If you often take long travels and have loud and restless young passengers in the back seat, then purchasing a dual screen DVD portable player is an excellent idea. You could concentrate on the road, while your kids or adult backseat passengers watch their favorite movie, look at photos, or listen to music.
Many of these DVD players allow the use of headsets, which means even less distraction for the driver. There are many portable units on the market and their prices vary widely, but when it comes to superb picture quality and excellent features, the Philips brand is definitely amongst the best.
Philips PD7012/37 comes with two seven-inch screens and many exciting features; for starters, it supports almost all available multimedia file formats, including DVD, VCD, and CD, and plays MP3 files as well. Its JPG support allows the users to display photos, and the use of wide aspect, 16: 9 format, ensures that there are no black bars when DVDs are played.
The built-in stereo speakers produce good quality audio, which allows you to listen to music or watch movies even when driving on a busy motorway. The player is shipped with the headrests mounting kit and car adapter, and has headphone jack and AV output. 300MB Movies The shockproof feature ensures that there is no « skipping » and the included full resume on power loss lets the users to continue playing the movie from the same scene.
The areas, which need improvement, are the cabling, and many users find it disappointing that battery and remote control are not included with this model. In occasions, the second screen had been problematic for some customers as well and the resume function, although loved by everyone and working well, does not remember the selected settings.
Overall, the Philips PD7012/37 dual screen player is very well priced, has almost all the functions that you would find in a normal DVD player, and performs well. Its advantages are the superb picture quality and the excellent sound, and the ability to adjust the volume and the picture brightness independently on each screen.
The unit is also very easy to install, and once mounted it stays securely attached to the front seats headrests; the 7″ TFT LCD displays are large enough to deliver good view and the unit is shipped with most of the necessary accessories. The supplied manual is also well written and available in a number of different languages.