Audiovox Ships Portable DVD With FLO TV

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Hauppauge, N.Y. - Audiovox has shipped what it describes as the industry's first portable DVD player equipped with



It became available in select Best Buy stores.

 Audiovox's DFL 710 portable DVD player with FLO TV retails for $199, including a limited-time offer of three free months of FLO TV subscription service. To get three months of free service, customers must activate service by Oct. 16. After the three months are up, the consumer's subscription renews at the then-current monthly rate, which right now is $14.99 per month. Lower promotional rates might be available at renewal time, however.

In mid-June, Audiovox Electronics president Tom Malone

told TWICE

that the $199 device would ship in mid-July to support a couple of key retailers and that distribution would expand as demand warranted.

 The device features built-in rechargeable battery, stereo speakers and a 7-inch diagonal 16:9 screen to view DVDs as well as simulcast and time-shifted TV programs broadcast by FLO TV. Channels include Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, live sports, CNN Mobile and FOX News Channel.


is almost nationwide.

The portable DVD joins other FLO-equipped products from Audiovox, including the Audiovox-brand FLO TV car kit, which adds FLO TV tuner and controls to previously installed in-car video systems. It retails for $599 with installation, excluding subscription service.

Audiovox also offers an Advent-branded expediter version installed by car dealers at $899 to $999, including installation and a year of subscription service.

FLO TV has been shipping its own handheld tablet-style FLO TV portable since late 2009.


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