Summary: I used this solely as a cd player because it is very thin and takes up little space on top of the receiver. I didn't love it while it worked, it took too long to turn on and to eject a cd, sort of slow moving. But the sound was fine and really for the price it was ok. But after 3 1/2 years it just one day stopped turning on. I had to break the cover to get the cd out because it only ejects when it has electricity.
Summary: I have owned this DVD player for 4 years and most of the DVDs I played on this device worked great. No skipping or other annoyance. However, after 4 years, the device is starting to skip a little during movies, and most recently could not play 2 minutes worth of video without stopping the video/audio. While the video/audio is paused, it sounds like the device is trying to read the DVD. I played the same DVD on my computer, and there were no problems at all.
Summary: The picture and sound on the DVD Player are top notch, you can't argue that, but the durability is horrible. Mine lasted only 6 months and now I get a buzzing noise from the audio. My (...) magnavox has lasted almost two years.
Summary: All of my electronics are Sony, but I think I will soon be switching brands. I purchased this player in 03/05 and it lasted until 01/06. We called Sony Customer Service and were told they had a 180 day back log of repairs and that it would cost a little over $34 to repair. I can buy a brand new one for about $5 more. The same week this DVD player went out, we had a second Sony DVD player go out that was purchased in 12/03.
Summary: Bought this brand new from Amazon for around $79 in September 2004. Watched many movies with no problems. Then January 2006, just stopped playing DVD's. VCR's seemed to last forever, these DVD players seem to last a year or so. I've been through 2 Toshiba's, a Panasonic and now a Sony. There's gotta be a DVD player that lasts more than 2 years somewhere.
Summary: This is a nice looking unit and I had a good experience with it for 15 months. A few days ago it died -- or rather everything's working except the DVD playbook. The same symptoms as Anthony L. Ellison and Don Romig report, see earlier reviews.
Summary: This product had great picture, almost no skips- but broke for no reason whatsoever after only six months of use. Definitely would not recommend and will not be getting another, despite the good qualities. Not dependable enough.
Summary: Well we have had two of these same models in 2 years. Each of them quit working within a year. So we are looking for a different brand now. Good luck with this one. Worked well for a short time.
Summary: This player DOES NOT PLAY everything you throw at it as some have claimed. For example, it's very picky about media files, takes a long time to read or doesn't play them at all. There is no support for firmware updates either and only accepts Region 1. Despite the clean picture, it's going back to the store in trade for the Philips DVP-642 I picked up also. I hate limitations, and I got to say that the Philips DOES PLAY everything you throw at it.
Summary: I bought a Sony DVP-NS575P today to replace my old Sony DVD player. It is an entry-level progressive scan DVD player and I would otherwise recommend it as a nice, easy-to-use unit except for the quality of the picture. Perhaps I just got a bad one, but the picture simply doesn't have enough contrast. Everything looks dim no matter how I adjust my television. The picture also shows lots of digital artifacts (flickering, etc.) that I find annoying.