Summary: I bought this DVD player for my 2 year old grand daughter for Christmas 2010. I bought the extended warranty thinking that if she broke it, I could get a replacement. She is almost 5 now and this thing can't be broken! Not only has it been indestructible, but the picture quality has been excellent. I would highly recommend this product, especially for younger kids. She's dropped it, spilled on it, and plastered it with stickers...it just keeps going.
Bad Quality, but if you don't have a lemon, it's good
10 May 2011
Summary: I've now been through THREE Sony DVD Players (Two of this model and one of another), BOTH of which suddenly started giving me the "No Disk" error. The DVP-FX950 I bought just about a week and half ago started giving me the same problem, after playing less than 4 DVDs!! I've always considered Sony a safe buy, but after going through two DVD Players of this model, I'm done with Sonys.
Summary: The first one arrived packed with a layer of foam between the screen and the main body; I unpacked everything, plugged it in to charge, and closed the lid. The next day there was no way to open it - I even had a tech at SONY examine one from their stock room to see if there was some weird trick or hidden child lock. There wasn't. I ordered a replacement (Amazon does make the process wonderfully easy - thanks!
Summary: I bought 2 of these, one for each vehicle. Both started showing problems where the power cord connects to the unit, both quickly becoming positional, sometimes requiring repositioning several times to get power to unit (which can be a pain when 2 year old crying for movie and it keeps stopping due to power loss). After 3 1/2 months one of these has stopped working completely. Also, did not realize that remote does not have power off button.
Summary: I don't have anything negative to write about this product. I originally bought another brand name (10" screen) but ended up returning it because the volume just wasn't loud enough. I spent $50 more for this one and happy I did. The picture is great, the volume is great (even on a plane I didn't need the max volume). The swivel screen and hold button is a nice feature for my youngest (she can't screw it up while my older daughter is watching it).
Summary: I do not have a DVP-FX950, but have ordered the recently-released DVP-FX970 from Amazon on 4/11/2011. Not in stock at Amazon yet, but they say 3-5 weeks (I anticipate better timing than that because other reputable retailers like B&H say that they have the FX970 in stock). As of 4/12, Amazon's price on the FX950 is $140 vs $135 for the FX970.
Summary: I have owned a few portable DVD players and this one is by far the best. The picture quality is great and the swivel screen is a cool feature. The best feature is the 7+ hrs. of battery life. Most players have enough power to watch 1 movie and that's it. It comes in very handy during a power outage. Sony should have included a carrying case but they didn't. Overall this is a great DVD player.
Summary: I purchased the DVD player for my 1 year old daughter. We are frequent flyers and she gets VERY bored on the plane. I haven't been able to use it on a plane yet, but when we are home, I put on a DVD for her and she just sits and watches. :) Anyway, the swivel screen feature is great! It had great picture quality and sound! I highly recommend this product! I can assure you that you will not regret purchasing this!