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Philips DCP850

Philips DCP850
alaScore 76

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, design, size

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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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

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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.

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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...


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Philips DCP850 Docking Entertainment System


After setting up my iPod to send out the video to the TV I had a great picture for the size of the data file. If you have had problems getting the video to the screen you need to go to video setting in the iPod and set the output to tv. Turn everything...


Battery life

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Philips DCP850 Docking Entertainment System


The unit had a manual "volume" control for both volume and picture brightness, which was very convenient. It was nice to have the remote control and DVD all in one package. But right out of the box, the screen had a bad pixel; a single annoying blue...

Dock for remote control is nice

Very poor build quality & poor customer support

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Philips DCP850 Docking Entertainment System


I bought this to go with my Ipod classic and it only works on video with gen 5 Ipods even though they are not made any more. Maybe Philips should keep up with the times and make so current Ipods work in it. I wrote them and they basicly said buyer...

nice layout

Only works with gen 5 ipod, short battery

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Philips DCP850 Docking Entertainment System


Why produce a product that does not provide functions as per the label.......and that cannot be maintained. Not working with iPod 80gb among others, and not being able to replace this battery, makes this a real lemon!!! To all iPod users, I do not...

Good sound from the iPod - good job really cos that's all it's good for with respect to the iPod 80Gb

The fact that you can't use iPod with it ........... and that you cannot buy a new battery - once the battery goes, it's then ready for the garbage....... bad idea Philips

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Philips DCP850 Docking Entertainment System


This unit doesn't play the video on 80 and 160gb iPods. The audio comes through, but not the video. I confirmed this at Frys and Best Buy as well as the Philips Tech # 1-888-744-5477. How can Philips market a new unit like this and not have it play...

Nice unit with quite a few features

Doesn't play video from newer iPods

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Amazon review summary for Philips DCP850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Philips DCP850 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

value for money, size, usability, design

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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)


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 System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips