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. I had an older Panasonic player that I upgraded from, but I kept the extra battery from that one and used it on this one.
More Expensive, but Great DVD player for Travelers!!
Concerned One "Thrashfan", Amazon
24 December 2006
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. Roughly 8.5 hours with the extra pack, enough to watch 3-4 movies easily.
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. It's definitely worth the price and you can shop around online for the cheapest price. I paid $379.99 online with no tax or shipping.
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. What I love - the picture - the fact that you can lay it down flat - and the best sound of all that I have tried. I am VERY happy with this player.
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. I decided I wouldn't use the external speakers or the card slot on the LX9 and the LX8 was otherwise the same unit and cheaper. I haven't been disappointed. We love it.
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. My daughter even dropped it off her lap and it did not miss a beat. The ability of the screen to move in any vertical direction (including flat) is a hugh bonus.
GREAT PLAYER, VERY PRICEY AND MISSING SOME FEATURES
Mighty Megatron "megatron", Amazon
6 June 2004
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. My biggest complaint is that it DOES NOT have an AUX imput feature. For that much $ I wanted a little monitor that I could plug whatever I wanted into.
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.