Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coby TFDVD9952 Portable DVD System Review

We all like to be entertained. When it comes to long trips, movies are one of the best ways to pass the time. Some vehicles have a built in entertainment system. But if your vehicle does not have that, there are other options. Enter the Coby TFDVD9952.
The Coby TFDVD9952 is a dual display portable dvd system. And as a stand alone system, not only can it be used in the car, it can be used anywhere, such as road trips, and camping. With it's portable design, it can be taken anywhere.
Features and Specs:
-Dual screen system allows you to share entertainment easily
-9" Widescreen TFT LCD
-DVD, DVD�R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, JPEG, and MP3 Compatible
-Dolby Digital decoding
-Digital and analog AV outputs
-2 headphone jacks for private listening
-Anti-skip circuitry
-Convenient on-screen display
-Multiple language, subtitle, and camera angle support
-Parental lock controls
-Car kit included
-Display Resolution 640 x 234
-Video System Standard NTSC/PAL
-Connections: Audio Output 3.5mm Optical/Stereo; 3.5mm Headphone (x2);
-Integrated Stereo Speakers
-Video Output 3.5mm Composite Video
-Media/Format Support: Media Support DVD, DVD�R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW
-Audio Format Support CD, MP3
-Video Format Support MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (DVD), MPEG-4 (XviD)
-Photo Format Support JPEG
-OSD Menu Languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
-Certifications ETL, FCC
The Coby TFDVD9952 came well packed and protected. All of the necessary power cables, AV cables, as well as two pairs of earbuds, remote and owners manual were also included. One of the screens has the built-in dvd player, and the 2nd screen is just a monitor that hooks up to the player via the included cable. I also liked that it came with the cloth covers with straps for mounting it in your car.
Quality of components were good, as well as the quality of construction and fit and finish. Quality appeared good enough to provide years of use if taken care of. It was on par for it's price point.
I will point out up front one point in it's design. The one monitor with the built-in dvd player opens up like a clam shell. What this means is that if your have the monitors hooked up and mounted in your car, you will need to disconnect cables and pull the player out of the cover to change dvd's. But I can see the need to use this design at this price point.
When it came to it's performance, I was overall very pleased. The dvd player played without a glitch. The screens also provided a sharp looking picture with good contrast, and vibrant colors. I was also pleased to see there were no dead pixels. The video performance of the player was also as good as expected. The internal speakers also provided ok sound and played sufficiently loud.
The Coby TFDVD9952 is a great performing portable dvd system. The quality was good, and gave a good looking picture. I really liked its portability. Build quality was good, and it overall met my expectations. And at it's $139.99 MSRP price point, the Coby TFDVD9952 is a great deal. Based on it's design, features, quality, and performance, the Coby TFDVD9952 has earned our Recommended Award. for more info and complete specs, check out their website at: