Summary: Exceptional Product! I love the functionality of the screen, as you can move it from side to side to change your viewing angle. Easy to use, durable and functional. My 9 year old takes it everywhere! Great value for the price. As usual, Sony products are second to none.
Summary: We've been using this as a video or audio source for presentations (showing short videos) and short live events (rallies). It's worked very well. I'll start with negative aspects, then positive ones.
Negatives: The battery has lasted only a year before its lifespan has decreased drastically. This is not a problem for us, because we always have mains power available.
The screen is hard to see in sunlight.
Summary: Be VERY careful when you consider this product!!!
I bought a this Sony product less than six months ago.
During the past six months, I probably played with it for less than 20 times, if not less than 10 times.
A few weeks ago, it started to have problem: When a movie is played, the sound can be heard, but the picture is not shown on the screen.
I checked the warranty and found it only covers only 90 days on parts and 1 year on labor!
Summary: I bought the Sony fx820 in May 2009. I waited to write a review until I had used it for a while. I have been pleased. The sound is not a problem to me, with or without headphones. The picture is great. The battery does not seem to last as long as advertised, but watching one dvd at a time, the battery has never died while I was using the player.
I bought it so I could watch movies at night in the summer and not have to stay in the house on warm sumer nights.
Excerpt: Whether I am listening with headphones or the built-in speakers, I am able to hear every word and appreciate every piece of music that is in the movie. The only thing that sometimes bothers me is the battery life. While I can get about six hours of battery life out of this player, that is only if I watch it at the lowest brightness setting. I wish the battery could hold a longer and stronger charge, but I manage alright.
Excerpt: And there’s no hassle bringing this and packing it in your back pack because it is lightweight and is easy to carry. Not only that it also has car adaptor, so during long drives you can just simply plug the adaptor to your car cigarette lighter inlet and you can continuously enjoy watching during your trip. It is such a complete package, right? Bottom line, you will truly enjoy having this unit because of its features and convenient-friendly design which last long.