Sony DVP-FX980 Portable 9" DVD Player

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Enjoy sharp, crisp video and high-resolution images with the Sony DVP-FX980 portable DVD player. It features a 9-inch high-resolution, widescreen LCD monitor with multiple format disc playback for easy viewing and up to 4-hour rechargeable battery for extended use. Additionally, the player has USB port which allows you to enjoy movies, music and pictures on the go.
   
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  • Product Details of Sony DVP-FX980 Portable 9" DVD Player

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      Product Title:Sony DVP-FX980 Portable 9" DVD Player
      Manufacturer:Sony
      Lowest Price:$199.00from Newegg.com

    Description

    Enjoy sharp, crisp video and high-resolution images with the Sony DVP-FX980 portable DVD player. It features a 9-inch high-resolution, widescreen LCD monitor with multiple format disc playback for easy viewing and up to 4-hour rechargeable battery for extended use. Additionally, the player has USB port which allows you to enjoy movies, music and pictures on the go.
      • Portable Features
      • Battery Life: 3 Hour
      • Other Features
      • Remote Control: Yes
      • Included Components: Portable CD/DVD Player Remote Control
      • Dimensions
      • Weight: 2.11 lbs
      • Warranty
      • Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
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      • URL: http://www.sony.com
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    3 Reviews for Sony DVP-FX980 Portable 9" DVD Player
    by K. Allen
    02/05/2011
    It's perfect for me
    I have only had this for a few days so I cannot comment on logevity. Granted, I haven't had much time to experiment but so far I really like it. I do not think it is cheap looking or feeling, as another reviewer stated. I love the picture quality- it's very crisp and clear. The sound is everything I would expect and it's much better than an older portable DVD player I have. If I were to compare the two, there would be no fair comparison. This one is sooo much nicer! I love the 9 inch screen. The swivel may come in handy but I don't see it as a selling point for me. I have taken this unit outside to see how it plays in the sunshine which is not so good. I could watch it in a shaded area just fine but direct sunlight is too harsh. I have not tried fiddling with the controls to change the view settings though. There may be a way to do that. However, I don't see that I would need to be watching a DVD out in the sun. I don't notice much spinning noise as I have in other units...
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    It's perfect for me

    by M. S. McGrew "The Appreciator"
    24/06/2011
    The Best in it's Class
    NOTE: If you are only going to be play store bought DVDs then this player may not be for you and you can skip this review. The Sony DVP-FX950 is the same player without the ability to play MPEG4 files and it has no USB. The DVP-FX950 is also less expensive. If you have no desire to play video files then the Sony DVP-FX950 is for you.

    The Sony DVP-FX970 is awesome at this price point. Having researched all other comparable players and personally tried out many; the Sony is better in every category except battery life in some cases (although 6 hours is still very solid). The screen picture quality is fantastic. It's not HD, but its close to the best you can get without bluray. It is the highest resolution you can get at this price. It's a clear, crisp and bright picture. The sound quality is great for a portable player. This player is as sold as any portable DVD player I have held. The Sony has a nice feel and design. The biggest reason I am writing a review is to clear up...
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    The Best in it's Class

    by Sasquatch Boy
    24/04/2011
    Solid Portable DVD Player
    When I bought this at Best Buy a couple of weeks ago, I thought I was buying the DVP-FX950, which had received pretty good reviews. I didn't realize at the time that I was actually buying the replacement for that model, the DPV-FX970, but I'm very happy that I did. There have been a couple of significant improvements to address the shortcomings of the previous model. This is the first portable DVD player I've owned, but I messed about with a few others in the store. Here are my thoughts.

    I like the size and feel of DVD player itself. The swiveling hinge feels very sturdy and has a bit of a snap to it when it closes but there is no latch to keep it closed. The screen can be rotated 180 degrees and then laid flat if so desired. The case does not feel cheap to me. It has a nice texture to it which helps when it's being gripped. You will probably find, as I did, that the exterior holds fingerprints and smudge marks very well, but that's not a big problem...
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    Solid Portable DVD Player