I will never travel w/out our Sony Portable DVD Player again!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: There are times when traveling long distances with my sons is great. I try to make it a time when we talk, sing, laugh together and play games. It's nice. I always enjoy driving for hours with my teenaged and pre-teen sons. It's always very pleasant. Okay, now really...I love my sons more than anything on earth but traveling long distances with them is not fun nor is it pleasant. It's good for an hour or two while we are talking and singing, etc...but then it gets BAD.
Excerpt: While planning a roadtrip with my toddler son, I thought that a portable DVD player might be my secret weapon in fighting off the fussies and, thank goodness, it worked like a charm! I spent a week or so doing research on different models and decided that in this case, it was going to be worth a semi-expensive price tag in order to get a durable high quality product.
Excerpt: This DVD player was so helpful on our flight to hawaii it made the 5 hours "fly" by. This DVD was easy to take on and carry. We were able to see two moives. There are two ports for headsets you could share the fun someone U love. I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone going on a long, long flight. It help past the time away.
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.