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  1. #1 how to get the best car portable DVD 
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    hello everyone! My buddy has a new car with the banks system he is looking for a portable car DVD for his truck. He knows nothing about them but only want buy it online conveniently from [Links Removed]. so he asked me for my opinion and I donít know much about portable car DVD so Iím asking you guys what would be the best choice for a portable car DVD for his truck he is looking to spend no more than 100$ for one so let me know guys thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jake1496
    hello everyone! My buddy has a new car with the banks system he is looking for a portable car DVD for his truck. He knows nothing about them but only want buy it online conveniently from[Link Removed] or [Link Removed]. so he asked me for my opinion and I donít know much about portable car DVD so Iím asking you guys what would be the best choice for a portable car DVD for his truck he is looking to spend no more than 100$ for one so let me know guys thanks!
    Well, I bought the Sony DVP-FX820 about 2 years ago for $180. I picked it up over others because it has a 800 x 480 screen resolution. It's a real nice player and the screen flips open, and around 180 degrees. You can then fold it back down so it's closed, but screen out. It's 16:9 format and about 8" diagonal.

    From a C-Net review:
    The good: Gorgeous 8-inch screen with 800x480 resolution; full 180-degree swivel screen; includes remote control, audiovisual cable and car charger; reliable 6-hour battery.

    The bad: Somewhat hefty 2.7-pound weight; no USB port or flash card reader; no support for DivX or other digital video files.

    The bottom line: Despite a few drawbacks, the combination of a stunning high-resolution screen, long battery life, and impressive design make the Sony DVP-FX820 a winning portable DVD player.
    The Sony DVP-FX820 delivered on the two most important aspects of a portable DVD player: picture quality and battery life. By doubling the resolution of last year's player on the same size screen, the FX820 delivers a much more detailed image--and it's all very noticeable, thanks to your close proximity to the screen. This was most apparent when we watched an action scene from Aeon Flux that took place in a garden. The fine detail of the grass and flowers was better than any screen we've recently tested. Battery life, meanwhile, was also impressive: the player hit Sony's rated life of 6 hours right on the nose. That falls far short of the 9 hours we got from the competing Panasonic DVD-LS86, but it should still let you get in about three full movies per charge.

    So what's not to like? The Sony DVP-FX820 just doesn't boast any other additional features. You can play back MP3 files and JPEG photos burned to discs (in addition to CDs and DVDs, of course), but that's about it. There's no compatibility with DivX or other digital video formats. Also absent is a USB port or flash card reader.

    Of course, none of that is going to be a deal-breaker for anyone who's just looking for a standard portable DVD player. The impressive screen, long battery life, and slick design makes for an overall winner, with the comparatively hefty 2.7-pound weight being the only notable drawback for most users. Widely available for $180, the Sony DVP-FX820 is well worth the premium over "bare-bones" portable DVD players from no-name competitors.


    Now the truth about the 6 hr. battery...

    I think it's only advertised a 5 hrs, and that is clearly stated in the owners manual as turning the illumination down to get that life.

    The last two times I have flown for business, I have taken it and my PS2 with me. Hotels now a days try to keep you from inputting to their TV's and I haven't yet bought a laptop. I watched DVD's on my flights, and played PS2 games on it in my hotel room, and movies. Don't mistake it as a portable PS2... I brought my PS2 with me also. It was an AV in, and AV out. It also has an optical out.

    With the included car charger, and swivel of the screen, this one, or a newer model, is perfect for mounting in a vehicle.

    I suggest insuring the screen is 800 x 480 or better, else be disappointed.


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    Thanks. My friend recommended me some portable car DVDs at [Link removed]. They are pretty good!

    Bit too much like spam, link removed.

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    I think GPS answers five questions simultaneously:



    "Where am I?"
    "Where am I going?"
    "Where are you?"
    "What's the best way to get there?
    "When will I get there?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake1496
    I think GPS answers five questions simultaneously:



    "Where am I?"
    "Where am I going?"
    "Where are you?"
    "What's the best way to get there?
    "When will I get there?"
    What's your point?
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