We review the LG Portable DVD Player 8 DP391B

The headway that LG have made in the past few years has been nothing short of incredible. They have gone on to establish themselves among the big boys after years of being considered one of the also rans - and it's all been down to a series of top quality products, rather than expensive blanket marketing campaigns. They have continued that run of quality with the LG Portable DVD Player 8 DP391B.

This absolutely gorgeous portable DVD player took us by surprise for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it doubles as a digital photo frame. Now that might not seem like the obvious second use for a DVD player, but it works surprisingly well. The picture display is second to none, and setting it up is an absolute doddle. Plus, of course, the fact that it is made to be looked at while not playing DVDs leads us on to the second most surprising thing - just how good looking it is.

We all know that LG don't make ugly hardware, but this really stands out from everything else. Looking almost like an iPad, the beautiful design just exudes class and functionality. All the buttons are reasonably sized and within reach, so you won't have to spend your time fiddling for volume or play controls like you do on many portable players.

The player supports all the most popular video formats, so you'll be able to burn your own videos to DVD without worrying about compatibility issues. The device also takes USB flash drives via the mini USB adapter that comes as standard, meaning you can bring your entire movie library on the road with you easily.

With a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, the bright, clear screen is perfect for DVD and the 3 1/2 hour battery, while not the best we've ever come across, should be more than enough to keep you going for the duration of even the longest Hollywood epics.

In short, if you're in the market for a portable DVD player, we really can't recommend this enough. It's got everything you need, plus it's sexy to boot!

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