Summary: You can't expect much from the low resolution, but that is reflected in the price as a compromise. That said, I rate this 4 stars for the size and price. You can put it in your purse to carry on the plane and watch a DVD until the flight is over. I wouldn't try to watch anything with words printed on the screen, the resolution is just not sufficient. But again, if you want the resolution, just pay more.
Summary: was broken after a week of using it. Not reliable . We were on vacation and in order to entertain our 5 year old boy. We bought this portable dvd so he can play anywhere. Unfortunately it did make it to the day one of our planned vacation.
Summary: I deleted my last not so good review. The player does play some dvd's in full screen. I found that connecting with an extension cord also with original cord does keep it from running out of battery life. However the battery does go down fast, do not know why, but Sony personnel is not very nice or polite in helping or answering my questions, actually hung up on me. Oh well, so much for customer service from SONY.
Summary: My 24 year old special needs daughter can be rough on her toys and electronics. She didn't have trouble learning to operate this and it seems pretty sturdy. We bought it used, but it sure looked brand new.
Summary: After six months, we love this portable DVD player, Since the life expectancy of our DVD players seems to be under one year, we'll see how it goes. It does have nice features, high quality sound and is easy to navigate.