Solved can I watch DVD's on a portable DVD 9 Player?

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November 30, 2014 at 13:24:51
Specs: Windows 7, 5 GB Ram
I have seen portable DVD Players on sale for about $80 that appear to have a 9 inch screen on them and it says to "watch movies."
could I buy movies on a DVD and watch them? or do I need a Television?
Thanks for any help Nicki

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#1
November 30, 2014 at 14:40:05
I've never used one but I've looked at a few in Google and believe that is exactly what they are intended to do.

Copied from a website about an in-car variant:
Keep children or grown ups entertained on the move
Watch DVDs or digital TV on the 9-inch widescreen.

Well at least they said "children" not "kids" - goats can be very smelly.

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#2
November 30, 2014 at 15:05:02
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Normal DVD's should play (and display) fine; some others file formats (i.e. - DivX, MP4) may also work with newer players such as:

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-PET72...

and no, you don't need a separate TV or display to watch them on...

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November 30, 2014 at 15:59:40
Thanks, don't intend to buy one now, but, maybe later, after the Holiday rush. I have been seeing them in different sizes and pricesl. such as one was a 7 inch said regular $79 on sale for $59 and another one was a Sylvania 9 inch regular $79 on sale on sale for $39
We have a DVD at our vacation home and watch movies on TV with it. but, don't have one here, so thought maybe the little portable one would be fine.
Thanks for the fast answers. Nicki

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#4
December 2, 2014 at 13:34:47
Guess what? I remembered playing a DVD for piano lessons on my desktop computer, and also another DVD Movie , so thought I would check to see if I could play them on my Dell Laptop, the one that is still not hooked up to a router, so can only use it for pictures, and writing recipes, etc.
I clicked onto DVD in '"my computer" I put the DVD (NTSC)into the laptop and wow!
there was the Movie/picture, and it was showing how to play the piano. works great! so I don't even need to buy a DVD Player now after all, and I have a big 15" screen instead of the Sylvania's 9 inch screen.
Thanks again to everyone here for your help. Nicki

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#5
December 2, 2014 at 14:12:34
You can rest assured that any device that has a screen and a DVD incorporated will be able to play them for viewing on the screen, probably using inbuilt software too. It would be about crazy if they didn't.

Even a stand alone DVD player (small box which plugs into a computer USB socket) will play them, although in some instances you will need some small (free) DVD playing software to make them work.

Recording onto DVD is a different ball game, although often possible with the right software.

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#6
December 2, 2014 at 14:18:44
Thanks Derek:
I did not know that a computer could play music CD's and movie DVD's all these things I learned by trying, and then finding out that it either worked or did not work.
and who says an old dog can't learn new tricks, ? Lol Nicki

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#7
December 2, 2014 at 15:27:49
"who says an old dog can't learn new tricks"

LOL, I hope nobody says that otherwise I wouldn't still be helping on this forum.

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#8
December 6, 2014 at 13:38:02
Bless your heart, thank you Nicki

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