updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon April 9, 2007
High-end portable DVD
Sony's headquarters in Japan has announced a new portable DVD player, the DVP-FX850. Its key feature is its screen, which is not only an impressive eight inches diagonally, but can rotate 180 degrees to lay flat, creating a more compact playing area. Video resolution is a fairly high 800x480. Another impressive aspect is battery life, which at six hours is enough to view up to four complete movies. Japanese buyers may appreciate the CPRM compatibility, which will later enable the playback of recorded digital TV broadcasts. The FX850 goes on sale May 1st at an open price.