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Sony Black Portable DVD Player - DVPFX980

Abt Model: DVPFX980 | UPC Code: 027242840966
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9-Inch High-Resolution, Widescreen LCD/ Up To 4 -Hour Rechargeable Battery/ USB Port To Enjoy Movies, Music And Pictures On The Go/ Selectable Sound Modes For Enhanced Listening/ Car Battery Adaptor, AV Cable And Remote Included/ Multiple Format Disc Playback/ Built-In Headphone Jack/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Portable DVD Player - DVPFX980

Enjoy sharp, crisp video and images with the high-resolution Sony® DVP-FX980 portable DVD player. The DVP-FX980 features a nine-inch screen for easy viewing plus up to 4-hour rechargeable battery.1 With the included car adaptor your DVD player is always ready to go no matter how long the trip.

Key Features:

  • 9-inch high-resolution, widescreen LCD
  • Up to 4 -hour rechargeable battery1
  • USB Port to enjoy movies, music and pictures on the go3
  • Selectable Sound modes for enhanced listening
  • Car battery adaptor, AV cable and remote included
  • Multiple format disc playback
  • Built-in headphone jack2


  • A widescreen view in the palm of your hands. This 9-inch, high-resolution, LCD monitor provides an impressive option for watching your favorite entertainment.
  • Watch 2 full-length movies per charge. Features a rechargeable battery that is good for up to 4-hours of viewing time.1
  • Life, easily shared. Bring your favorite videos, photos and music to the big screen with the USB input.3
  • Enhanced listening Choose from four Selectable sound modes to personalize your listening experience
  • Look and listen. Multiple format disc playback allows you to view movies and photos while listening to music.
  • Movies and more on the move. The included car adaptor keeps your DVD Discplayer going for the length of any road trip.


Audio Features

  • Dolby®: Dolby® Digital

Convenience Features

  • Auto Power Off: Auto Power Save
  • Background Graphics
  • Closed Caption
  • Multiple Language Display: English (Default)
  • Multiple Language Display: French
  • Multiple Language Display: Spanish
  • Parental Control
  • Screen Saver

Display Features

  • Dot: 800×480
  • LCD Mode: Aspect (Full/Zoom/Normal)/Back light/Contrast/Hue/Color
  • LCD Size: 9inch(16:9 Wide Screen)
  • LCD Type: TFT

General Features

  • Color System: NTSC

Inputs and Outputs

  • Analog Audio Input(s) / Output(s): 1 (Mini, Output only)
  • DC Input(s): 1
  • Headphone Output(s): 1
  • USB Input(s): 1
  • Video Input(s) / Output(s): 1 (Mini, Output only)

Playback Features

  • A-B Repeat: (DVD only)
  • Instant Advance
  • Instant Replay
  • Repeat (CD): Track
  • Repeat (CD): All
  • Repeat (CD): Random
  • Repeat (DVD): Title
  • Repeat (DVD): Chapter
  • Repeat (DVD): All
  • Resume
  • Skip: FWD/REV


  • Power Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Power Voltage: 110-240V

Rechargeable Battery

  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Playing Time: 4 Hours

Supplied Accessories

  • AC Adaptor: AC-FX190(12V/1M)
  • AV Cable: AV Adaptor
  • Batteries: Type AA x 2 (manganese)
  • Car Battery Charger: DCC-FX190(12V/2M)
  • Customer Registration Card
  • Instruction Manual
  • Instruction Manual Language: English
  • Instruction Manual Language: Spanish
  • Remote Control: RMT-D195
  • Warranty Card

Supported Media

  • CD (CD-DA)
  • CD-R/-RW
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+R Double Layer
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD-R: (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • DVD-R Dual Layer: (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • DVD-RW: (Video/VR or VR (CPRM))
  • DVD-Video
  • KODAK Picture CD
  • MP4 visual
  • SVCD
  • USB Device: Flash memory, camera(mass strage)
  • Video CD

Video Features

  • Black Level Set up

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 6.6"
  • Height: 1.7"
  • Width: 9.2"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
More reasons to buy the Sony DVPFX980 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony DVPFX980 is Brand New.
  • The Sony DVPFX980 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Player TypePortable Blu-Ray
Screen Size (inches)9
DVD Video UpscalingYes
3D CapableNo
Number of Discs1
Player or RecorderPlayer
CompatibilityCD-DA, CD-R/-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, KODAK Picture CD, MP4, SVCD, USB Device, Video CD
Surround Sound DecodingDolby®: Dolby® Digital
THX CertifiedNo
Built-In Wi-Fi No
Multi Brand RemoteNo
1080p Video OutputNo
Component Video OutputsNo
RS-232C PortNo
Digital Optical OutputsNo
Digital Coaxial OutputsNo
Analog Audio OutputsYes
Ethernet PortsNo
Height (inches)1.7
Width (inches)9.2
Depth (inches)6.6
Weight (pounds)1 lb.
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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Sony Black Portable DVD Player

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good sound (4)
  • Long battery life (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good picture (3)


No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review


Pleased so far.

