Summary: Panasonic products never disappoint. Period. I state this based on my experience with this fantastic DVD player 'Panasonic DVD-S485' which I bought for a price of local equivalent of 38 US$. Features: In a nutshell, this is a very simple and affordable Standard Definition DVD/DivX player. It has a USB 2.0 port, Composite, Component, 5.1 channel analog-audio and a Coaxial outputs.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Convenient, amazing color reproduction yields accurate colors, reads divx xvid .avi files > 4 gb from usb drives
Cons: no 'equaliser' / 'control' for sound, image lacks fine details, no volume control, lacks .wma and mpeg1 files' support
Summary: First of all ! The Guy who said that there is "NO EJECT BUTTON ON THE UNIT"! IS WRONG !!! On the top right hand side is the "EJECT" Button. On the top left side is the ON/OFF Button. And HE gave this UNIT a 1 Star for EASE of Use - THAT's WRONG. This Unit is VERY EASY TO USE, maybe the user is not so easy to use? And again HE gave the UNIT a 1 Star for FEATURES - THAT's ALSO WRONG. *** WHAT DO YOU EXPECT *** FROM AN UNDER FIFTY DOLLARS UNIT ?
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, for the price ! - this is a best buy !!!
Cons: Poor documentation, the documentation isn't really that bad !, a "noob" may have trouble with the documentation ?
Summary: ON/OFF BUTTON AND EJECT BUTTON ARE LOCATED AT UPPER CORNERS OF FACEPLATE. NOT MARKED BUT ON MINE THEY EXIST. DOES WHAT I EXPECTED WHICH WAS TO SIMPLY PLAYBACK CDS AS STRAIGHT CD CHANGERS/PLAYERS SEEM HARD TO FIND FOR MINOR DOLLARS.
Summary: While I understand that this would be a no-frills DVD player based on price, I am still shocked to see that there's no Eject Button on the unit itself. It's much more often that the remote (with Eject Button) is sitting on a table, etc.; so when you approach the unit to remove the disk, there's no button on it to do so. Would not recommend for this simple reason.
Summary: I bought this product from the manufacturer's website because I couldn't see how I could buy the extended warranty on the Amazon website. After having bought a different DVD player (different manufacturer) that died a little over one year later, I'd rather not have to repeat the hassle (not to mention the dead one going to a landfill).