• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Shinco 6820 really bad?


Standard Member
I just got the 6820 8.5 inch tablet mode portable dvd on many recommendations about Shinco. This one just got reviewed very recently and only got a 75%; they rated the Philips PET1000 much better but personally at this stage I wouldn't give the Shinco anywhere near that score. Instant impressions were that it was very clunky to open and operate, it makes the loudest dvd loading noise ever its unreal (a friends sub 100 pound one is whisper quiet!), it runs far too hot after only about 10 minutes - like having a p4 on your lap, and more annoying than else the pixel grid or something causing tons of horizontal lines on any panning shot or tilt of the unit just sends me in a spin its so bad!

I'm thinking about returning it and have been told that the Philips above is a rebadged Shinco SDP-1250 and the company I purchased it from has these, although I really did fancy the tablet mode and tv tuner support which isn't there. Is it worth giving the Shincos another try, I just think they're appalling quality now or is mine faulty!


Established Member
i have the Shinco SDP-1250 and mine is a great machine. ive seen other portables in dixons, currys and co, picture quality wise this is the best ive seen, very happy with mine!


Standard Member
I've just swapped for the 1250 after seeing it - the picture is far better because of the resolution. I was told that the 8.5 inch uses the same resolution as the 7 which is why the pixel grid was so annoying for me. Its a shame because bar that, the picture would obviously have been comparable although has the tablet mode and tv tuner support built in. This one is much more livable but a couple of points

- Theres no contrast control is there, thats a real disappointment because the factory setting is *way* too high. All the whites are blown out, I don't remember it being this bad on the 6820 - what do you think?
- I have a white screen come on with a ton of corruption for a split second on power up. Does yours do this?
- It still runs very hot i think, (is this true of all portable dvd players?)

The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom