Are there any portable DVD players that use regular batteries?

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  1. VinhT

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    I'm flying to Australia soon, and I've been told that it takes around 24 hours or so. I was thinking it might be a good opportunity to catch up on some DVDs. Problem is, the battery packs that most portable DVD players come with last about 3 hours then need to be recharged. Are there any players out there that use regular batteries? That way I could just stock up on batteries for the trip.
     
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    The reason for the rechargeable batteries is that they last longer than regular batteries. This is why you really won't find a portable player that takes 'regular' batteries. They would die within minutes (I assume).
     
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    Some airlines have power ports available for long flights. You could buy an adapter to plug into one of these ports and power the portable in that manner.
     
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    Other options might be higher capacity batteries (my Toshiba offers a high capacity battery that lasts 50% longer). Another option might be a power pad solution (one example (http://store.breakingnewsproducts.com/tm363.html). You could search around and find similar products I'm sure. I have used portable DVD players on flights to Asia many times (I fly to Thailand at least once a year). Since I can sleep on airplanes I rarely need more than about 12 hours of DVD time.

    Kenneth
     
  5. VinhT

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    Thanks for the responses. I'll look into the alternative power solutions.
     

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