10 Best Car DVD Player Reviews For UK Viewers (2022)

Best Car DVD Player Reviews

Last Updated on January 11, 2022

Are you planning a road trip and need something to keep the kids busy for a few hours? Or do you want to watch your own movies during a long bus ride? A portable DVD player can occupy your mind (or the kids) until you reach your destination! Let’s look at this year’s best deals to find the best DVD player for you.

Our Top 3 Car DVD Player Picks
1. The Best Car DVD Player By Boifun
2. The Best Car DVD Player For Multimedia By DBPower
3. The Best Compact Car DVD Player By Wonnie

Product Testing & Comparison

Our reviewer used a set of strict guidelines to determine the best of the best here:

  1. Childproofing (anti-shock, easy to use)
  2. Cost vs. performance
  3. Blu-Ray?

The largest determining factor our reviewer had here was whether or not the devices were childproofed. That means anti-shock treatment, easy to use functionality, and long battery life was prioritised.

The cost of each device was also weighed. Anything higher in cost than £150 needed to offer something special – HDMI connectors, Blu-Ray, dual screens, high resolution; really anything to justify the higher cost. The final determinant of the best was if it had Blu-Ray – which only 1 ended up having (#6). That was its saving grace, as it was a spendy device – but totally worth it for the beautiful movies our reviewer got to watch on it.


Discover The Best Car DVD Player Reviews Of 2022


1. The Portable DVD Player with 15.6″ Large HD Screen By Boifun (Product #656)

the best dvd car player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 49.5 x 31 x 8 cm
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ (39.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1280×800 HD
  • Special Features: Lightweight, rotating screen, 6 hour battery

We picked this lovely player as the best portable DVD device. The big screen gives you the best HD viewing while it’s also designed to reduce eye strain, even if you watch for a couple of hours. Perfect for that long trip movie marathon!

The screen can swivel and this allows you to adjust the player to find the best angle for your viewing. The battery also gives you 6 hours of viewing time while the player itself supports different formats including CDs, DVDs, and more.

Our reviewer found this to be the most reliable car DVD player she reviewed. It was simple enough that the kiddos could use it, it’s sturdy, and has long battery life. The swivelling screen makes it quite adaptable, and it’s lightweight! Her only issue with this device is that it doesn’t support Blu-Ray, which isn’t really a dealbreaker.

Pros

  • Stylish and compact.
  • Supports different formats.
  • HD viewing.
  • 6 hours of battery life.
  • Reduces eye fatigue.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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2.The HDMI 17.5” Portable DVD Player By NAVISKAUTO (Product #B08J85JVX2)

the best car dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 10 cm
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ (39.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Special Features: Sync TV/smartphone, HDMI input, carry bag, remote control, 6 hour battery

If you love different formats and media, then this could be the best DVD player for you. Indeed, it supports a massive array of multimedia, including CD, DVD, CD-R/RW, DVD -R/+R, DVD+RW/-RW, VCD, SVCD. You can also use ports for USB and SD Cards and play MP3/WMA/WAV, JPEG, MPEG2/AVI/DIVX and TXT.

Other great features include 6 hours of viewing time, a swivel screen, easy controls, and a “last memory” function that bookmarks and resumes the movie at the last point that you watched.

Our reviewer enjoyed this, but her husband loved it. Being able to plug in the Xbox with the kids and game on road trips kept both him and the kiddos occupied. Perhaps our reviewer’s only gripe is that it doesn’t support Blu-Ray, once again. (And maybe the noise coming from the fully-grown manchild playing games with the actual children in the back seat).

Pros

  • Great player for multiple media formats.
  • Battery lasts 6 hours.
  • Can be used with gaming consoles or phone
  • Swivel screen.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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3. The 7.5” Inch Dual Portable DVD Player for Car, Two Screens By Wonnie (Product #WN-UK612)

the best compact car dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 29.2 x 22.6 x 13.4 cm (2 devices combined)
  • Screen Size: 7.5″ (19 cm) dual screens
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Special Features: Dual screens, built-in speakers, warranty

Compact DVD players are better if you need something that won’t take up a lot of space. Perhaps your car is packed full of vacation stuff or you just want a slim player to stick into a bag. We picked this compact device as the best smaller version, so let’s see all the reasons why this could be your best choice!

Even though the DVD player is small, the screen is big enough for comfortable viewing and the quality is HD, so your backseat passengers will soon get lost in a Disney movie. You can also adjust the angle for comfortable viewing and enjoy quality sound.

Our reviewer enjoyed this because she was able to distract 2 kids with 2 movies at once thanks to this device(s). It’s lightweight, comes with a 1-year warranty (which any parent will love), and it’s shock-proof, making it quite durable. Once again, her only gripe is that it doesn’t come with Blu-Ray compatibility.

