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: 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 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.
Summary: What can I say? It's not bad for the price paid. It is a 1080p Upconvert DVD player, but I didn't notice much difference between using this DVD player and my Xbox 360. It is fairly easy to use, although, when playing your first DVD you keep pressing buttons on the remote until you figure out how to get it to skip past the opening credits. Very slim DVD player and doesn't take up much room.
Summary: If you are looking for quality in a DVD player don't miss out on this deal. I had no clue of the audio and picture quality level contained in the DVDs in my collection until played on this player (Magnavox DP170MW8B 1080P Upconversion DVD Player). The Magnavox DP170MW8B 1080P Upconversion DVD Player also out preforms my Sony DVD player. The Remote Control is a comfortable fit in your hand and doesn't skimp on options.
Summary: The first few times upon using the item, the DVD tray opened during mid-play for no apparent reason and made grinding noises. Now, the tray will not open at all, rendering the unit useless. FWIW, this happened while viewing recordable DVDs burned on my computer, but that shouldn't make a difference since these are supported by the model. I'm returning the item and will be trying another brand.