Summary: I really wish there were half stars available. Because I would give a 3.5 stars. This product actually broke after the first 2 uses. The little spring that holds the DVD cover broke, and the door wouldn't shut tight to hold the DVD in place. We did learn a great trick though. Placing 2 or 3 pieces of folded paper between the DVD door and the screen when you shut it, gives it a nice snug fit and the DVD will play with no problem.
Summary: REVISED-It stopped working (playing discs) after 11 months. Luckily we bought the extended warranty. We got the full price back and bought the 9 inch Philips dual DVD player from Best Buy for the same price ($150.00). I like Philips more except for the fact that the Philips does not have a remote control. OLD REVIEW-Portable DVD players are very easily broken. This one has been good to us. Pros-inexpensive, decent picture, alright sound.
Poor Product Quality and Terrible Support from Mustek
J. Wilson, Amazon
12 January 2010
Summary: We bought this item to replace an older player and were initially very pleased. However, that is no longer the case. The minor flaws of this item (can't pick up where you left off in a DVD, Can't use battery when mounted in teh car, etc.) are annoying but we were willing to live with them. However, the player stopped working within four months (just outside of the 90 day warranty period) and the Mustek Customer Support is lousy at best.
Summary: Its not bad but there are some things that you should know. 1. The remote The remote cannot power off the unit. My car's cigarette adapter actually works while the car is off so instead of trusting the kids to turn off the units themselves, I need to physically unplug the charger from the car. It would be nice if I could do that via the remote instead. That brings me to another point. The remote doesn't work unless you are directly in front of the unit.
Summary: This machine player broke in less than 5 months with only being used on long car trips (maybe 5-6 trips). The customer service rep (whatever middle eastern country they are from) were of no help (once you understood what they were saying). No repair place in this large city were able to help either because this is apparently a no name brand. Don't bother with this product.
Summary: My kids love it! Only complaint would be the cord connecting the two screens needs to be longer... a lot longer! I had to buy an extension for it and only could find the extension at Radio Shack. The screens do scratch easy so keep the protective stickers on them and you should be fine. We keep the main screen on our center console so we do not have any trouble changing DVDs. If you have to put the main console on the back of a seat you might have some trouble.
Summary: First let me say I am in fact very pleased with this unit. It includes everything you need for two kids in the back of the car. And unlike a couple other portable units I've had it seems to be pretty well built. We just finished a 5500 mile road trip vacation and it performed flawlessly. Now that said there are a few things to note. First, I got this specific unit because it has a) two screens and b) a video input.
Summary: This is the best Portable DVD player I have ever had. There was no problem with volume, or the picture quality. I could not be happier. It was great for the 10 hours of driving time, plus the stop and go driving once we arrived. Since we have been home, I have not taken it out of the car, and I have had no problems. I wish I had found this player before I Purchased the one on sale last year for $99.00. That one stopped working before we got back from our trip.
Summary: I have an hour drive to and from work/daycare each and everyday! My 3 and 5 year old would just about kill eachother in the back seat until i got these! They work better than expected! I researched quit a bit though and reviews like this one is why i decided to get them! The only thing is the wire that connects the 2 screens hangs in between the the two seats! It's kind of annoying but I will deal with it!
Pros: Durable, Easy Controls, Good Picture, Good Sound, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Portable