Excerpt: DVD players that are affordable must meet a few requirements which are they must be good quality and have at least some decent features and the Sony DVP SR200P DVD player has many qualities that I look for in a DVD player. The DVD player is affordable and for $40 …
Summary: I buy a lot of things from the EGG, this is not one of them. I got this local, at a large chain store.
Pros: It makes a good one way boat anchor, or a very tastful paper weight.
Cons: Worked for two movies, then got the checkerboard screen of death, with an added screeching sound. To add insult to injury the player refuses to give back the DVD. I may take pleasure in getting the DVD back the hard way. It would be worth the 40 bucks to inflict illreversable damage to this demon...
Summary: If you use an HDTV and don't want to go with Blu-Ray (with all its frequent glitches and unnecessary features), you might want to go with the upscaling Sony DVP-SR500H, which looks brilliant.
Pros: First, in the review "stym" posted on 9/9/10, a "con" was that the remote doesn't control Vizio TVs. The instructions don't list all the brands, but it does control Vizio. The code is 04. This is a terrific basic player. I got two for a song in August 2009 and neither shows any sign of problems. ...
Cons: As usual with Sony, the menus are tricky to navigate at first because everything is buried three layers down. No eject button on the remote, though older Sony remotes with them work. Sony is very rigid about regions, so their products are always hopelessly region/NTSC-locked.
Summary: I think I'll finally stop being cheap, and spend a little extra money to see if I can get a good dvd player.
Pros: It works when you buy it.
Cons: Honestly this is the 4th Sony DVD player I've bought in 3 years... ridiculous. If they weren't only $30 at the local Walmart I'd have stopped buying these a long time ago. And to be honest, I think I'm still done. My 4th one just stopped working on me.
Cons: After three months and two days, just out of reach of the manufacturer's warranty, the DVD player broke. Newegg refused to do anything. Sony offered to fix it for 90% of the cost of the DVD player.
Pros: small! this thing is not even half the size of the DVD player it replaced. Good playback, fast and responsive and not too picky about scratches or defects on the DVD. It is simple, it does the job.
Cons: well it's not a Bluray player. Apart from that, nothing. Couldn't get the remote to connect to my Vizio TV.
Cons: No HDMI and no 1080 upscale. For similar prices there are better quality and higher technology units out there. Even the LCD screen is from yesteryear. If the name Sony is important, then this is the unit for you. Better yet, buy the 500H at $58.88.