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: 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.
SONY INTERNATIONAL VERSION (REGION FREE) PORTABLE DVD PLAYER
Love Our Military Men, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: I have quite an extensive collection of region 2 and region 4 DVD's and have owned two of these SONY REGION FREE PORTABLE DVD players. The one I currently have I keep in my bedroom and use it at night when going to bed.
Summary: I looked forward to receiving this player so that I could use it for a language dvd course. When it arrived ,I tried to charge it for the recommended four hours, but the unit did not work without being plugged into the wall. So, I tried to charge it over night, but had the same result.