Summary: I researched portable DVD players for some time and found that Panasonic had the best products. I finally settled on this model after trying out three (the LA-95, the LX-9, and the LX-8) in a store. The LX-8 has not disappointed. We have used it on four road trips throughout Europe with NO problems.
Summary: I was debating b/w sony and panasonic before I bought the LX8. This little player is far from little. It offers great sound and a sharp crisp picture. It is great for travelling. The only draw back is the 2.5 hour charge time.
More Expensive, but Great DVD player for Travelers!!
Concerned One, Amazon
17 May 2005
Summary: Sure, this is a 300 + dollar unit, with other units and biggers screens available, why consider this DVD player, simple, Quality. This has a nicely adjustable screen, decent external speakers, easy use, and great (really great) battery life with addtional battery pack.
GREAT PLAYER, VERY PRICEY AND MISSING SOME FEATURES
Mighty Megatron, Amazon
7 April 2005
Summary: Alright, I had this thing for about 2 weeks when I returned it. The picture is awesome, very clear and the sound from the little speakers is superb. I bought it in a retail store for $699. Very expensive. The battery may last 2.5 hours but not with the brightness turned up.
Summary: We've had ours for a couple years now and it holds up to being dropped, repeatedly started and stopped, the speakers work great still and everything still function normally, even after the kids beat the snot out of it.
Summary: After much research, I was convinced that the Panasonic portable DVD players were the best. More expensive than many but worth the price. Seeing Nemo play on it convinced me and my spouse. Terrific screen resolution.
Summary: This DVD player is the best that I've seen on the market. My husband is an electronics freak and he first saw this at a Bose store in Columbus, OH (for $600!). We looked at so many portable DVD players and this was by far the one we liked the most.
Summary: and this is the best portable DVD player on the market. Paid $399 with no shipping or tax. Spent an extra $60 to extend the battery life to 8.5 hours. Also, not sure why it does not have dual headphone outlets (the smaller one does), but for $6 at Radio Shack that problem was solved.