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Philips DCP850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Philips DCP850. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DCP850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Philips DCP850 Review and Prices


The Philips DCP850 is more than just a standard portable DVD player. It offers an integrated video iPod dock, an SD memory card slot and is DivX Home Theater Certified. While the DCP850 delivers an excellent feature set and all around solid performance...

Inexpensive price, video iPod dock, memory card slot, DivX compatible, excellent disc compatibility

Weak built in speaker volume, disappointing battery life, no possibility of carrying a spare battery

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Amanda Lian (

Philips DCP850 iPod Docking Entertainment System


The Philips DCP850 docking entertainment system has a DVD drive and an iPod dock packed together, satisfying the definition of a true mobile companion.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jeremy Horwitz (

Review: Philips Docking Entertainment System DCP850


Thanks to its small screen, the fifth-generation iPod has spawned a number of add-on screen accessories, most notably Sonic Impact's Video-55 (iLounge rating: B+) and Memorex's iFlip (iLounge rating: B+). Originally released for $300, the...

A combination of 8.5" widescreen LCD screen, stereo speakers, twin headphone ports, a DVD player, and iPod dock - all in a fold-closed, lightweight, cleanly-designed package. These components, a SD/MMC card slot, and 5-hour battery for iPod playback...

System's audio channels are reversed, performing left-channel sound through the right speaker and vice-versa ; videos can appear distorted unless aspect ratios are manually adjusted through unit's Setup menu and iPod. Remote control and menus aren't...

I would check out the DCP750. Sounds like they may have fixed some of the problems. I'm very happy with mine. DVDs look great on it and iPod video looks like I would expect. The screen is a bit smaller, but the price point ($130) is appealing and it is...

Mar, 2007

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Smart and dumb design


Fat pixels makes it looks like you're watching tv through a screen door. Can only watch for as long as the battery holds out so you have to wait while you recharge.

Multimedia functions from Ipod, DVD, divx, and SD cards. Bright display. Remote control

Fat screen pixels. Can't charge and play at the same time. Limited screen adjustability (wide or narrow screen)

Oct, 2007

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Philips DCP850 it's ok

no comment

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips DCP850


Manufacturer: Philips Consumer Electronics Part Number: DCP850/37 General Product Type DVD player with iPod dock Form Factor Portable Width 8.3 in Depth 7 in Height 1.5 in Weight 2.4 lbs DVD Media Type CD, DVD, CD-R, SVCD, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW,...

allows you to play iPod videos on an 8.5-inch screen

The remote control can hardly command a docked iPod

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Disposable Player




Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Great for the travelling family


We recently took a two day van trip to FL from OH and our 5 year old (along with the two dogs) came along. I know it sounds like a blast . . . . I had a full spindle of DVDs for out little one to watch when he got bored and wouldn't you know it our old...

Nice picture, good sound, car adapter included

Doesn't seem super tough.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Philips DCP850


Great swivel screen & stylish

Reviewer left no comment

Product Specifications

Enjoy your DVDs and iPod videos on 8.5" wide swivel screen. The sleek and compact Philips DCP850 also features a SD/MMC memory card reader, which allows you to view digital photos or DivX movies stored on your memory card.


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Color of product:Black, White

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


Contrast ratio (typical):250:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:8.5
Display Resolution:480 x 234
Effective viewing area:7.37 x 4.15
Pixel Pitch:0.00512 x 0.00965
Response Time:30

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):21.6cm
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Type:LCD display


Form Factor:Portable
Media Load Type:Top-load
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player with iPod dock

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1/2x / 1/3x / 1/4x / 2x / 3x / 4x

Energy Management

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips


LED Indicators: Yes

Logistics data

Master carton weight:10.4


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):210 x 178 x 39\n274 x 84 x 254
Package height:3.31
Package width:10

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


AC adapter included:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video
Playback disc types:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):10.3 x 11.2 x 10.7
Case or master carton quantity:3
Case or master carton weight:10.4
Device type:Player
Display brightness:200
Display Resolution:480 x 234
Effective viewing area:7.37 x 4.15
Karaoke: No
Master carton weight:10.4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00512 x 0.00965
Playback mode:Normal
Playback Modes:Normal
Response Time:30
Video playback: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Analog signal format system:PAL
Supported graphics resolutions:480 x 234

Weight & Dimensions