Audiovox DVD1680 (portable) DVD Players

DVD1680 (portable)

6.8-Inch Color TFT-LCD Display, 3.5-hour Lithium-Ion Battery, MP3 Playback, Wireless Remote.

User Reviews (5)

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Jack   Audio Enthusiast [May 23, 2003]
Strength:

Plays everything.

Weakness:

Will not play DVD+R's

I wrote earlier about this unit. One major flaw I found is it has trouble playing back up copies of DVD movies on DVD+R. The movie will stop & pause all through the movie. I even bought another one thinking the old one was broken. The new one had the same problem. I ended up buying a diffent Portable DVD player. The new one works fine.

Similar Products Used: Polaroid DVD Video PDV-0700
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
jshk   AudioPhile [Sep 25, 2002]
Strength:

Strengths: Size, good sound & picture, functions & control (very nice remote) Plays DVD,VCD, MP3's, & CD's. very good value to complete movie system in the car when compare to the standard video fixed complete head unit which costs 2000+$$;yet you've to worry being stolen so also need 1000+$$ alarm unit be installed !!

Weakness:

Wish better manuel book &a case for it. limited color adjustment

Found this wonderful unit at Tragets. The price was cheaper than the Net or local stores. I used it in car, home, & showed off to my friends. This is a solid well made not filmsy like other more expensive brand name models. The sound and picture good 4 driving. My wife watched a movie on trips & loved it. Had it playing through the car speakers through tape head unit(it has a very refine movie sound if u have a subwoofer installed &car is well insulated with Dynamat,highly recommend) the wonderful picture w/screen is 6.8 inches which is just the right size to watch movie in the moving vehicle . This came with a pug in for a vehicle, AC adapter, 3.5 hour battery(indeed play close to 3+hr) You won't go wrong with this unit.

Similar Products Used: Pan.,Tosh,Sony,
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
1TightMR2   Casual Listener [Jun 03, 2002]
Strength:

Price, Sturdyness, Video

Weakness:

Have to make all my regular CD-Rs into MP3 disks

Well let me tell you about this aswome portable DVD player by audiovox. I bought it today (June 3) for $400 tax free at the Navy Exchange and it rocks. For the price I payed its a killer deal. They had the 1700 by Audiovox but after reading reviews on that model it left my mind. Im a 16 year old teenager and having this little thing around at home, in the car, and travling around will be fun! I had had my eye on many of the portables for about a week and after many hours of looking around the web it came down to 3 players: 1. Mintek DVD 1710 (available only at BestBuy.com ($300-400 depending on sales) 2. RCA RCLV50 (Walmart.com $440, Target $500, BJ's wholesale $400, etc) 3. Audiovox DV 1680 (Walmart $460, Target $400 this week only then it goes to $450, and Amazon.com $520) I did read many reviews at: 1. CNET.com 2. Audioreview.com 3. Epinions.com And after calling my close by navy exchange and found out they had 3 left for $400 i said "Hold it for me please!". I went down there tried out the Matrix DVD, Shrek DVD, my homemade Office Space VCD and it all worked fine. The only downside to the player is the battery is attached to the back of the player and it does not pivot all the way back unless the AC/DC cord is pluged in. This batter last 3.5 hours unlike the Audiovox 1500 which lasts 2hr 20min (cutting the movie short i guess :) I was thinking about the Apex PD 50 which was offered by Walmart at a time before they sold out which only cost $200. But they mentioned noting about Battery life, inputs, screen size way to small (4.5 inches) smaller than the PS one's portable screen! So while they were sold out it gave me more time to think about other possibalities. So I highly reccomend the AUDIOVOX 1680!! Even at the $500 range its a good deal but dont forget to pick up a pair of headphones and maby a carring case. What to look for in a portable DVD player: 1. Large Screen 5.8" or larger (6.8 looks great) 2. Battery Life (very important, the manufacture might cheat and say less than it really is so better safe than sorry) 3.Formats (DVD, VCD, MP3, CD, SVCD) Forgot: The 1680 does not play regular burnt cds but MP3 files on CD-RW's, its cooler because you get to see the names and all) 4. Make sure you know what your getting (take the time and research what your buying, look at my listed review sites) Later and questions feel fr

Similar Products Used: Have tested the Mintek 1710, RCA 5400, and the Audiovox 1700
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jack   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 03, 2002]
Strength:

Size, everything that comes with it. Plays DVD,VCD, MP3''s, & CD''s.

Weakness:

Wish I could buy a case for it.

I was looking for a portablr DVD player that played everything, plus the best bang for the dollar. I found this wonderful unit at Tragets. The price was cheaper than the Net or local stores. I have used it in the car, home, & showed it off to my friends. This is a solid unit. The sound and picture doesn''t mess up as I''m driving. My wife watched a movie on a recent trip & loved it. Had it playing through the Vans speakers. I take a ferry to work & it makes the time go by. Play bugs Life on this & you will see a wonderful picture. The screen is 6.8 inches which is just the right size to watcha a movie. The unit was $120 cheaper than the Panasonic. It isn''t thin like the Panasonic. It doesn''t feel flimsy at all. More like a solid truck. This came with a pug in for a vehicle, AC adapter, 3.5 hour battery, headphones (use my own) and a very well put together book. You won''t go wrong with this unit.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike Carrillo   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 03, 2002]
Strength:

Build & materials, weight, ease of use, & ease of connectivity to other audio/video units.Pleasant design.Great sound w/decent headphones (not the ones supplied). Long battery life. Excellent screen size to price ratio.

Weakness:

Laser too delicate to pick-up smudges/dirt on dvds. Video resolution too small to deliver excellent picture. Weight of unit and accessories (about 4.5 lbs). Unit speakers too weak to deliver even the most mediocer sound.

I have become totally addicted to this portable unit. My friends and co-workers are amazed at the clarity of the video. The sound on my Radio Shack Titanium headphones connected to the Audiovox #1680 outperforms my home audio setup. The picture, though not as great as the ones you get on Panasonic units, is of good quality. You get graininess on dark sceens, which is common on all portables. The new model that replaces this unit (#1700) has a much better screen that filters out glare. All in all, I would highly recommend this unit if price IS a factor. I paid $450 and think I did very well. I have seen an older Audiovox model (#1500) at clearance price ($375) but do not recommed it. Pay the extra $75 and you get a decent unit with a much larger screen (6.8") with a lot less glitches. You will be pleased.

Similar Products Used: Aiwa portable DVD player (5.8")
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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