Summary: Our son has used the DVD player maybe a dozen times and it is having problems accepting the dvd. Keeps saying bad disc. Very frustrating. It arrived in good time, just frustrated with product.
Summary: I purchased a GPX PD951BU 9 Inch Portable DVD Player and it is a FANTASTIC player. I do not know how it would compare to the 805 here but the GPX brand is great. Any other review saying GPX is not good is wrong. I have purchased and returned so many. I tried RCA, Panasonic, Sony... all of them failed my expectations. They (RCA, Panasonic, Sony) all had some kind of problem.
Summary: I purchased the GPX DVD player in 2009, and it worked fine for about a year. About the time the warranty expired, it failed to read a disk or stopped repeatedly to read the disk - making it completely useless for watching on a TV. I have another DVD player (Panasonic), and it has worked perfectly for 3 years. By checking all disks on the Panasonic, I was able to confirm that it was the GPX player that had failed and not a problem with the disks.
Summary: Pros: Good video and audio. good price for a 8.5" portable, car charger and carrying bag a plus, everything working well, headphone jack, and a/v out to connect to TV Cons: Need to use remote to go to menu function, a little on bulky/heavy side( looks thin in photo but is very thick in size), did not recognize my CR-RW. Overall: For the price, a nice DVD, CD Music, and CD Photo Player.
Summary: My GPX portable DVD player stayed in its box until the day before a family trip. Once out of the box, the player worked for 2 hours and then the screened died. When I got around to calling, I was first told it must have been me dropping it (I think I would remember that and I would think there would be some kind of mark from an impact hard enough to kill a screen on a PORTABLE device). Then, they said they could help if it was in warranty.
Summary: I bought this item about 3 years ago. I used it maybe a total of 10-15 hours. I put it on the shelf and have not used since. I remembered I had it and charged the battery overnight. A disk was installed and it will not spin. An internet help site said the motor or motor control is likely bad. I would not buy another GPX product, especially this item.
Not Happy with my GPX8.5 portable dvd player PDL805
24 October 2009
Summary: First I have to say that the specific model that I purchased ( GPX8.5 portable dvd player PDL805 )has some nice features but horrible instructions. If I hadn't noticed the box I would have not of fothe code conversion for the region changing. The paper instructions do not mention anything about it.
Summary: I was mailed two brand new units from a vendor, and both units were defective. This unit has problems. The first one wouldn't play DVD's, and the second jammed up and would not reboot. Then, after receiving a refund from the vendor, I didn't get all that I paid. Spend a little extra and save yourself the headache.