Summary: This model is perfect for any cars headrest. The design allows you to flip the screen to make it flat against the back seat leaving more room the the kids. Plays great and battery lasts longer than most.
Summary: I purchased this portable DVD unit due to a need for a long lasting battery for a looping video at 10 hour long 'tabling' events. By following the provided instructions on how to get the most amount of use-time from the CGR-H712 battery that came with this Panasonic DVD-LS82, I am absolutely thrilled to say that it provided me with EVERYTHING I needed: MORE than enough battery life for the 10 hour event, fabulous picture, ease of use. I highly recommend this item! P.S.
Summary: This is hands down the best portable DVD player I have owned. Actually this is the second one I have owned. The first one I wrecked the screen on (my fault). They stopped making this model so I purchased a used one. The sound quality is great without additional speakers. It is sturdy and the battery life is over 4 hours. They have a new model but I have not tried that yet.
Great while it lasted - but it only lasted for just a little over a year
26 October 2009
Summary: It worked great and served its purpose for over a year. We bought it because of its long battery life. We were going on a trip where we would have to be on a plane for over 19 hours total so we wanted something that would last quite awhile on one charge. We never got to test exactly how long one charge lasts since our toddler wasn't as interested in watching movies on the plane as we had thought she would.
BUYER BEWARE - PANASONIC DISCONTINUES BATTERIES MAKING YOUR PURCHASE USELESS !!!
Paul A. Ballard "Paul Ballard", Amazon
29 August 2008
Summary: I purchased a Panasonic LX9 portable dvd player in 2004 for over $800. Until recently I was quite satisfied with it. However, the detachable battery just went bad and needs replacing. Panasonic has discontinued making the battery. Without it, my dvd player no longer works. So, my expensive investment is now quite useless. All Panasonic is prepared to do is give a small discount to buy a new but much inferior model.
Summary: The Panasonic DVD-LS-82 8.5" portable DVD player with headrest kit was a value-plus purchase. Besides getting it at a very reduced price for under $200, the 12hr battery life was a key factor in the purchasing decision since we intended to use it during car trips and airline flights. Strongly recomend.
Summary: I ordered the LS82 DVD player based on the reviews I saw here. I really wanted the 12 hour battery so that was a strong point. I use the player mostly to play videos that I record from the TV when I am traveling to work on the bus. I have about an hour drive so that works well with one hour programs. I must say I am very happy with my purchase. The price was the best I had seen anywhere and was a bargain with the free shipping.
Summary: Even with the user reviews telling of less than 12 hours of battery time (as advertised) I expected maybe 2/3 of the 12 hours, but nope, I get 4.5 hours max. I do use highest brightness and color, but if you are buying just for battery life, save your money. Other than that, it's a nice product. I wonder what the actual battery time is for brands that advertise 6 hours of battery life?