Pros: Disc storage is what i was looking for, and that is what i got. No more finger prints and scratches. No getting up to look for a movie. No one will borrow any more movies from me. The front door locks to keep kids out.
Cons: Finding parts. I have had one of mine,I have three,in the shop.The laser got weak and wouldn't play dvds. They are large so you need a good place to sit it. They get heavy after you load one up.
Summary: As others have stated... the DVP-CX995V wants to load the last disk used when turned on from the remote or front panel power button. This causes an un-acceptable delay while getting to the item I wished to play. While this work-around is a front panel operation, it is quicker than waiting for the player to 'do its' thing ' before being allowed to play what I want.
Press the OPEN button with the unit off... (the cx995v will turn on and open to 'the last slot played).
Summary: This is my second one. After having one of these babies in the living room for about 18 months now (Hooked up to my Sony KDS-60A3000 Display) I bought one for my daughters room. Like almost everything, there are limitations. Nothing is perfect or pretends to be. I agree it is a bit slow, entering disc data is slow and tedious, and when you remove a disc to play on another DVD player or lend it to a friend the disc data is erased when you turn off the player.
Summary: CONS: Have owned one of these for the past three years and over the past 6 months the unit started to have progressive failure. Firstly the player started to have intermittent problems reading discs, these problems started as the player failing to read discs during playing and freezing for a short time on an image on the screen on occasional discs. I thought the player was laser may have been dirty and ran a cleaning disc through the system and no difference.