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Sony DVP-PQ1

Sony DVP-PQ1
alaScore 72

63 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony DVP-PQ1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 15 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (7)

Consumer review by:

Great Portable DVD Player


Bought this DVD player back in 2001, refurbished at a Sony Outlet store in Castle Rock, Colorado. I was looking for a portable DVD player that I could bring to work for the long graveyard shift hours. I was hesitant at first because it was refurbished....

Versatile! plays VCDs, DVD R/RW, CD-Rs with no problems.

No component video output. No front panel digital display.

Consumer review by:

small, styling, but does it perform?


I travel back and forth between my house and my parent's place alot. However, my parents lacked a dvd player and i didn't want to buy a portable dvd player (too much) or a normal dvd player (too big).

small and compact, s-video and digital sound out

no car power adapter

Consumer review by:

Portable and inexpensive


I was looking for a small DVD player, but did not need or want one with the screen. I saw some reviews on a Koss model, but there were problems with overheating, and did not want to go there. Space is a major consideration for us, as well as...

Small footprint, reads mult formats

Outweighed by small footprint


Consumer review by:

Sony DVP-PQ1 Portable DVD Player without Screen


Small footprint, reads mult formats

Outweighed by small footprint

Consumer review by:

Works good. Does the job


I was lucky enough to find a new one on sale for $69. Maybe it was priced wrong but I didn't think twice about it. They were going quick. I probably would have paid up to $90 for it, but not more. It does the job, works good and is very easy to...

Portable. Easy to move from room to room or car. Easy hook-up access

Could be smaller. Not for a stereo rack setup. Has to sit on top.

Consumer review by:

It's the most cute DVD Player I've ever got


It's the cutest DVD Player I've ever got. At first I was skeptic about the quality of the video and sound but to my surprise this gizmo plays magnificent video and sound. Four simple buttons on the player and not complicated remote control. The best...

MP3-Browser, replay dialogue, OSD magnificent, S-Video, good reception from remote control.

No picture zoom, search function, cover sensible and no display on device.

Consumer review by:

i'm a fan


This is a great DVD player ... my first DVD player in fact. It's incredibly simple and yet it provides reliable playback of DVD movies AS WELL AS audio and mp3 compact disks using a capable player interface that features directory browsing and...

compact, reliable, great remote control, multi-format playback

at first I scared it would break - not anymore (@ 30 mos)

Consumer review by:

Small Footprint, BIG Movies


Granted the purchase of this DVD-player is the first stand-alone DVD-player that I have owned. Overall, I am quite satisfied with the features and compact design that this unit provides to me.

Small compact design and portability

Lack of display on the unit

Consumer review by:

Happy to have it


This is a great little DVD player, especially for the price ($200 Canadian - what's that, about $120 US?). The last thing I wanted was another boring grey or black box in my living room, and frankly I didn't really have the space for a big boxy thing...

Size, price, design, simplicity, functionality

Lack of more advanced features, funny shaped remote control

Consumer review by:

Sony is Hip


This DVD player is Cute as a button. Sony has proven to me that it can think a little better than the rectangular box sitting on top of the television.

Amazingly innovative design, Great remote control signal, mp3/cdr/rw support

Disc memory is a sham. slight pause in some layer changes. Boring Faceplates included


Product Specifications

Get psyched for DVD with Sony's DVP-PQ1 PSYC DVD player! Its transportable compact design makes it easy to take with you when you travel. You will enjoy the playback of CD-R/CD-RWs, DVD-R/DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video Mode), and MP3s. This player also features playback memory (40-disc), which remembers your preferred settings for up to 200 discs. Settings include audio, subtitles, video EQ, digital noise reduction, Digital Cinema Sound modes, and camera angles. Utilize these functions and more as Sony's TV Virtual Surround Sound envelopes you. Then replay your favorite movie scenes over and over again using Instant Replay. PSYC yourself up for your next travel adventure - don't leave home without the DVP-PQ1!

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:TV Virtual Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Top-load
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVP

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty