Toshiba SDP93S review: Toshiba SDP93S


The included remote works well, we just wish it were a bit smaller.

On the right side of the player, you'll find two headphone jacks along with an AV in and out port. Toshiba includes breakout composite cables that can function as input or output wires. Also bundled is a cigarette lighter adapter for charging it on the go.

Its battery performed well. On a four-hour charge, we netted about five and a half hours of nonstop playback, though this number will probably change depending on what you use the device for.

We tested the SDP93S with Jonathan Coulton's live DVD "Best. Concert. Ever." and was impressed with the overall picture quality especially since the movie mostly takes place in a poorly lit venue hall. If we had to rank the player's picture quality among those we've recently looked at, it would fall in a close second place behind the Sony DVP-FX930. While most portable DVD player speakers leave much to be desired, the SDP93S was tolerable.

On the left side of the player, you'll find the SD card slot that can read MP3 and WMA audio files along with most DivX movie files. We should note that DRM-protected DivX files will not work on the player. That aside, we were impressed with the onboard interface and had no problem playing various files off our SD card. All of the files can also be played from a recordable DVD-R or CD-R disc as well, though photo files are limited to CD-Rs.


The addition of an SD card slot really extends the usability of the player.
Overall, we were impressed with the new offering from Toshiba. Its feature set is among the best out there and it's available online for as low as $160. For that price, there isn't another current portable DVD player out there that we'd recommend over the SDP93S.

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Toshiba SDP93S

Part Number: SDP93S Released: Mar 15, 2009
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  • Release date Mar 15, 2009