Summary: I've had this DVD player for about 2 years. We bought specifically to keep my kid occupied on planes. We travel quite a bit so it's seen a lot of the country and I've put it through it's paces. I think the best way to describe this DVD player is adequate. The picture is fine, not specatular. The sound is fine, but again not spectacular. The thing that really irks me is that it's rubber skin gives you the impression that it can hold up to a beating, it can't.
Summary: I purchased this DVD player during my last tour in Iraq. Here I am, on a second tour, and this player is still going strong. Toshiba has done an outstanding job with this DVD Player. It's durable, can take a beating (ran over by a vehicle, on one occasion), and has endured the heat and sand. I would highly recommend, anyone desiring a rugged player designed for travel, this is the portable player you should purchase.
Summary: I bought this dvd player a year ago and can't remember a time it ever worked correctly. It skips and freezes a lot (and thats when its placed on a table or other stable surface). You can only imagine what it plays like in the car.
Summary: Purchased unit at retailer for $500 based on Toshiba's previous quality reputation. Battery would not charge after 3 months of extremely light use & hinge broke, requiring a screw driver to be used to open it. I've bought lots of electronics equipment from a variety of manufacturers & this has to be the worst purchase I have ever made...PLEASE, DO NOT BUY!!!!
Summary: dvd player works well. Battery fails to hold charge after being used 5 times. Toshiba has sent us 2 replacement batteries so far (in less than one year). If I had known about the battery problems in advance, I would not have purchased this product. I would NOT recommend it to others. From reading other on-line reviews, my battery problems seem to be widespread, although Toshiba has been honorable with us so far.
Summary: Great picture, poor quality sound from speakers but you have to expect that from such tiny speakers. The 2 headphone outlets are convenient and work well. But here's something they don't mention in the catalog-it can play MPEG Quicktime movies from a CD-Rom or a DVD-Rom. They do tell you that is plays JPEG photos and it does. The problem with JPEG and MPEG reading is that navigating the discs using the control panel is, to put it mildly, not intuitive.
Summary: I purchased this player last nov.03, battery dead by january, toshiba sent out new battery, that is now dead.To top it off toshiba will not stand up to there problems with this unit and replace bad batteries! I paid good money for a portable dvd player that is not portable. Toshiba wants people to shell out 150.00 for a new battery (half the price of the unit itself) Please read all the reviews and that will tell you not to buy this product!
Summary: The player is very durable physically, which was a pro for me, but I discovered alot of downsides that outweigh the good. For starters, the picture was o.k. most of the time, but when viewing dark-lighted movies (ex. scene at night) you couldn't see anything at all-the screen is naturally dark and you can't change its brightness levels. Two, you can fastfoward, etc.
Summary: As others have said unit worked great at first. We bought it to keep our son entertained on cross country flights. First trip no problem, next trip (6 months later) the battery won't charge. Just ordered a new battery from the factory (no one else carries them anymore) for $150 and praying we're not throwing good money after bad. I have seen the unit get stuck on the loading screen also but SO FAR it will reset when power is disconnected.