|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.3 x 3 x 10 inches|
|Origin||Made in USA or Imported|
|Item model number||PET729/37|
|Special Features||CD Player, DC in Jack|
Philips PET729/37 7-Inch LCD Portable TV/DVD Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Car adaptor, slim remote control, and headphone jack
- Enjoy up to 3 hours playback with a built-in battery
- Free-to-air digital TV channel reception
- View JPEG images from picture disc
- DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, (S)VCD, CD compatible , MP3-CD, CD and CD-RW playback
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From the Manufacturer
Enjoy up to 3 hours playback with a built-in battery.Car adaptor, slim remote control, and headphone jack.View JPEG images from picture disc.Free-to-air digital TV channel reception.DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, (S)VCD, CD compatible , MP3-CD, CD and CD-RW playback.Philips Portable TV / DVD Player PET729 7 Inch LCD .
Top customer reviews
I plowed thru the Amazon site, weighing the cost and reviews, and this one seemed the natural choice.
This Phillips DVD/TV is a gem. I'm getting 83 stations, and that's more than my large Panasonic gets. The little Rabbit-Ears (in this case, itty-bitty Bunny Ears) antennae is solid, magnet based (great idea!) and works like a champ. It has a 4' cord, so it can be positioned pretty much where you like.
The picture is very good and the sound is fine. I would have preferred a bigger remote with easier to use buttons and labels...but it is handy, intuitive and very well designed. The remote is 2" x 6" x 1/2"...tiny, black and misplaceable. A design improvement might be to have a recessed area underneath the unit that could store the remote.
If you are looking for a 7" TV or a DVD player, you might as well pop for the double function of this unit...apparently those other cheaper little TV's aren't gathering too much good feedback. This one has great feedback, so this is your recommended choice.
I've had this one for a week now, and I love it so far. I'll amend this review if I find other things of interest to potenetial buyers.
The TV is a good performer with excellent picture and sound, although the included antenna is rather weak in pulling in signals. I have found that one of the flat, omni-directional antennas work great when hooked up to this TV. One caveat when purchasing an external antenna. The connector on most antennas will not work as they are too fat to go into the unit. Solution is simple. All you need is a coax female to female coupler plus a slide in connector. You can but these at Amazon, eBay, or most electronic supply stores. With the omni antenna (mine is the RCA) you should pick up a good bit of stations depending on your location. Right now, In Dayton, I can receive 28 channels from my home. Not bad for a little portable TV!
If you want a really good portable TV/DVD, this is the unit. I've had this one for 6 years and it's still going strong!
The big disappointment for me, though, was in the misunderstanding I picked up from these reviews that I would be able to watch all of the cable channels that I can get on my other TV with this unit. That is not the case! After I was unable to pick up the channels following the initial setup (which included plugging the coaxial cable from the wall directly into the DVD/TV unit with the included adapter), the first Philips person I contacted said I would need a receiver box. So I placed an order for the cable guy to bring out a receiver box. But, sadly, that proved to be a waste, because in order to watch cable TV via the receiver, the TV HAS to be able to be set to channel 3. But since this is a digital TV, and there is no actual signal in channel 3, it can't be set to channel 3, so no cable TV reception. A second Philips rep then explained to me that even though it has a cable hookup, it's not "cable ready" - and that is the key term I need to look for in any TV if I want to pick up the cable channels that I subscribe to. He also said that does not mean that folks in some areas aren't able to get some (even many) channels, but it's more of a fluke and not something to be taken for granted. So be forewarned.
I can't give it a bad review, though, for something it can't do that it's not advertised to do, so my ratings are based solely on my opinion of the unit in general, and not the disappointment that it can't get cable TV.
Philips and Amazon made the return process very easy, and I was refunded the same day Amazon received the unit. And I have to give BIG kudos to the Philips customer service folks. I was able to get through to a live person quickly both times I called, including when the cable guy was here, and they were helpful and patient and courteous.
I have to also give kudos to Amazon for their help as well. I inadvertently left a Netflix rental DVD in the unit when I returned it, and they were very gracious in helping me with that problem as well. Thanks, Amazon!
Most recent customer reviews
to be a little bit brighter l will call Philips and find out how to bright it.