PHILIPS PET831 PORTDVD portable DVD player reviews

7 customer reviews
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This portable dvd player is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
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Steph, Birmingham My first DVD player

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It is a good product with an excellent list of features.
Bad points:
The max volume level is quite low for noisy environments like planes or cars.
I got 2 DVDs, with half of their surface written such as it is like a mini disc, difficult to read for the player.
I experienced a bug distorting the audio signal with some videos. This doesn't occur very often and can be recovered by a short forward or rewind and play sequences.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Bought this for my son on long car trips and when he first saw it he thought it was Christmas, in fact he was so excited he stayed awake long after his bed time watching his beloved cbeebies that I had pre-recorded for him! I found it very straight forward and easy to use. Not being a technical person, I couldnt say whether the picture quality is better than others, but I found it good enough to watch dvds late at night once the kids had gone to bed, although sound quality was not good on the speakers, headphones were fine.
Bad points:
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Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
looks great and is light to carry
Bad points:
the sound is very low, i have to lpug in my travel speakers in order to get good sound from
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2009

Rachel, Bradford Working mum

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I was really impressed with the picture and sound quality. It fixes easily into the car and my 3 year old son soon got the hang of it. Having a remote control is great too. Overall, the whole family think it was an excellent purchase.
Bad points:
None that I can think of.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 8.5
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-RW
Type of memory card SD
Upscaling No
WiFi No
Release date 2008-04-08
Real Dolby Dolby Digital Plus
MP3 Recording No
Video playtime (Hours) 4
Height in cm 17.0
Width in cm 25.5
Depth in cm 3.1
Weight (g) 970
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