According to The Hollywood Reporter, In a bold move to expand portable DVD market penetration, software industry leader Warner Home Video has teamed up with original equipment manufacturer CyberHome Entertainment Inc. to market and make the cheapest, most compact and most portable DVD player ever available.
Jeff Brown, senior vp worldwide marketing at WHV, said the CyberHome mini-DVD players are expected to carry a low list price of $120 when they roll out next month in a half-dozen U.S. test markets and then throughout the rest of the nation in March.
The mini-DVD players are slightly larger than a portable video game player, sport a plastic casing and a 2 1/2-inch viewing screen and look somewhat toylike. They have built-in speakers and come with headphones, a rechargeable battery, AC adapter and a cradle charger. CyberHome's portable mini-DVD player uses 3-inch discs instead of the 5-inch discs that all DVD players use today, but its mini-discs also can be played in every standard player, making them backward compatible.