Summary: Previous models of SONY's dvd players have been better. So in purchasing this one, there were some "trade offs". The battery longevity was reduced from a 6 hour capacity to a 4 hour capacity. Please note that these numbers are always "pie in the sky" playing times.
Summary: I had purchased a Sony portable DVD player three years ago and I believe it was actually very similar to this one. I don't use it in the car or on trips, its main use is in my kitchen while I am preparing a meal or working on my laptop (usually in the kitchen).
Summary: Love it. It's easy to use, it has a sharp picture, it has great sound, & a nice little remote but also it's easy to use without the remote. It's a TINY bit heavy, but I really don't mind and have taken it on planes, trains, etc. Also has pretty good battery life.
SONY DVPFX980 9-Inch Screen DVD Portable (Old Model)
APPRAISER REVIEWER, Amazon
28 February 2014
Summary: I just received my order yesterday. So far, I love it!! The picture is nice and big, and the resolution is terrific. This appears to be a good-quality item. I bought it to use in my home office, on my desk. It comes with a remote control (and batteries).
Summary: I got a pair of external speakers for my Sony, and together, WOW. Bigger sound makes the picture seem much bigger.
Pros: Totally satisfied by and very happy with this product. Picture quality is razor-sharp, superb picture quality in constant balance, non-glare screen, quite decent speakers vertically mounted under either end of the screen, easy to operate both via on-unit controls and IR hand-held remote control (...
Summary: Really disappointing. Feels light, cheap and flimsy. So loud that the volume has to be on full blast to hear over the noise of operation. Would have returned immediately but husband threw out the packaging while we were in the process of moving.