View Full Version : Durabrand Portable DVD Player w/Two 6.2" Screens..Anyone own this?

04-02-2005, 09:45 PM
I have been trying to find something with two screens so it will stop the fighting in the back seat. We have one of the old styles, VHS, that has one screen that is attached to the front seats by straps. Bought when DS was really young to keep him busy on trips.

Now since we have DD, she likes to put her feet on the screen to make her brother mad. LOL!! Plus with having two screens and them being attached to the back of the head rests would be great. There is no way DD can get her feet up that high.

Does anyone own this? How do you like it?


04-02-2005, 09:53 PM
Haven't heard of this brand--but we just bought two polaroid 7" from Wal Mart and it was cheaper than one with two screens...

You may want to check this option out.

04-02-2005, 10:28 PM
Althoiugh I do not have the Durabrand DVD palyer that you are speaking of, my mother does and she hasn't had any problems with it. With 15 grandkids she thought that she had better get at least two screens. She says it is one of the best things that she ever bought.

Durabrand is mainly carried by Wal-Mart and they will stand behind the product, so if it is a good deal, get and if it doesn't work out for you I am sure that they'll take it back as long as you keep that receipt.

04-02-2005, 10:29 PM
We have this. We purchased it last year at the end of May. The boys use it daily to watch DVDs. We have also purchased an inverter to plug the PS2 into, so they can play it while traveling. One screen can be switched over to Auxillary mode to play the game, and the other screen can still be used to view a DVD. We have been very happy with it (knock on wood). We like to keep the actual unit where the DVD is inserted near the front seats so we can insert the DVDs ourselves. The remote (we found out about 6 months ago) works when pointed at the screens. This way the kids can control what scene they watch, play games, fast forward, etc. Pretty handy. We have one screen attached to the back of the driver's seat, to keep the baby occupied, and the other on the back of the middle seat for the two boys in the back.
--- Angie

04-03-2005, 01:44 PM
I don't have this player that you speak of. However I do have several Durabrand products in my house and they are great. The women who works in our Walmart electronics department said they are Walmart's name brand and they are made by memorex. Hope this helps.

04-03-2005, 02:55 PM
IThe women who works in our Walmart electronics department said they are Walmart's name brand and they are made by memorex. Hope this helps.

Didn't mention this earlier, but I also work for Wal-Mart and yes the Durabrand name is made for Wal-Mart by Memorex. Good quality and Wal-Mart as always stands behind any of their products.

04-03-2005, 03:04 PM
We don't have that but I'll put a plug in for the brand. We have two Durabrand boomboxes, one portable CD player and stereo. I didn't expect much when I bought the first boombox for my son for Christmas one year but he was young and I figured it would get him through a couple of years anyway then when he got older and learned the importance of taking care of things like that he could get a "name" brand one. That was 4 years ago when he was 7, it's still going strong, I bouight the other boombox for dd when she was 6, the portable CD player for her when she was 7 and my son bought the stereo for himself last year. They have all been used and used and used and abused and we've not had one problem. I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything that they make, they're inexpensive but definitely not cheaply made. I hope that helps.

04-03-2005, 03:23 PM
I have the one by Mobile Video that I purchased online from Wal Mart. It is great no problems with it... it has been dropped afew times and so have the screens. Very easy to use, the screens are actualluy 9inch which is realyy great. One can be watching a DVD and the other can play a game.

It has my vote for those longs trips...best of all the dollar store head phones work great with it.

Good luck!!!! :bounce:

04-03-2005, 03:23 PM
We have the Durabrand 2 screen DVD player. We use it for long car rides. We have used it only a few times, but when it is being used, it is used for 6 or more hours at a time. We really like it. I think you will be pleased with it.

04-03-2005, 03:33 PM
We bought this same Protable DVD Player ealier last year (April 04). We use this sucker 3 times and wouldn't you know it it stopped working on the way back from Disney!! :guilty: The screens wouldn't turn on. The kids were not happy about it. Finally when we got home we called Duraband to see how we could get it fix. Well the warrenty is only for 90 days (both walmart and the duraband company). So to fix the problem we had to ship off the Dvd player and the two cords that go to the screens but not the screens and pay 25.00 for them to fix it. I just now finally got it in the mail to them and am waiting for it to be returned to me fixed.

