Since the demand for entertainment on the road has been growing steadily, many of the new car models come with in-car DVD players as a standard features, but these units are also sold separately and could be mounted on any headrest. They are ideal if you have to take the whole family on a long trip, and work extremely well for keeping your kids on the back seat entertained. There are many makes and models, carrying different features and options, but almost all of the portable DVD players, which were manufactured in the past few years, offer outstanding picture quality and decent audio. Typically, they support most of the popular multimedia file formats, allowing the users to play videos, browse through their vacation photos, or listen to music. Some make use of the wide screen, 16:9 aspect ratio screen format, and have similar control options to the regular DVD players.

The dual screen portable players are also of two kinds – models, which have one main unit and display the same video across both screens, and models with two independent players, allowing two different movies to play at the same time. Typically, they are powered with a car adapter, but some could be powered by batteries or mains adapter, which permits their use while camping or inside the house. The mounts also differ, but the higher-end in-car DVD players come with mounting that allows them to be firmly attached to the front seats’ headrests, which not only ensures better viewing pleasure, but also minimize the risks of injuries in the case of car accidents.

When purchasing a portable DVD player, you should consider a number of additional factors, apart from the supported video and audio file format, the included features, and the price. The most common complaints is of poor audio, so you need to choose model that ensures good sound quality; select one that allows headsets to be used too since this would allow the backseat passengers to stay entertained without destructing the driver. The cabling is also important, as you would not want dozen of tangled cables inside your car, especially if you have small kids in the back, and you should choose an in-car DVD player with remote control if your children are too young and cannot operate it on their own. From the various makes, select one that is well reviewed and liked by most users since it would offer you not only high quality picture and audio, but it is likely that it would outlast the cheaper brands as well.