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Sony DVP-FX820

Sony DVP-FX820
alaScore 81

402 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of Sony DVP-FX820. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony DVP-FX820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony DVP-FX820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 user reviews of Sony DVP-FX820 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Sony DVP-FX820 review: Sony DVP-FX820


Sony DVP-FX820

Gorgeous 8-inch screen with 800x480 resolution; full 180-degree swivel screen; includes remote control, audiovisual cable and car charger; reliable 6-hour battery.

Somewhat hefty 2.7-pound weight; no USB port or flash card reader; no support for DivX or other digital video files.

Despite a few drawbacks, the combination of a stunning high-resolution screen, long battery life, and impressive design make the Sony DVP-FX820 a winning portable DVD player.

May, 2008

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Sony DVP-FX820 Portable DVD Player


This Sony has an 8-inch swiveling screen that's hinged like a laptop but then can be turned and folded flat for better viewing. That, coupled with its conveniently located controls, helped it to earn its second-place title. To boot, the Sony also had...

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After doing a few days of research and compairisons, it was obvious that for a portable dvd player, Sony has as close to perfection as you can get, but they need to make a car mounting clamshell and newegg needs to list the 930 model. People that...

This is review of the next larger model of this series, swivel fold down screen, max volume is very loud with a little bass distortion at the highest 2 settings in durring loud scenes, high resolution, screen (800x480) has high response time/refresh...

no flash memory slot/port, no support of mpeg, avi, or .wmv, etc., no car mounting kit fits this device, no holes, lips, hinges, edges on the device whatsoever, it's like a bar of soap, but I did make a flat car mount kit work by custom drilling holes...

Jun, 2009

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Great DVD Player, great price


It's designed for portability, not features, but it would be nice to have upscaling with HDMI output so it can be used as a stand alone when I'm not traveling.

This is a great DVD player, definitely worth what I paid for. Crystal clear screen, high quality speakers. Easy to use. What more could you want


May, 2009

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Best Portable DVD Player


"I have ever bought. I take this everywhere with me and I find that the battery lasts as long as they claim. It's great to be able to take this player out and not have to worry about if there is a outlet and if I am careful I can get two movies out of...

Love what I can do with it as far as CD' DVD &even slide shows

Haven't found any yet. Sorry

Mar, 2009

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What did U expect from Sony


Excellent picture and sound quality, holds a charge well, demo run on a trip to Florida this Christmas and the kids loved it. Much easier to make it from one gas stop to the next when there is a movie or two to keep the kids occupied. I would highly...


Jan, 2009

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Great product


"I wanted a portable DVD player for my sewing room. I looked at many brands and finally read a consumer report and this model was the highest rated for dependability, picture quality and battery life. All others seemed to quit working after 3 months...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Value


"I bought this unit for my grandaughter. It was a great investment! The quality of the picture is outstanding. I am very happy with my purchase. I would defintely recommend this product."

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony DVP-FX820


Too nice to give away, but I am.

Very solid and attractive build.


Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Battery really lasts for 5.5 hours


"I am thrilled with the battery life. This DVD player saved me on a recent flight from Rome to the East Coast, USA. The only thing I don't like is that the outer shell is not as sturdy as it should be. My player slid into the back, hard plastic of the...

long battery life, great picture

shell is not very strong

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Take the cinema on the road. Watch your favorite DVDs anytime you want with the DVP-FX820 portable DVD player. Boasting a swivel screen and rugged design, this device is perfect for people on the go. Watch movies anytime and anywhere you want with Sony's cool DVP-FX820 Portable DVD Player. With a 6-hour battery life, an 8" high-resolution swivel screen that provides a clear and crisp picture from any angle, 2 headphone jacks for sharing, and a car adapter that ensures your movies outlast even the longest road trip. And when you want more than movies, the FX820 plays your CDs or MP3s, and lets you view your personal photo albums. Control buttons are located on the screen bezel for ease of use. Skipping or fast forwarding a scene is so easy to do, either with the control buttons or with the dual-sensor remote control. This portable DVD player is so lightweight and compact that you can carry it anywhere you go. Though it is designed for adults, its durability is certainly built for kids.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Battery life (max):6
Battery voltage:9.5
Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)


Color of product:Black / Red


Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:800 x 480

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8in
Diagonal Size (metric):20.3cm
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-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

Energy Management

Adapter type:AC
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Image formats supported:JPG


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes



Other Features

AV input: Yes
Bit rate:12
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.9 x 1.81 x 6.5
Display language:English & Spanish
Power Requirements:120V, 60Hz / AC 120 V

Packaging Content

IFU / User manual: Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Headphone outputs:2


Adapter type:AC

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Loader type:Top

Technical Details

Device type:Player / Recorder
Disc loading type:Top


Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Composite video

Weight & Dimensions