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5.0 out of 5 stars Auto AV case for the SONY DVP-FX970 9" Portable DVD Player, June 23, 2012
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This review is from: Case Logic 7"-9" In-Car DVD Player Case (Electronics)
Excellent car audio/video case for the Sony DVP-FX970 9-Inch Portable DVD Player. Well designed and will adjust to fit almost any vehicle in my opinion. There is also plenty of room in the secondary compartment. I prefer the DVP-FX970 because the FX980 does not have a 180 degree flip screen like the FX970 does and the FX970 is rated alot better. The 180 degree flip allows the dvd player to have a smaller footprint when in the case (or out) which in turn is less likely to block your rear view mirror veiwing area, which is the situation for me in our Honda 2010 CRV LX. I have my movies on a 32gb S*ndisk Micro USB 2.0 drive and they play great with no switching of dvd disc hassles that you have with DVDs when on long road trips. Some of the reviews do state that the FX970 and FX980 my not be reliable as far as life expectancy, so I purchased a 2yr extended warranty for ten doll*rs extra. The FX970 is VERY light compared to its size (4lbs) and seems cheap because it almost feels like it is empty inside. This is because it is so thick and its weight doesn't seem proportionate. Personally, I do like this design of the DVD player. I do have concerns about being able to break it easily which re-enforces the 2yr warranty recommendation on the DVD player. The remote is bulky but useful for switching from DVD to USB video input (required to switch when powering on) and controlling the player from the front seat. The remote fits nicely in my upper glove box of the CRV, or the secondary compartment on the case. I do wish the remote could power on the DVD system though, because well, it can't.

OVERALL THIS IS A GREAT AUTO DVD VIDEO SYSTEM ALTERNATIVE TO A FACTORY INSTALLED SYSTEM OR FLIP DOWN SCREEN DVD SYSTEM. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

***UPDATE 1***
After taking a 15 hour road trip I have determined a few things. I realized that the remote DOES NOT control the input source select (usb input select). The case is a good one, however, it is not practical to hang it between the front seats for back seat viewing as planned in my 2010 HONDA CRV. My son kicks the crap out of it while he is in his car seat and I worry he will break it before too long (glad I got that warranty). I do believe for normal back seat use (no car seat) it will be acceptable but only that (hangs too low). I do now wish I had had an over head DVD system installed professionally for the additional $300 it would have cost. I do like the dvd player and it's functionality (usb), but I can no longer recommend it as a car video system.
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