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Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player

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Product Highlights
  • 9" Widescreen Monitor
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • Plays DVDs, CDs, MP3/JPEG Discs
  • USB Port for Movies, Photos, Music
  • Up to 4 Hrs of Playback Time
  • A/V Output
  • Headphone Output
  • Disc Resume
  • Comes With Car Adapter
  • Hard Acrylic Shell

Grab the go-anywhere Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player to enjoy your movies, music and photos. For starters, the high-resolution 9" LCD widescreen monitor provides exceptional imaging. You'll be able to play your DVDs, CDs, and discs with MP3 or JPEG files on them. Or, you can plug a USB flash drive into the USB port to enjoy movies, photos and music. A true sign of portability, the player has a rechargeable battery, which lasts for up to four hours. That's great for long road trips, airport layovers, or anywhere else you need some quick entertainment.

Using the A/V output, you can connect the disc player to your TV so everyone can enjoy your media on the big screen. There is also a headphone output for private listening. Plus, you'll probably be needing to stop and start your movies -- with the Disc Resume feature, you can skip directly to where you left off without searching for the last scene you watched.

Since the player comes with a car adapter, it's great for road trips with the family. And if you're wondering if this small multimedia powerhouse actually has what it takes to withstand a life on the road, the answer is yes; it's encased in a hard acrylic shell that provides long-term durability. And wherever your path takes you (and your DVP-FX980), you can always command your entertainment from a comfortable distance using the handy remote control.

Widescreen Monitor
Experience full enjoyment of your entertainment on-the-go; the DVP-FX980 features a 9" high-resolution (800 x 480) widescreen display
Versatile Entertainer
Watch movies, view photos, and listen to music, thanks to multiple format playback functionality
USB Port
Easily access even more videos, photos and music using the USB port of this portable DVD player
Long Battery Life
Watch multiple movies before needing a recharge. The DVP-FX980 affords up to 4 hours of battery life, making it the perfect companion for a long road trip
Home Theater Friendly
Plug the DVP-FX980 into your TV using the A/V output to use it as a standard DVD player so everyone can enjoy your entertainment
Headphone Output
A headphone output lets you listen privatey for when you don't want to disturb others
Disc Resume
With Disc Resume, you can boot up without having to search the last scene watched
Comes With Car Charger Adapter
This helps make sure the DVD player is always ready to go, no matter how long the road trip
Built for the Road
This disc player is encased in a durable and stylish hard acrylic shell
Easy to Control
The DVP-FX980 comes with a remote control so you can operate the disc player from a distance
Display
Screen Size 9" (22.86 cm)
Resolution 800 x 480
Playback
Compatible Discs CD/MP3/DVD(VR Mode)/DVD/DVD+R/DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/DVD-R DL(Video Mode)/DVD-R/DVD-RW(VR Mode)/JPEG
Connectors
Inputs USB input
Outputs Headphone out x 1
A/V output
General
Remote Yes
Material Hard acrylic shell
Battery Life Up to 4 hours
Power Requirements 110-240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player
  • Remote Control
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • Car Charger Adapter
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyDVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good sound (10)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Long battery life (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Good picture (8)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (13)
    • At home (7)
    • Home use (6)
    • In the car (4)
    • Office (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (15), Traveler (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11), Yes (5)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice portable dvd player

    By Katz

    from Spring Lake, NC

    About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

      Great sound. I looked around before I decided on this portable dvd player glad I took the time to research and this website by far had the best deal on this make and model. I will shop again from this dealer and so far I am happy with the sony. Nice color and screen image.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Buy

      By The Dude

      from New Jersey

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Light Weight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

      Excellent Picture quality and vibrant colors. The 9" screen adds to viewing pleasure. The crispness of the picture is commendable.Very easy to use and there needs to be no instruction manual. Worth every penny spent

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      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Working excellent

      By Emser

      from Mequon, WI

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Sound
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

        Took on airplane helps pass the time. Sound is excellent unlike many others. I have ordered from this site three times, price was right, excellent service.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great portable DVD for the price point!

