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107 products

  1. Marantz DV7001 review

    Marantz DV7001 review

    10  

    Unlike the lively, 'which is better: CD or vinyl?' debate of the 1980s, there can be no such discussion about DVD and HD. Hi-def is four times sharper, end of discussion. So how can it make sense to spend more money on an inferior format?

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    Archos 404 review

    Archos 404 review

    8  

    Depending on what your point of view is, a camcorder could be a dexterous recording device or a handy memory-snapper. The first will give you high-quality results, the second will give you fast results at a variable quality

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    Archos 604 review

    Archos 604 review

    8  

    This portable video and music player may be the replacement for the much lauded AV500 device, but it actually has less in the way of features. The AV500 was a multi-talented gadget, as it could both play back and record video ...

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    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    8  

    In a diversion from the standard flip-top design, the Xoro HSD 7500 portable DVD player uses a slot-loading disc drive and flat tablet design. This slim-line design means that the supplied Freeview tuner is an additional, clip-on device

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    Archos 504 review

    Archos 504 review

    10  

    Archos' 504 is the world's first large-screen portable media player with a 160GB hard drive. It'll allow you to store an impressive 450 movies, which should be more than enough to keep even the most avid film enthusiast quiet

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    Philips PET 821 review

    Philips PET 821 review

    9  

    Compared with some so-called portable DVD players, the Philips PET 821 is very compact and amazingly light (940g), with an attractive, flip-up cover that's not too dissimilar to a Mac laptop.

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    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

    8  

    Panasonic was first to launch a portable DVD player in the UK, and has a great pedigree in the market. The DVD-LX97 is the flagship model in its latest range and its features list reads like a glossary of AV technology.

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    Mustek MP100 review

    Mustek MP100 review

    6  

    Despite the large 10-inch LCD screen size, the Mustek MP100 is a bit of a lightweight, weighing in at an extremely portable 1,230g. Sadly, it's not the only area where this portable DVD player is a bit on the light side.

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    Mio Digiwalker H610 review

    Mio Digiwalker H610 review

    6  

    Not all PMP devices put entertainment first, as the DigiWalker H610 is first and foremost a pocket-sized satellite navigation system that claims to offer a generous serving of digital entertainment on the side

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    MSI Mega View 588 review

     

    There's no getting away from the fact that the MSI Mega View 588 is an ugly piece of kit. It looks like MSI has used a camera casing, as it has a tripod thread and battery hatch on the bottom...

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    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    8  

    Most portable DVD players are the flip-top type with a folding screen, but the Xoro HSD 7500 uses a flat 'tablet' construction and a slot- loading disc drive and comes with Freeview built-in.

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    Shinco SDP-1250 review

    Shinco SDP-1250 review

    9  

    No longer the toy of old, portable DVD prices have plummeted, and specifications have improved dramatically. The Shinco SDP-1250 portable could be seen as the end result of this process - and what a result it is

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    Mustek MP100 review

    6  

    Despite being billed as a portable, the MP100 is a big old boy with its 10-inch screen, and resembles one of those ultra small laptop computers. Its silver and black finish is attractive enough, but the plasticky finish of the lid ...

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    Mustek DTV407 review

    Mustek DTV407 review

    8  

    That might also go some way towards explaining why the DVT407 is a bit chunkier than your average portable DVD player too, since it has to incorporate what is a unique feature in this product category

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    Toshiba SD-P2800 review

    8  

    This is Toshiba's new flagship portable - the Japanese company's idea of the perfect mobile movie machine. It certainly looks the part on paper: 9in 800 x 480mm screen with extra wide viewing angle, DVD-A and DiVX playback

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    Shinco SDP-1250 review

    9  

    It's possible that unless you've visited online shopping website firebox.com, you won't have heard of Shinco before. But don't let that put you off because this gorgeous piece of portable kit could be yours for a reasonable £300.

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    Mustek PL8C70/PL8D70 review

    8  

    Anyone with kids will know it can be a nightmare keeping them amused (ie quiet) during long car journeys. Mustek offers a solution in the shape of the PL8C70, a portable DVD player with a 7in screen that you can strap to the back of the seat

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    Toshiba SD-P2700 review

    8  

    Toshiba's SD-P2700 is a bit of a head turner. It's very slim and incredibly lightweight, even with the battery pack clipped on. Externally, it's finished in silver while the inside sports a two-tone look - silver disc bay and control panel buttons

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    Philips PET710 review

    8  

    Small but perfectly formed,this is surprisingly weighty for such a tiny thing. On top of this the brushed metallic finish will keep your inner magpie feeling fulfiled. Open the sturdy lid and you'll find that if you push the screen back too far...

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    Panasonic DVD-LS85 review

    6  

    Panasonic has decided to break new ground in terms of the appearance of its portable DVD players and opt for something different. It's gone for a two-tone shell - sliver base and gunmetal grey lid - and a hinge mechanism

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    Goodmans GDVD 100WLCD review

    10  

    It's quite unusual for a Goodmans product to weigh in at the high end of the price scale, so you might be wondering just where this expense is hiding, since the outer casing has a slight plasticky feel to it. It is, however, neat, tidy and waif-like.

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    Toshiba SD-P1600 review

    6  

    Toshiba's portable DVD deck makes quite an impression when you first clap eyes on it. It's a gorgeous design, very compact and sleek, and is no bulkier than a Filofax (if anybody still knows what they are)

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    Philips PET1000 review

    10  

    Philips' top-lining portable DVD deck has the feel of a micro laptop about it. It is fairly heavy (especially with the battery pack attached) and has a rather swish silvered finish to it.

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    NAD L53 review

    8  

    As NAD's 'Music First' mission statement dictates, the L53 is primarily a CD player that focuses attention on 2-channel sound performance while allowing you to play DVDs and enjoy 'some' of the spatial sound effects of home cinema.

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