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177 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of PHILIPS PET1030. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the PHILIPS PET1030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of PHILIPS PET1030 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

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Jul, 2018

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Philips PET1030 Portable DVD Player


Portable DVD players don't get much better than this.

The PET1030 is a superb portable DVD player, which uses its high-resolution 10.2in screen to great effect with first-rate picture quality. It also boasts a gorgeous, user-friendly design and compatibility with a wide range of media, but the icing on...

Mar, 2008

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This gorgeous, glossy portable hits all the right marks

Quality images ; Easy to use ; Quiet

No headphones supplied

The bright screen, slick design and easy operation make this a great portable

Jan, 2008

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I've had my player for a little more than a year now, and I use it constantly. Other than the memory slot not ejecting cards, everything else performs just as well as it did when I first got it. There has not even been any noticeable drop in battery...

This unit will play almost anything. DVDs, CDs, memory cards and flash drives. It also recognizes most formats. I use it to catch up on my favorite shows (I work nights) while playing on the computer and take it anywhere with me.

I have to agree with the cons of other reviewers. The controls on screen cannot be seen in the dark, there's no was to bookmark anything other than a retail DVD, no time/length or battery life indicator, and the memory card slot only auto eject only...

Nov, 2008

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Love it and hate it...


O.K. i'm in the same situation as the above reviewer. My unit went thru some banging around every time the car mount kit would brake. Finally it doesn't read any DVD's and i had to RMA it. Problem is, the unit is only available in the end of August....

Great Picture Quality. Overall design. Decent Sound

Power button should be located on the side or on the LCD itself. Car mount kit sucks, i'm on my 3rd replacement, DVD player is to heavy for the plastic car mount. Remote should have the Power button on it.

Aug, 2008

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If it works ...


Philips customer service was very friendly, no waiting line ... wow.

Nevertheless, I didn't buy it at newegg, daughter bought it ... I had to pay, only ; that's why

How to open top is absurd, u might break your fingers. Player is broken after 9 day usage. Started with no action after pushing power button. After 1/2 day on pwr supply batt. should not have trouble. Kept on pwr supply over night ... pushing pwr...

Jul, 2008

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I bought it for my wife as an upgrade from PHILIPS PET1000 (Great product!) It turned out to be a downgrade instead... All the faults are listed above - in comparison with previos model PET1000. Impossible to watch a movie in the dark - you need a...

1. Picture quality 2. Screen size 3. Swiwel screen

1. It takes a lot of effort to open the top 2. No backlight on the buttons 3. Battery is built in, constantly charging 4. No ""power"" button on remote (???) 5. No information on the screen, meaning it is impossible to know the duration of the movie,...

Apr, 2008

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Happy Mom!


I recommend this to anyone. My kid is 3, but I could see this being a great gift for a college student. I travel a lot and it would also be a great gift for someone who spends a lot of time in a hotel.

I love this thing! I had to hurry up and buy a replacement DVD player for my son before we embarked on a 1100 mile trip. The old one broke and I didn't dare head out w/o one, he's 3. This was a little more than I wanted to spend, but after getting it,...

I really don't have any, except it the lid for the dvd attracts fingerprints like crazy, but that easy to fix. I am just a neat freak. Also, the car mount does not work unless you have adjustable headrests, I don't so I had to purchase another case...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Enjoy movies on the Philips PET1030 Portable DVD Player with 10.2" LCD display and a 180-degree swivel screen. Plus, share your favorite video experiences with pals thanks to memory card slot and USB 2.0 connector. The DVD Player comes with Smart Car Mount. With DivX support, you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos in the comfort of your living room. The DivX media format is an MPEG4-based video compression technology that enables you to save large files like movies, trailers and music videos on media like CD-R/RW, memory cards and DVD-video. DivX CDs can be played back on selected DVD players, DVD Recorders and Home Theater Systems.


MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:0.01 / 10
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
WMA bit rates:32 - 192

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Battery life (max):5
Compatible battery technologies:Lithium Polymer
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):250:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Effective viewing area:8.74 x 5.24
Pixel Pitch:0.00750 x 0.00750 / 0.0109 x 0.0109
Response Time:30

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.9cm
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 / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG4
Video formats supported:Divx,MPEG4


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips


LED Indicators: Yes

Logistics data

Master carton height:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.6 / 12.1
Master carton length:13.1 / 14.2 / 17.2 / 18.5
Master carton weight:0.342 / 19.8 / 21.4
Master carton width:16.1 / 16.5 / 17.7 / 20.7


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

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Additional accessories:S-video cable
Case or master carton quantity:2 / 3
Case or master carton weight:19.8 / 21.4
DC-in requirements:9-12V
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 7.09 x 1.18 / 10.6 x 1.26 x 7.4
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW / CD, DVD
Earphone Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):76
I/O ports:AV output: Composite (CVBS) x1,\nAV input: Composite (CVBS) x1,\nDC in: 9V,\nS-Video out, \nComponent,\n3.5mm Stereo Headphone x 2. / S-Video out
Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Master carton depth:13.1 / 14.2 / 17.2 / 18.5
Master carton height:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.6 / 12.1
Master carton width:16.1 / 16.5 / 17.7 / 20.7
Output Power:250 mW / speakers: 250mW, earphone: 10mW
Playback formats:DVD, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/- RW, SVCD, Video CD, CD, CD-R/CD-RW, MP3- CD, WMA, Picture CD
Power Requirements:110-240V, 50/60Hz
Remote Control Type:AY5507 slim remote
Speakers Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):62

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Pouch: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.1 / 10.2 / 5.71
Package dimensions (WxDxH):260 x 180 x 30\n392 x 258 x 156 / 270 x 188 x 32\n336 x 145 x 282
Package height:11.1 / 6.14 / 6.89
Package width:1.97 / 13.2 / 15.4

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Compatible memory cards:SD
Disc types supported:CD,CD-R,CD-RW / CD,DVD
SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):16.1 x 13.1 x 11.1 / 17.7 x 14.2 x 12.1
Device type:Player
Display resolution (numeric):800
Master carton depth:14.2 / 17.2 / 18.5
Master carton weight:0.342 / 19.8 / 21.4
Shock proof: Yes
Tare weight:0.0320
Tare weight (imperial):0.0320


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Progressive scan output: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.09 / 7.4
Height:1.18 / 1.26
Weight:0.0423 / 0.0459 / 2.65 / 2.87
Width:10.2 / 10.6