V-Zon 7309 Portable DVD Player Review
It’s difficult to find a decent portable DVD player that is not expensive and reliable at the same time. Imagine my surprise when I came across the V-Zon 7309. It’s one of the most top-rated models on Amazon, and in my review, I’ll be going in-depth to find out exactly why all the praise, and how it stacks up among the competition.
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- 180 Degree Swivel Screen – This is an extremely convenient feature as it allows you to fold the device completely flat with the screen still visible, just like a tablet. This allows it to be either handheld easier, or held up in a headrest mount.
- Easy-to-Clean – The black high gloss UV finish not only looks attractive, but it also means that the device is easy to clean, which is particular useful if children accidently make a mess over it.
- Multi-Region Capability – Yes! It’s so difficult to find portable DVD players that are capable of playing DVDs from around the world. Fortunately, the V-Zon 7309 can, which makes worldwide trips so much more bearable.
- Play Files Directly From an SD Card or USB Stick – If you have no more room for DVDs, then just download your movies, music and photos onto an SD card or USB stick, insert it into the desired slot on your device, and you have all your entertainment needs without carrying any extra stuff.
- Anti-Skip Circuitry – Sick and tired of the disc skipping while you’re trying to enjoy a film? Don’t worry, the V-Zon 7309 has an integrated anti-skip technology that ensures this will not happen, even if the road is bumpy.
- Connect to Games Consoles – The audio and video in/out ports allows you to connect games consoles such as the Xbox 360 or the PS3, to the portable DVD player and use it like a normal TV. An excellent feature for both kids and adults for enjoy playing games.
- Powered by Mains or the Built-in Battery – Having the choice of either is convenient for both home and travel. The rechargeable battery gives you over 2 hours of playback time, enough for a full length movie and more.
|Screen Size/Res.||7" / 480 x 234|
|Battery Life||2+ Hours|
|Car Kit (Mount)|
- SD Card
- 3.5mm Stereo
- AV In/Out
- Video In/Out
|Disc Formats||DVD, DVD±R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW|
|Video Formats||DivX, Xvid, .avi|
|Audio Formats||MP3, WMA|
|Contents||- Mains Power Adapter
- Remote Control
- User Manual
|Purchasable Extras||- 7" Car Headrest Mount
- Case Logic 7-10" EVA Molded Case
The build quality on the V-Zon 7309 is the best that I’ve encountered among all of the portable DVD players within the same price range, and even slightly more. Not to mention that it looks much better too.
Thanks to its black high gloss UV finish, it looks very sleek and also, it’s easy to clean off any spillages, dirt and dust from the surface.
The swivel is well connected and rotates smoothly, unlike other swivel screens, and even when the screen is folded flat, you can still control the playback of whatever you’re watching or listening to by using the controls on the right side without having to use the included remote control.
It’s frustrating watching a DVD only and you’re really enjoying it, and then it starts skipping due to slight movements of the device. This happens too often with other portable DVD players, but the V-Zon 7309 has an anti-skip circuitry technology built-in to prevent this from happening. I tested it while driving over speed bumps, and there were indeed no skips at all while ‘Lord of the Rings’ was playing.
Playing audio and images from an SD card and USB stick proved to be no problem either. Although for video files, you can only play DivX, Xvid, .avi files so you must make sure that your movies and videos are in this format.
There are 2 x 1 watt speakers integrated, which produces clear audio. However, it doesn’t go very loud and bass is not deep, but then again, you cannot expect much from a portable DVD player. It’s better to use a good quality pair of headphones in this instance.
The built-in rechargeable battery holds its charge very well, and I managed to get 2 hrs 20 minutes constant playback time on it before having to recharge it again. Even if you leave it for a few days without turning the device on, you will not lose much power at all.
The design of the V-Zon 7309 is well thought-out and practical for traveling purposes. There are playback controls on the main panel and to the right of the screen, which are extremely convenient when having the screen folded flat.
If you prefer not to use the controls on the device, the included remote control can be used, which is very fast and responsive. This is especially useful if the portable DVD player is in a headrest mount case.
- It’s one of the most practical portable DVD players around due to its clever and convenient placement of controls.
- Impressive reliability thanks to its Anti-Skip technology and ability to playback files from SD cards and USB sticks with no problems.
You’ll be very hard pressed to find another portable DVD player of great value that is as reliable, good-looking and practical as the V-Zon 7309. Because of its impressively low price point, it’s the best value portable DVD player that I’ve come across, which shoots it to the top of my top 10 list.
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