Unlike Sony, Philips long ago figured out that it made more sense to play nice with the iPod because resistance, as they say, is futile. A year ago, for example, the Dutch company came out with a DVD player that incorporated a dock for the iPod so it could show videos from the media player on an 8.5-inch screen.
Now Philips has added a model that can work similarly with the iPod Touch while increasing the display to 9 inches. The new DCP951 isn't as seamless as its predecessor, which created a custom slot designed specifically to fit the iPod snugly into the space that housed the player's remote control. Instead it has a retractable adapter to dock the Touch, which makes it seem more like an afterthought.