Summary: This is truly an amazing appliance. Not only does it "up convert" your shoddy quality DVDs into the highest pixel level known to man, but it does it without even telling you. I'd buy one of these for every TV I have.
Summary: After six months of use, I can say that I love this DVD player. It upconverts as stated, and does better with scratched disks then other dvd players I have tried. It solves a problem I have had with every DVD player I have ever owned. When the unit it powered off you have the ability to open the tray first thing. It does so without attempting to load the disk in the tray. This saves 10 seconds (and the annoyance) every time you open the tray from powered off.
Summary: This is a good machine for the money. Most of the other reviews covered the key points. I want to add that it sometimes produces a high pitch noise that you can hear. Maybe it always makes the noise and only sometimes I can hear it. This is true even when the device is turned off but still plugged in. It also consumes 15 watts of power when turned off but still plugged in. Most other DVD players, TV's etc, consume 1-4 watts. Don't know why this one is so high.
Summary: My previous DVD player stopped functioning after less than a year of use! So I was left with a couple of months of watching my movies on my computer, but I soon got tired of that. I brought this as a replacement because I like the ease of using a separate unit for playing DVDs. So far, so good...It has great picture and sound, and it's easy to use.
Summary: This constitutes a breakthrough in making dvd enjoyment simple for the simplest minds at an incredible price that makes it affordable for the poorest of the poor. Magnavox should receive some sort of recognition in the form of a humanitarian medal for producing a dvd player that even the old and infirm like myself can operate with relative ease. The price factor is another factor that qualifies them for an award of merit.
Summary: I bought this item here and was VERY satisfied with it....at first. After I used it for three or four weeks it just stopped working. It won't power up now and is completely worthless. The reason you should use caution, is that there is another review here with exactly the same problem. It was a great price but now, what do I do?
Summary: I really don't have a lot to add over all of the other reviews, except to point out the remote actually as an "AB repeat" feature (click the button once to mark the start of a sequence, then again to mark the end. The player then repeats the sequence over and over until you press the button again). The two supposedly "junk" DVD players I purchased had it, but the feature was glaringly absent from the remotes for the two "good" (3x as expensive) players I have owned.
Summary: Player works well and it's very inexpensive. No noise from the DVD as it's playing. It's thin, and generates almost no heat. Like many have said, the remote has really small buttons with labels only a teenager could read. But even more annoying is that the the remote has to be pointed exactly at the sensor on the player in order for the commands to take. Still, it didn't look like there was anything better for this price.