Summary: First, I've owned this unit for over five months--don't waste your time reading reviews of someone who has only had their product a few days. I shopped around on-line and narrowed my list down to three.
Summary: panasonic definitely cut a few corners in producing their latest portable. the fit and finish of the la-95 is much improved over last year's dvd-lv75. however, the 9-inch screen, although larger, is of poorer quality.
Summary: The 9" screen cannot be beat. Although I must admit that the sound and the picture quality on the Sharp 8" player (which is cheaper) is moderately better, the LA-95 is overall the best portable player. It also does not get any sleeker than this.
Summary: When my Panasonic, no longer under warranty, needed a repair, I discovered that I had two options, either throw it away or buy a rebuilt player. The problem was a dead backlight, something that should have been a simple repair, but due to way machine is designed turns out not to be.
Summary: Beautiful picture quality and great features - too bad I can't recommend it due to lousy reliability and worse service policies. The first laser failed about 14 months after I bought the unit. I replaced it for about $300, and that laser failed in 8 months.
Summary: Its great when workinging but at less than one year picture quite working. Still under warranty but involved to get corrected and approx $100.00 to fix under warranty. For an Expensive unit should have a longer life expectancy.
Summary: I owned my first Panasonic DVD-LA95 Player trouble-free for several years, and it worked great until I dropped it and cracked the screen. Getting it fixed was a hassle, and I agree with the complaints about service. I gave up on the service angle and just bought another used one.
Summary: This player has to be one of the best portable DVD players out there. It was definitely worth the price. I have had mine for almost 8 years now and use on driving trips for the kids and they love it. Couldn't ask for better picture and sound from something this small and portable.