ICFiles
SOC 2

CPA Website Content

Secure File Transfer Soc 2 starts at $1 per month

Join Us

 

 
Financial Calculators
Financial Calculators
 
Federal Tax Links
Federal Tax Links
 
Financial Terms Glossary
Financial Terms Glossary
 
Cartoon of the Month
Cartoon of the Month
 

TIP: Buying Inexpensive Portable DVD Players

Tip of the Month

November 2005

TIP: Buying Inexpensive Portable DVD Players

Portable DVD players have become much more affordable as the technology behind them improves. Heavily discounted portable DVDs can be found on the web for as little as $200.00, and you might find some high-end players discounted up to 50 percent retailing at less than $500.00. Portable DVD players are a boon for frequent travelers who can while away time between flights or by-pass poor in-room TV reception, and a great tool to keep kids entertained on long road trips. If you are thinking about buying one, here are a few tips to guide you:
  1. The quality of the picture and sound and the screen size are the factors that affect price. You will pay more for a better machine but even the higher end players show up with good discounts at online sites like HotBuysElectronics.com. Shop around and don’t neglect the big retailers like Target. They often have internet-only specials that feature deep discounts.


  2. If you are planning to carry your new portable DVD along with luggage and a carry-on bag, consider the weight of various machines. You don’t want to burden yourself with something unwieldy. On the other side of the coin, you probably wouldn’t be happy with a screen that measures less than 7 inches high.


  3. Even if you are planning to purchase online, make a trip to an electronics store and do a little hands-on research into the picture and sound quality of various models.


  4. Consider how important optional features are to you, and if you are willing to pay extra to have them:
    • Progressive scan technology gives you a better quality picture with less flickering. It will add to the cost but many consumers think it is worth it.

    • Most DVD players run on a battery for about 3 hours. This isn’t near enough battery life for most road trips or flights. If recharging is going to be difficult, find out how much you will need to spend on additional batteries.

    • If connectivity is important to you - some models allow you to hook up to a videogame console or to a camcorder - you can expect to pay more for this feature.

    • However you plan to use it, your portable DVD player will need to be durable enough to handle the rigors of travel - whether in your luggage, or in the back seat of your car. Pick a model that appears sturdy and has no design features that might damage easily.
Finally, if you find a bargain, check the warranty. If the warranty period is for less than a year for parts, you might want to select something that offers a one-year parts warranty and a labor warranty of three months or more.
 

These articles are intended to provide general resources for the tax and accounting needs of small businesses and individuals. Service2Client LLC is the author, but is not engaged in rendering specific legal, accounting, financial or professional advice. Service2Client LLC makes no representation that the recommendations of Service2Client LLC will achieve any result. The NSAD has not reviewed any of the Service2Client LLC content. Readers are encouraged to contact their CPA regarding the topics in these articles.

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Finder

Dynamic Content Powered by Service2client.com
SEO Content Powered by DynamicPost.net

ICFiles
SOC 2

CPA Website Content

Secure File Transfer Soc 2 starts at $1 per month

Join Us

 

CPA Website Content

 
 
Financial Calculators
Financial Calculators
 
Federal Tax Links
Federal Tax Links
 
Financial Terms Glossary
Financial Terms Glossary
 
Cartoon of the Month
Cartoon of the Month
 
websites for cpas

MyWeb, WordPress Joomla, Drupal
1 Click Hosting
Install free themes

websites for cpas

Click

 
Tax Calendar
Tax Calendar
 
State Tax Links
State Tax Links
 
Track your Refund
Track your Refund
 
Library Articles
Library Articles
 
 
 

CLOSE