Summary: This is my 2nd DVD player, and it's the best one of all. I purchased this DVD player at the airport in 2008 and like it for the following reasons: 1 - user friendly 2 - compact to fit in a large purse 3 - lightweight 4 - rechargeable battery 5 - durable (I've had it 3 years) It's just as good as the day I bought it!
Summary: I use one of these on an exercise machine to keep up with documentaries. For the past year I've been using a Sony DVP FX-820, but it would skip if A) I was playing content "late" in the disc (outer edge) or B) the exercise machine was vibrating more than usual. This really was a pain so I started looking for a player that had an anti-skip buffer like you find in most CD players. This was the only model that I could find that had it!
Summary: The box was badly damaged when it arrived but I have to say our delivery service has a habit of this. The player was in good condition however and my relatives who received it as a gift are thrilled. The picture is great and it's easy to use.
Summary: This product is sturdy, has an easy interface, nice size screen. Picture quality is very good. Have been using it for a couple of weeks and no complaints yet. I use my own speakers, so I can't say whether the sound is good enough on it's own.
Pros: Durable, Easy Controls, Good Picture, Lightweight, Portable
Summary: I bought this primarily for the hinge design, due to the fact that this replaces a Best Buy brand (insignia) because it failed at the swivel hinge. We recently used this new DVD player on a 2 hr. road trip. The battery was fully charged. The picture quality is decent. However, if you want to see it brighter you waste more battery power. We had to use the car charger on our way back.
Summary: The other people didn't read the package: it says 6 hours playback when the brightness of the screen is dimmed. On an airplane or train with the shades down it is perfectly visible on the moonlight setting.
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: Warning. The battery does not last 6 hours. It barely last 3 hours. Panasonic use to be good while I was growing up, but now it's almost like false advertising saying the battery last 6 hours. There's a catch and that is you have to turn down the brightness and/or contrast for the battery to last and turning it down makes it look real bad. No one watches a dvd like that in real life.