Pros

  • Built-in speakers.
  • Shock-proof.
  • Lightweight.
  • HD screen.
  • Dual screen.
  • 1 year warranty

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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4. The Best Large Portable DVD Player By Yoohoo (Product #B087BX6T5Y)

best large portable dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions:  44.6 x 32.1 x 8.7 cm
  • Screen Size: 17.9″ (45.5 cm)
  • Resolution: 1280*800
  • Special Features: 6 hour battery, swivel screen, last memory function

If space is not a concern and you like bigger screens – or you want to spoil the kids with a large screen – then this player not only offers you this option but also comes with a host of other benefits.

The HD screen has adjustable settings for brightness and colour so that you can protect your family against eyestrain, the battery can last up to 6 hours and you get 3 ways to recharge the player, the stereo speakers deliver great sound, and it is also regions free.

Once again, a device whose only downside is that it doesn’t support Blu-Ray. (Are you sensing a theme here?) Our reviewer found this device to be great, especially for its quite affordable cost, sitting at only £99.00 at the time of publication. It supports all standard plugins and file/DVD types (other than Blu-Ray) and has a long-lasting battery. It’s a great choice if you want a quality screen with which to watch movies.

Pros

  • Supports SD card and USB.
  • Swivel screen.
  • Eye protection.
  • Regions free.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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5. The Dual Car DVD Players with HDMI By Naviskauto (Product #B0855GNGCQ)

best dvd player to sync with other devices

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 43.5 x 25 x 16 cm
  • Screen Size: 2x 10.1″ (25.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1080p x2
  • Special Features: 2 free headsets, gaming console compatibility, HD, region-free

This DVD player is particularly versatile. You can let your backseat passengers watch it while you are driving or when you’re at home, sync it with a phone, TV, computer, Raspberry Pi, Xbox, PS3, PS4, Firestick or Kindle Fire to view your favourite movies on a bigger screen.

The top additional features that you can expect include a long-lasting battery, a region free and stable disk player, clear sound, and a headrest mount. The colour is also crisp and the player will remember the last place you stopped a DVD at and resume from there once you press play.

While this is a spendy device, sitting at £229.99 at the time of publication, it was a favourite of our reviewer. It has an HDMI input, making it compatible with gaming consoles, has crisp, clear visuals and audio, comes with two screens. The added bonus of 2 headsets ensured our reviewer a bit of peace and quiet while the kiddos vibed out in the back to their own movies.

Pros

  • Versatile HDMI input.
  • Bookmark memory function.
  • Great visuals and audio.
  • Region free.
  • Headrest mount.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.
  • Spendy (but justifiably)

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6. The 14″ Portable Blu Ray DVD Player By Naviskauto (Product #PB1422B-02A)

best portable blu-ray dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 5 cm
  • Screen Size: 14″ (35.5 cm)
  • Resolution: 1920*1080@30fps HD
  • Special Features: Blu-Ray compatibility, extremely high resolution, 3 hour battery

If you have made it this far, then you’ve probably noticed that most DVD players do not support Blu-Ray disks. But if you need a portable player for your car trip that can play your kid’s favourite Blu-Ray movie, then this could be your best pick.

The player comes with HDMI output so you can connect it to phones, TVs and other devices. You will enjoy amazing Dolby Surround Sound, a battery that lasts 3 hours, and support for a huge number of different multimedia files.

Finally, a Blu-Ray compatible player. But it comes at a cost – specifically, £299.99 at the time of publication. Our reviewer loved how crisp and clean everything looked on this device (especially the Blu-Ray), but it’s quite spendy for what it is. It has good image and sound quality (better than everything above on this list), but only 3-hour battery life. Add in that it’s not exactly child-proofed, and it’s a risky bet to give to small kiddos. Nonetheless, it’s a great device.

Pros

  • Compatible with DVD/Blu-Ray.
  • HDMI output.
  • Dolby Surround Sound.
  • Intense and beautiful colour.

Cons

  • 3-hour battery
  • Spendy

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7. The 17.5″ Portable DVD Player By Boifun (Product #BFN-161)

best user-friendly dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions:  49.1 x 31.9 x 8.4 cm
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ (39.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1280*800 HD
  • Special Features: 6-hour rechargeable battery, user-friendly, anti-shock protection

Kids can certainly work with technology these days but if your child is still young and learning or you want a user-friendly DVD player for yourself, then this little guy will not disappoint you. It delivers the same functions as more complicated players but with none of the frustrating complexities.

You can also expect a high-resolution screen, reduced visual fatigue, a rotating screen, and a battery that will last for as long as 6 hours of viewing.

Our reviewer loved this. It was a high-quality device that was sturdy, which anyone with children knows is a massive boon. It’s got crisp images, clear audio, and a rechargeable battery. Once again, though, it’s not compatible with Blu-Ray – bummer.

Pros

  • Very user-friendly.
  • Supports multiple formats.
  • Suitable for kids.
  • Large and intense screen.
  • Protects eyes against fatigue.

Cons

  • Not compatible with Blu-Ray.

