Summary: I had this player for six months. It has nice one piece design, harder for kids to break, picture is fine and commands handy. The problem - it doesn't play 50% of DVD's. Disks from Blockbuster, brand new one straight from the box, DVD's burned on my PC. It doesn't discriminate; about every other disk wouldn't play. Message, "Unknown Disk" sits on it while you are driving your wining kid around. For $300 it should do much better job.
Summary: It was just yesterday afternoon when I thought about writing a positive review of the DVE-7000S. I'd been happy with it as both a portable and a desktop player. It was while using it as a desktop player (on AC) when it just sort of popped, sizzled, and died. The smell of fried electronics wafted into the air when I opened the disc door. This happend without warning and for no apparant reason.