great little unit and price . could be backed up better though.
2 June 2011
Summary: i have three of them and for what i use them for there great. i did have one stop working and the case is the optical pickup for the unit is really pricie ! you buy the out fit for 30 bucks used or 60 new or what ever it is and they want to sell you the replacement optical pickup board for 100 dollors ?
Summary: The first Toshiba dvd player we had would not load. This one after a few years of moderate use is stuck 3/4 th's through the disc. It makes the worst sound. Tried the same dvd on an older Panasonic and no problem. What do they say about " fooled me once ----". Never will trust a Toshiba product again.
Summary: Although there seem to be many negative reviews here, I have used this player for a couple of years and it has been a solid performer, especially for the price. My only complaint is that the remote will not work at much of an angle compared with my other infrared remotes - you must point it straight on. Sound and picture have been as good as any other unit I've had, though I will admit I have not ventured out of the mid- to low-end.
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Hope for the Best "Hope for the Best", Amazon
30 May 2010
Summary: Probably the most superb DVD player ever developed by Toshiba and offered at an incredibly low cost. Ease of initial installation, function, and adjustment is amazing. Image quality is simply beyond belief and even with a 21 year old television, it appears the viewer is actually looking out a window at what is appearing on screen and feels as if you are taking part in the action yourself. In fact, the scene is so realistic it seems part of the living room.
Summary: Did not work out of the box. Called Toshiba, they said they have had problems, was programmed in the wrong language, will FedEx a DVD that once played will reprogram in correct language. Waited 4 days for DVD to arrive. Ran new DVD, still did not work. Called Toshiba again, they said defective send it in and will send out a new one. Got new player 2 days later!~!!with instructions and postage to return old one! Hooked up new player, works just fine.
Summary: Please read all the other comments. I found this DVD player to be increasingly troublesome. At the end the DVD's would not load, the remote did not fuction well and I had to break the dvd tray door to retrieve the last dvd I inserted. Toshiba has lost my respect due to this piece of trash.
Summary: I'll admit right up front that I didn't pay much for this unit. But, wanting to give my daughters DVD players that wouldn't be prohibitively expensive, I bought two of them. One is operating fine so far. The other, not at all. Roughly two months after purchase--within the very weak 90-day (but unknown how brief to me at the time) warranty--the audio on the other unit started acting up. After brief use, it would cut out completely. I swapped cables, but it was no use.
Summary: I used to think Toshiba products were built with best quality. I own a 10 years old double-disc DVD player made by Toshiba, and it is still working well just as the day I bought it. After my experience with Toshiba SD-4100, that image of Toshiba quality is totally shattered. Understandably Toshiba SD-4100 is an inexpensive DVD player, no unreasonable high expectation should be placed on it.
Summary: Unfortunately I purchased this product at Best Buy and didn't check for reviews prior. So I want to add my voice to the others and warn anybody considering this DVD player to not waste their time and money. We didn't use it very much, but when it was working the picture was horrible, very white and bright. Then all of a sudden it just stopped working. The DVD's won't load. How pathetic that Toshiba would put their name on such a shoddy product.