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Philips PET712/05 Twin Screen Portable DVD Player 7" with Car Mount and Car Adpater

by Philips
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Portable DVD player with two detachable screens
  • Plugs into car cigarette lighter socket (adapter supplied)
  • Screens can clip onto the back of front seats' headrests
  • Powerful built-in speakers with enough sockets for 3 sets of headphones to plug in at the same time
  • Sophisticated and comprehensive list of playback features - all accessible with remote control (supplied)

Product details

  • Item Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Item model number: PET712/05
  • ASIN: B001E1O1BS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,338 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

With the PET712, you can watch DVD and DivX® movies, listen to MP3/-CD music or display digital photos all from the comfort of your car. And with its dual TFT LCD screens you get to share the fun and convenience of this portable DVD player.

The PET712's dual screens allow you to display the same videos or images from the portable DVD players. Simply plug in and mount the screens on the headrests in your car. Now you can enjoy your favorite DVD movies and JPEG photos with family and friends at the backseats easily and comfortably.

With DivX® support, you are able to enjoy DivX® encoded videos in the comfort of your living room. The DivX® media format is an MPEG4-based video compression technology that enables you to save large files like movies, trailers and music videos on media like CD-R/RW, memory cards and DVD-video. DivX® CDs can be played back on selected DVD players, DVD Recorders and Home Theatre Systems.

Multi-format playability allows you to view images on the go and play most disc formats for maximum disc compatibility and viewing pleasure.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cables, cables, and a missing hole... 3 July 2009
First off, Phillips screens are great quality as you'd expect from a 'name' brand. Thing is, I really want the wireless set-up they've shown on the box as that looks fantastic, in reality what you get is a maze of cables as mentioned previously.

Also, there's a design flaw with the 'pouch' which holds the player, the holes in the pouch (or the inputs on the player) are just in the wrong place. With the player in place as per instructions, with the inputs on the left, the hole on the right of the pouch enables access to the 'open' button which is frankly pointless as you can't open the player in the pouch. The on/off switch which is obviously necessary for the operation of the device is inaccessible at the top of the player. Maybe I've got a duff pouch, but I'd expect this to have been spotted by Phillips and sorted.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - messy wiring 12 Jun 2009
Bought this DVD player to use mainly in the car because I liked the separate twin screens and the extra flexibility they gave. Image quality is as good as would be expected on this kind of device (decent but it won't blow you away!). Sound is punchy once you stick it through the car stereo but even on the internal speakers it's not bad. Price was good.

My only gripe is the cabling. To connect the player to the two screens and the power means it's a real web of wires. I suppose if I properly set it all up at the beginning of a journey I could tuck things away but there's still more cables trailing around than with a more standard portably DVD player.

However, I think the plusses outweigh that minus.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quiet kids, happy journey! 7 Jun 2009
By Sarah A
We bought this for our holiday and boy, we're glad we did. 4 hours of total bliss for the boys in the back.

A couple of downers though. There are lots of leads and this can look messy - we used cable tidies and this did help. Another is that once the player is all strapped you cannot change the dvd unless you undo the whole thing. Also it is very hard to find the on/off button when it is in the case.

Overall though, we would thoroughly recommend it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sanity 13 Aug 2009
By Andy
Just back from a road trip to Southwest France and we ALL enjoyed the journey. Cables shmables - it's Philips, it's well made, it doesn't skip and jump, it looks good. You need to buy headphones separately (an oversight from this well respected company)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what i would expect 4 Nov 2009
By Kevin B
Bought this product just over a year ago using it 4 or 5 times on long journeys to keep the kids quiet.
Just after the year was up,and hence the warranty period, one of the screens went to sound only and no display.
I contacted Phillips who are not a bit interested and advised me to buy another as these are not economical to repair.
I will be purchasing another but DEFINITELY NOT Phillips.
Do yourself a favour and avoid
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