud and you'll certainly have plenty of range with it.
== Quality of Build ==
In terms of the quality of the product itself, as in, its structure and manufacturing materials... it seems sturdy enough to me - with a solid base and thick screen.
Phillips are known to be a quality brand, even amidst some of the top dogs cheapening their hardware - Phillips is one of those brands that continues to make solid products.
My only slight gripe with this would be the noise of the disk spinning, it is sometimes noticeable, a very slight whirring but overall, you barely notice it, and won't at all if you have headphones in.
Overall I'd say this is an excellent gadget and great DVD player; great for traveling or perhaps curled up in bed: you can attach it to the back of a car seat too!