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The Philips PET749/37 is a mid-range portable DVD player with added DTV reception capabilities.

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Pros

Decent build quality--the display's swivel hinge feels solid.

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External antennae usually picks up signals well with strong reception.

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Display quality is decent, especially when playing DVDs.

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Compact and sleek for easy travel.

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Cons

Doesn't pick up analogue stations.

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Glossy black casing picks up fingerprints really easily.

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Battery life isn't great compared to similar competing units.

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The Philips PET749/37 is a mid-range portable DVD player with added DTV reception capabilities. This combo unit prominently features a 7-inch high density LCD screen, an ATSC tuner and an external antenna. Compared to the less expensive Philips PET729/37, this model has a higher resolution screen and more powerful sound output. The 180-degree swivel screen features a 800 x 480 pixel resolution that’s capable of producing standard definition (480p) images. The DVD portion of the PET749/37 is compatible with numerous of disc formats, including MP3 CDs and DVD+/-R recordable discs. Dolby Digital sound and 320 kbps MP3s are fully supported by the player. The tuner supports the digital television standard ATSC (unscrambled), and comes with an external, detachable antenna to maximize reception capabilities. The battery lasts up to 3 hours depending on use.

Features
  • 7” LCD screen
  • 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • ATSC tuner
  • External antenna
  • Video: DVD, SVCD, Video CD
  • DVD+/-R/RW, MP3-CD, CD-R/CD-RW, CD
  • Picture CD
  • AV output: Composite
  • Built-in battery
  • Battery life: up to 3 hours
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