Purchased the first one the Sony Store had sold...was going to purchase the 8" model. First portable DVD player and very happy with it so far. Comments: 1) The new...Read complete review

Purchased the first one the Sony Store had sold...was going to purchase the 8" model. First portable DVD player and very happy with it so far. Comments: 1) The new button design works very well and should resist the stickey fingers from the kids. 2) On first charge, easily got close to the full 6 hours. 3) Picture quality is truly amazing. 4) Load time for a new DVD is relatively quick. 5) People who have seen the player have commented on picture quality vs. other units (nurses at a doctors office). 7) Only con is that it doesn't seem to have an auto stop / power off if you close the lid.

Will update once we get more time with it and see how the battery holds up.


Most Liked Negative Review


Not DVD in Picture

This is NOT a swivel screen DVD. The picture on item is not what you get! the 980 is bulky and does not swivel. The picture is of the 930 (which I owned...Read complete review

This is NOT a swivel screen DVD. The picture on item is not what you get! the 980 is bulky and does not swivel. The picture is of the 930 (which I owned before and loved!) Sony needs to change the picture!

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filled the bill


from Indiana

Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

I ordered this for my 91-year-old mom who needed something easy to operate to watch her DVDs and listen to CDs. She has trouble with remotes and the player allows her to use it easily. It comes with other options that I'm sure work well, but were not needed in her case. Very satisfied customer.


Excellent Purchase


from Laredo, TX

Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

Only downer, screen doesnt swivel like the previous one. Durable, surviving a 3 year old.


Batteries could be made ...


from Ewa Beach, HI

Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

Batteries could be made to last longer, would not last a whole flight


Colour me very happy


from London

Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

I have had many makes of portable DVD players over the years, all of which have had either a distorted picture or very bad sound. This model from Sony has restored my faith in DVD players....great picture and excellent sound. An extra plus - it's multi-region!


Great portable DVD player for the price.


from East Central Pennsylvania

Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

This SONY portable DVD player has a great picture and really good sound. The included remote makes it easy to change volume and to search.


Sensational Sony Product!


from Illinois

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer


  • Crystal Clear Picture
  • Durable
  • Good Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Long Battery Life
  • Performs Way Beyond Compe
  • Powerful
  • Remote Control Perfect
  • Stable


    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Home Use

    Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

    I use the Sony portable DVD player with Bose Headphones, either QC or
    OE2 model for watching late at night or early morning. This way I get to
    experience superior picture and easy to use features, and at the same time,
    do not disturb my wife or daughters.

    I have previously used Philips 9" and RCA 9" screens for the same purpose.
    In both cases, the Philips and RCA, the DVD player broke down, and the picture had nowhere near the quality as the Sony portable. There also was
    no comparison in the remotes: the Sony experience was exceptional,
    and dependable, with a far superior picture!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Home run


    from South Florida

    Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

    Purchased this portable DVD player for christmas to use for my workout videos (we do insanity, t25, etc. ). Before ,My wife and I would have to use the living room tv and DVD player because of the space needed for our workout. It was a hassle moving the coffee table and couch every time, so I purchased this portable DVD player so that I could workout anywhere that had space, even outdoors. Glad I did ! First off, I was a bit concerned about the size of the screen and if I could see the video from a distance. No problem at all, the HD is very clear and some times we may have a group with a person around 40 foot away and the picture is very clear and you can see all the moves of the exercise. The other concern I had would be the sound and if the volume would be loud enough to hear or would I have to buy additional speakers, not the case . Sony really stepped it up with this one. Very load and very clear, even when we use it outdoors, ( we have used this player at the park, in the gym and in my back yard on the pool deck, this list will be sure to grow) I have seen other people join in from far way, (sound can't be beat ). but indoors I need to turn it down a bit. Another great perk is the remote control, being able to control the video from a distance really helps. Also the battery life is not a issue for me, my workouts last from 30 minutes to an hour , depending on the DVD and exercise I'm using, So 4 hours of battery life is more than enough. I know I have only owned this sony portable DVD player for about a month and I only use it for exercise but I really love it for my needs. The freedom to play my workout DVD anywhere has opened a new level of energy and excitement . This summer we are going on a 14 day cruise, can't wait to take it with us. Before, we go on a lot of trips we would have to rely on memory of the workout , not anymore, I could not be happier with this purchase.


    Great portable player


    from Capital Region, NY

    About Me Gearhead, Practical

    Verified Buyer


    • Durable
    • Good Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Nice Picture W Ff Rewi
    • Powerful
    • Stable


      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

      Since I don't believe in having a TV in the bedroom, this allows me the occasional lapse to watch DVDs. Great for traveling, attaching to hotel flatscreen.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


      Not the one shown on website


      from seattle, wa

      Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

      I ordered this online based on the photo and was excited until it came and saw that the FX980 *DOES NOT* have the swivel head as shown on the photo and is exactly the same control set up as the cheaper FX780. Poor customer service too because to return this I have to pay the return shipping.

      (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


      The best we've ever owned!


      from Chandler, AZ

      Comments about Sony Black Portable DVD Player:

      We've owned a few portable DVD players and so far this is the best we've had. The picture is great and the volume is the loudest I've ever heard on a portable player. We drive across country a couple of times a year and sometimes I let my child watch movies in bed. I've only had this a week but so far I'm thrilled with my choice. I would definitely recommend this product.

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