SAMSUNG DVD-L100, $999
Pros: Its 10-inch screen is largest currently available. 160-degree viewing angle with two headphone jacks for sharing with a seatmate. Inversion system allows picture-flip when unit is attached upside down in a car.
Cons: Only picture control button is brightness.
Bottom Line: This big model does double duty for business trips and family vacations.
TOSHIBA SD-P2000, $999
Pros: Second-generation portable player includes lots of picture-adjustment bells and whistles (including zoom), a large 8.9-inch screen, and above-average resolution
Cons: Built-in speaker volume is too low to hear without headphones.
Bottom Line: Best model for those who want to fine-tune their picture.
AUDIOVOX D1730, $450
Pros: Weighs less than 2 pounds with the battery attached, also plays CDs and MP3s in surround sound and comes with cigarette lighter adapter.
Cons: Small screen at 7 inches
Bottom Line: One of the least expensive on the market, this lightweight machine’s multiple functions pack value.