We covered the Sony DVD Walkman when it had a Japanese launch a few weeks back. Well, Sony has now added to its portable DVD portfolio with the DVP-FX810, also known as the ‘Portable Cinema’.
It’s a clamshell device with solid support for the 8-inch widescreen LCD display, which also features a specially hardened anti-scratch layer. The screen itself can swivel through 180-degrees so it can be set to suit everyone in a matter of seconds. Once it’s set up, the DVP-FX810 runs smoothly even in a car or train journey with anti-shock technology built into the drive mechanism.
The DVP-FX810 can play DVD, DVD±R and DVD±RW formats, DVD±R double layer discs and DivX. It will also playback audio CDs, MP3 music and photo JPEG files burned onto CD-R/RW. Signal processing is carried out by a 12-bit 108MHz video DAC – more typical of a full-size domestic DVD player. There’s also integrated stereo speakers, two headphone outputs, a remote control and a rechargeable external battery for up to six hours running time.
As yet, there’s no specific date for the DVP-FX810 to hit the shelves or indeed a price. We’ll keep you posted.