Summary: The DVD player is really nice. It is black and white (which is supposed to be the older model...but mine was made only 6 months ago). I read a review and the person said that the all black one fingerprinted really badly...so I am happy that mine is black and white. When I took it out of the box I first put an NTSC (Region 1) disc in it and it played beautifully...good picture quality and the sound wasn't too bad for small speakers. Now here is the important thing.
Ordered and received another all region portable dvd player which is so superior and works well for all regions
ayh "ayh", Amazon
20 September 2014
Summary: I was very unhappy with this "all region" player. I could not get it to play the English subtitles. Also rather flimsy. There was no manual and not in an original packing, looked used. Ordered and received another all region portable dvd player which is so superior and works well for all regions. It came in an original box with a manual. It has a subtitle feature on the remote that you just press and on comes the english subtitles.
Summary: We bought this product more than 3 years ago and it has survived our twin toddlers all that time! They wrote on the display with crayons, it dropped many times, but this rugged player still faithfully plays our US and foreign DVDs without fail and keeps a great battery life. Very very nice product at an unbeatable price!
Summary: My former DVD player "died" right in the middle of my Twilight movie...I was desperate! It was close to Christmas and funds were low for me to treat myself to a new player. However, I found this Phillips player at a price I could afford on Amazon and was so happy when I received it...at first, it tended to skip a little, but after running for the length of a movie, I haven't had that problem again. The picture is clear and it's simple to use.
Summary: Have had this for 2 years and it still works fine. Nice picture for a cheap little screen. Durable and easy to use. No complaints. Of course speakers are small - hook it up to Bose surround sound 8 channel and you will be amazed!
It is great for travel, but I would not use everyday at home.
12 November 2013
Summary: It is great when I travel. But it is not designed for heavy use at home. So, it will break eventually after heavy use, which mean using every day at home. I think the durability is just for temporary use only. I wish the price is a little cheaper.
Summary: According to previous reviews I was led to believe that with some re-programing I could use DVDs from different regions on this machine,however this seems not to be the case. Have been unable to use any other than US ones. As main criteria for buying this Player was multi region use, experience very disappointing.