You're right. That is not the correct measurements for this player. It is (10 1/4 x 2 x 8). The player itself is right at 2" in height (folded closed). The whole player is actually 10 1/4 by 8 inches. the screen is a 10" screen (which is plenty big for the back seat of a car). It's a very nice player though. Comes with the case to hang (mount) on the front car seat. Works great. Good picture (so far). Bought for our grandson. Been worth every penny. Any more questions...just ask. Hope this helped.
No, not according to the manufacturing instructions, which say, "The battery can be only recharged when turning power to OFF state, and keep continuous power supply, the red light will be on, and the light will turn yellow when it's fully charged." (Yes, it sounds like someone who learned English as a second language translated the instructions from Japanese.) I can confirm that the red charging light turns off when you turn the unit's ON/OFF switch to the ON position, so I suspect that the instructions are correct and Mariana R and Lisa are wrong. It would be rare, indeed, for a product to work better than the manufacturer says it works. I bought this player, ironically, because Mariana and Lisa said that it charges while playing a DVD, since my last one didn't and I often found it dying in the middle of something I was watching. I'm not too disappointed to find that Mariana R and Lisa are apparently mistaken, since the last one, and indeed every other one I checked on Amazon.com, has the same limitation, and because this one has gotten an average of 4 stars from more than 140 users.
Angle distortion is not a problem as long as your eye line is above or level with the screen. If you try to view the screen from below screen level there is distortion. It can easily be viewed by two people. I often will have a video playing on the coffee table in the living room while I watch while chopping veggies in the kitchen. My biggest problem with this DVD player is the difficulty in changing the volume level -- impossible when the DVD is playing.
There is a case that comes with the unit, there are straps that hold the DVD player in and the straps are essentially cotton that go around the head rest. 2 things: 1. The DVD player can only be mounted open, meaning in a right angle. Even though the screen swivels, the case that comes with it does not allow it to be mounted that way. 2. If you have a newer car with smaller headrests OR if you have leather seats, the case does not do a great job holding it on to the headrest. I am always having to make adjustments to mine.
I'm not sure of the actual time, but its better than any other DVD player we've had. It ran 45 minutes straight, then 45-60 minutes, than about 90 minutes than again 45 minutes. All, without charging, just turning off between use. The player is great. Requires remote for volume chane (that's the only way we could do it). FYI: only negative, case is thin and useless for back of car chair head rest. We configured it with bungy cords and a sheet of plastic.
Sorry for the delay in answering your question, but I bought this DVD player for my husband to take to work and I had to ask him about it before I got back to you. I did and I have the box it came in right here, so I can now tell you all about it.
My husband really likes it and it does swivel. Here's what it says on the box.
The box includes:
Travel Bag with Headrest Straps
Earphone Splitter(don't know what that is)
Two pairs of earphones
Car Power Adapter
It also says on the box that it has a 10" LCD Screen
Swivels 180 Degrees and folds down to tablet style.(I don't know if that means you can lay it flat or not. On the box it shows it on the bottom that converts to a stand. So it looks like a tablet on a stand.
It has a USB input/SD Card Slot, connections for AV Out, and Headphone Jack
Compatible with DVD, DVD+ - R/RW, VCD,CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3.
I hope that helps. If you have any more questions just let me know.