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Sony DVP-FX970

Sony DVP-FX970
alaScore 85

128 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Sony DVP-FX970. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony DVP-FX970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DVP-FX970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Sony DVP-FX970 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 9" Portable DVD Player DVP-FX97 / DVPFX97Sony 9" Portable DVD Player DVP-FX97 / DVPFX97

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: MizzyJ, (tigerdirect.com)

Love it!

 

Brought it for my parents as a gift. They love it, I love that they are happy, so it was totally worth it. I tried it with CD's, the sound is great. Definitely a wonderful gift.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: henny (tigerdirect.com)

great item great price

 

got this for my parentsthe sound and picture quality is fabulous!they loved the remote as welltop notch item!!!!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Kooky486 (sony.com)

SONY DVP-FX970

 

This player is ok not great.

Battery life is good

You have to adjust the screen size every time you play a movie

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (tigerdirect.com)

As advertised

 

Good price, fast shipping, good product. great picture, overall, total quality. The remote isfunny, but why not?

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Greeny (sony.com)

Great Christmas present

 

This player has a long 6 hour life. The screen is better than most other portable players but not as good as some tablet screens. I like the touch strip for controls over push buttons. Sound is not loud but clean. It has a composite video out with...

better screen than most portables, USB input, line in and out. touch controls

limited video formats for usb

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: FALLGUY (tigerdirect.com)

Great Picture and Value

 

Would have gotten a perfect score except that the screen doesn't open to 180 degrees and the battery time was less than advertized (just remember to use adapter from the start on long car trips). But GREAT picture & sound. Kept our 2 and a half year...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: THEREVEREND (sony.com)

REMOTE IS BAD PLAYER IS GOOD

 

THE CONTROLS ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER ON IT - SO YOU NEED TO USE THE REMOTE AND THE REMOTE DOES NOT LAST - MY PLAYER IS GOOD BUT CANNOT FIND A WAY TO CONTACT THEM TO BUY A NEW REMOTE... BIG DOWNSIDE -- MAY HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE NEW PLAYER JUST BECAUSE THE...

PLAYER GREAT

REMOTE DID NOT LAST

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: fox1x (tigerdirect.com)

Great unit

 

Have had great luck with mine. And for the people who ponder about why it has the remote. You relize it has outputs on it so you can use it as a stand-alone DVD player. Like when I go camping and run the line to my 42 inch TV. The DVD player runs the...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: mikeatsu (sony.com)

The Best In It's Class

 

The Sony DVP-FX970 is awesome at this price point. Having researched all other comparable players and personally tried out many; the Sony is better in every category except battery life in some cases (although 6 hours is still very solid). The screen...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Sekh (sony.com)

Good Product

 

Overall the product is good, lasts for about 5 hours, has Swivel screen, rotates about 180 D, touch screen is very easy to use.Good entertainment for kids. Can connect to TV as well. only cons i see is that, if you are looking for USB Flash Drive then...

Stylish Design, Touch Screen,Supports USB Port, JPEG Playback, MP3 Playback, A/V input and output

Supports only Sony Flash Drives models

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):6

Color

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:9
Display Resolution:800 x 480

Energy Management

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Car kit: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.5
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Loudspeakers

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

Management Features

Handheld remote control: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):25 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:25 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):9.17 x 6.81 x 1.73
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:DC 9.5 V, 1.2 A

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video in:1

Power

AC adapter included:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Car kit:Y
Power consumption (typical):6.5
Rechargeable:Y

Storage

Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:80&120

Technical Details

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Device type:Player
Form Factor:Portable

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.81
Height:1.73
Weight:2.31
Width:9.17