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Panasonic DVD-LS855 8.5-Inch Portable DVD Player with Car Headrest Mounting Bracket, Black

3.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Up to 6 Hours playback
  • High quality widescreen LCD with Enhanced Brightness Control
  • Bonus items included: Carrying Case, Car Headrest Mounting Bracket, Car DC Adapter, AC Adaptor
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model Number: DVD-LS855
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year Parts/Labor

Product Description

Portable DVD Player with 8.5-Inch Diagonal Widescreen LCD, Multi-Format Playback, Multi-Angle Viewing, Car Headrest Bracket, Car DC Adaptor and Carrying Case. The large 8.5-Inch widescreen display pivots for multi-angle viewing so you can adjust the position for optimum comfort and image quality. You can also adjust the screen brightness to get the best view of your DVDs in all kinds of light conditions. You get beautiful images while watching movies on a dimly lit airplane, or when you're relaxing in the sun at a resort or other outdoor spot.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Panasonic
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 7 x 4.5 x 2 inches
Item model number DVD-LS855
Color Name Black
Specification Met Energy Star

Additional Information

ASIN B0017DFGDA
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #142,346 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#441 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > Portable DVD Players
#1,177 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > DVD Players & Recorders
Shipping Weight 4.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available April 5, 2008

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We bought the DVD-LS855 this week for a road trip for our 2 1/2 year old boy. We unpacked it, attached the battery, dropped in the DVD, and he was hooked. He wanted to watch all DVDs on it (even inside the house) because it was perfect for his size. I was easily able to attach the car / headrest holder, although it took a little work to get it snug.

The video quality isn't going to set any records, but it does the job. Our 2 year doesn't care.

There are two headphone jacks, but I wouldn't want to try and share it between two kids sitting on opposite sides of the car. It'd be fine for a hotel room though.

The manual has a chart that shows battery life. If you want the longest battery life, you have to have brightness at minimum and use headphones. If you have the brightness cranked up, don't expect more than 2 hours. The good news is that the battery is detachable, so you can buy a spare battery and/or buy an extended life battery.

Pros:
Good size for a car trip.
Includes a carry bag that holds everything, including DVDs to watch.
Included car holder is greatly preferable to the bag stands. It sits at the right position to be seen in the car seat.
Plays movies in DivX format.
When you turn the player on, it resumes playing from where it stopped.
The kid loves it :-)

Cons:
Video quality
Play and stop buttons are along the top front edge of the unit. If you try and pick it up anywhere along the front, you'll almost certainly hit the wrong button.

In summary, if you want high quality video on a larger screen, use your $1,000 laptop computer. If you want a convenient player for your kids for car trips, this is perfect.
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I read many reviews about portable DVD and DivX players. I wanted to DivX player as a DVD holds about 2 hours of movie where as a DVD-R media holds about 6-7 hours of DivX/AVI movie file which is good for a long trip w/o switching the DVDs in the middle and etc. This certainly plays DivX/AVI files very well.

I was bit worried about the volume as I read a lot of complains about sound being not lound enough on other products. This I don't see how a volume could be a problem. It gets very very lound at the highest volume (w/o the headphone) and I can't imagine a volume could be a problem unless the file itself was recorded at a very low volume.

I ordered a separate case that I can use to attach between the headrests, but I shouldn't have. The bag that comes with this is made so that I can easily make it sit between the front seats with a bit of creativity.

Image quality is good compare to TV screen, but probably excellent comparing to other portable DVD players. I am happy with what I see from it.

The control buttons at the front does bother a bit, but once you have it set and start playing, you don't really need to touch those buttons, so not a big problem.

One thing.. this doesn't come with A/V cord as listed by Amazon. Only DVD-LS865 model comes with A/V cord.

Headrest bracket is included and I haven't used it yet, but it looks to be good, stable, and easy to install. And easy to attach and detach the DVD player unit.

I can't wait to take a road trip with our two little kids (3 and half, and almost 2 years old) and this unit playing the movies... hopefully they will sit through and behave. :)
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Panasonic DVD-LS855 8.5 Widescreen Portable DVD Player- Black

For me the biggest factor in buying a portable DVD player was durability. After reading reviews of many players I selected the Panasonic DVD-LS85. I purchased two of the factory refurbished players. Both units came in a sealed Panasonic box. The players looked just like new. They even had the plastic film on the screen. These players are well made and have the "feel" of a high quality unit. The controls are easy to use. There is no remote, but that wasn't an issue for me (I don't need it). The screen is bright and clear. The manual says the battery will last 3 hours with the screen set on highest brightness level or 6 hours with the screen set on the lowest bright level. We've played a few movies and the battery lasted as stated in the manual. I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend these players to anyone looking for a good quality portable DVD player.

10 MONTH UPDATE: We use these players all the time. We've taken them on at least 4 vacations. The brackets to mount then on the car seat backs are GREAT!! The kids also use them to watch movies in their rooms. We bought two and both have worked flawlessly. After 10 months I'm still happy.

2 YEAR UPDATE: Both players that we bought are still working great. After 2 years I'm still happy.
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By MKS on October 15, 2008
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As a mother, I found this to be a great product. It met all of our needs, which was a DVD player for the car for our 2 year old's DVD (cartoons).

We looked at a lot of other models and this one was well worth the money. Excellent quality for what we needed.

The headrest attachment is easy to install.

We recommend it!
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