Summary: I purchased a Sony portable DVD player this time last year. Big mistake. It stopped working shortly after the 90 day warranty and Sony would do nothing but let me pay them for a repair/exchange. So I paid for an exchange + Shipping. Then the replacement they sent (same model) would not even turn on.
Summary: I bought this unit about a year ago it has performed like a sony should a bit pricey then compared to others now but the fun aspect of a portable dvd player slash viewer is phenomenal!I rate this product 5 stars because of the ability to change screen modes for what or how you care to watch it small big etc and it's ability to play with extreme quality no kidding it will rival all if not most other units plays well on it;s output to other video sources!
Summary: I had just purchased this tiny piece of electronic wizardry from sony. after playing it for awhile, i found a few things that could have made this machine nicer, lets start with sound quality, it could have been better. 2 earphone jacks would have been nice. the brightness switch doesn't seem to change the picture too much, after all, it is sony's first attempt at a portable dvd w/monitor. so we all know they'll improve in all aspects of this machine. one last note.
Summary: Listening to cd's is awesome with the surround sound switch (especially with sony's "studio monitor" headphones which are excellent), and I thought the picture was really good EXCEPT when watching a movie that is NOT enhanced for wide screen. This causes the picture to become blurred and unwatchable as you adjust the "screen mode" to zoom in to spread the information out to fill the screen.
Very nice player except sometimes lacking in video.
4 September 2001
Summary: I bought this three days ago in a trip to Chicago and so far am very pleased. The sleek silver metal design is very good looking and the sound with headphones is excellent. I highly recommend using them because the sony feature headphone surround sound is excellent. I have watched 3 movies on the wide-screen display and one movie fit perfectly onto the widescreen display and the other two were distorted and had to be adjusted to be a little smaller.
Summary: Gooddog back again ! I reviewed this Sony in comparison to the Sharp DV-L70U (see) about a year ago. I am even happier with it now. I have one correction : the Sony built-in speakers DO produce stereo and even image sounds if placed near a corner of a room! I have since purchased an infrared transmitter "LaserLink" and receiver set (available from Sony only) to send excellent picture and sound, without wires, across the room to my Sony 27" Trinitron.
Summary: The review in "Somewhat Disapointed" is right on the money -- I've compared the Sony unit with the Panasonic seven inch player and the Sony has an average picture at best. The Panasonic has a laser sharp picture. The Sony has great build quality but overall for the price is a disapointment.
Summary: I have always been a fan of Sony products and recently eagerly awaited the release of their new portable DVD, the DVP FX1. However, I was told by the Sony rep in its Chicago store that FX1 cannot be plugged into a car or airplane outlet; extra batteries would have to be bought and carried instead. I intend to use the portable DVD almost exclusively on car and airplne trips so I will find another brand instead.
Summary: the new sony dvd player is not what i would have expected from Sony. The sound is fabulous when using earphones. However,the picture clarity is not nearly as defined as the Panasonic. I have both and the picture quality doesn't compare. The Panasonic is light years ahead of Sony in this area.