        By PittGurl

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

        I purchased this product for my 8 year old daughter to watch movies. The screen is very clear - great resolution. The battery life is somewhat limited relative to downloading / renting a moving on an iPad. However, the car charger included is a nice feature. I would recommend this product.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great find

        By Bob's your Uncle

        from Maine

        Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

        Superb picture quality. User friendly. Quality product.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By nkd5df

        from New York, NY

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Home Use
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

          Everything is good. Good battery, sharp picture, sound is good, and lightweight. Everything you could want.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get DVD player

          By mw

          from Brooklyn

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

              Very pleased with this player. Sturdy and will surely stand up to the test of time and kids!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Solid design, Good audio &video quality

              By Botphoto

              from Mass, USA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Audio And Visual
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

              This portable DVD player seems solidly built. Screen quality is excellent. Speakers provide good quality sound. I could even hear the movie clearly in the next room, if I had to step away for a short time. Controls work fine and are easy to understand. However, at barely 3' in length, the ac power cord is way too short. Battery time doesn't come close to 4 hours, as advertised, and the machine shuts down abruptly without warning when the battery is exhausted. May not be suitable if used for long periods without recharging.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great!

              By sf

              from lakewood, nj

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long Battery Life
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                Great product for the price! As usuual, it is worth buying Sony.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                -Very Good DVD Player

                By Bruce

                from New York

                About Me Gearhead

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Good Picture
                • Good Sound
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • In The Car
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                The Audio is good, aswell as the picture. would be a nice feature if it could TX Bluetooth (hint for the Next improvement) I would buy this product again

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                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I am going to buy again the DVD FX980 9"

                By Pluto

                from Queens,New York

                About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Controls
                • Good Picture
                • Good Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                  I play music
                  watch dvd's movies

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Picture, Easy to Use

                  By Spike Da Peke

                  from Jersey

                  About Me Gearhead, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Good Picture
                  • Good Sound
                  • Higher Resolution Screen
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • For Vision Loss Users
                    • In The Car
                    • Office
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                    We bought this as a gift for one of our families elders. He lives in a situation were there's not a lot of privacy, so he loves the bright, high resolution screen (much higher than most the competition) and the more than adequate headphone amp. A lifelong jazz fan, he appreciates being able to pop in a cd or a concert dvd of one of the greats, Basie or Sarah Vaughan. He mostly uses it with headphones, but the built-in speakers are adequate for watching a DVD, even in a noisy car environment. The player is simple to operate, allows for a wide variety of cd and dvd formats and comes with a familiar kind of remote. It would be especially useful for people who can benefit from getting close to the screen, making it ideal for folks with some degree of vision loss.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Excellent device for adults/children

                    By None

                    from Honolulu, HI

                    About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Picture
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Office
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                      Use player to watch movies for myself and children.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Product

                      By Rob

                      from Southampton, Pa

                      About Me Practical

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Good Picture
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                      This is basically a great product. The screen resolution is excellent. The 9in screen is perfect for me. I watch movies, listen to cds and it works great for slideshows of my pictures. The sound quality is fine but I also bought the Logitech external speakers they have listed on here for accessories and that makes the whole thing a big bang for the buck. Only complaint, if you're looking for the 4hr playback time, forget it. If you get 3 hrs you're lucky. That was a big reason for buying this unit since the others seem to state shorter play times.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Terrifiuc deal in every way!

                      By JoeBronx

                      from Los Angeles

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Picture
                      • Good Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                          My Sony DVD player arrived ahead of schedule, very well packed and played perfectly out of the box.
                          A wonderful bargain all the way around!

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                          4.0

                          Overall, a very nice unit.

                          By solosurvivor

                          from sierra nevada foothills

                          About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Controls
                          • Good Picture
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • In The Car
                            • Office
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                            Great for travel and the kitchen table. Picture quality is excellent. As a previous reviewer noted, the controls only have to be touched, not pressed, to do their function. I use with an auxiliary set of small speakers, but the built-in speakers are just fine. Would have given it 5 stars, but nothing is perfect.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            EZ to use great value

                            By Al on the run !!

                            from NJ

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy Controls
                            • Good Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • In The Car
                              • Office
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                              very easy to use fantastic display,,
                              extremely portable,great battery life & power options

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Quality DVD Player

                              By bal339

                              from Minnesota

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Picture
                              • Good Sound
                              • Lightweight
                              • Portable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about Sony DVP-FX980 9" Portable DVD Player:

                                I haven't had a chance to use this DVD player much but did watch a movie on it and found the picture to be very clear and the volume had a good range. I like the fact that it has a USB port. It would have been helpful if the instructions explained that the controls on the player required only a light touch.

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                                • No

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