Summary: Well, mine lasted slightly over a year, mostly working but very often not, but now won't read any DVDs or CDs. I'll never buy another piece of consumer electronics from Target, nor anything with the Memorex name on it.
Summary: I have to join everyone else in saying you get what you pay for. $50 was certainly a good price. And for the first 3 months, it was great. Upconverting my older DVDs to fill a HDTV screen via HDMI amazed me. The sound was great--two channel and Dolby 5.1 both sounded good. Wouldn't do Dolby DTS, but that was okay by me.
Summary: This was purchased at Target but I thought I would throw my $0.02 in here. Plain and simple this DVD player is junk. Bought it to replace a dying Sony dvd player and thought for $49 it should be ok and at least better than some of the $20 models out there. I was way wrong. It worked alright for the first few months and now 4 months later (out of warranty) it won't even recognize brand new discs.
Summary: I picked up this model at Target not thinking. What a waste of money. It's loud. Takes forever to load things up - when it does load things up. I am finding that it will not read half of my DVDs! The remote is so tiny it removes the convenience of being a remote. There is a sheet that comes with the instructions that says "Please keep the packaging material for 90 days in case you need to return this product".
Summary: The price it good, but the remote is micro, while watching a movie it impossbile to find a command on the micro remote, it so small a dog could swallow it, and it uses a small coin battery, enough is enough in making things smaller. Also could not find a "resume" so if you stop a movie no going back to were you left off.
Summary: Purchased this in January 2009 at Target. Was replacing a 9 year old Toshiba that stopped spinning. Here it is July of 2009 and it no longer plays. Was shocked to find that it only had a 90 day warranty. Besides having a terrible warranty, I agree with the other reviewers about there woes. The remote is too small and has a terrible layout. It caused me much frustration when I hit other buttons by accident, and had to go trough so many steps to get back to where I was.
Summary: This is the 3rd DVD player I have bought. First a Sony, then RCA and now this piece of junk. They all have the same problem. If you want to know all the other shortcomings of this item, then read the other reviews, but as for me I cannot find a DVD player that doesn't make an annoying humming sound as the disk spins. Why is this? Do they just make them so cheaply that the quality is not an issue? Someone please tell me how to get a quality DVD player for a decent price.
Summary: Well, I bought this player at a Target store for the same $50 that everybody else pays, and I'm a little disappointed. 480i and 480p picture is not that good when hooked up to an HDTV. Even my old Magnavox DVD Player on an even older TV looks twice as good! One good thing about the player though is the audio. I've never had a home theater, but the sound is definitely great with a lot of DVDs I own.
Summary: I bought this at Target, not Amazon, so I can't be sure it's the same player, but the MVD2050 from Memorex (with HDMI output and a card reader) is emphatically not worth the $50 I payed. First off: it doesn't resume where you stopped after turning off the DVD player, a standard option on most players. It usually starts playing discs with the captions on.