Summary: This is the third DVD player that I have owned. The other 2 were just "OK", but this one was fantastic. Not only has it not skipped like my other two did, but the sound quality on this one is fantastic. The others we could hardly hear even with the volume turned up as high as they would go, but this one was hands down the best one. I bought it mainly to take on planes with me to watch movies and I'm glad I have it! Thumbs Up!
Summary: Like most reviewers, we bought this product to entertain our toddler on lengthy car trips. We'll be the first to admit that it has really become our toy. We watch a lot of television shows and movies in the DivX format, so this was a "must-have" in our feature shopping list when searching for a portable DVD player. The fact that this unit accepts such files on DVD, SD memory card, and USB flash drive put this one over the top.
Summary: Upgraded from a pet1000 to the 1030. 1030 more flexible. can fold screen over and use like a tablet 1030 volume is louder than the 1000. now everyone can hear it. 1030 has usb option. can use with flash drives. will not work with the portable flashdrive you put in a memory card however. sd card reader works with standard sd cards, not SDHC. (this is still good if you dl'd an avi and want to watch it without putting it on a disk. (to me thats why i bought it.
Summary: I was very pleased with this product. The picture quality is great and it is very easy to use. It's also easy to put in and out of the car. I don't love the mounting bracket but found it is most likely the way it fits in my car. My 2 yr old son threw a tantrum in the car and ended up kicking the DVD Player. We have a Jeep and the mounting bracket does not allow the DVD Player to sit flush against the head rest.
Summary: I have used other dvd players and they were 'ok'. So far I love this one and no problems. The picture is the best I have seen/used, yet. I hate seeing movies on a 21 inch old tv 10 feet away and we can not afford a new large flat screen. I put this on my lap and it is 'almost' as good as at the movies. It is the best picture I have seen yet and the sound is great! I am very happy with it. I also bought the Targus DVD001 13 Portable DVD Player Case.
Summary: I love this DVD player. I returned a different brand because it made to much noise while playing the DVD. This brand runs very quietly. I use it in the car, and have also used it for a slide show for my family using my camera's memory card. I don't mind the notice for a chapter change, as it pops up and goes away very quickly. I like knowing what chapter I'm in if I have to stop the DVD. Great product!
Summary: OK, first, I did the firmware update immediately upon opening the box my player arrived in and have not had any of the problems some users seem to have had. Second, this has a stunning picture and when using earphones (I use Klipsch earphones) the sound is very nice. I've shown this to several friends who have their own personal DVD players and in every instance they were shocked at how good this one was in comparison.
Summary: After reading reviews of portable dvd players for all brands, I was getting ready to accept the fact that portable dvd player picture quality was just about the same for all brands and that quality had a long way to go. Compared to picture quality of a pc/laptop, that might be true, but for a portable, Philips quality is hands down the best on the market. I bought a Panasonic and the colors and sharpness were unimpressive...text looked horrible, so I sent it back.