I guess I got the bad one in the bunch!! Anyways I'm posting to let you know about the warrenty on this product and be ready to pay to have it fixed after the 90 days are up.

04-03-2005, 05:20 PM
For what it is worth, my son bought a unit yesterday (w/ earned $$$, yea!) from HH Greggs. It is an Audiovox 6.2 single screen for $117.00 on sale, reg $159.00. Best price we have seen to date.

04-03-2005, 06:30 PM
We have this unit. We have used it everyday for the last 3 months. In fact my son spilled my 32 oz diet coke on it last week. I about died. But, it still works. Knock on wood it has been great thus far. I bought it on clearance at Wal-mart for about 175.00.

04-03-2005, 06:37 PM
We bought this last year to ....drive to DisneyWorld! We've only used it about 8 times, but so far i t's been fine. My kids like that one can play a video game on one screen while the other watches a movie.:cheer2:

04-03-2005, 07:00 PM
We have it and love it! Use it whenever we are gonna be in the car over an hour. I always put it away when we reach our destination because I am always afraid of someone seeing it and breaking into the car. We are flying next week to WDW and wish I had one of the little fold up ones for the plane, but for the car with 2 kids- you'll love this!!!

04-03-2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks all for the replys!! :)

tikilyn...Thanks for the info on the warrenty!!!

I finally showed DH Wal Mart's webpage for it. He said it sounded like something we should look into. Especially the part were one kid can be playing a game and the other can watch a movie. DS doesn't really care for the movies DD watches. LOL!!! He's really not into Cinderella and such. And DD isn't into Godzilla and Dinosaurs. :rotfl:

Lollipop Mom
04-04-2005, 02:39 AM
I don't have that exact model but not too long ago we got an Audiovox 2 screen one that is very similar. Best Buy had a "special purchase" sale on the them for $229. It was a specially packaged deal where when we opened the box it had a smaller box with their single screen one and a seperately packaged 2nd screen. The 2 screen system is a lifesaver for us! We had a console floor mounted VCR/TV thing in the van for years but my mother accidentally spilled a drink on it and the TV part died. I had been wanting to upgrade to a DVD player anyway so now I had an excuse. LOL We have no more arguing, we can put one kid in the middle row and one in the back and they can both see a screen (which wasn't possible when the tv was in the console on the floor between the front seats). My oldest loves that he can hook up his little hand held Disney game player thing ($19 at Best Buy ;) ) and play that if he wants to.

The set up of hooking the screen to the back of the headrest works really well!

04-04-2005, 08:09 AM
We love it and haven't had any problems with it. The one thing you should know is that it does not have an internal battery. That means it must be plugged. That's fine in the car, but if you want to take it on an airplane you need to purchase an external battery. You can find them at most electronic stores.

Hope this helps,


04-04-2005, 11:16 AM
We have it too!!

We love the fact that you can have the main unit up front. That saves from the kids knocking it around. The remote works well from the back seats, so they can still control. We also have the playstation hooked up. One can play videos, while one watchs a movie.

I also went online, and purchased a longer cable to reach to the back seat of our van, and suv. That way the kids never have to touch each other.

We purchased ours in July. It has been good, for 2- 14 hour trips, as well as several 2-3 hour trips to visit relatives. It also worked well for my 3 1/2 hour wait in my van waiting for the tow truck to get me out of a snow bank.

We had another brand from Wal-mart, that we had prob with. Screen stopped after a few times. We recieved it for Christmas, did not return it till July, and Wal-mart still happily gave us a store credit. Thank goodness for their great return policy.

04-05-2005, 12:02 AM
We have this DVD player and it works great!! No complaints here!! Very easy to use and set up.

kyra's mommy
04-05-2005, 02:36 AM

We loved the Durabrand DVD player. We bought it for our daughter in October for her birthday and our drive to Disneyland from Phoenix. However, it was stolen out of our garage (that husband forgot to close) just two days ago. I can't tell you how sad we are. It is really great. We used it all the time and never had a glitch. So good luck! I wish you better luck then us. Ha ha.


05-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Wanted to thank everyone who had responded to this thread. I remembered reading the good reviews so when I saw this Durabrand Duel Screen 6.2" portable DVD player on clearance at Walmart for $120 I couldn't resist.

