Philips PD9012M (PD9012M/37)

Multi-Region NTSC/PAL Portable DVD Player With Dual 9" LCD Screens


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Philips PD9012M (PD9012M/37)

Who in their right mind would pick just one, when you can just as easily get two? Most kids would riding in the back seat would have to agree. Lets face it, children have a tough time riding in the car just about anywhere over five minutes. Unless of course your taking them to get ice cream, or maybe an amusement park. Unfortunately for everyone else in car, that's just not the case 9 times out of 10. For the rest of those situations, do everyone a favor and get yourself a pair of LCD screens with a built-in DVD player to keep them busy. The Philips PD9012M/37 is just that! With Everything you need to keep the car rides more enjoyable, for movie night in your hotel, or for casual usage at home packed right inside the box, you will be happy you added the Philips PD9012M to your necessary electric arsenal.

What's In The Box?
  1. Portable DVD Player with Dual 9" LCD
  2. AC/DC Power Adapter
  3. Car Cigarette Charger (9V Adaptor)
  4. 3.5 mm Audio/Video Adapter
  5. Car Headrest Installation Mounting Straps (x2)
  6. Multi-Language Owners Manual
  7. Warranty Policy

General Features:

  • Portable DVD Player with Dual 9" LCD Displays
  • Single Disc DVD Player with multi-format DVD/CD playback
  • The High Resolution color LCD display brings images to life
  • Enjoy Great Sound with Built-In Stereo Speakers & Dolby Digital Decoder
  • Stereo headphone jack for better personal music enjoyment
  • Single Cable Connection for quick installation in the car
    • Includes AC/DC Adapter with Car Cigarette Power Adapter
  • Securely Mount the LCD Screens with 2 Car Headrest Straps (Included)
  • Audio/Video Output for Movie playback at home, in the hotel, or anywhere else
  • Power Resume picks up the movie right where you left off
  • Multi-Region Playback compatible with NTSC, and Pal Format
  • Built-In Table-Top Kick-Stand
  • Primary Color Tone: Black
  • Manufacturer Model Number: Philips PD9012 (PD9012M)
  • Manufacturer Model Number: Philips PD9012M/37
  • Philips Portable DVD Player with Dual 9" LCD Displays Are Available In:
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Picture Display:
    • Screen Type: TFT LCD (x2)
    • Screen Size: 9 Inch (x2)
    • Resolution: 640 x 220 x 3 (RGB)
  • Sound:
    • Speaker Output Power: 250 mW RMS
    • Headphone Output Power: 10 mW RMS
    • Earphones Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater Than 80 dB
    • Speaker Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater Than 62 dB
  • Video Format:
    • Compatible with NTSC and PAL
  • Audio Format:
    • Compression Format: Dolby Digital, MP3
    • MP3 Bit Rates: 32 - 320 kbps
    • Playback Media: DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, (S)VCD, CD, CD-RW, MP3-CD, CD-R
    • File systems supported: ISO-9660, Jolliet
  • Input/Outputs:
    • DC in: 9V, 1A
    • Headphone Jack: 3.5mm Stereo Headphone
    • AV output: Composite (CVBS) x1
  • Approximate Dimensions (H x W x D): 7.2" x 9.4" x 3.1 Inches (Each)
  • Approximate Weights: 1.98 Pounds (Each)

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Philips PD9012P (PD9012P/37))

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.
6 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.
DTS output
DTS stands for Digital Theater System. It is a format used for multi-channel digital surround systems.
D/A (Digital to Analog) Converter
A Digital to Analog converter, also known as D/A Converter or DAC, is a circuit that converts a digital signal into a analog signal
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.

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 Video Compact Discs (VCD). VCD are videos that are stored on regular compact discs (CD) and use a MPEG-1 compression.
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.
Developed by Microsoft in 1992, the Audio Video Interleave is also known as AVI. AVI files are video files mixed with an audio track that plays in unison.
The unit will play MPEG-4 files.
The unit will offer playback of JPEG still image files.

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.
The unit offers MP3 playback.

MP3 should not be confused with MPEG-3. MP3 files are the third audio layer of a MPEG-1 file. The compression algorithm of a MP3 file reduces the file size while keeping the audio quality.

The unit offers the playback of WMA files.

WMA stands for Windows Media Audio and was developed by Microsoft. It is a file used specifically for audio.

The unit will play AAC files.

The audio compression AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding. They generally tend to have better sound quality than most MP3 files.


Component Video Out (Y,Pb,Pr)
Component Video is a type of video signal that has been separated into two or more component signals.
S-Video Output
S-video stands for Super Video. It is a connection used to transfer video and moving images. The quality of S-Video is great than composite (RCA) video.
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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excelent product

June 19, 2014

Really recomend this product. Im a happy customer. I will defenetly recomed this product to my friends

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Baltimore, MD

Great Product

June 6, 2014

I like Phillips portable DVD players because the picture is clear, and the sound is loud. It is very easy to set up and snap on the back of the car headrest.

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Philips PD9012M (PD9012M/37)

Multi-Region NTSC/PAL Portable DVD Player With Dual 9" LCD Screens


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