By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not in the market for a portable DVD player, nor will I ever be, but were I forced to choose one I might lean towards the DCP951/37 (what’s with the slash?) from Philips. On one hand, the 640×220 resolution is pretty crappy, but on the other hand I really like the slide out dock that’s compatible with the iPod Touch, iPod Nano and the standard ‘big on storage, low on features’ iPod Classic. While the DCP951/37 has a DVD slot that can play almost every kind of standard-def video disc in existence, as well as an SD card slot for those all-important Divx files, being able to watch your iTunes video purchases on a larger 9-inch screen is a nice option.
Other features include MP3 support, 2 x 3.5mm stereo headphone jacks for sharing with a friend and a built-in LI-Polymer battery that’s rated for about 2.5 hours of playback. And you can pick one up from Amazon right now for a very reasonable $139.98.