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: Player lasted from December '02 until October '03. Worked great for awhile, but now it makes grinding sounds and "Disk Error" appears on the display. No discs are lodged in the player and after reading some of these other reviews I'm throwing in the towel. While Toshiba in my eyes is a good name, spend a little extra and get a better quality product.
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: It took me about 4 months to find out how to do some things with this player. After figuring it out i'd say it's pretty damn good. To be able to access the MP3 songs directly you must put your TV on the DVD view. There you will see 8 songs listed per page and you can punch in the number of the track to get to it AND see all the song names. Very slick! Now i use this while on my treadmill. Keeping the remote handy i jump from song to song that goes with my running mood.
Summary: Hi, I just bought this DVD player last week and I was too excited to recieve my package. It didn't take me much time to hook the device to my TV and it was fully functional within 10 minutes. I started testing it with DVD and it ran fine (obviously). Then I switched to Audio CD, but unfortunately, it gave me 'disc error'. I insterted another Audio CD and it ran fine. Then I tested it with MP3 CD and it performed horribly. It stops at every MP3 song.
Summary: I have used one since December. I am generally happy with its performance. There is however one defect with the player. It does not handle subtitles correctly for some disks. I would have subtitles off during playback, and suddenly the subtitles get turned on. The two disks that caused this problem to occur are one of "Blue Seed" disks and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Special Edition)". Since I got this player cheap, I can live with this defect.
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.