Summary: This unit has never given me a problem. I have owned it since about 2001, and it has many "miles" on it. Too bad it doesn't record, but there were not many DVD recorders back when I bought this.
Summary: I bought this thing approx 1 1/2 years ago for $75 here at this site . . . little did i know what a piece of junk it is. I buy on average, 1-2 DVDs a week - would bring them home, play them and 1/2 the time they wouldn't play at all (even the menu unaccessible) OR I'd watch 3/4 of the movie just fine & then the whole ending would skip through to the very end.
Summary: I bought this DVD player for my husband for Christmas 2001. We used it very little until the last six months. I agree with the other reviewers that the control actions are agonizingly slow, but I could live with that. Then we started to have problems where it skip and freeze up -- periodically at first then frequently. Now it has stopped working entirely. This DVD player was a complete waste of money.
Summary: I genearlly don't like things that are "average." I bought the unit for its design, and to match the small Toshiba TV/VCR that sits on top of it. The complaints I have are as follows: 1) It turns itself off unexpectedly, this seems to happen usually when the TV is off. What this means is that if you want to listen to music CDs with this unit, you have to turn on the TV first. 2) It responds slowly to input from the remote and the buttons on the unit.
Summary: Other Toshiba products have performed reasonably well but this one's a dud. It's a good value featurewise but the control actions are agonizingly slow and the panel input went out after 4 months (after the labor warranty ran out). AND there's a strange sound distortion when playing half of the CD-audio discs that I've tried. Avoid.
Summary: It was a good player until the laser had problems within the first year of ownership. It would cost as much in labor to fix the laser as it would to buy a new player. My advice is to buy an extended warranty on this kind of electronic component. I'm giving it 3 stars because it gave good performance until I was forced to buy a new one. I am thinking of buying the next generation toshiba 2805 but with a 2 or 4 year parts and labor garantee.
Summary: I bought this unit nearly a year ago and it's worked very well for me. I can't comment on the higher end features (Dolby,etc) as I haven't used them. On an average I rent about 6 DVD's a month and own about 30 DVD's and it's worked pretty well with almost all of them. I think it's a great entry level replacement for the VCR. The only thing that bothers me sometimes, is that it can take nearly 20 secs to detect a music CD/VCD.
Summary: This is my first DVD from Toshiba and my last. I had the unit 4 months now the unit does not work properly. The door opens and closes on its own and does not play anything. I did not purchase the extra warranty from best buy figuring the unit was inexpensive for a 5-disk changer and if it broke after a year or two I get a newer model. Although, I am getting it fixed since Toshiba will extend the warranty at no cost it is a hassle to go through the return process.
Summary: I have a daughter (3) whom uses (w/o assistance) the DVD player more than I use the stove. I am very unhappy with the frequent "pausing" and the problems I have ran into with several videos (the Toshiba doesn't recognize it until a power cycle...sometimes not at all). I can honestly recommend that a user looks at a different unit instead of purchasing a Toshiba. A friend has an AIWA and another a JVC, each without problems.
Summary: The Toshiba SD2705 experienced audio delays when sending Dolby Digital code to my JVC 7010VBK receiver. The picture was fine, but every time you paused, skipped a frame or pushed play, the audio would cut out for about 50 seconds. I thought I configured something improperly and spent a great deal of time trying to resolve the problem on my own.