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Sony DVP-FX820

Sony DVP-FX820
alaScore 80

816 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 816 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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 782 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.

Jul, 2015

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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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Sony DVP-FX820/R


Take your movies with you. The Sony DVP-FX820 features sleek, compact styling. The player is available in black, blue, red, pink, or white. The controls are located neatly below the screen. Like most portable DVD players, the screen folds onto the main...

When it comes to your portable DVD player don't mess around. The Sony DVP-FX820 has the screen size you're looking for and comes in a variety of colors to match your personality. While it costs a bit more than the average player, the picture quality is...


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Sony DVP-FX820 (black)


Bottom Line: I can't review a product that will not work. Look for a different model/brand.

Looks nice and plays high quality (for a very short period)

Even with very gentle use and gentle care, the unit stopped working after about 20 hours of use

Jan, 2010

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Sony DVP-FX820 (black)


Screen resolution is fantastic and volume is plenty loud for planes and car use. There is not a OEM car case/headrest holder for this, but I bought one made for a NextBase 8" portable and it works fine. You have to take the player out of the holder to...

Clarity of screen is great. Plenty of volume, have not used it with headphones. Disc door is a button, not a slide release - very nice addition. Swivel screeen with all controls accessible below screen

A little heavy, but not terrible. Default screen size leaves black margins on sides, but I ahve not read up on how to change this yet

Jan, 2009

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Sony DVP-FX820 (black)


in short, i love the picture. for some of my favorite movies (three women, juliet of the spirits) color matters greatly, and i haven't enjoyed them this much since seeing them in a darkened theater. mind you, this is wholly subjective; one could...

has plenty of pixels for the screen size; good color fidelity for the price. so far it's played all of my dvd +- r's even dl's. most menu's, functions accessible without the remote, has a/v (composite) i/o. good battery life

thin, faint sound tho about what you'd expect from "speakers" this size; much better with headphones. not region-free. battery replacement very expensive

Jan, 2009

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Sony DVP-FX820 (black)


Wish I had bought the Panasonic.

Size and screen are great

Skips. It's good for a movie at best while in-flight

Jan, 2009

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Sony DVP-FX820 (black)


We had used the player for a little over a week when the video stopped working and the control buttons were not functional. I sent it back to Sony for a replacement. We received the refurbished replacement yesterday and the replacement did the EXACT...

When it was actually working, the picture was crisp and it was very wonderful for a long car trip we had taken

Video stopped working after very little time used. Replacement had the same issue within an hour of using it

Jan, 2009

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Sony DVP-FX820 (blue)


I bought this for one purpose only, to have control over what I watch when I fly across the country to see my family. I took the suggestions of others and put the video on low. I watched for about 4 hours and still had plenty of battery left for at...

Video quality, Battery Life (on low settings), 2 people can connect via headsets, size, good looking unit

I still believe battery life should be even longer then 6 hrs on higher settings

Jan, 2008

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Sony DVP-FX820 (red)


This unit has made a giant leap in kid-friendly design with the HOLD button!

Battery Life, HOLD BUTTON*, resolution

No usb, sd expandability

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: PokeyJoe (



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

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 System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Composite video