Summary: I bought this player from Amazon in 2002. It was the first DVD player I owned. It finally died about a month ago. The motor that spins the discs stopped working. I used this player A LOT and would often leave it playing all night after I fell asleep. Frankly, I'm surprised that the motor didn't burn out sooner. I wanted to fix it, but it's hard for me to find a place to buy the right part.
Summary: This DVD carousel is just OK. It plays DVD's well enough, most of the time (I'll get to that later). But there are flaws in the design: - Skipping from disk to disk isn't easy. There's a large pause as it stops at each disk, and there's no way to jump directly to a specific disk. You may be thinking, "bid deal," as I did when I read reviews, but it really does get annoying. My 15 year old TEAC CD carousel could complete five "laps" in the time this Toshiba does one.
Summary: I bought this DVD player in December of 2002 and it started freezing during playback about 2 months ago. I hardly used it for the first 6 months and then when our daughter was old enough to watch some of the videos we have, the player starts to freeze and then skip forward. It's very hard to watch the disappoinentment on your daughter's face as she is entrenched in an Elmo video when it freezes and she stares blankly at the screen and then me.
Summary: Sometimes it puzzles me reading negative reviews for a product that I've had nothing but good experiences with. I've had this DVD player for about a year now, and it's worked fine with reasonably heavy use (I probably watch 5-6 movies a week). I don't use it for CDs or MP3 playback, so I can't really comment on how well it performs there, but with movies it provides excellent picture and sound quality (hooked up to my TV through S-video connection, and directly into my...
Summary: I was enticed by the excellant price Amazon was offering on this unit, but quickly determined that it's operations were awkward and more than slow - it's not just slow because it's trying to change between discs, it will not make the logical step of skipping a disc without first loading and reading every disc between where you started and where you want to go.
Summary: I bought this product when Amazon was offering a special back in Nov. About 45 days later, it began skipping tracks on DVD playback. At first, it wasn't so bad, maybe one track on a two hour DVD. A week later, it wouldn't play at all. So much for being able to watch some fun DVD's over the holidays! Took it to the shop at the end of December (since beyond the 30 day window for return at Amazon).
Great Budget DVD - Carousel Player with poor MP3 functionali
Glenn Compton "grcompton", Amazon
15 January 2003
Summary: I can't complain about a five disc carousel player ..., but I do hope that future models manage to improve on transition time between discs and that they improve MP3 title selection - the unit only displays the first 10 or 11 characters of the MP3 title, and if you should have labeled your tracks by artist first, you're not going to have a clue which song is which if the artist is the same.
Summary: Toshiba did a decent job of providing a good DAC for their video and digital audio options for excellent sound. However, it lacks the intelligence that I think should be standard for a device like this. For instance, it does not seem to have continuous play (or at least I can't find a way to enable it). When playing CDs, it stops after each disc and you have to manually tell it to play the next one. duh.
Summary: I bought this garabagio last month as a present for my Mom & dad. I read the other reviews saying that there were problems with it, but figured the law of averages would work in my favor, with me getting a good unit.......NOT!!! The player played once and never again. The disc got "lost" inside the player, over and over again.....no matter what disc we tried. This type of stuff NEVER happens to me...I always have success with an otherwise bad product...but not this one.
Summary: I love my DVD player! And I hate it! I love my DVD player with an "E", because it's so easy to set up and get running. Literally took me 10 minutes from box to first view on screen. I must qualify this by saying that I was lucky, I had extra inputs on my TV. If your TV has only one input, or all the ones you have are taken, you may need to do some finagling. But that's not the player's fault. I hate my DVD player with an "A", because it's addicting.