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Philips DCP850/37 8.5-Inch Portable DVD Player with iPod docking

by Philips
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  • 8.5" LCD Swivel 16:9 screen
  • iPod docking: play movies and recharge your iPod device
  • Compatible with DVD+R/-R, CD-R/-RW, MP3, DivX
  • SD card slot for movies and digital photos
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Product Description

Product Description

Philips DCP850 8.5" Portable DVD Player with iPod docking

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy your DVDs and iPod videos on a 8.5-inch wide swivel screen. The sleek and compact Philips DCP850 also features a SD/MMC memory card reader, which allows you to view digital photos or DivX movies stored on your memory card. The screen's 16:9 aspect ratio lets you enjoy movies in all their widescreen glory. Its built-in battery and slim design--just an inch-and-a-half thick--makes it easy to take with you anywhere.

Enjoy DVD, DVD+/-R and DVD+/-RW, (S)VCD, DivX, and MPEG4 movies
With DivX support, you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos in the comfort of your living room. The DivX media format is an MPEG4-based video compression technology that enables you to save large files like movies, trailers and music videos on media like CD-R/RW, memory cards and DVD-video.

Zero Bright Dot Screen for Optimal Screen Quality
Enjoy highest-quality images that are free from annoying blank spots on the LCD screen. LCD displays commonly have imperfections, termed as 'bright dots' by the LCD industry. A limited number of bright dots were once considered an inevitable side effect of LCD mass production. With Philips' strict quality control procedures used in our Portable DVD Players, our LCD displays are produced with zero tolerance for bright dots. Philips Zero Bright Dot Policy guarantees optimal screen quality.

Dolby Digital for Ultimate Movie Experience
Because Dolby Digital, the world's leading digital multi-channel audio standards, make use of the way the human ear naturally processes sound, you experience superb quality surround sound audio with realistic spatial cues.

What's in the Box
DCP850 portable DVD player with iPod dock, 35-key remote control, AC/DC adaptor, 12-volt DC car outlet adaptor, 1 AV cable

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Product Dimensions7.6 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
Item model numberDCP850/37
Color NameWhite
Built In Decoders Dolby Digital
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #88,599 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableMay 3, 2006
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Customer Reviews

Picture quality great.
You can push a button to adjust the screen size (so everything looks like it's in proportion) but then you're only using about two-thirds of the screen.
Erik Tryggestad
One problem, if you listen to the player through with the headphones, you can actually hear the motor spinning the disc.
L. Maguire

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 137 people found the following review helpful By C. Chinn on May 10, 2007
Okay, I thought this unit was going to be pretty cool; I thought highly of the Philips brand and thought this would be a quality product. I was wrong. I docked two Video iPods (30gig and 60gig) and this deck fried out their logic boards. Kaput. They worked fine before being docked, fried afterwards.

What to do?

First, I took the iPods to my local Apple (reseller) and they confirmed that the logic boards were toast. Any further diagnostics/repair would cost me $45 for each unit, but the tech acknowledged that the repair bill would likely be close to the replacement cost. Then I began my journey into Philip's customer service hell. "Nothing we can do." I was told. Finally, after close to an hour, a supervisor's supervisor told me that I should keep the deck and have it and the iPods examined by a technician together. (I was a little ticked that I was told to keep a defective deck, possibly past the time I'm allowed to return it, with no guarantee that it'll be resolved.) They would evaluate the claim then.

Fast forward to yesterday: an agent at Geek Squad examined the deck and iPods and concluded that the Philips deck caused the logic boards in my iPods to fail. I explained the situation to him and he was nice enough to write a letter to Philips explaining his findings. I was also told that there have been others have been returned to the store. Slam dunk, right?

Wrong. According to Philips, this still isn't good enough. "There is nothing we can do." I told the rep that I knew he had the authority to authorize a repair and he agreed, saying he did but wouldn't.

I would stay away from all Philips products.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Reader0111 on June 10, 2007
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I've got a large number of movies that I've converted using the Cucusoft version 2 and 6 software. Naturally, the way the movie is created makes a difference on quality. You will notice something similar when using the AppleTV using the same content.

It's a pain that the Audio and contrast controls are POTS on the side of the player as opposed to having them electronic and available on the remote.

For someone that takes dozens and dozens of movies on travel, and gets tired of watching them on just the video iPod, it's really great! I'm generally happy with this purchase.

I'm a little concerned about the rating where the video iPods boards got fried..... Would like to hear more about that issue when information is available.

I should note that originally, even after following the directions, the video did not transfer to the screen. It took a little playing around but it finally worked and I don't know what was different...didn't really do anything different except install/uninstall/install/uninstall the iPod video. Perhaps there was something weird about the connector when you first get it out of the box.

Also, regarding the battery. When playing DVDs, you get almost 2.5 hours on the internal battery. Presumably over time this will go down. When playing something on the iPod to this device the time goes up to about 5 hours. Since the iPod does some of the work on it's battery and some ofthe work is done by the internal battery on the DVD player.

Which brings meto another issue.... The battery is INTERNAL. And cannot be removed without taking the thing apart. That means when the battery goes the whole thing is toast. Most of these devices that I've owned had a removable and easily replaced battery. Not in this case.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Connery on October 2, 2007
This is really Apple's fault, as apparently with the new iPods (Classic, Touch) they require some special apple licensed chip in the video output path to support video output. Apparently this product (and perhaps others) aren't properly licensed or something, so they don't work with the latest iPods. Kind of a problem.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Doug Funny on April 11, 2007
Consider this a first look. I'll update with more details later. This unit has a lot of potential. My experience so far:


+ Nice industrial design

+ Swivel feature is solid

+ Convenient remote

+ iPod docking (30/60/80 Gig video iPods) / SD Card reader (not tested)

+ Dial controls for screen brightness and volume instead of push buttons. (You can change the volume on your kid's video without looking.)


- Screen resolution. If you're used to watching movies on your laptop computer, you will be disappointed with this and every other ~8" screen out there. It's not the size so much, it's the lack of resolution, meaning you can see the pixels if you watching movies with this sitting on your lap. To get into the $200 price range, they skimp on the screen. I'm one of those folks who would pay extra for a hi-res 8" screen, but I can't find one yet. I repeat: these screens are NOT laptop-quality screens. Please go to a store and look at several models before you order online.

- Battery life. Rated at 2.5 hours. That's 1 movie on an airplane ride. We bought this for the car, so it's not a big deal for us. Just keep it in mind depending on your intended usage.

- iPod dock. Some of this may be a limitation of the iPod. I'm not sure. Here's what works for music: play/pause music, track back/forward, fast forward/reverse. What doesn't work: displaying the track list on the screen and navigating the menus. I'm not sure why someone would play music through this, though. For photos: starting/stopping the slide show, photo forward/back. I didn't test videos, but I would guess the same controls as music would work.
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