Summary: It worked fine for the three DVD's I was able to watch before it died. Approxiamately two weeks after the warranty expired. The authorized repair people said the repair would be about $230. Just what I paid for it! This may be the exception but I thought that I should warn others of my experience. Good luck!
Summary: I've owned this machine for less than six months, and it's gone through TWO laser pickups. With only a skimpy 90-day warranty on laber, this DVD player has so far cost me! There's either a terrible design flaw, or I've been unlucky enough to receive two bad laser assemblies. Personally, I think there's a design or manufacturing flaw involved.