Summary: Picture is good but a little grainy, the screen covering is glossy, not matte like other players. Viewing angle is good, two kids can share but as other review noted two headphone ports on one side can be difficult for sharing. I bought an extender cable so the twins could share easier. Heavier than I thought, not really ideal for one handed use. Very strange there are no built in speakers, would have been nice to have.
Summary: I'll say right off the bat that I'm a fan of Sony's slick design and neat products. That said, I thought this would be a big step up from my old-school Sony DVP-FX1 DVD portable. However, I ended up re-gifting it and sticking with my PSP/iPod for portable video. Speaking of the PSP, the DVE-7000S's screen has a similar resolution (480x234 vs 480x272 for the PSP). On a 7" screen, the video and menus look more pixelated and grainy due to the low pixel density.