Coby TF-DVD7307

The Good The battery is internal; nonglossy screen; very affordable; 180 degree swivel display.

The Bad The screen needs a long warm-up time before the colors properly adjust; low-resolution screen; poor battery life; limited file support for disc playback; no USB port or MMC slot; average speakers.

The Bottom Line Even with the lowered expectations of its sub-$100 pricetag, the Coby TF-7307 fails to deliver as a no-frills bargain DVD player.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 4.0
  • Features 4.0
  • Performance 3.0
3.7 Overall

Review

Coby TF-DVD7307

We've come to know Coby for the company's always-affordable line of products--not necessarily delivering the top-of-the-line innovation. So when the company's TF-DVD7307 showed up, we were hoping for a decent, no-frills portable DVD player that wouldn't put a big dent in our wallet. The 2007 model is equipped with a 7-inch wide screen and is widely available for under $100.

Inside the box you'll find a mounting bag, a car adapter, an RCA A/V breakout cable (for connecting to a TV), a pair of CV-230 stereo headphones, an AC adapter, and a remote control. The remote is thin and silver; slightly bigger than a credit card, and has all the necessary functions on it except for one--a volume control button.

The TF-7307 weighs a somewhat hefty two pounds, four ounces with its detachable battery clipped on--it attaches to the bottom of the unit. On the right side of the unit is an AV input/output jack that can be used in combination with the included composite AV cables. Input and output is controlled with an adjacent toggle switch--input would be for when using the player's screen as a monitor for another video source, such as a game system. Also, here you'll find a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and a volume slider, while the power switch is found on the left side. With all that extra room, we would've liked to have seen at least a USB port or memory card slot option as seen on other portable DVD players, such as the Audiovox D8000XP or the Sony DVP-FX810 ($179).

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