Panasonic DVDLS855 portable DVD player kicks major butt!

Picked up this baby at CostCo for $170. Came with a nice case and even a headrest bracket so it can be mounted on the back of a front seat for people in the back. What is REALLY exciting about this unit is that it supports DIVX. I burned a bunch of DIVX (actually XVid) AVIs to a DVD-R and they played perfectly!

The screen is decent, although the viewing angle could be better. Specs are below.

Television Signal System NTSC
Built-in LCD Monitor 8.5″ QVGA
Playback Time with Included Rechargeable Battery Pack�1 Approximately 6 hours
Screen/LCD Selector Normal/Full
Rechargeable Battery Yes
LCD Mode Yes
Built-in Stereo Speakers Yes (2 ch)
Picture Control on LCD Bright, Color
DVD Playback DVD-Video, DivX
Multi-Format Playback (Playable Disc Type) DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-R(DL), +R/+R(DL)/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW
DVD-RAM Video Playback Capability DVD-VR, MP32, JPEG, MPEG4, DivX
DVD-R/-RW Playback Capability DVD-Video, DVD-VR, MP33, JPEG, MPEG4, DivX
DVD-R (DL) Playback DVD-Video, DVD-VR
+R/ +R (DL)/ +RW Playback Video
CD, CD-R/RW Playback4 CD-DA, Video CD, SVCD�5, HighMAT (Level 2), WMA, MP36, JPEG, MPEG4, DivX
Video D/A Converter 108MHz/12-bit
Cinema Mode Yes
Picture Adjustment Yes
MPEG Digital Noise Reduction Yes
Audio D/A Converter 96kHz/24-bit
Built-in Dolby Digital Surround Sound Decoder Yes (2 channel)
Built-in DTS Surround Sound Decoder Yes (2 channel)
H.Bass Yes
Advanced Surround (V.S.S.) Yes
Headphone Surround (V.S.S.) Yes
Dialogue Enhancer Yes
Hi Speed Smooth Scan Yes (x200)
Included Accessories
  • Custom Case
  • Headrest Bracket
Variable Playback Speed Control Yes (x0.6 – x1.4)
Playback Mode Setting Repeat
Headphone Out Yes (dual headphone jacks)
AV Input Yes
Video S/N 60 dB
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 22W

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