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Sony DVP-FX980 - Black

9" Portable DVD Player w/ Standard AC Charger & Mobile DC Car Power Adapter, Video Cable, & Remote


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Sony DVP-FX980 - Black

9" Portable DVD Player w/ Standard AC Charger & Mobile DC Car Power Adapter, Video Cable, & Remote


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Sony DVP-FX980 9" Widescreen LCD Portable DVD Player

Watch movies, view photos and listen to music anytime, anyplace with the DVP-FX980 portable DVD player. Ideal for road trips, plane rides, or the daily commute, this stylish player features a vibrant 9" screen and up to four hours of battery life. And when you want more than movies, you can look at personal photo albums or play CDs and MP3s. You are sure to enjoy the built-in USB port for convenient photo viewing, video clip, or music playback from your USB flash drives. An included car DC (cigarette) adapter ensures you'll be ready to go no matter how long the road trip while the A/V adapter makes it easy to connect to a TV. The choice is simple, its the Sony DVP-FX980 (also found as DVPFX980), and its right here. Get yours today!

What's In The Box?
  1. Sony 9" Portable DVD Player
  2. AV Adapter Cable
  3. Remote Control Batteries (Type AA, x2)
  4. Remote Control
  5. AC Adaptor
  6. Car Battery Charger
  7. Instruction Manual
  8. Warranty Information
Display Features:
  • LCD Size: 9" (16:9 Wide Screen)
  • Resolution: 800×480
  • LCD Mode: Aspect (Full/Zoom/Normal)/Back light/Contrast/Hue/Color
  • Swivel LCD: No
Audio Features
  • Dolby® Digital
Convenience Features
  • Multiple Language Display: English (Default); French; Spanish
  • Auto Power Off: Auto Power Save
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Background Graphics: Yes
  • Screen Saver: Yes
  • Dimension: 9.2" W x 1.7" H x 6.6" D
  • 7" Model Also Available
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
Inputs and Outputs:
  • DC Input(s): 1
  • USB Input(s): 1
  • Headphone Output(s): 1
  • Video Input(s) / Output(s): 1 (Mini, Output only)
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 1 (Mini, Output only)
Playback Features:
  • Resume: Yes
  • Instant Replay: Yes
  • Instant Advance: Yes
  • Skip: FWD/REV
  • Repeat (CD): Track; All; Random
  • Repeat (DVD): Title; Chapter; All
  • A-B Repeat: Yes(DVD only)
  • Battery Playback: Up To 4 Hours
Supported Media:
  • Video CD: Yes
  • SVCD: Yes
  • CD (CD-DA): Yes
  • DVD-Video: Yes
  • MP4 visual: Yes
  • KODAK Picture CD: Yes
  • DVD+RW: Yes
  • DVD+R: Yes
  • DVD-RW: Yes (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • DVD+R Double Layer: Yes
  • CD-R/-RW: Yes
  • DVD-R Dual Layer: Yes (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • DVD-R: Yes (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • USB Device: Flash memory, camera (mass stroage)

General Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
Front Display Type
This designates if the unit has a front LCD display. Most front displays are used to show the time, the time code of the video, and other useful information.

For other appliances, this means that the front display can show other information such as cooking time, countdown timers, and more. For more information on the front display, please refer to the product description.

Full Color LCD Display
Battery Life
The average capacity of the battery when fully charged. This value is provided by the manufacturer and is an average, not a guarantee.
4 hours
HDMI Output
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI output means that the player has the capability to output this type of data.
HDMI Up-Conversion
HDMI Up-Conversion technology improves the image quality of regular DVDs, allowing them to play up to 1080p resolution.
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan Technology is a way that an image is displayed. In a moving image, each line of a frame is displayed in sequence. This results in a smooth, clearer image.
Dolby Digital Decoding
Dolby Digital is a way that audio is coded to store and transfer superior audio sound much more efficiently. A Dolby Digital Decoder allows this audio to play in conventional stereo outputs.
OSD (On Screen Display)
Indicates that the unit has menus and features that display on the screen. Typically, on-screen menus allow users to adjust audio and video settings easier.
Remote Control Included
Whether or not the unit comes with a remote control.
Number of Discs
The number of discs that the unit can store internally. The discs can be accessed quickly and sometimes from a remote source.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Video Playback

Blu-ray discs offer video in "Full HD" at a 1080p resolution for exceptionally vivid, lifelike images. They also allow for higher quality surround sound to be encoded on the discs, as well as much more information due to the data storage capacity on a Blu-ray disc being much larger than a standard DVD. A dual layer Blu-ray disc can fit 50GB of data compared to 4.7GB for a regular DVD!
The unit will play Blu-Ray R/RW discs.
The unit will play DVD discs.
The unit will play DVD-R and DVD-RW discs.
The unit will play DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.
The unit will play VHS tapes.
The unit will play Super Video Compact Discs (SVCD). SVCD are videos that are stored on a regular compact disc(CD) and use a MPEG-2 compression.

Audio Playback

DVD Audio
The unit will playback audio files burned onto a DVD disc.
The unit will play CDs, also known as Compact Discs. This is the standard format for audio optical discs.
The unit offers playback of CD-R discs. These are compact disc that have had audio burned on to them.
The unit will play CD-RW discs. CD-RW are also know as CD-ReWriteable and they can be used more than once.


Composite Video Out
Designates if the unit has composite video outputs.

Composite Video is a format for analog moving images, prior to around being added. It is commonly found as the yellow RCA connector for your video device.

2 Channel Audio Output
2-Channel audio output is stereo output. The audio can be heard on the right and left side.
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
Front Panel RCA Inputs
This designates if the unit has RCA composite inputs on the front of the unit. Used for the easy connection of a separate Audio/Video device to play through the unit.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Darien Wi

Sony DVD

March 10, 2014

Awesome battery life. 4 hrs.
Second unit I have owned
1st generation lasted7 yrs
Sad to see Sony ended this line with this model

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