Portable DVD players may not be quite as popular as they once were, but they nonetheless remain a surefire way to keep your kids entertained during a long and boring car journey. In fact, a quality portable DVD player can be more effective in keeping kids occupied than iPhones and tablets, particularly if you get a model with a large screen.
Large screen portable DVD players allow multiple viewers to enjoy a movie while traveling without being forced to huddle together in the backseat, which makes the viewing experience more comfortable for everybody.
Dual screen portable DVD players offer similar benefits and feature two screens which can be separated from the player itself and fitted to headrests for hands-free viewing.
So which is better, a large screen portable DVD player or a dual screen portable DVD player? That comes down to your needs and personal preferences.
In order to help you find the model which is right for you, today I’m going to show you some of my favorites from both categories.
Best Portable DVD Players with Large Screens
It is a common misconception that portable DVD players are capable of playing DVDs only. While this was certainly the case a decade or so ago, portable DVD players have moved on with the rest of the world, something of which the Impecca DVP1330 is the perfect example.
This portable DVD player comes fitted with a USB port, allowing you to view all of your digital media on its 13.3 inch screen. To add to the viewing experience, that screen can rotate up to 80 degrees and boasts a 1024×600 resolution display.
The Impecca DVP1330 also boasts a staggering battery life of over five hours when fully charged. That’s more than two average length Hollywood blockbusters or close to a dozen episodes of the average television sitcom.
As the name would suggest, the Pyle PDH14 boasts an LCD monitor of 14 inches, one of the largest of any portable DVD player on the market today. Furthermore, the screen rests on a pivot, meaning viewing angles can be adjusted to give you a unique viewing experience.
Like the previous entry, the Pyle PDH14 is fitted with a USB port to make YouTube and Netflix easily accessible.
One of the greatest features of this portable DVD player is that it can be connected to a full sized television with relative ease, allowing you to enjoy your chosen DVD or digital media on your home viewing system.
This, of course, takes the Pyle PDH14 from a portable DVD player to a regular DVD player that you can watch while on the road.
Sylvania is one of the most popular names in the portable DVD player industry and the SDVD1332 is the perfect example as to why that this. This model boasts a 13.3 inch swivel screen which can be manipulated and adjusted to an angle which suits you.
Sylvania, being the generous manufacturer that it is, includes a multitude of accessories with each purchase of the SDVD1332. Among those accessories are a wireless remote control, a pair of headphones, and a car adapter, so you won’t have to worry about having to make conversation with your family should the battery run out during a road trip.
Best Portable DVD Players with Dual Screens
Sylvania SDVD1037 –
Again, Sylvania is one of the most respected manufacturers of electrical equipment in the world today. It’s difficult to adequately convey just how popular the brand is, so if you want to fully understand the rise of Sylvania, you should consider purchasing the brand’s SDVD1037 dual screen portable DVD player.
The Sylvania SDVD1037 features two ten inch screens which can be easily mounted inside a car and can be used to view DVDs as well as digital media, which can be shared through its USB port and SD card input.
Given the reputation of the Sylvania brand, you can be sure that the SDVD1037 will last you for years to come, with neither screen easily falling victim to the knocks and bumps which you are bound to encounter while traversing the great American highway.
NaviSkauto Dual Screen DVD Player
The NaviSkauto Dual Screen DVD Player may be a little bit more expensive than some other dual screen portable DVD players on the market today, but for that extra bit of cash you get a durable product which will last for more than a decade, conceivably entertaining generation after generation within your family.
The dual screens of this portable DVD player come in at 10.1 inches each and are thin and lightweight, ensuring the player can be transported with ease despite its larger than average screen size.
The NaviSkauto Dual Screen DVD Player boasts a battery life of five hours when fully charged and also includes a charger which can be plugged directly into your car’s cigarette lighter, so you’ll almost always have a source of juice for the device.
Philips is another giant of the electrical industry and has been behind some of the finest televisions, radios, and even car headlight bulbs ever produced. For that reason, it is little surprise the brand has experienced great success in the world of portable DVD players, particularly with the PD9012.
The Philips PD9012 is a dual screen portable DVD player which allows you to watch your favorite movies and television shows on a 9 inch screen (or, rather, two 9 inch screens).
Furthermore, it offers a sound quality that is far superior to most other portable DVD players, making it the perfect choice for those looking for a model on which they can not only watch DVDs, but listen to music as well.