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  1. Philips PET 821 review

    Philips PET 821 review

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    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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    Sony RDR-HXD560 review

    Sony RDR-HXD560 review

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    The nitty gritty of this aggressively priced combi is quietly impressive, with a built-in Freeview tuner, a DV input at the front and the ability to record on dual-layered DVDs.

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    Lite-On LVW-1105HC review

    Lite-On LVW-1105HC review

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    Standing apart from the design crowd, Lite-On has produced a deck that actually looks more like a high-tech games console than a DVD recorder. A regular DVD recorder still lurks inside

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    NeoDigits Helios X3000 review

     

    Sigma Designs' groundbreaking EM8620 chipset has brought us a slew of hi-def ready network- streaming products. Some, like the Pinnacle Showcenter 200 and Acer's MG3001, are purely network players...

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    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

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    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

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    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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    Sony RDR-HXD560 review

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    One-box digital recorders are gradually becoming a mainstay of the home entertainment line-up, but it has taken several years to get this far. While DVD recorders have been around since the dawn of the millennium and digital TV...

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    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

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    The easiest way to record digital TV is with a hard-drive recorder, but those are geared towards people who record hours of TV without necessarily keeping anything long term

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    Pioneer DV696AV review

    Pioneer DV696AV review

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    The high-definition double act of Blu-ray and HD DVD may be looming large on the horizon, but rumours about the imminent demise of bog-standard DVD appear to be highly exaggerated.

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    LG DR175 review

    LG DR175 review

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    The DVD recorder battleground is becoming increasingly fearsome. LG's retro-looking DR175 gets the ball rolling nicely with an RGB-enabled digibox-friendly Scart and progressive scan capable component video sockets

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    LG DNX190UH review

    LG DNX190UH review

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    With all singing, all dancing DVD recorders eating into their sales, stand alone DVD players need to work a little bit harder to earn your cash. The LG DNX190UH does just that.

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    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    Xoro HSD 7500 review

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

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    You've got to hand it to Panasonic, the Japanese manufacturer is currently at the top of its game when it comes to producing DVD/HDD recorders. The secret to its success is simple...

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    Lite-On LVW-5115GHC review

    Lite-On LVW-5115GHC review

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    Lite-On's budget recorder makes you want to get your eyes tested. We're not talking about a problem with the picture (not yet, anyway), or a ridiculously low price that makes you look twice (although £100 is very competitive)

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    LG DR175 review

    LG DR175 review

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    It's getting harder to spot budget DVD recorders. This LG offering is very smartly attired in a black case ( it also comes in silver), with an inscrutable fascia. It looks like it would cost far more than the £150 or so you can pick it up for

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    Mustek DTV407 review

    Mustek DTV407 review

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    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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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

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    The DMR-EZ25, with its distinctive sloping front panel, is the first model of Panasonic's new range to combine the advantages of a digital tuner and upscaling (720p/1080i) HDMI output

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    Toshiba SD-P2800 review

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    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

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    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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    Denon DVD-2910 review

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    With HD upscaling and both Super Audio CD and DVD-A compatibility, the DVD-2910 looks like a serious bargain at just £530. Although the 2910 isn't as fearsomely solid as decks higher up Denon's range...

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    Mustek PL8C70/PL8D70 review

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    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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    Philips DVDR3305 review

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    Given the accessibility and affordability of DVD recorders today, it's a wonder that some people continue to rely on recorders best reserved for the museum - namely, VHS decks...

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