Summary: I had this model for almost 6 yrs. It went on military deployments, vacations, everywhere that I traveled and always worked outstanding. The speakers are on the sides and produce great sound. The battery life was excellent and the battery is angled so the player is tilted, allowing air to flow under the player, keeping the heat to a minimum. The controls on the product face and also on the remote were very easy to use.
Summary: We bought this player when it first came out and spent over $500.00 for it. It came w/ all the accesories and that's nice. The unit itself has been inconsistent. It Intermittently shuts off after a few hours using the lighter 12V plug-in option - in an A/C'ed vehicle...? It's very finicky about what DVD's it will play too. Some not at all. No scratch issues on the DVD, it plays fine in other devices - just not THIS one...?
Summary: I purchased this player about a year ago and rarely used it. the picture ,the sound and everything else worked just fine until today . the player won't play anything at all . this is terrible . its not like i use it everyday. i recommend this player to no one. stay away.
Summary: No Stars would be better. My husband bought me this unit for Christmas. This was his first online shopping experience and he nor I will ever shop from Office Depot, Tech Depot etc..ever again! You think you are buying from Office Depot when your item get shipped from Tech Depot who then denies that they are the same company when you call them. It is impossible to know ahead of time but, they will not return ANY Toshiba products even if they are defective.
Summary: After reading all the positive reviews, I decided to buy this model instead of the 2700 (although there appears to be very little difference between the two). Upon opening the box and testing the unit, I immediately noticed a 'hung' pixel in the upper left of the screen. It stays lit (white) on many scenes and becomes annoying at times. I was told that this is not uncommon and that another unit may exhibit a similar flaw.
Summary: Ok....I read all reviews about the 2600 before I bought it and was really looking forward to purchasing a high quality machine. Boy was I disappointed. The picture is heads above the other portable DVD's I have looked at, there's no argument about that. I find fault with this machine, in that, to change cinema screens you have to stop the machine.
Summary: I got it in the September for my husband as a wedding present and the month later it started skipping parts of the movie, or would not start the movie at all, you would have to turn it off and turn it back on. And later the screen would not show any picture, you can listen to the sound of the movie, but not watch it. Since it has been over 3 months from the day I bought it Amazon would not let me return it.
Summary: Most of the TFT LCD is in a precise sense "amorphous silicon TFT LCD". This portable player uses "low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD" that is in principle much better in term of response time, contrast, and color reproductivity as mobility of electron is much faster. Toshiba is not only manufacturing DVD players but also is one of a few companies that can produce mid size LTPS (low temperature poly silicon) TFT in Asia.
Summary: I bought this based on the reviews that I read here and I was not disappointed. There were quite a few more parts than I expected in the box, but it was good once I sorted them out. Question: On the front of the box (and also any other pictures I've seen) - they show the picture on the screen going all the way from top to bottm and side to side. In other words - no horizontal or vertical gray bars.