Summary: This item is OK but not as good as I expected. It's a bit noisy and you really must use good head phones to hear the movie. I use it, but would have preferred a better model that doesn't rely so much on other accessories.
Summary: Purchased this for my 5 year old little boy for when we travel. Used it just after Christmas and reported that it was easy to use (i.e., hard to mess up). Only complaint was that it does not come with a case so the battery pack which attaches to the back of the DVD came unattached several times while on my son's lap (due to normal driving conditions). So, we will have to spend another $25-35.00 for a case to keep motion to a minimum.
Summary: I bought the refurbished dvd player and at first was disappointed because the player was very scratched but I thought, oh well, for the price I can live with that BUT when I tried it out I couldn't even get the dvd to play or anything to appear on the screen and the disc made a very loud noise as it was spinning!!
Summary: I was excited to get a brand name DVD player at such a reasonable price (275). I have several other Toshiba products in my household and they work flawlesly. Not the case for this DVD player. It worked fairly well for the first year with MINIMAL useage, but in the second year it started to fail / would not play discs that worked fine in every other player in the house. Eventually, it just stopped reading discs all together.
Summary: After two (2) months of no problems, the Toshiba sd-p1400 started to give me trouble. At first, restarting the DVD player took care of the problem. Finally the screen went blank, but the player motor would run as if the player was searching for a disc/DVD. Like the other reviewers, the repair was more costly than buyimg a new one ( which won't ever be another Toshiba). I have Toshiba products throughout my home and this is the first lemon I've bought.
Summary: I have had this unit for 11 months and had the same problem that several other reviewers had - a blank screen but the DVD plays. I took it to the repair shop and found out that the 1 year warranty is only for parts and that it was going to cost $125 to fix. I emailed Toshiba and they asked me to check the "select" switch located under the battery. Sure enough, it was in the AV Out position and not the LCD and now it works fine.
Summary: We purchased this DVD player to be used for long car trips to keep our kids entertained. Unfortunately, the DVD player only worked twice. It quit "reading" discs. The DVD spins constantly but never reads. My children never touched the unit and it was never dropped or anything that could cause damage to it.
Summary: I was reading the reviews and D. Casad is frustrated about the black screen and sound issue with this DVD player. I had the same problem and called Toshiba. If the battery is low and you are watching the DVD with the AC/DC cord, the LCD pulls from the battery, that's why you have no picture, but sound. Try removing the battery and plugging it up to watch. This worked for me. I was ready to send my DVD back until I called. Hope this helps.
Summary: Toshiba sent me a portable DVD player model SD-P1400 to replace another Toshiba DVD player that failed within the 1 year warranty period. I have hardly used the new one and now it's screen has gone black. It plays sound but has no picture. I am terribly frustrated with Toshiba's DVD players.
Summary: I go on vacations with my family all the time and we drive everywhere. So I am always looking for fun ways to pass the time while sitting in the car for long road trips. And Toshiba sd-p1400 player is now my NEW BEST FRIEND! Nothing passes the time better than to watch a two-hour movie or enjoy a "tv on dvd" marathon of my favorite show. RESEARCH: I spent several hours, weeks even, reading reviews of several dvd players and comparing costs before I pick this one.