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Philips PET830

Philips PET830
alaScore 79

33 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Philips PET830. 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. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips PET830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Philips PET830 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PHILIPS PET830/05 - 8.5inch Portable DVD PlayerPHILIPS PET830/05 - 8.5inch Portable DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips PET830 review


Design features a slot-loading mechanism, making changing discs on the move less of a chore

All round good performance, realistic, superior colours and better off centre performance than any rival.

Battery pack only offers three hours playback, and no resume function

Impressive large-screen picture and good sound.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Philips PET830 portable DVD player


Portable DVD players come in all shapes and sizes but this Philips player has to be one of the more funky designs. Instead of a laptop-style design, this is more like a tablet that you hold in your hands. The high-gloss finish means it's quickly...

Big screen, supports wide number of formats

Average battery life

The Philips PET830 Portable DVD player can handle a wide variety of formats, either from disc of USB memory stick and while the battery life isn't as good as we'd like, it's more than usable, making this an enjoyable device to use.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

The Portable Pet


Passengers occupied during long trips. Philips claims that this will fit any make of car except a Volvo. Apart from standard DVD playback, the PET830 also supports DivX, MPEG 4, MP3, and WMA formats. You can play compressed video files from a DVD or...

Useful if you really need one

Do you really need one

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips PET830


DVD / DivX player from Philips allows you to watch your favourite films and listen to your favourite music, with optimal image quality guaranteed by Zero Bright Dot and an anti-reflective screen. Thanks to the PET830 you can play DVDs as well as DivX,...



Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Impressive Large Screen Picture - Good Sound


This unit of Philips 8.5in consists of a muggy in an elegant style Tablet PC chassis, which is more expensive look and feel what it really is. The model includes a drop-down menu stand for desktop computers, and a holder for the head in the...

better performance than any rival

can't resume and only can playback for 3 hours

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The magic of movies and music comes to life on the tablet-style Philips PET830 Portable DVD Player with 8.5" LCD display. Plus Zero Bright Dot ensures optimal screen quality. Comes with Smart Car Mount and USB connector.


MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:0.1 / 10
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
WMA bit rates:32 - 192


Battery life (max):3


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):250:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:8.5
Display Resolution:480 x 234
Effective viewing area:7.37 x 4.13 / 7.37 x 4.15
Pixel Pitch:0.00512 x 0.0177
Response Time:30

File formats

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

Logistics data

Master carton height:9.29
Master carton length:13.1
Master carton weight:0.257 / 15.4
Master carton width:18


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

Other Features

AV input:CVBS
AV output:CVBS
Case or master carton quantity:3
Case or master carton weight:15.4 / 16
DC-in requirements:9V
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD
Display viewable area (HxV):7.37 x 4.15
Display viewable area HxV:7.37 x 4.15
Earphone Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):76
Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Master carton depth:13.1
Master carton height:9.29
Master carton width:18
Output Power:250 mW
Remote Control Type:AY5507
Smart car mount:1
Speakers Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):70
USB port: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV
Manual: Yes
Pouch: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.71
Package height:8.07
Package width:12.4

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:2

Technical Details

Device type:Player
Display resolution (numeric):480
Master carton depth:13.1
Master carton weight:0.257 / 15.4
Shock proof: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.0342 / 34.2