A Big Disappointment -- And a Big Step Backwards from Panasonic
AlanC "alanc31", Amazon
3 August 2009
Summary: There was a time when Panasonic made, arguably, the best portable DVD players. That time has passed. I'm surprised that so many reviewers praise the picture quality of this model -- it just ain't there. Having used earlier Panasonic portables, maybe I was expecting too much. In any event, I got too little.
Summary: Hold this on your chest while in bed and you've got a widescreen movie experience. Put in earphones and no one else is bothered -- perfect for when you and your partner don't want to watch the same thing on the TV.
Summary: We were extremely satisfied with this DVD player. It has very good headrest mounting system, so our long car trips became fun for our at the time 2-year-old. It hasn't been even two years since we got it, we started hjaving troubles with it. The DVD wouldn't strat giving us an error message (H03). We sent the unit to the authorized service center, where it was refurbished (or replaced with a refurbished unit). A month later - the same problem.
Buyer Beware : Panasonic Discontinues Batteries Making Their Players Inoperable !!
Paul A. Ballard "Paul Ballard", Amazon
29 August 2008
Summary: I purchase in 2004 a Panasonic DVD-LX9 portable DVD player for $800. Until recently, it worked fine. However, the built-in but detachable battery just went bad and needs replacing. Panasonic has discontinued the battery, and without it the player won't work even on mains power ! So, my expensive investment is now quite useless ! All Panasonic is prepared to do is offer a small discount to buy a much inferior unit.
Summary: I have really enjoyed this little jewel. I wanted it mainly to show digital photographs that I had put onto a dvd. I have been quite pleased. My three year old grandson loves it, he feels so grown up with the ear phones on watching his own little tv.
Summary: Purchased this to use on the airplane but I am a bit disappointed. The battery life is marginal. I have to increase the speed of playback to watch an entire movie of around 2 hours. I decreased the brightness as suggested but then the picture is difficult to view. Other than the battery life, the unit works great!
Summary: I bought this product as a desktop companion when I am working, editing, or just enjoying my computer. I use it everyday, I use it for hours and it works wonderfully. I use the headphone feature for the best sound and it plays DVD's and DVD-recordables. I am very pleased with the purchase.
Summary: Kids on a plane. What more do you really need this for? It does that job quite nicely and works as advertised. No complaints. but the cost has gone up $100. Why, when a newer model is now available?