DVD, DVD+-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, MP-3 and JPEG compatible
Features stereo audio output and headphone jack
Includes 2 earphones, headrest mounting kit, carrying bag, remote control and car adaptor
18.4 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm
18.4 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm
Sylvania 9" Dual Screen DVD Player - SDVD9957 is rated
3.0 out of
Rated 5 out of
Great performance and valueI bought this unit almost a year ago for our first long car trip (20hrs) with the kids. Used it again this summer on a trip out west through 3 Canadian provinces.
I specifically choose this for its ability to play back video from a USB stick. I have no desire to drag a bunch of discs around and have to deal with swapping them out. It took some tinkering but I was able to find an easy way to convert files to the format required. Divx converter works like a charm and it's free. Plus you can down sample the video resolution to more closely match the screen resolution and get more files on your stick/card.
This product has performed as advertised. Picture quality is good. Audio quality can be hit or miss but that has more to do with the files being used rather than the unit itself. Headphones in each screen or an audio cable into the cars aux port solve that issue. There is no battery backup so you have to restart your video if you shut off the car. I was prepared for this and only started playback after a stop when I knew we'd be driving for a long stretch.
The headrest straps are a bit of a pain but once installed they're fine. I find it easiest to install if somebody holds the screen in place while another does up the straps. I've read suggestions that you can get long Velcro straps from Walmart to use in place of the straps provided but I have yet to look into that. My only other complaint is that the 2nd unit is just a screen so you can't watch 2 different things but I was aware of that when i purchased it. However I'm told if you have an iPod or similar device you can connect that to the 2nd screen. I haven't tested this as I don't have another device to connect to it.
This also comes with a carrying case to store the screens and accessories. It's just a soft sided bag with a zippered pocket for each screen. One side is larger than the other and has a divider in it. I'd like to have seen some padding to protect the screens when not in use and a separate pocket for the accessories but it's better than nothing.
Overall I've been very pleased with this product and would recommend it in a heartbeat. I've read several complaints that there were problems right out of the box but I haven't experienced that. I would suggest testing the units before your trip so you have time to exchange them if there are any issues.
- No need for discs
- Playback from USB stick or SD card
- Remote included so back seat can control instead of contorting yourself from the front.
- Carrying case included
- Headrest straps
- 2nd screen just an extension
- No battery backup
- Carrying case lacks padding
Worthwhile investment (paid $129.99 with free shipping). Performs as advertised and nothing more. Don't expect the moon and you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 1 out of
Wont power onWe bought this for our kids for a long trip to see grandparents.
We got in the truck, plugged them in, Attached to headrests and flipped the power switch, then nothing happened. They won't even turn on! Awful product, and made for a long trip for the kids... don't waste your money on these.. .