Philips Philips PET1030

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Philips Philips PET1030

With DivX Playback

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Review of "Philips Philips PET1030"

published 24/07/2007 | rosem1
Member since : 23/07/2007
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About me :
Pro Great looking, nicely designed. Swivel is great.
Cons Can't play some DVD's. Older DVD's seemed to have more problems.
Picture Playback
Sound Level
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control

"Good looking Portable DVD player"

I have owned or used quite a few portable DVD players, and this one certainly has the best image quality. The screen is bright and has excellent resolution.

The Divx feature makes playing video files much easier, especially you can simply copy the files onto either a USB flash drive or SD memory card and plug it in.

When in the file mode, it lists files in long file name format. It's much easier to find the file you want then 8.3 file name format.

However, this Philips PET1030 is not perfect. For some unknown reason, it refuses to remember the last played position and properly resumes playing for some commercial DVD discs. Also it will refuse to play some DVD's no idea why, think it makes up its own mind.

Summary: I love the player and the car mount kit. This is probably the best player in the market. However, I have problems playing some DVD's.

Tech Specs:

Screen 10.2" LCD screen with 180° rotation
Region Zone 2
DivX/MPEG4 compatible Yes
Compatible media DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, (S)VCD, DivX, MPEG4, JPEG, Picture CD
Integrated audio decoder Dolby Digital
Video outputs Composite audio / video output (CVBS)
Audio outputs Two 3.5 mm headphones sockets
Digital coaxial audio output (Cinch)
Scart inlets No
Included accessories AY4112 mains adapter, cigar-lighter adapter, AY5507 remote control, AV cable, video cable, S-video cable
Manual Information available soon
Dimensions (mm) 270 x 32 x 188
Weight (kg) 1.3
Other Audio / Video input: Composite (CVBS)
USB port
SD card slot

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  • shaaza published 24/07/2007
    you need more detail and its best if you xplain some of the specifications e.g what on earth is a region zone 2?? stay safe x x x
  • orrin31 published 24/07/2007
    Your review is ok, though lacks detail - If it plays DivX via USB, SD and DVD discs, what is the interface like (ie. accessing the files)? What is the quality playback like? How accessible are the USB/SD connections? Price? - Ian
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Product Information : Philips Philips PET1030

Manufacturer's product description

With DivX Playback

Product Details

Table / Portable: Portable

MP3 Playback: With MP3 Playback

Manufacturer: Philips

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

HD-DVD Playback: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

LCD Screen Size in Inches: 10.2

Show View: without Show View

MP3 Encoding: No



DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

MPEG4 Recording: No

Ethernet: No

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Real Dolby: Dolby Digital

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder

HD-DVD Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-R Recording: No

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

EAN: 8712581334314

Video Playtime in Hours: 4


1080p Upscaling: No

Blu-ray Recording: No


Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

PC Streaming: No

WiFi Connectivity: No

Weight in Grams: 1300

Depth in mm: 188

Height in mm: 32

Width in mm: 270

3D: No

BD Live: No

DLNA certified: No

Type of SD Card Interface: SD Memory Card

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

USB Interface: Yes

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback


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