Test results for 8 in-car DVD players, priced from $294 to $499
We tested in-car DVD players of two different configurations: a separate, unrestrained, screen-less player with two remote screens, and a player with built-in screen plus one remote screen. Both types of models attach to the rear of the headrests of the front seats.
We tested them for:
- Picture quality
- Sound quality
- Ease of setup and use
- Faulty DVD handling
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Please note: this information was current as of October 2007 but is still a useful guide to today's market.
- German tests have shown that in-car DVD players could cause serious injury to the occupants of a car in the event of a crash.
- None of the tested models are particularly outstanding — and all decrease the safety of the car.
- Testers also found that they can bring about an unpleasant sensation like motion sickness in the viewer, which worsened if the screen flopped around as some do.
- Axion LMD-4702RU
- Coby TF-DVD7750
- DSE G7123
- Luminaura DJV-706BA
- Omni PDV742
- Philips PET708/75
- Teac DV-P380G