Tosh touts portable DVD-Freeview combo

A portable DVD player doesn’t seem like such a hot piece of kit when you’ve only got three films in your bag. You won’t be stuck with endless Aeon Flu

A portable DVD player doesn’t seem like such a hot piece of kit when you’ve only got three films in your bag. You won’t be stuck with endless Aeon Flux repeats with Tosh’s newbie though – it’s the first portable with a built-in Freeview tuner.

Thanks to that little antenna, the SD-P30DT can serve up access to 35 digital channels, including edifying documentaries from BBC 3 and 4, Shipwrecked omnibuses on E4 and, of course, The Hits.

Your portal to vacuous entertainment and epic films is a sizeable 9in screen, which has a decent 800x480 resolution and a 170-degree viewing angle to save neck-craning on the backseat.

Keen disc burners are catered for with support for DVD-R/-RW and DivX loaded discs, and you’ll be able to hook it up to an LCD back home thanks to a component video output.

Tosh has also added some entry-level models with handy 4-in-1 card slots to its range. The SD-P2800, SD-P1880 and SD-P1700 – which have 9in, 8in and 7in screens respectively – will all take SD, MMC, XD and Memory Sticks loaded with photos or video.

All four players are due out before June for as yet unknown prices, and will be available through Dixons, Comet and Currys.