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Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player

  • Model: DVPFX980
  • MPN: DVP-FX980
  • Single Play DVD/CD Player
  • CD Music Playback
  • 480p
  • Component Video Output
  • 9.0" LCD Monitor
DVD Player Type
Single Play DVD/CD Player
CD Music Playback
CD Music Playback
Video Output
480p
Component Video Output
Component Video Output
LCD Monitor Size
9.0" LCD Monitor
Other Features
Rechargeable Battery For Up To 4 Hours of Playback. Car Adaptor,A/V Cable and Remote Included. Selectable Sound Modes.
Call Out Feature
USB Input
Shipping Weight
4 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
3 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
3 Months

With a 9" LCD screen for easy viewing, plus a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 4-hours of viewing time, you'll fully enjoy the time it takes to get from here to there with your favorite movies, photos and music.

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Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (5)

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    (3)

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    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not the one shown on website

By rainy

from seattle, wa

Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

I ordered this online based on the photo and was excited until it came and saw that the FX980 *DOES NOT* have the swivel head as shown on the photo and is exactly the same control set up as the cheaper FX780. Poor customer service too because to return this I have to pay the return shipping.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very satisfied

By Fiftysomething

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

This player works great. After trying the players that are still available in stores and getting frustrated with all the stop/start of poor skip protection this player is a welcome relief. I listen to recorded books and hope players will still be available for some time to come even if they are becoming obsolete for music. This is one of the best I've used. The battery compartment is a little difficult because of its placement inside but I wouldn't trade it off for lesser performance. I recommended it to a friend and now she has one too!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best we've ever owned!

By Kpals10

from Chandler, AZ

Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

We've owned a few portable DVD players and so far this is the best we've had. The picture is great and the volume is the loudest I've ever heard on a portable player. We drive across country a couple of times a year and sometimes I let my child watch movies in bed. I've only had this a week but so far I'm thrilled with my choice. I would definitely recommend this product.

(30 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not DVD in Picture

By halfpint419

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

This is NOT a swivel screen DVD. The picture on item is not what you get! the 980 is bulky and does not swivel. The picture is of the 930 (which I owned before and loved!) Sony needs to change the picture!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little cd player

By AndyShedd

from Portland, ME

Pros

  • Great Sound quality

Cons

  • None that I can see

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    Be sure to use the Sound Enhancement "1" setting for full-range sound. With no sound setting selected the music is thin and weak, probably to extend the battery life. I pair the player with Sony's MDR-SA1000 and the Sound "2" setting and the playback is amazing. For $30 you can't go wrong. Get one before Sony discontinues portable CD players!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for trips, my kids love it.

    By nettechone

    from Akron, OH.

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    I've own it for a month it helps keep my kids quiet while my wife and I drive. We have 2 other units we purchased for our 2 younger children but those unit are not as durable and the battery does not last as long and not Sony, so their going back.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    This player is ok not ...

    By Kooky486

    from ARIZONA

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    This player is ok not great. Upside, It's light weight, great battery . Down side. You have to go into "OPTIONS" every time and change the screen format to get a full picture. The remote has no on/off button and isn't laid out very well. Needs to have a 10"+ screen. I replaced a 6 year old Philips PET1030 that was by far better than the Sony, unfortunately they stopped making them. I'll purchase something else next time.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Christmas present

    By Greeny

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    This player has a long 6 hour life. The screen is better than most other portable players but not as good as some tablet screens. I like the touch strip for controls over push buttons. Sound is not loud but clean. It has a composite video out with special included cable as well as line in. Remote is big considering it is for a tiny player but laid out nicely. I would have liked more video input formats than just AVI and MPG. It wont play most of my MPG files since the resolution is often higher than 750x480. It does not play any Apple formatted video or audio. It reads Dane, Sandisk, Lexar and other flash drives beside Sony micro Vault but it is probably easier to just record AVI files onto a DVD and play them. I can have up to 6 two hour movies on one DVD in AVI (640x360)

    (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    REMOTE IS BAD PLAYER IS GOOD

    By THEREVEREND

    from TEXAS

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    THE CONTROLS ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER ON IT - SO YOU NEED TO USE THE REMOTE AND THE REMOTE DOES NOT LAST - MY PLAYER IS GOOD BUT CANNOT FIND A WAY TO CONTACT THEM TO BUY A NEW REMOTE... BIG DOWNSIDE -- MAY HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE NEW PLAYER JUST BECAUSE THE REMOTE WENT OUT!!!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Product just "OK"

    By TucsonTerpFan

    from Ariz

    Comments about Sony 9" Color Screen Portable DVD Player:

    CDs play well on the unit; however, the AM radio reception is very weak. Even local AM stations don't "come-in" very well. Sound of unit is good on FM, but, again, the AM radio feature on the unit I received is not a "plus." I bought it to replace an older unit #different brand# and the radio reception was not equal to the 10 year old CD radio player it replaced.

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