Philips Portable DVD Player Review

Buying a Philips portable DVD player for car? Find the top selling and rated 7 and 9 inch portable DVDs from Philips, with its features and user pros and cons. See also the amazing features of the latest Philips' addition...

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Philips 7 inch portable DVD player - model PET741B/37

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While searching for the best rated Philips portable DVD player, I have found two websites where Philips PET741B/37 has been one of the top selling and rated models. It had collected over 100 reviews, and the final rate was 4 out of max. 5.

Philips PET741B/37 is the portable DVD player that is designed to play movies with the cinema-like picture quality and stereo sound. The DVD player is equipped with the 7 inch anti-glare polarizer LCD screen that features a standard 16:9 screen format, used mostly on HD TV.

This Philips portable DVD player is the versatile unit that plays a variety of DVD and CD disc types, including discs with JPEG files, SVCD, R, RW and MP3 CDs. As the multifunctional device, Philips PET741B/37 is using the AV OUT to connect to a TV, amplifier, even Karaoke. It provides an option to select subtitle languages, sound track, viewing angle or restrict the play if the movie is unsuitable for your kids.


  • Simple and affordable.
  • Portable and easy to use.
  • It operates a variety of disc types.
  • Decent quality of the DVD player.
  • Good picture and sound quality.
  • Durable.
  • It can be plugged to the car speakers.
  • It works in different regions.


  • The battery last less than two hours.
  • Frequent problems with the battery.
  • Small buttons.
  • Not Divx compatible.
  • DVD door is too flimsy and made of cheap plastic.
  • No remote control.
  • The sound volume from the built-in speakers is little low when driving.

Philips 9 inch portable DVD player - model PD9000/37

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For those who prefer larger screen and longer battery life, Philips portable DVD player PD9000/37 is the solution for you. Model PD9000/37 is the best selling 9" portable DVD player from Philips. It is also rated pretty high on more than two websites.

Rating from the Best Buy - 4.5 stars based on over 80 reviews.

Rating from Buzzillions - 4.4 based on over 80 reviews.

Rating from - 4.1 based on over 50 reviews.

One of the most popular features this 9 inch portable DVD offers is the amazing 5-hr built-in rechargeable battery, also the high resolution LCD screen and full resume on power loss. In contrast to the previous model, PD9000/37 includes remote control for convenience and AV cable to connect it to TV. It is also equipped with the headrest mounting pouch for easy installation.

It supports a variety of disc types as most of the Philips DVD players: CD, DVD, MP3 CD and Divx encoded videos (MPEG-4).


  • Great picture quality.
  • The widescreen display provides a large viewing area, and you can watch movies in their original format with no cropping.
  • The sound is clear and crisp and the volume level is fine indoors but, when traveling in the car or plane you might need an earphone.
  • Very long battery life.
  • Lightweight and portable - great for cars, when traveling or while waiting for the appointment.
  • Easy to use button controls.
  • It can play international DVDs (compatible with different regions India, UK)
  • Durable.
  • According to several users, Philips PD9000/37 doesn't break or skip after falling on the ground, making it great as the kids DVD.


  • Expensive.
  • An average quality with some flimsy components.
  • Not compatible with some regions (not a region-free DVD).
  • Changing DVD discs is inconvenient as it requires taking the whole unit out of its pouch.

Philips 9" portable DVD player - new PB9001/37

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Model PB9001/37 from Philips is the latest model and great addition to a wide range of portable DVD players from this manufacturer.

Philips PB9001/37 offers the latest technology in portable watching to your door. Equipped with the HDMI feature, this model is not only built for amazing movie experience when traveling, but is ideal for watching high definition movies on your TV at home. Model PB9001/37 uses the built-in rechargeable battery for the 3-hour of continuous play making it truly portable device.

The great thing is that Philips portable DVD player PB9001/37 plays Blue-ray discs so you can watch movies or pictures in high 1920 x 1080 resolution (LCD screen comes with the 800 x 480 pixels). HD and progressive scan is what makes the experience great; the result is the smooth movement, crystal clear and sharp pictures with the amazing colors. With the great picture should come the great sound. DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD are what give you the finest sound for full entertainment experience.

This Philips portable DVD player also supports; Divx Plus HD so you can watch HD movies from the Internet or DVDs from different regions and high speed USB 2.0 for different file types, including music, photos and movies.

As found in the specs, the player is compatible with most DVD and CD disc, including above mentioned, plus it allows you to download the files from the Internet thanks to the BD-Live feature for easy connection between your Blue-disc player and the Internet.

In a case of the power outage, or if the disc has stopped for whatever reason, the resume feature gives you an option to watch from the scene where you stopped watching.

The accessories include two stereo headphones, A/C and D/C chargers, AV cable, remote control and travel bag.

Since this is the newest model, there is no user reviews so far.

Other 7" portable DVD models from Philips

  • PET749/37 - DVD/TV combo
  • PET741W/17
  • PET741W/07
  • PET741T/17
  • PET741R/17
  • PET741P/17
  • PET741C/17
  • PET741A/17
  • PET729/37 - DVD/TV combination
  • PD700/37

Other 9" portable DVD models from Philips

  • PD9030/37

Philips dual screen portable DVD players

  • PD9016/37
  • PD9012/37
  • PD9012/17
  • PD7016/37

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