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Philips PET830

Philips PET830
alaScore 79

46 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 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. Views about the reliability and price are generally positive. The size and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, size, price, 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 25 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 mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

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

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Philips PET830 portable DVD player review


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 high-gloss finish is stylish but will deter some buyers, however the picture quality is more than acceptable for the price

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (

Philips PET830


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


Consumer review by: Zmugzy (

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 by: g8huhret (

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 by: Riza (

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.


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Portable
Table / Portable:Portable


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No