8th Nextbase SDV47
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Best of the web 69.99 at play.com in pink only
The seven-inch screen makes it hard for two people to watch at once, although picture quality is adequate. The sound quality is good, but there is some background noise from the player. Headphones are provided. A two hour-battery pack can be added.
Ease of operation
Using this player is entirely logical. The controls are all easy to find and easy to use. There is only one headphone socket, making it extremely hard for two people to share the screen. However, Nextbase does offer an alternative that allows two people to watch the same film (the SDV47, 149.99) on separate screens.
Online discounts for the standard black model are around 10%. However, if you don't mind having a pink screen then you can save a massive 30% at present. The dual screen player is also on special offer at play.com for 109.99. In our view, the special offers represent superb value.
The player is well built, but the dark two-tone plastics that it is made from look and feel cheap. That's a shame, because this player is better than it looks and the actual build quality appears to be very good.
The player is DivX compatible and has a USB port for playing MP3 music files or showing jpeg picture files. A bracket can bought for mounting the screen onto the back of a car's headrest.