Summary: On a positive note--the TV Guardian portion of the DVD player works fine---The down side is that the DVD player has very poor sound quality. I have to turn it so high to hear the dialogue that it produces a lot of static. When I switch to my VHS player, the sound is fine, so I assume it's not my sound system.
Summary: I had to return this product because the feature I bought it for would not work for the application. Apparently, the list of movie studios who are not including Closed Caption text on their movies (which is what the TV Guardian feature operates with) is increasing. I only bought this unit because of the TV Guardian feature. Without being able to use it, there was no sense in keeping it. TV Guardian seems to be an awesome feature, but it seems to be going to the wayside.
Summary: When my old DVD player started dying, this RCA unit was on sale at Meijer, and since I was looking for an inexpensive DVD player which was compact, this one immediately stood out (the fact that it could rip CD's was not anything to sneeze at, either). There haven't been any problems whatsoever with the unit, and after picking up a Hybrid SACD, imagine my surprise and delight that this inexpensive little DVD player played it!
Summary: I purchased this product because I wanted a DVD player with TVGuardian. The description of this product lead me to believe that the TVGuardian was already activated. It was not. In order to activate it, I had to pay a fee of $29.95 to TVGuardian. I want to forewarn potential buyers of this deceptive product description. Otherwise, this DVD player has worked well although I have only used it a few times.