Portable DVD players make it possible for you to watch your favorite movie no matter where you are. Once popular only for frequent air travelers, portable DVD players are now affordable enough that they can be purchased for road trips, camping trips, or even just to have to watch in bed late at night or while you are in your home away from your television and DVD player set-up.
Getting an excellent portable DVD player doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. While there are several portable DVD player models with price tags over $500, there are several portable DVD players that will cost less than $200 and can still be great for playing your movies while you’re on the go. Here are some of the best portable DVD players that are priced under $200.
Phillips 7″ Widescreen Portable DVD Player
This portable DVD player from Phillips usually runs around $175 and is a great portable DVD player to choose when you’re looking for something portable for travel. The portable DVD player is progressive scan, giving you the best video quality from your DVDs possible, and DVDs play on a 7 inch widescreen. The DVD player will play DVDs as well as DVDs that you or your friends have burned in your computer including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD=R, Video CDs, WMA, MPEG-4, and JPEGs. The DVD player will also play CDs and CD-R’s so you can use your portable DVD player to listen to music as well as watch your movies. This particular portable DVD player weighs 1.9 pounds making it extremely light for travel and is small enough you can comfortably fit it in a backpack or briefcase.
Magnavox 8.5″ Portable DVD Player
This portable DVD player by Magnavox usually runs around $160 and is another wonderful choice when you are looking for a portable DVD player. Unlike the Phillips it will not play back your burned DVDs or Video CDs, but it will play back traditional DVDs as well as regular and burned CDs. The Magnavox portable DVD player has built in stereo speakers for when you are watching your DVD player with others, and a headphone jack for when you are watching a movie alone.
Mustek 7″ Portable DVD Player
If you’re on a budget, then this portable DVD player by Mustek can be an excellent portable DVD player alternative. The DVD player is only $99, and comes with many of the same features the more expensive models do. This progressive scan DVD player has a built in anti-shock system so your videos play back smoothly, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack for when you’re watching movies alone. This DVD player, like the Phillips will play back burned DVDs and CDs. The DVD player comes with a rechargeable battery that will last over 3.5 hours.