I have 3 children so I also bought a 7" Polaroid for $75.

They also had 5" Apex(not real sure on the brand???) for $50.

05-02-2005, 09:08 PM
Yes we do and love it. It has been a lifesaver for many long drive vacation trips in the past year, and I like that it can be taken out of the car and into a hotel or grandmas house. We have never had a problem with it.

ETA: This is the one I have it comes with all accessories, battery, cables and plugs for indoors and auout.


05-02-2005, 09:49 PM
I think a couple of posters said it didn't come with a internal battery to use for the plane. You can buy that one or buy the same durabrand, 6.2 inch 2 screen model with a battery. We just bought one this past week for $229. We also got the 2 yr. extended warranty just in case. :flower:

05-02-2005, 10:25 PM
had this one on layaway for 256.00, and then saw the new 7 inch screens for 243.00 i switched layaways...

its sold in asia under the kawasaki name, and in europe under the venturer brand name, model numbers are identical though, i think the 7 inch is like model PVS1970


05-02-2005, 11:46 PM
I bought it before our April trip, we had bought a Cyberhome single screen last year from Target, used it one time, happened to try it out before we checked the kids out of school for our April trip last year, wouldn't work. Got our $$ back from Target, closest size one they had then was $150 more. We just stuck the old VHS in a bag back in, can't kill it. The Durabrand we bought came with the battery, I haven't hooked that part up yet. The player worked great for our April trip this year, no problems yet.

05-04-2005, 10:23 AM
doodlesbug-mom:thanks for the link. That is the exact model (PVS1966) that I bought for only $120. I am so excited to have gotten such a great deal. Maybe they were clearing them out because they are getting the 7" ones. But I'm still very happy with mine for $120.

I couldn't find the exact model # on the Polaroid 7" that I got for $75 but it looked exactly the same as the ones on walmart's site that are selling for $150.

I guess I was in the right place at the right time. I had run into Walmart quickly to purchase something for my Mom and because it was the Walmart closer to her house not the one I'm used to I just happened to walk past the electronics department and saw these items on a special clearance table.

05-04-2005, 02:48 PM
No problem. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It is sure a handy one to have around.

05-04-2005, 06:09 PM
Wanted to thank everyone who had responded to this thread. I remembered reading the good reviews so when I saw this Durabrand Duel Screen 6.2" portable DVD player on clearance at Walmart for $120 I couldn't resist.

WOW!!! I sure wish I could walk into a Wal Mart and find it for $120. If I did, this is what I would be doing in the aisle.... :banana: . LOL!!!! :rotfl2:

05-05-2005, 09:58 AM
WOW!!! I sure wish I could walk into a Wal Mart and find it for $120. If I did, this is what I would be doing in the aisle.... :banana: . LOL!!!! :rotfl2:

I'm still dancing. :banana: I actually haven't even taken them out of my trunk yet (they will be going into the minivan). My Mom's been in the hospital for the past 5 weeks so I could really use this little bit of joy. And...tomorrow is my birthday so :bday: to me. My DH isn't much of a shopper so I told him the DVD players could be my gift.

And my DS(4) just this morning said that the next time we go to Disney he wants to watch Disney DVD's on the hotel TV. It was great to be able to say "sure, the next time we go to Disney Mommy will bring a DVD player so you can watch movies in the hotel room."

05-05-2005, 02:17 PM
We have a similar one made by Durabrand and we love it.

05-08-2005, 08:09 PM
Was out and about yesterday and stopped into Wal mart in a neighboring town and found the unit I was looking for {were the DVD player isn't attached to a screen}. They wanted $238 for it. :earseek:
I was hoping to find it for a good price since the new ones are out or going to come out. :confused3 But $238 is a little much for the old model.

Guess I will keep looking for it. :guilty:

05-09-2005, 07:09 AM
We got the one with the internal Battery, and We LOVE it..

Kids got to watch movies on the long trip to vacation, and once we were there, Me and DH took it in the room and on one of our Rainy days, we were able to Play the Scene it game right on it..
DH kicks butt in the regular Scene it with your Movies, then we switch over to the Disney Scene it so I can kick his butt..

Im really happy with the DVD player... :banana: