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Dual XDVD180

Portable DVD player with 7" LCD monitor

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Item #: 070XDVD180
 

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by Matt Freeman
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Dual offers you an affordable, easy way to enjoy on-the-road entertainment with its XDVD180 portable DVD player. It combines a DVD player and a built-in 7" monitor in a single unit, along with a handy car mounting kit that straps to the back of a front seat. Just slide the player in the bag, plug in the included DC adapter, and you're ready for backseat movies.

The XDVD180 includes AC and DC power adapters, so you can play it in the car or indoors. For private viewing, you can plug the two sets of earbuds into two headphone jacks. If everyone wants to hear it, you can also connect the unit's audio outputs to your car radio's auxiliary input (if it has one). You can play the XDVD180 over your TV at home (or in your hotel room), using its audio and video outputs. Built-in speakers give you one more audio option. It's your all-in-one video solution!

The player handles your DVDs, DVD+Rs, and DVD+RWs, plus your MPEG videos. For system control from a distance, a full-function remote control is included. Anti-shock protection keeps your movies from skipping if the going gets a little rough.

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Highlights:

  • portable DVD player with 7" widescreen LCD monitor
  • plays DVDs, DVD+Rs, DVD+RWs, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MPEG video on CD
  • 2 sets of earbuds with two headphone jacks
  • car mounting kit straps to the back of a front seat
  • AC and DC power adapters
  • built-in speakers
  • anti-shock memory
  • audio output
  • video output
  • adjustable color, brightness, and contrast
  • 10-11/16"W x 7-1/16"H x 1-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Portable DVD player w/7" LCD display
  • Black leather car mount
  • Wireless remote control (XDIR100)
  • 2 CR2025 Lithium batteries (one installed in remote)
  • 2 Pairs of stereo earbuds with 48" cord (has right-angle 3.5mm mini plug)
  • AC adapter with 73" DC output cord (DC output: 12V/2A)
  • Cigarette lighter with attached 81" cord (has internal 3A fuse)
  • 5' A/V patch cord with composite video and stereo audio RCA plugs on one end and composite video and stereo audio 3.5mm mini-plugs
  • Owner's Manual

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Features
Specifications
Outputs Notes

Features

Monitor: The Dual XDVD180 portable DVD player features a 7" widescreen transparent TFT LCD screen, manufactured by Sharp. It has a resolution of 1440 x 234, and a total of 336,960 pixels. The viewing angles are 105° vertical (65° up/40° down) and 130° horizontal (65° left/65° right).

Viewing Options: You can view the built-in 7" LCD screen in one of several ways. Using the supplied car mount, you can strap it upright to the back of a seat or headrest for backseat viewing. You can also set the unit upright on a table or desktop with its integrated easel stand, or hold the unit in your hands to watch a movie or listen to music.

Disc Compatibility: The XDVD180 can play DVD Video, DVD+R, and DVD+RW, as well as Audio CDs, CD-R and CD-RW discs. The player can only playback NTSC video discs. The lid of the player opens to a maximum of 90° for inserting the disc.

Digital-to-Analog Converter: The unit features a 96kHz/24-bit D/A converter.

Playback Functions: While playing back a DVD or CD, you can perform the following functions:

  • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward or reverse at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x or 32x normal speed. (No audio)
  • Slow Forward/Reverse: You can playback forward or reverse at 1/2x, 1/4x, 1/8x, or 1/16x normal speed. (No audio)
  • Frame-by-Frame: You can view one frame at a time in forward direction only. (No audio)
  • Zoom: You can increase/decrease the image size from 2x, 3x, 4x, 1/2, 1/3, or 1/4 size.
  • Repeat: You can repeat the current chapter, title, or entire disc. You can also repeat a selected segment (A-B Repeat)
  • Program: You can program up to 20 tracks, chapters, or titles.

On-Screen Display: You can use the on-screen display to view the status of the disc. The display shows the current Track/Chapter number with elapsed track time, remaining track time, elapsed total time, or remaining total time.

Electronic Shock Protection: The XDVD180 has electronic shock protection with a memory buffer to prevent skipping. The memory buffer is 3 seconds for DVDs and 20 seconds for CDs.

Remote Control: The unit is equipped with a full-function 39-button wireless remote control. The unit's infrared eye is located on the lower right side of the face of the player. Remote dimensions: W=2.049", L=4.91", H=0.493".

Power Options: The player can be operated on AC or DC current. The unit is equipped with an AC adapter for operating on ordinary household current, and a cigarette lighter adapter for operating on your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system.

Key Lock: The unit features a side-mounted Key Lock switch that can be turned on to avoid accidental operation of the main buttons while using the unit in a portable environment. The remote control operation is not affected by the Key Lock switch.

Parental Control: You can select one of 8 levels of parental control: KID SAF, G, PG, PG13, PGR, 4, NC17 or ADULT. A password is required to change the parental control settings.

Screen Saver/Auto Off: When activated, the unit will automatically enter screen saver mode after approximately 3-1/2 minutes of no activity. The unit will also automatically power off after approximately 10 minutes of no activity.

Specifications

DVD Player:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >94dB
  • Dynamic Range: >95dB
  • Harmonic Distortion: <0.008%
  • Channel Separation @1kHz: >68dB
  • Sampling Frequencies: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz

Outputs Notes

Dual Headphone Outputs: The XDVD180 features two 3.5mm mini-jack headphone outputs. When one or more pairs of headphones are plugged into the unit, the external speakers are muted. Two pairs of earbud-style headphones are included with the player.

Audio/Video Outputs: The unit has two side-mounted 3.5mm minijacks: one for stereo audio and the other for composite video. The supplied A/V output cable plugs into these minijacks and allows connection to an optional TV or sound system via stereo RCA and composite video RCA plugs.

12V DC Input: The single 12-volt DC power input allows you to plug one of the supplied power adapters for operating the unit on AC (household current) or DC (car battery) power.

 
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3 out of 5

Dual XDVD180

Written By Kyle, Kingsland, GA on Sunday, July 23, 2006
 
I bought this unit to entertain my 18 month old on a long car trip. The picture is great, the sound is good, and the design suited our needs.

However, since we purchased the unit we have had a problem with the DC input port causing the power to shut off unexpectedly. We have had to place the power cord in a specific position in order to keep the player playing. One bump in the road and we lose power.
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3 out of 5

Decent Unit... Poor car mounting design.

Written By KELLIN, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
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I purchased this unit to entertain my 2-year old in the back seat of my wife's SUV. The unit has a great picture and decent sound.

However, it takes entirely too long for loading disc. In addition, when the unit is placed in the head seat mounting kit, it forces too much pressure on the DVD door. The result is that the DVD scrubs the back of the picture door and sometimes stops the DVD from playing altogether.

If your laying the unit flat or holding the unit, then it is pretty good. However, I do not reccomend buying this product for the car mounting option.
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