Summary: I have used this DVD player for at least 5 years. I have gone thru 3 dvd players on another tv, but this is our main dvd player and has never let us down. I am not a Sony fan but received this player as a gift. This player is hooked up to a 56" HD tv and the progressive scan does such a good job we haven't looked into a blueray yet. It plays EVERYTHING, never have I had a problem.
Summary: I really don't understand the reviews that report breakdowns etc after a miniumum amount of use unless they just got a "lemon". I have used mine for 5 years, running continuously 5 of the 7 days of the week, about 6 of the 8 hour work day with no problem at all. Great machine. We run it constantly to show Baby Einstein DVD's to my grandchildren. If it broke tommorow I would buy another.
Summary: I ordered this dvd player then cancelled within in hour once i saw i was being charged $63.98! It was supposed to be $16.99 plus $19.50 shipping. I then received a remote control for the dvd player and it was in nasty condition! Gross! I havent checked my credit card yet, i think i was charged for the remote.
Summary: When this player was working I really enjoyed it and was happy with it (reason for 2 stars instead of 1,) however, this machine after very little use decided one day to stop working for no reason and is now gathering dust in the basement. I've had other DVD players (cheap models) that have worked for years with no issues..I EXPECT MUCH MORE FROM SONY... Read the other reviews..just like mine, this machine breaks after a short time of use.
Summary: As any DVD player you have to read the instructions and to know the TV that would bring out the full potential of the DVD player. In my case, I have to enquired a lot from various dealers and even the Sony Support Center to make sure I don't miss anything, viz. the Sony TV did not exhibit the 16.9 wide screen format. The support was so kind, she enlighted me to turn this feature on by using the TV remote (this was not mewntion in the Sony TV Guide Book).
Summary: The reason why I'm giving this product 2 stars, instead of my gut feeling of 1 star is I'm writing this review the day after this dvd player froze again for the 100th time! I bought this Christmas of 2004. By Christmas of 2005, the problems began, stopping, and or freezing of movies. Cleaning the player with lense cleaner will not do the trick, however a direct hit with the fist will work sometimes! All serious aside, here is the bad: DVD will freeze up for no reason.
Summary: This DVD player lasted just over a year before it died. The first sign of trouble started a few months ago when the door would stick. All it took was a slight tug with a fingernail to open it, and eventually the problem stopped. Two nights ago I was watching a movie when it suddenly stopped playing. I could turn the player off and on, but when I pushed play all I heard was a grinding noise (a louder variation then the player has made since I got it).
Don't buy this - Breaks down after only a few months of light usage
Z. Li, Amazon
29 July 2005
Summary: my player of this model broke down after a few months of light usage - only used it to watch 5 or 6 dvds a month. i did all the checking and cleaning that sony tech support asked me to do. finally they told me that i just had to replace the player as the warranty is only for 90 days (!!), sony won't repair out of warranty model, but offers to replace your broken model with a refurbished player of the same model...