If you have spent any time looking at all of the available portable DVD players on the market then you will know that there is a very wide range of them available, all with different specs and features, and picking out the best portable dvd player for you can be difficult because you might not know what features you are missing out on from the products that you have not yet taken a look at. Hopefully this article can help you out a little bit by provising some information about the best products on the market and how to choose betwen them.
The first thing you need to decide is whether you do just want something that will play DVDs, or whether you might be better served with something on which you can also watch TV shows (see: best portable tv dvd combos) or even something that also serves as an ipod video dock for watching the videos you have saved on your media player on a larger screen. Some products also let you play videos from a memory card or USb stick. You obviously pay extra for the additional functionality but it does mean that you may use it a lot more.
If watching movies is the main thing that you are interested in then one of the main features to look out for is a widescreen display, which is much better for movies.
Are you going to be watching them alone, or would you like to share? There are several products out there which give you two screens so that more than one person can comfortably watch the same DVD. This is a great choice for use in the back of the car on long journeys.
The next question is how portbale do you need it to be? You can get screen sizes from 3.5 inches which will fit nicely into your pocket (see this best pocket tv guide) right up to 10 inches which you clearly can’t fit in your pocket. Related to this you shouuld also think about where you are going to use it. In the back of a car you will want something that is comfortable to hold, or which can be placed comfortable on your lap and the screen tilted to the right angle for viewing. But if you are using it indoors then something that comes with a little stand might be more convenient for you.