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8. The 11.5″ Portable DVD Player with SD Card/USB Port By ieGeek (Product #B082Y9W38R)

the best portable car dvd player

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 38.79 x 22.8 x 7.9 cm
  • Screen Size: 11.5″ (29 cm)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Special Features: 5-hour rechargeable battery, anti-shock, Car charger, 3.5mm audio jack

This is another dependable choice if you are looking for an attractive gift to keep your child busy on a long road trip. The player is also user-friendly, easy to handle, and does not strain the eyes.

The battery can provide 5 hours of viewing time, which is enough for one or two movies at a time. The player can be attached to the headrest so that your child can watch their favourite shows hands-free. This all-region player also comes with great sound.

Our reviewer found that this was a great product for its low price, sitting at only £81.99 at the time of publication. While it doesn’t support Blu-Ray and doesn’t have the most high-resolution screen, it’s affordable and good for its cost. The rechargeable battery and car charger are just a bonus to an already solid package.

Pros

  • Compact and beautiful.
  • Can be attached to the headrest.
  • Great sound and visuals.
  • Does not cause eye strain.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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9. The 15.6″ Large Swivel Screen By Cooau (Product #‎CU-121)

best car dvd player with remote

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: ‎38.86 x 26.16 x 4.57 cm
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ (39.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Special Features: Region-free, multi-function, remote control

This portable DVD player comes with a remote control. This perk is exceptionally useful if you want to control the player from a distance. For example, while it’s attached to the headrest and you or your child need to adjust a setting.

The swivel screen gives you intense colour and clear sound. You can expect a viewing time of 6 hours before you need to recharge the player again. The physical controls on the player is also simple should you choose to use them instead.

Our reviewer found that this was a decent product for the cost, though if you’re looking for a budget device, number 8 is a bit better bang for the buck. Sitting at £120.99 at the time of publication, this device is anti-shock, comes with a quality remote control, and has decent image quality. Unfortunately, once again, it doesn’t support Blu-Ray.

Pros

  • Vivid colours and sound.
  • Remote control.
  • Supports a large array of formats.
  • Anti-shock.

Cons

  • Does not support Blu-Ray.

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10. The 2x 10.1 Inch HD Digital Screen Twins By XTRONS (Product #ICE/VDO/HD101x2)

The Original 1o.1” (25.6 cm) Digital Screen Car DVD Players By XTRONS

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 31.9 x 28.1 x 23.9 cm
  • Screen Size: 10.1″ 25.6 cm)
  • Resolution: 1024*600
  • Special Features: Dual screens, remote control, HDMI support (gaming consoles)

Last but not least, you get splendid viewing benefits from this player. It has a 25.6 cm screen and an ultra-thin design with touch buttons, making it ultra-portable and easy to operate. You also don’t have to worry about restrictions as it’s also region free.

You’ll be spoiled with high-resolution movies and you can also view them on larger screens and devices thanks to its various ports that includes an HDMI slot. The built-in speakers are also noteworthy for their pure sound.

Our reviewer found that this device was an awesome little pair of mini gaming tablets for the kiddos. The downside, here, is that it’s not really child-proofed. For the cost (£225.00 at the time of publication), that’s not ideal. Especially considering that they still don’t support Blu-Ray. This is a good set of devices for older kids or teens (or manchildren, like our reviewer’s husband), but not so much for smaller kiddos.

Pros

  • Includes mounting brackets.
  • Great sound and visuals.
  • Supports HDMI devices.
  • Region free.

Cons

  • The screen sharing feature is prone to disconnection issues.
  • No Blu-Ray

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Your Car DVD Player Buying Guide


A portable DVD player can mean the difference between an enjoyable trip or boredom that can quickly get out of hand! But with so many models available, how do you choose something that you are happy with? Our guide gives you all the top tips to ensure that you buy the right DVD player the first time!

Compatibility

A DVD player plays DVDs so that any disc will do, right? Well, no. Discs are usually formatted in different ways, with some of them being CDs, DVDs, DVD Rs, DVD-RWs, VCDs, SVCD-Rs (RWs) or CD-Rs (RWs).

You should always check whether the device you’re interested in can read the file type of your discs. Also, check to see if it’s compatible with USB cables and SD cards.

Region Free

It’s best to buy a region free DVD player. This will prevent your device from blocking the movie when you travel between different regions – not something your kid will appreciate!

Battery Life

Portable DVD players nearly all come with rechargeable batteries. But they have different lifespans as far as viewing time is concerned. If your trips are usually short, a player with a 3-hour battery is sufficient but for longer trips, you might want to consider a device with a 6-hour battery.


FAQ


Q: What should I look for when buying a DVD player for my car?

A: Buying a DVD player for your car is like buying any other electronic device. It should be a quality product. But also make sure that it’s compatible with your favourite disc and file formats, that it’s region free and has sufficient battery life.

Q: What is the most common format for car DVD players?

A: The most common format is MPEG-2. However, most players can read a host of other disc and file formats.


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